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jollyjonesy
08-08-2012, 11:52 PM
Hi All

I am almost about to but a MCi8080 and NP3700 as an replacement to my bust WAS and MCi500H setup and after reading the marketing waffle I decided to read the two user manuals to find out about the difference on the new setup and the my current.. I have a few concerns/ questions that maybe you could help me with..


I can see the multihome feature which is like the 'broadcast' of old - Great however...


Can't see a follow me from one unit to the other?
No reference to 'pairing' the centre to the satellite?
No reference on NP3700 to playing from the HDD of the centre? - This was really nice feature just going straight to one source rather than having to choose from multple UPNP PC and media drives... does the HDD from the MCi8080 not appear on the NP3700?


This seems to be a step back in the way the units work and if you can't simply access the MCi8080 HDD from both in the same way doesn't this make it less user friendly.... My wifes only just understood how to use the first system!!

Thanks for any 'filling in the blanks' where the user manual is failing..

Thanks
Jonesy

fromsomewhere
08-09-2012, 02:54 AM
Hi All

I am almost about to but a MCi8080 and NP3700 as an replacement to my bust WAS and MCi500H setup and after reading the marketing waffle I decided to read the two user manuals to find out about the difference on the new setup and the my current.. I have a few concerns/ questions that maybe you could help me with..


I can see the multihome feature which is like the 'broadcast' of old - Great however...


Can't see a follow me from one unit to the other?
No reference to 'pairing' the centre to the satellite?
No reference on NP3700 to playing from the HDD of the centre? - This was really nice feature just going straight to one source rather than having to choose from multple UPNP PC and media drives... does the HDD from the MCi8080 not appear on the NP3700?


This seems to be a step back in the way the units work and if you can't simply access the MCi8080 HDD from both in the same way doesn't this make it less user friendly.... My wifes only just understood how to use the first system!!

Thanks for any 'filling in the blanks' where the user manual is failing..

Thanks
Jonesy

MCi 8080 has an ext USB HDD instead of an integrated HDD like MCi 500H. You can also stream photos from MCi 8080 HDD to a TV. 8080 & 3700 together support a synchronised playback of a track on HDD . There is no follow me feature.
You will be able to access HDD of MCi 8080 from Was & MCi 500 H also.

jphenrick
08-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Hi

the np3700 or np3900 can omly access the mci8080 via media library and then selecting the device there is no direct hdd button as the mci or wac series

from a sound point of view i would recommend the np3900 rather than np3700 as the sound is much better . the np3700 is only 10w and the np3900 30w

there is currently a special offer in the online philips shop with a discount code on all products

they are also the cheapest for the mci8080 unit.
JH