Review of the Sonos Bundle 250
USING THE CR200
The CR200 as I mentioned earlier has a beautiful touch-screen. So it was now time to set it up and try using it.
I have taken a number of pictures of the CR200 in action to try and show just how good it is – the picture just do not do it justice!
The first thing you need to do is select your language.
You then need to connect the CR200 to a ZonePlayer or ZoneBridge, so I just pressed the buttons on the ZP120 and waited a few seconds for it to find it, connect and complete the setup. It really was that quick, and that easy.
The CR200 then told me that the software on it was older than the rest of my Sonos system (because I had already updated everything earlier, except the CR200). So I just followed the steps to update it.
Using the CR200 was a breeze. I could see what music was playing, I could queue music up, I could select new music, search for music, and so much more. Even though I was right next to my computer at the time I found myself doing everything on the controller, just because it felt “cooler”.
If you don’t have any album artwork for the songs you are playing you wont get anything displayed – so it really is worth spending the time trying to get your album artwork up to date. Also, you will want to make sure that all your music is labelled correctly as it makes it so much easier to actually find what you are looking for!
Like any wireless device, you need to make sure the area you are using it in has a good signal. There are areas of my house that just don’t get any signal at all (due to the old stone walls) so bear that in mind when you are trying to use the controller. I just walked back into “range” and carried on.