Summary: I bought a portable player and then I saw that they started carrying this one as well... so I bought. Features are terrific (plays both my iPhone and my old iPod) as is the sound quality. Getting great reception at the house... can't wait for beach weather!
Summary: I have been searching for about a year for an HD radio-equipped docking station for my IPod. I found one from Sony but it was out-of-stock, then discontinued. I was delighted to find that Insignia finally came up with one. I ordered it the same day I found it and am not disappointed. It is excellent. Sound quality is fabulous, radio reception is perfect. The only deficiency is that if you unplug it, it erases your preset stations.
Summary: ...but don't expect it to come from HD Radio. Unless you're within five miles of the tower...and completely stationary...you won't get stable service. It's probably not the fault of this particular unit, but HD Radio itself appears to be a defective system as these issues seem to plague all the receivers.
Summary: Dr. Don (AVS) pointed us with a link to this new boombox. I bought it at the Best Buy Store on Shady Grive Road, Gaithersburg, MD. It is a nice looking radio, but way too expensive for most folks, but I wanted to try HD Radio. I am in the Wash, D.C. area, but could only find a couple of HD Radio stations, even with an external antenna.
Summary: I bought this unit because I wanted something rich in features (iPod and CD) and with a decent price (under $99). To my pleasant surprise, when I got home and plugged it in, I discovered it also came with HD Radio. HD WHAT??? I have a two HD TV's at home, but had never heard of HD Radio... What's next? HD ovens?? Regardless, I started playing with HD Radio and as it turns out, it's pretty cool. The sound quality is awesome.
Pros: Many features in one box: iPod, CD, HD Radio
Summary: Nice sound, nice features - CD, I-phone dock, FM radio and HD radio. But that is where it ends. After you turn the unit off the batteries still run down whether you use the unit or not. So you have a choice of replacing the batteries every two weeks or take the batteries out every time you stop using it - then you lose the radio pre-sets. Have had this about a month and have already had to replace the batteries twice.
Pros: Nices sound. Nice features.
Cons: Runs down batteries even when not in use. Have to replace batteries every two weeks.
Summary: This was a great idea combining HD Radio, RDS, and CD in one package, But, as a previous reviewer noted you lose the memory presets when you unplug the unit. I thought putting batteries in it would correct the problem but it still occurs anytime you unplug it. Why would anyone mess up an important feature like it. That is the only reason I returned the unit. I have to have presets available because I had planned to use and move this unit inside and outside the house.
Summary: I bought this radio a few weeks ago at my nearby BB. It's a solid performer... my iPhone works great and the radio sounds awesome. I have not used the cd player yet (I'm thinking that CD players might not be needed anymore in these products).