I am now on the DMP V3.06 firmware and noticed the following Playlist behavior for a couple of days.
If a disc was “new” (not loaded to the DMP before) and was NOT recognized in the PS Audio database, I got a blank entry in my Playlist as Elk illustrated as Untitled/Unknown that I could then fill in the cover art and song list.
If I played a disc that was already on my SD card, it did NOT show in my playlist. Even on CDs that I have played many times.
If I played a “new” disc that WAS recognized in the PS Audio database, it downloaded the track list and cover art, but did NOT show in my Playlist.
This last problem seems to be OK today, with 2 new CDs loaded, track list and cover art downloaded and they show in my Playlist. This was followed by an SACD that is on my SD card, and it showed in my Playlist today, whereas it did not show yesterday. That was followed by a CD-R and a commercial CD that have been on my Playlist since day 1, and neither one showed in my Playlist, but I still have the track list and cover art from the SD card on the DMP display.
At this point, I am not sure if these issues are a problem with the Playlist server, the DMP, or a combination of both.
The expected behavior if you have an SD card in the DMP and an active internet connection is that each time you load a disc, it should reach out to the Playlist server and create an entry in your Playlist. If the disc is already on your SD card, it should check your Playlist for any updates to the track list and/or cover art and download them to the SD card if something is changed. If it is not on your SD card, it should try and look up the disc ID for a match, and if it finds a match, then download the track list and cover art if it is on file. Otherwise, just put and Unknown entry into the Playlist.
A question for PS Audio is why it takes 20 seconds or more to download a small cover art file? Is it because the bulk of that time is actually doing a lookup to find the cover art? If so, it would be preferable to have the onscreen message say Looking for cover art, followed by Downloading cover art once it is found.