Here are the basic specs on playing MP3, etc.:
3575/3576 play MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX® files from CD-RW/-R... DivX®/Xvid* files from DVD+RW/+R or DVD-RW/-R... MP3/WMA/JPEG files from a USB device (FAT32 formatted).
H2160 plays Audio CD or CD-R/RW with MP3 and Jpeg files, but does NOT play DivX or WMA on CD or DVD. H2160 also does not have a USB port.
The 3576 will read MP3 files from a USB memory stick or card reader. Manual says this:
– USB memory
– USB card reader
– USB hub
– USB device with inner hub
– Devices that need to install drivers
(e.g. some MP3 players)
If you download either manual and check pp 67/68, there's some good info, incl. one item that you asked about re: MP3 and Jpeg files:
"Letters of a file/folder name overflowing the given space
will be displayed as “...”. Unrecognizable characters will
be replaced with asterisks."
That suggests the file name can be something other than Track 1, etc.
The 2160 is better than the 2080 primarily cuz it's built around the very good Philips 3576, actually a sort of "clone" with some special, different features, many of which are better than in the 3576, as listed here.
The 2080 is a prior-year model having no relation to the 3576.
With either unit, there is NO reqmt to set the clock manually and no "dumping" of recordings in memory that I'm aware of... sounds like an urban myth!
Maybe some users with direct experience with MP3 will add their thoughts?