Summary: Purchase for son. He loves it. We had a problem within two days with the CD player. Limited support from panasonic (wanted to repair it). Returned it for a new one. This one has worked fine so far. Update: December 2011. I wanted to say that the new one has worked great for over a year now. We have had no problems at all. I think the first one just had a manufactors defect. I would purchase with confidence.
Summary: I recently purchased this item and am disappointed. I do like the sleek appearance and ease of use, but the antenna system for AM radio leaves much to be desired. No matter the location or arrangement of the wire antennas, I cannot get any decent clarity or tone. There is much static in the background and the voices are garbled. I have resorted back to using my cheap-o portable system for AM reception. But, now for the good news: playing CD's are a delight.
Summary: It is a beautiful design, great sound for a little unit, convenient that it plays radio, CD, ipod, etc. and love that it can be wall hung - pretty and discreet for a bedroom. BUT! I purchased this to replace a CD/clock radio alarm unit, and would have liked to have known that this unit DOES NOT display the time! You can use the remote to display the time, and it will momentarily display the time when you turn it on, but once you've stopped listening, i.e.
Summary: This was bought very cheaply compared to a new one, and when received it had a crack in the plastic housing near the base. It was packed so well it's unlikely to have been damaged in transit. I'm not too bothered however as the sound is great and the crack isn't easily visible so not a problem really.
Summary: I wanted an all in one system with powerfull speakers for the breakfast room but portable enough to take around the house. This seemed to fit the bill. Having several other Panasonic items (TV,stereo, microwave etc.) I expected a well made, well designed product. In every sense except the radio it is. I give it 4.5 stars for looks, build quality, sound quality and ease of use. I reserve the half star because installing a CD is bit fiddly. My gripe is the radio.
Summary: I had the previous model to this, the SC-HC3DB, which went wrong after six months and I was given my money back. I replaced it with the latest model, the SC-HC30DB. Although the units look almost identical the new model's radio is apalling. On both FM and DAB I could not get decent reception. Initially I thought it was a fault as the old model was fine in exactly the same location with the same aerial so sent it back to Amazon for a replacement.
Summary: Nachdem ich die Anlage wie gewohnt (Amazon - Top) schnell erhalten hatte, stellte ich sie sofort in mein 12m² kleines Meditationszimmer um sie auszuprobieren. Diese Kompaktanlage sieht sehr gut und wertig aus. Technisch funktioniert aller sehr gut bis auf den Ton: die Höhen sind klar, die Mitten sind auch super, ABER diese Anlage hat so gut wie keine Tiefen!- ein absolutes nogo für eine Anlage in diesem Segment, deshalb ging sie sofort wieder zurück.
Summary: Nach "Studium" verschiedener Rezensionen habe ich mich zum Kauf des Gerätes entschlossen. Den Gang in zwei große Elektro-Märkte hätte ich mir sparen können, denn bei Amazon war das Gerät immerhin 30,-- € billiger; der Kauf ging erstaunlich schnell über die Bühne: Sonntag abend bestellt, Mittwoch vormittag geliefert! Prima! Die Inbetriebnahme des Panasonic SC-HC 30 war kein Problem. Die Bedienungsanleitung ist gut.