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MX750i Very Poor, Now Improved,
This review is from: Sony CMTMX750NI HiFi with Internet Radio and iPod dock (Electronics)
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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Initial post: 19 Oct 2011 19:30:52 BDT
Haggard Pete says:
I think you will find no hardware device will search drives for you - you will need a media server to offer up the content
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2012 09:08:41 GMT
Hi Pete. The server is DLNA complient and works fine on rebooting the server. When the sever goes to "sleep" mode the Sony losses it untill you reboot the server on the network. There has been a download from Sony now and Guess what, the WiFi presets now work and make the system usable and it now wakes up the server. Web Radio surfing is faster (still a bit slow) but still no podcasts or personal page setups but this I think is all down to the rather poor vTunner provider.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2014 09:33:47 BDT
T. F. O'sullivan says:
Mine worked fine for about a year but now says that the v tuner is unavailable. Any suggestions?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2014 14:55:15 BDT
Hi, It looks like Sony have not paid the license for the use of vTuner so no Sony vTuner products are working since the 5th September. You can find notification on this at the Sony web site but it is well hidden. I just wish we could have the key so we can choose our own internet radio provider. I would go with frontier radio as its got the BBC's listen again availability and it works so much quicker and you can build your own favourites page.
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