It was easy to set up and it worked great with two ...
2 November 2014
Summary: I purchased the DDR-63 in Dec 2013. It was easy to set up and it worked great with two exceptions. First, It would occasionally lock-up and require unplugging the power cord and plugging it back in to restore operation. This occurred randomly every two or three weeks. Second, FM stations sometimes would have static like there were not tuned in properly. This also occurred randomly every two or three weeks. Again, the only fix was to temporarily unplug the unit.
Summary: I liked my first unit so much, I bought a second one. Then the first unit would not stream Pandora, though it had done it perfectly well for a few weeks. When you try to connect to Pandora, it says, unhelpfully, "problem occurred. Please try again later." It has done that for almost a month. The second unit has the same problem. I have been unsuccessful in trying to troubleshoot the proble or get either Sangean or Pandora to respond.
Pandora fails to work, CD player unreliable and terrible support
Douglas Lewis, Amazon
6 May 2014
Summary: I purchased the unit a year ago. Sangean has since replaced it twice for failed CD units (after herculean efforts by me to hold them accountable) and now, also for the second time, the unit has stopped receiving Pandora. When the same problem occurred last September, Sangean USA blamed Pandora for changing "code" without telling Sangean. Sangean took over two weeks to come up with a software update.
Summary: Good piece of equipment: Good sound from the wifi radio, broadcast radio, and cd player. I haven't used the iPod dock. However, the display is so small, the display text is so small, and the user-friendliness is so lacking that you'll want to mount it at eye level if possible. For these reasons, this unit works best on an end table or a nightstand, any place where you don't have to bend over to see the display.
Summary: First off; I read all of these reviews and compared every other comparable option I could find before choosing this unit. Wi fi set up was painless, the setup wizard is somewhat helpful. Most importantly, I have a Bose Wave Music system. This unit is no comparison to that whatsoever. I can rattle the house with that little Bose unit, and this thing rattles and whines if you attempt to turn it up beyond half way. Recommend you do not do this.
Sangean DDR-63 - a review after one month of ownership.
1 January 2014
Summary: I very much like this radio's ability to receive input over WIFI for internet radio and pandora, and external sources such as MP3 players and CD's, as well as over the airwaves for FM, so on that basis it is excellent and was the principal reason I purchased it. What is less than excellent is the sound quality, which is pretty good but a bit muddy despite fiddling with equalizer settings.
Summary: Love the radio. Lose one star for problems with frontier/Pandora - my main listening source. Was out (no communication with Pandora for 5 days). Customer service was aware and working with Frontier to resolve - back functional today.
Summary: It was a bit of an ordeal to set up and every time you unplug it, you have to reset the time. The display interface is very clumsy and unresponsive, but the remote works OK - you better not lose the remote! I was willing to accept the frustrations of the touch interface, but I've only used this product a couple times, and today I tried to turn on Pandora and kept getting the message that there was a problem, try again later.