Summary: First, this is a review of the SC-HC35, which they sent instead of the SC-HC30. I assume it's a newer model, but it looks the same. Anyways, the system runs just fine, sound is good. FM radio is good. However, part of the reason I was getting this was to use it as a clock radio/CD alarm. But I ran into a problem before testing that -- when you turn it to off/standby, the clock display disappears.
Summary: Weak tuner. Radio reception is horrible. I live in a big city, and unable to get stereo, just static filled FM. This unit replaces a sony in the kitchen, that did not require an antennae. Even the wire antennae supplied with this one, strung to the ceiling, will not get me stereo reception.
Summary: We are so disappointed but we have to return this product as the radio is clearly faulty. Looks good, sounds good and we were delighted with the CD/radio unit for our kitchen - it seemed just perfect ... BUT the radio took ages to tune at all and now switches itself off at random intervals. Yesterday it stayed on all morning, today it's gone off at least 6 times in the last half hour.
Summary: I wish I had paid more attention and belief to the significant number of reviews that mention poor radio reception. Poor is too weak a word. It was virtually non existent. I ended up with it finding just 5 DAB stations, of which only one had a strong enough signal to actually play, and 4 FM stations. I carted the product and its "rat's tail" aerial all around the house for ages trying to see where I might get better reception, but it made hardly a difference.
Summary: The radio function is quite important to us. I should have paid more attention to other reviews - thought there would not be a problem as we have very good reception, DAB & FM. After an hour or two of fiddling, gave up - radio reception on this product was hopeless. In fairness, sound quality e.g. using CD very good indeed. I suspect this unit is fine, if you never want radio. I didn't get as far as exploring iPod. I ended up returning, spent more money on a Roberts.
Summary: Our experience reflects the other critical reviews. We loved the design which is elegant and looked good in our kitchen. It was easy to use and the sound was very good from the CD. DAB reception was poor but the signal is only moderate in our area for some stations. Surprisingly the poor reception affected voice reproduction more than music. Voice output was indistinct at times, even on stations that had a good signal.
Summary: I bought one of these last weekend, but took it back to the shop for a refund within 30 minutes. I liked the combined CD and iPod sliding door feature, and the over all design. I was looking for a DAB radio combined with CD and dock for using in the kitchen in our second home in Suffolk. Radio signals are not great on the coast but this unit failed to get any DAB signal OR a usable FM signal. The cable aerial is completely useless.
Summary: Wir entschieden uns, diese Anlage zu bestellen, weil sie vom Design her gefiel. Tatsächlich ist das Design wirklich gelungen, es ist wirklich bestechend gelöst, wie sich CD-Fach und iPod-Station öffnen, bzw. freigegeben werden. Ich habe mir keinen sehr üppigen Sound versprochen, weil das Gerät ja recht flach ist, dachte aber, daß dies für meine eher laienhaften Ansprüche genügen würde. Leider ging es wirklich garnicht.
Summary: das Gerät ist vom Styling kaum zu toppen, aber.... Der Klang ist bedingt durch die Bauweise der Boxen nur etwas für Puristen.Habe das Gerät getestet und kann nur das Modell SC-PM 52 EG-K,ebenfalls von Panasonic, empfehlen. Ist zwar nicht ganz so stylisch, aber der Klang ist um Welten besser, nicht zuletzt bedingt durch die voluminöseren Boxen.
Summary: Das Gerät ist wirklich sehr schick und stylisch, die Glas-Abdeckung des CD- und iPod-Fachs fährt bei Knopfdruck leise surrend zur Seite, man kann es an der Wand montieren u.s.w. Eigentlich hat das Gerät also alles, um die Top-Bewertungen der anderen Käufer zu rechtfertigen und mich dazu zu bewegen, es zu behalten. Warum habe ich es dann trotzdem zurückgeschick? Weil mir der Klang absolut nicht gefallen hat.