Summary: I bought one of these in 2004. As a person who commutes via public transit in all weather I put it through a lot of abuse. When it finally gave out I had to get another one. I hope this lasts as long as my first one. The TV band is great as well as the AM FM and weather band function.
Summary: I owned the predecessor to this product, the M80V. It provided fine FM reception. That unit came to a bad end and I needed a replacement, so I bought the M85V unit. The FM reception is absolutely worthless. All the other features are great, but if I can't get any reception, they are worthless.
Summary: I purchased this headset to wear to the gym to tune into their TV's to watch programs rather than listen to music. Reception was horrible!!! While I was in the gym I tried just listening to the radio and couldn't even get that to come in clear.
Summary: I also had the model before the M85V and got great reception. This new model gets terrible reception. I still have my old model and put the old one next to the new one and it was like night and day with the reception. Don't waste your money on this model!!
Summary: Terrible terrible terrible reception from 600 watt radio towers in Cleveland. e.g. WTAM, an am station, can be picked up farther than Columbus, is all static and pops. But then again, it's hard to tell if it's the bad reception or the "how did this pass quality control" style headphone input.
Summary: This item works pretty well except for one major fault: the volume control is right next to the belt clip, so when you are clipping the radio while you are running, you can't help but hit the volume and blow out your ears.
Summary: The FM reception on the new model (SRF-M85V) of the Sony Sports Walkman is horrible. I've gone through at least 5 or 6 of the old model (SRF-M80V) and never had a problem with the reception. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone.