“ Sony GIGA JUKE NAS-50HDE - Micro system - radio / CD / MP3 / network audio player / digital player/recorder - silver „
Should be better!
I purchased an ex display model giga juke a year ago for £300. I loved the idea of the hard drive function and I thought it looked a very attractive piece of kit.
Despite claims of accepting a wireless dongle, it only works with a certain type of sony dongle which I couldnt find anywhere!!! Uploading cds require the gigajuke to be networked to the internet.
Although boring, I had no probs uploading cds to the unit and it took no longer than uploading to a normal computer. In my experience if found all track info without any problems.
Transfer from a usb stick was easy but I suggest editing artists / songs / folders before you upload as it will be easier on the keyboard.
I like the jukebox function with plays random tracks from your library depending on the mood / year / genre you select. Very handy at parties.
My major gripe is scrolling through the artists. You cannot press a / b or c and it brings up the artists beginning with that letter. who knows why????
I now plug my laptop in the unit and play my playlists from there. Not what the unit was made for but it is more convienant.
Sound is quite good with the exception of the overly loud bass.
This unit looks the part but sadly doesnt live up to its potential.
I bought the Sony giga juke hi-fi and was most disappointed.Although the sound quality is adequate for CDs it fails to achieve reasonable sound quality on radio reception.The juke box function fails on the basic task of name identification of individual tracks and entire albums which is not acceptable.The staff at Leeds Sony Centre were neither knowledgable nor helpful.The operating instruction booklet is 116 pages long and misleading.It is expensive and ineffective wasting my time and money.Setting up this complex piece of equipment is a challenge and a tiresome exercise with a futile result.The much vaunted listing system fails to produce the desired effect and is frustratingly error prone.One example is a Joan Baez album which illustrates the artist as CD! The convaluted way I have to navigate through options,functions and modes is tortuous at best and totally soul destroying at worst.I made a big mistake,so please be warned.DON'T DO IT!
Now it's easier than ever to enjoy all your digital tunes - and the rest of your precious music collection - with superb quality when you're relaxing at home. The perfect partner for today's digital lifestyles, the Sony NAS-50HDE dramatically simplifies storage of your music collection without the need for a PC.
The GIGA JUKE stores, labels, and organizes your music in its massive internal hard drive using unique intelligent software. When you're ready to go on the move, it's easy to release your music: GIGA JUKE can transfer your favorite tunes directly to your WALKMAN or other portable audio players no PC needed.
The GIGA JUKE can save tracks from a connected PC to free up valuable space on your computer's hard drive. It can also rip audio tracks from music CD sources at up to 16x speed - faster than any other audio system on the market. GIGA JUKE can even record directly from non-digital sources via its analog Audio Input to breathe fresh life into your treasured collection of vinyl records and tape cassettes.
If you want to hear your favorite radio shows again and again, GIGA JUKE can also record radio programs into its Hard Disk Drive with the timer function. What's more, the unique new 'Radio Music Channel' feature intelligently analyzes recorded broadcasts, separating music and talk.