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Philips MCM279/12 User Manual

Micro hi-fi system with mp3/wma-cd playback usb direct.
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  • Page 1 Micro Hi-Fi System Register your product and get support at User manual Manuel d'utilisation Manual de usuario Benutzerhandbuch Gebruikershandleiding Manuale dell'utente Användarhandbok Brugervejledning MCM279 MCM239D...
  • Page 2 See Copyright Act 1956 and The Performer’s Protection Acts 1958 to 1972. Italia DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA’ Si dichiara che l’apparecchio MCM279 Philips risponde alle prescrizioni dell’art. 2 comma 1 del D.M. 28 Agosto 1995 n. 548. Fatto a Eindhoven...
  • Page 4 Advarsel: Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion. Undgå utsættelse for stråling. Bemærk: Netafbryderen er sekundært indkoblet og ofbryder ikke strømmen fra nettet. Den indbyggede netdel er derfor tilsluttet til lysnettet så længe netstikket sidder i stikkontakten. Klass 1 laseraparat Varning! Om apparaten används på...
  • Page 5 Index English ------------------------------------------------ 6 Français -------------------------------------------- 29 Español --------------------------------------------- 52 Deutsch --------------------------------------------- 75 Nederlands ---------------------------------------- 98 Italiano -------------------------------------------- 121 Svenska ------------------------------------------- 144 Dansk --------------------------------------------- 167...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents General Information Supplied accessories ... 7 Environmental information ... 7 Safety information ... 7 Hearing Safety ... 8 Controls Controls on the set ... 9 Remote control ... 10-11 Installation Placing MCM279 ... 11 Mounting stand onto the set Rear connections ...
  • Page 7: General Information

    Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips! To fully benefit from the support that Philips offers, register your product at This product complies with the radio interference requirements of the European Community. Supplied accessories – 1 X certified power adapter (Brand name: PHILIPS, Model No.: AS-650-190-AB340...
  • Page 8: Hearing Safety

    General Information Hearing Safety Listen at a moderate volume. ● Using headphones at a high volume can impair your hearing. This product can produce sounds in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for a normal person, even for exposure less than a minute.
  • Page 9: Controls

    Controls on the set (illustrations on page 3) – jack for the external USB mass storage device PROGRAM – CD/USB: programs tracks – Tuner: programs preset radio stations VOLUME – adjusts the volume level – Clock/Timer: adjusts the hours and minutes DISPLAY/CLOCK –...
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Controls Remote control & ¡ ™ Notes for remote control: – First select the source you wish to control by pressing one of the source select keys on the remote control (for example CD, TUNER). – Then select the desired function (for example ÉÅ...
  • Page 11: Installation

    Controls CLOCK – Clock: - displays the set time - In standby mode: enters the clock setting mode (press and hold for more than 2 seconds) – TUNER/Audio CD/USB/AUX: switches between clock display and playback display DISPLAY – MP3/WMA files: displays disc information during playback –...
  • Page 12: Rear Connections

    Installation Rear connections Warning: – Never make or change connections with the mains supply switched on. – Install your set near the AC outlet and where the AC power plug can be reached easily. Speaker connections Use the supplied speakers only. Using other speakers can damage the set or the sound quality will be negatively affected.
  • Page 13: Connecting An Additional Appliance

    ● Position the antenna as far as possible from a TV, VCR or other radiation source. FM antenna The wire antenna supplied can only be used to receive nearby stations. For better reception we recommend using a cable antenna system or an outdoor antenna.
  • Page 14: Using Ac Power

    Installation Using AC power Make sure all the connections have been made before switching on the power supply Connect the supplied AC/DC power adaptor to the DC jack (located on the rear panel of the main set) and to the wall socket. This switches on the power supply.
  • Page 15: Preparations

    Using the remote control IMPORTANT! – Remove the protective plastic tab before using the remote control. – Always point the remote control directly towards IR area on the Center or Station you wish to operate. Notes for remote control: – First select the source you wish to control by pressing one of the source select keys on the remote control (for example CD, TUNER).
  • Page 16: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Switching on/off the set and selecting functions To switch on, press STANDBY-ON/ ECO POWER or SOURCE on the set (or y on the remote control) ➜ The set switches to the last source selected On the remote control, press the source button (e.g.
  • Page 17: Discs For Playback

    Discs for playback With this system, you can play – all pre-recorded audio CDs (CDDA) – all finalized audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs – MP3/WMA-CDs (CD-Rs/CD-RWs with MP3/WMA files) IMPORTANT! – This system is designed for regular discs. Therefore, do not use any accessories such as disc stabilizer rings or disc treatment sheets, etc.
  • Page 18: Selecting And Searching

    Selecting and searching Selecting a different track ● Press 4 / ¢ on the set (or í/ ë on the remote control ) once or repeatedly until the desired track number appears in the display. ➜ MP3/WMA: Track information scrolls briefly. MP3/WMA: ●...
  • Page 19: Different Play Modes: Repeat, Shuffle

    Different play modes: REPEAT, SHUFFLE REP TRACK– plays the current track continuously. REP ALL– plays the entire disc/program continuously. SHUF – plays all the tracks in random order. During playback, press once or more REPEAT or SHUFFLE to select play modes. To return to normal playback, press REPEAT or SHUFFLE repeatedly until the various modes are no longer displayed.
  • Page 20: Tuner

    Tuner Tuning to radio stations Press SOURCE once or more to select TUNER (or TUNER on the remote control). Press TUNER on the remote control. repeatedly to select your desired waveband, FM or MW. ➜ Display shows: , radio station frequency, waveband and if programmed, a preset number.
  • Page 21: Rds (radio Data System)

    RDS (Radio Data System) The feature RDS (Radio Data System) is a service that allows FM stations to send additional information along with the regular FM radio signal. When you are receiving an RDS station, and the station name are displayed. Switching through RDS information Tune to the desired RDS radio station on the FM waveband (see Tuning to radio stations).
  • Page 22: Usb

    Using a USB mass storage device By connecting a USB mass storage device to the Hi-Fi system, you can enjoy the music stored on the external device through the powerful speakers of Hi-Fi system. Playing a USB mass storage device Compatible USB mass storage devices With the Hi-Fi system, you can use –...
  • Page 23: Cd Ripping - Recording Disc Files To A Usb Device

    Check the USB device has been properly connected. (See Installation: Connecting an additional appliance). Press SOURCE once or more to select USB (or USB on the remote control). ➜ The icon appears. – NO AUDIO appears if no audio file is found in the USB device.
  • Page 24: Deleting Audio Files On A Usb Device

    Helpful hints: – In recording mode (even the USB device is unplugged from the set), selections of track/album, play modes (repeat and shuffle modes) are not available. – All the recorded audio files will be stored in the folder named _PHILIPS which is automatically created for recording.
  • Page 25: Timer

    Timer Setting the timer The set can be used as an alarm clock, whereby the selected source (CD, TUNER or USB) star ts playback at a preset time. Make sure the clock is set before using the timer. In standby mode, press and hold TIMER on the remote control until appears.
  • Page 26: Specifications

    Cleaning the disc lens ● After prolonged use, dirt or dust may accumulate at the disc lens. To ensure good playback quality, clean the disc lens with Philips CD Lens Cleaner or any commercially available cleaner. Follow the instructions supplied with cleaner.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Do not open the system as there is a risk of electric shock. If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the system for repair. If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or Philips for help.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The remote control does not function properly. The timer is not working. The Clock/Timer setting is erased. The USB device doesn’t play on my MCM279. The disc file cannot be recorded to the USB device ✔ Select the source (CD or TUNER, for example) before pressing the function button (É...
  • Page 29 Meet Philips at the Internet MCM279 CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT Printed in China PDCC-JH/ZYL-0820...

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