Summary: Worked fine with iPhone 3, does not recognize iPhone 4! This is the only dock so far I had a problem with the iPhone 4. Never had good luck with any Sony product, why should this be any different.
Summary: I listen to lots of news, sports and talk on AM. When I found out most of the programming I consume (The Ticket, Ranger baseball) was simulcast in HD in FM I made the jump to HD. I live in the western half of the Dallas/Ft Worth metro area and have no problem picking up HD stations that I want to listen to. For this reason alone, this Sony is indispensible now. Fighting through low wattage AM broadcasts is no longer an issue.
Summary: My wife loves classical music. We live near Appleton WI and the WPNE HD 2 was listed as 24 hour classical music. The radio has worked fine with just the single wire antenna provided. A second better antenna is provided, but was not needed to get this Green Bay radio station. This is the only HD radio station in our area. WPNE HD1 is the same as WPNE analog. This sound is good and the radio works well. I was disappointed when I saw the radio has a small fan.
Summary: ok, first what in the world are people talking about worrying about fan noise? mine is whisper quite. The sound is great and the HD radio broadcasts are CCCCCCCRRRRRRRIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSPPPPP. I just happened to land the $99.99 dollar 2 day on sale price and its a keeper...bought verified real world user...ok most of you will kill me but I bought it because I'm actually a huge talk radio fan...GO RUSH...sorry...but I am still somewhat Liberal on certain issues too..
Summary: I bought this because I really wanted an HD radio and I trust Sony's quality. I am happy with the HD and the ease of use of the radio and the fact that it works fine with my old iPod mini but am very disappointed with several things. There is no battery power supply to preserve the time and presets when power is interrupted - every radio with presets should have this!
Summary: Bought this to charge our phones and play music at our vacation house. It only gets used on the weekends, but has been extremely disappointing. - The charging dock broke after only a few months and would no longer charge the phones. The manufacturer's warranty was very short (30 or 90 days, I don't remember which) and the cost to ship it and repair it was almost as much as we paid for it. We were disappointed that Sony did not stand behind its product.
Summary: This unit is a good value for the money. However, the reception requires additional support. Using an auxiliary RadioShack HD antenna, the FM channels come in very well. Unfortunately, even with an auxiliary AM antenna, the AM reception is weak, at best. Regardless, I'd buy this unit again.
Good radio, until it stopped working. Then the "fun" began
Dave Spitze, Amazon
21 July 2010
Summary: I bought this radio for my wife for Christmas 2008. She has an iPod (so do I and one of our sons) and wanted the HD capacity to listen in the kitchen. The radio got good reception, even on non-HD stations. We were happy with it. Fast forward circa 16 months to April 2010. The radio signal started dropping out (I read the other reviews and another reviewer had the same type of issue). Then it completely dropped out; if you try to tune in a station, the LED just blinks.
Summary: Ok. sound as good as bose but much more reasonable.I pod interface a little sketchy but works once fiddled with. High quality of Sony stands out. hd radio works well with supplied antenna. large powersupply is strange but you forget about it once unit is set up. all in all I am satisfied.