Summary: I bought this for using mp3 cd's (old time radio shows) but 3/4 of them would not work with this product. Other than that it works great. Unfortunately money spent on something that does not meet expectations.
Summary: I intended to use this device in my car as an MP3 player. Listen to it sequentially, shut it off to leave the car, and then pick up where I left off when I start the car again. It took me 5 minutes to decide to return it. If these missing features are important to you, you should avoid this unit also: 1. It doesn't remember any of its settings between power-offs. Even the volume must be re-selected. 2. It doesn't remember its position on the CD between power-offs.
We like this because the top window is easy to read. MP3 capability is also useful.
12 December 2009
Summary: For people who like to keep things as simple as possible, or if someone in your family has trouble working gadgets, this is about the best. The placement of the LCD window on the top, and the user-friendly navigation buttons, make a difference. As for MP-3, you can of course get an MP-3 player, which will use much fewer batteries. But burning to disc has its advantages. You can organize whatever little or much you want onto each disc.
Summary: I love this contemporary looking CD/MP3 player. After I bought it, I don't use my IPod touch any more. This player does all the jobs perfectly. The sound quality is surprisingly good. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves music.
Summary: This is the worst piece of electronics that I've encountered in the past 2 years. Stops for no apparent reason. When it starts back up, fails to see the disk repeatedly. Very sensitive to jitter, even when the player is on the anti-skip mode. The hinge for it is flimsy. Every option goes back to default after each stop, so I have to spend a minute adjusting it each time. The bad news is that this is the worst portable audio that I've every used.
Summary: I use this CD player for my daily meditation, first the LCD screen fade, then the CD stop working at all, I went to the Philips website where I registered the device, and for my surprise there is not warranty.