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    Angry MCi298 firmware wishlist

    Hi Folks,

    as there currently is no thread summarizing all the whishes for a new firmware release, i want to start one here.

    My whishes are:

    - alphabetic search in media library
    - no unsolicited reboots
    - faster internet radio streaming start
    - rotateable menus (jump from last to first item and from first to last)

    other users whishes (to be continued):

    - More data on display about internet radio stations and other streaming sources:
    - title (song, artist)
    - compression format (mp3, wma, ...)
    - compression quality (bps, vbr, ...)
    - mono/stereo
    - Better provider than inactive RadioTime, maybe vTuner.

    - Having an option to start playing what was before switch-off on Internet radio: last radio station should automatically play (no need to choose device especially when no satellite (please explain, what kind of sattelite the MCi298 could connect to ) is connected)
    - Being able to drop/grab music files like on a normal disk ? (please explain, don't know what that is )
    - FLAC compatible ? (please explain, don't know what that is )

    - Napster support

    - Support for LastFM

    - Many more display dimming steps (down to almost completely dark) for both in use and standby options. The existing dim setting is far too bright for bedside use of the unit and it needs to be many times darker.


    *Media Library*
    - ignore formats the device can't play (I have flac+mp3 - why does the device show me the flac?)
    - set * store preferred format
    - Add FLAC support!
    - Searchable Artist/Album
    - 'play album' - why do I need to select the album and then the first track?
    - Jump by letter (search ahead on text entry?)
    - Select by Artist should then list album (comment from fröschl: I suppose this depends on the media server used and can not be handelt by the MCi298)
    - fix the display freeze on album play (typically ~18s in to first track)

    *FM Radio*
    - search by name
    - delete selected stations from scan (found 20, 5 of which are not FM stations, I only listen to 5)
    - select by preset number (why are 'favourites' stored as 'presets'?)
    - manual entry of station name / frequency

    *CD player*
    - woeful start time & fails to recognise commercial CDs

    Edit 11.07.2011

    Still very unhappy with this device. If it would not look that nice and also most of the time work fine, I would have thrown it away a long time ago (or better sent it back to get my money back ;-) ). It still restarts once in a while by it selves, forgets time and date, plays internet radio or not, not to forget the list of all the above collected wishes which are still not seen in the latest firmware.

    Philips, please fix this! SOON!!! IT IS ANNYOING!!!


    Edit 10.10.2011

    Is there anybody out there? From Philips? Are you working on this devices firmware or are you leaving us that bought this alone with our problems? Hello? Any answer? Are we alone? After we BOUGHT a Philips device?

    PLEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSSSE HELP USSSSSS!


    Cheers,
    Thomas

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    Hi fröschl,

    Thank you for your feedback, this is always valuable to us.

    I have passed on your comments to our development teams but cannot confirm if the suggestions will be added to future releases.

    Many of the points raised are usage issues rather than feature requests. If you want support on existing features which are not operating correctly please post your comments to our Product Support sub-forum so that we can provide the appropriate support.

    The Product Support sub-forum for MCi298 can be found here:

    http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...5-Sound-MCi298

    Kind regards,

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Gary View Post
    Many of the points raised are usage issues rather than feature requests. If you want support on existing features which are not operating correctly please post your comments to our Product Support sub-forum so that we can provide the appropriate support.
    I don´t think so. Some of the topics are real bad issues and a lot of users seem to suffer from them:

    - no unsolicited reboots
    - faster internet radio streaming start
    - slow CD start
    - loss of time

    the other topics are more like nice to have, you are right, but as other brands offer them in their devices, expectations are there for a premium brand product.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Gary View Post
    The Product Support sub-forum for MCi298 can be found here:

    http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...5-Sound-MCi298
    that is exactly the place i posted a copy of this. Actually I do not understand, why there is whish list thread outside the devices section.

    Hoping to get a better device through a software update,
    Thomas

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    Hi fröschl,

    Sorry if my post was unclear.

    By usage issue I refer to any issue which affects the usability of the device rather than a feature which you would like to see added.

    The Product Support forum is there for help with things which do not work correctly whereas the wishlist section is designed for users to provide insight on what they would like to see added into future releases e.g. the search functionality request you mentioned.

    I hope this clears things up.

    Kind regards,

    Gary

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    Hi Gary,

    not a lot happened to the MCi298

    neither on the support nor on the wishlist side.

    Does that mean that the MCi298 is no longer supported with updates and we basically own a brick now?

    Cheers,
    Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Philips - Gary View Post
    Hi fröschl,

    Sorry if my post was unclear.

    By usage issue I refer to any issue which affects the usability of the device rather than a feature which you would like to see added.

    The Product Support forum is there for help with things which do not work correctly whereas the wishlist section is designed for users to provide insight on what they would like to see added into future releases e.g. the search functionality request you mentioned.

    I hope this clears things up.

    Kind regards,

    Gary

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    Some intersting thoughs here.

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    Exclamation

    Try to Google whith "mci298 firmware download"

    You will find some intersting things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolita Damore View Post
    Try to Google whith "mci298 firmware download"

    You will find some intersting things
    what do you mean? the 1.20 version from 12-2011? I can`t see something interesting. why not just posting the link?

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    Because when I try to post the Link, moderators are canceling my post ...

    Try "mci298 firmware download rooting"

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