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Very poor quality
on 16 February 2014
I've had this stereo about 18 months now and I just can't stand the faults any longer. If you read the rest of the negative reviews you will note that these faults are not specific to me but seem to be common faults with the product. Beware! The CD player lasted around 3 months before it started skipping. It skips with old CDs and it skips with brand new CDs. As I bought this to play CDs, this was a major low for me. Even if you can cope with the constant skipping (and it's at least once a song), every now again the whole system switches itself off in the middle of a track.
Anyway, I gave up on the CD player a long time ago after I bought an iPod. This was fine until a few days ago when I experienced the exact same problem with the iPod Dock as another reviewer has mentioned. The display screen gives you every confidence that it recognises the device and is playing tracks but no sound comes through the speaker system whatsoever. A very bizarre fault indeed.
This really leaves only the USB, which currently still works.
If you're the kind of person who returns at the first fault then there are still a couple of things that you should be aware of in a working product. As another reviewer mentions, the screen is constructed such that it's only visible in a darkened room from 6 inches away. Also, you will note that in the review it mentions that it comes with FM radio. And indeed it does. I knew it didn't have DAB but given that I bought this in the current millennium, I had rather expected it might come with medium wave capabilities, but it does not! I've always wondered why TV manufacturers bother telling you that you that the TV comes with a remote, but if Philips are making the TV it's probably worth checking for the statement.
Needless to say I am thoroughly disappointed with this product and I can only hope that I'm not too late to prevent others from making the same horrendous mistake that I did.