02-08-2013, 08:38 PM #1
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A fine piece of hardware UNUSABLE because of poor software
I have an AW5000, but I assume this applies to every product in the series.
This product requires you to use Philips' proprietary software to act as a media player. Instead of, as I expected, it being able to forward the audio output from my Spotify client or my local Android media player, Philips expects you to open their software and have it half-heartedly emulate the function of your already existing media players. Needless to say, it does so in a very unsatisfying manner.
This was a VERY disappointing discovery. This renders a fine piece of hardware completely unusable to me. I am not interested in sitting around waiting for Philips devs to half-heartedly try to emulate the software that I already know how to use and be forced to use their proprietary software which barely even works.
WHY CAN'T MANUFACTURERS UNDERSTAND THAT WE WANT OPEN AND EASY ACCESS, NOT YET ANOTHER SHODDY PROPRIETARY MEDIA AGGREGATOR?!
Sad to say it but I will be returning this product to the store where I bought it.
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