Summary: I gave this jukebox an "average" rating because I was feeling generous. It skips while it plays and needs parts such as a keyboard to enter song/album titles; the keyboard is not part of the original product or packaging. This item will make someone change their mind about Sony quality. I own all sorts of Sony products and this is, hands down, the worst. Sony "technicians" suggested I repair it myself by "unplugging" it to allow it to reset. Free advice: Don't buy one.
Summary: On the plus side: The sound quality is excellent. The grouping, text display, search, and other functions are great. It's really cool having 300 CDs at your fingertips. On the minus side: Random shuffle play is a little frustrating, because it takes a good 10-15 seconds to unload a disc, choose another, load the new disc, choose a track, and start playing. After a while these long gaps get on your nerves. The big minus is this machine's fragility.