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    Phillips Car Studio CED780 Questions

    Hi I would appreciate help here because information is scarce on the internet:
    I am expecting the phillips carstudio ced780 to arrive any day now and I am slightly confused:

    1. What is the difference between the CED780/12 , CED780/05 and CED780/55 ? They all have slightly different user manuals and feature lists. This leads onto my next question:

    2. does the 780 support ID3 tags over bluetooth, that is track, album, artist info? Most user manuals and info just picture the phone name and a play next and previous button, but on page 29 of this manual for the /55: http://download.p4c.philips.com/file...55_dfu_aen.pdf
    it seems to show tags being displayed.

    3. Does the 780 support album artwork? There seems to be space for it but I have yet to see an image of it being used.

    4. Where can I download updates for the CED780? the latest I can find on the web is from 2012 on a non-official site.


    Thanks very much for the time, much appreciated!
    Last edited by stewartie4; 08-05-2014 at 01:13 PM.

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    Bump. Can anyone from phillips or who owns one of these help me out?
    thanks

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    As no-one from phillips bothered to answer my questions, I'll answer them myself in the event someone else comes upon this thread:

    1. Still no idea what the differences in model numbers are

    2. The ced780 does not support ID3 tags over bluetooth despite what the screenshots in the manual suggest. This is a pattern with the promo material for this stereo, screenshots often show features that aren't available.

    3. Album art is supported in ipod mode only, not through other USB or SD even though screenshots in the box and manuals suggest otherwise- a baffling feature cut.

    4. As for software updates, they are non-existent. Phillips directs me to Halfords, Halfords direct me to Phillips. Which leads to my closing comment:

    There is a complete lack of support from phillips for the entire car studio range. Do not buy thinking you are getting support because the no-name Chinese devices have better support!

    This is a fantastic looking unit with better software than the chinese ones, but is plagued with bugs and horrible software design decisions that will never be patched. When I'm paying over £300 for something I expect far better support.
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    Dear stewartie4,

    I'm sorry for the late reply. I will add few more information which might be useful.

    1. Main difference is the DVD region code, so it is only recommend to buy the one in your country. You are probably located in the UK, therefore I would recommend you to buy CED780/05

    4. The latest software is already on the website. No further update planned for the future.

    Hope this information help.

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