We should be able to access all functions and settings via the app. It cannot be that difficult, can it?
If I am not mistaken that is already the case with the new Uniti range (Atom, Star, Nova).
Because it is thought that people who buy Naim are these who have a bit more money in the pockets so they should not be to bothered with spending a bit more on such trivial things .
I doubt that is the case because Naim dont strike me to be that sort of company. But I could be mistaken.
james n posted:
The displays are not 'lousy quality' It's just an issue with OLED displays that they will eventually lose brightness and fail. The work around (as others have said) is to have the display off function enabled. Unfortunately, unlike the power supplies and amps, the digital products, by the nature of their design and changes in technology will not have the longevity and serviceability that Naim are renowned for. It's no different from any other manufacturers in this respect. At least with failing displays, they can be replaced for now and for not a lot of money.
I'm sorry but that is just not true. There are OLED TVs and other devices in the market which have lasted for a hell of a lot longer than 3 or 6 years. And even if that was the case then Naim should have done their homework and used LCd instead. I have an original iPhone whose screen hasnt stopped working and I have not noticed any such deterioration. I'm not sure what you consider "not a lot of money" but £350 seems quite a lot to me.
Compare this with Leica, who have had issues with durability of electronics over the years, the last one being faulty sensors on the M9, but they stepped up, it's a premium product at a premium price and should preform as such, so it was great to see Leica take these cameras back and replace the sensor free of charge, years after the guarantee had run out, and even if the camera had changed hands, and this is the sensor, so not an inexpensive component. Naim on the other hand are not only not taking responsibility for it, they are profiting handsomely by charging a whopping £350 to replace it. Why so much?
It is one of the main reasons that I was willing to splash the money for my Q and why i will always be a Leica customer. I do hope Naim take a leaf from them and change their approach. They may get away with it here in the UK (coz we keep calm and carry on...letting them walk all over us) but they will be left with a bitter taste in their mouth if our cousins accross the pond slap a class action lawsuit on them at some point.