Works great.......until the LED display goes dark!
carl easlick, Amazon
2 November 2013
Summary: Works great, only problem is that the display LED's tend to burn out, however I was able to replace them & now all is well. But caution! If you don't have anyway to replace the LED's yourself, don't purchase one of these because.......sooner or later, they WILL burn out, and you will not be able to see the display any longer!
Summary: I bought three of these: one as a gift, and two for my home. One unit arrived with the wrong power cord. I had to fax them all kinds of documentation, and I'm still waiting (two weeks) for the right power cord. Another unit has a dim display, hard to read. They told me via e-mail that I had a defective radio, and it would cost me $10 to ship it back to them, plus postage. It is on their warranty card, but it is a lousy policy.
Great radio great sound Poor display after 2 months
28 December 2012
Summary: The radio it self is amazing and its a shame that everyone I know with one of these have the same exact problems. However, My display is dark and can not be read even in pitch black I can HOWEVER use a flash light to see whats on the screen ...so you can still operate it. Even though I find this ridiculous and a pain to do at least it works.
Summary: This is a bargain and not to be overlooked. I've seen units that do exactly the same thing for over $400 and in short, this unit is all the wifi radio you could ever want. It sets up seamlessly with no work at all... and it has a zillion channels for every tasted and need. I'm sure that is something missing but I have yet to find it. It sits in my office, plays all day and is the perfect wifi radio. I don't use it for more than that. And I'll never use all the channels.
Great Out of the BOX and easy to fix possible dark display issues
6 August 2012
Summary: This unit works great, it has a nice search feature and is reliable, the internal speakers do need some more high frequency response, low end frequency response is just fine. Some people tell about a dark display after time, it just needs the back light replaced when this happens, it can still be seen when a flashlight is shining on the display. This can be easily done if you have minimal experience.
Summary: DO NOT BUY ANY COBY PRODUCTS!!! This radio model is a defective product and by other reviews a known defective product. The LED display WILL burn out in a short time. One of my 4 IR850 radios burnt out in 2 days the second one in 2 months the third one in 6 months and the forth one in 8 months. The first 2 were replaced by the retailers to make up my second 2 units.
Summary: This Coby could have been a great internet radio. It has good sound,& works well in general, except..... The dimming of the display, as many here have said. This is not an "IF", but a "WHEN" sort of thing. Mine actually lasted longer than most - a little over 2 years. After a year it looked somewhat dimmer, then started to flicker, and it steadily got progressively more dim and now the display is totally dark.
Worked for five days, now a brick after software update
2 November 2011
Summary: I got this as a gift and have been using it for five days. Coby offers a software update on the radio menu itself...after the update, the unit is dead. What a waste of money and a waste of landfill space. Their service refuses to repair this--in fact, they seem to be incapable of fixing this other than swapping a whole new unit, which means you're paying for a new replacement unit.