View Full Version : Issues with MCD909 limiting daily use...

07-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Hi there,

First of all, I'd like to say that I'm very impressed with the overall quality, and especially sound wise, of this micro-system (MCD909). Two things however have been bothering me for quite some time. the reason I'm only posting now is that I have been waiting for a firmware update, but nothing seems to happen in that direction...

1. when a USB device is plugged in (e.g. USB stick), the order in which the folder contents are presented seems rather haphazard. When playing MP3's of an album or AVI's of a recorded TV series, this can be extremely annoying, as the original order is not kept (even though the individual file names are like "01-trackname-album", "02-trackname-album", etc.). Does anybody know what the (internal) sort order is? Or even better, does anybody know a solution to this problem?

2. The amp seems to 'run wild' sometimes: just out of the blue, the volume increases a few notches (never down, by the way). This can lead to rather uncomfortable situations...

So, is a firmware update available that would solve issues like these? Or is there something else I could do to address these quirks? My MCD909 was bought in 2010 and has FW version 1.3.

Many thanks & kind regards,


07-11-2013, 12:47 PM
hi robenroute, the only software available is here, but it's from 2009, anyway check what is your version - http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=MCD909/12&slg=en&scy=GB .

about the order in the folder, i read somewhere in this forum that it is actually ordered by the date it was uploaded to the USB disc, which i quite understand can be tricky and not convenient.

07-12-2013, 07:28 AM
Thanks for your response, Vaga. It seems I'm on the latest firmware, so I'll have to learn to live with an obnoxious amp...

Concerning the sort order: what great mind thought of that? Sorting by time stamp? That seems rather unpractical. Especially when playing albums (MP3s). I'm guessing that 90% of all users wouldn't know how to change the files' time stamps in order to sort this problem. Or am I missing something and is Philips offering a sorting/indexing tool to address this issue?

My goodness...

Thanks again, Vaga!