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Sony CMTMX750NI HiFi with Internet Radio and iPod dock
Sony CMTMX750NI HiFi with Internet Radio and iPod dock
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Price: 299.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars MX750i Very Poor, Now Improved, 16 Nov 2010
I purchased this radio due to it having usb mp3 playback and Wi Fi internet radio. It's fiddly to get it to connect to your home network but manualy o.k. It will not look at any shared music folders on your network, only what you share in windows media player! Useless with any network drive (I do have a Roberts Wi Fi radio which has no problems) The internet radio (called vTuner) does not connect and the website given in the box does not appear to exist! If you try over 2 days as I have done it may connect. When it does it takes absolutely forever to to scroll through the radio list as after about 5 names it has to rescan for the next 5! useless! The is also no BBC podcasts availiable. You cannot store any internet radio channels as presets come up as not availiable! there is something on the Sony website about this not working. I'm afraid that as far as WiFi radio goes this product is useless. Very dissapointed as it does not do what the Sony man said it does. I'm hoping that Sony attend to these problems and use a normal internet radio site for webcast information. I feel this unit will be going back! Very dissapointed.
Towards the end of 2011 Sony have done an upgrade/download to this unit which is now much improved. First of all the WiFi Station presets now work, which makes the unit much more usable (stopped using it for 8 months). Before the new download it took me 24mins to tune in Radio Caroline before I got the first note out of it, Now it takes about 2-3mins using the alphabetical search in both cases so again much improved, with the presets its quick when connected. It now wakes up the DLNA server when it is in sleep mode without having to reboot the server and finds it so 100% there. The scroll/search function is now faster than what it used to be but still a bit slow and there are still no podcasts availiable. I think the search and lack of podcasts is down to the vTunner service they use which does not let you setup a personal favorites page as other providers do. Now a usable item
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