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3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but not brilliant, 15 Mar 2010
This review is from: Roberts Chronoplus2 FM/MW Dual Alarm Clock with Instant Time Set (Electronics)
FM reception is not brilliant and often gets interference and can be hard to tune in.

I thought the time setting was radio controlled, but is actually on a chip like a pc. This made the initial setting very quick because it automatically resets on power up. However after only 3 weeks it went to being about 3 minutes slow and meant I had to manually re-set the time.
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Initial post: 10 Nov 2012 21:26:46 GMT
Scarymamma says:
Mine did the same, and now runs about 10 minutes slow.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2013 14:41:31 GMT
richardm says:
According to Roberts, all of their analogue sets have an inbuilt memory chip which is inserted on production with the time entered by hand - based on the Greenwich Time Signal which is presumably why they feel they can show a satellite dish with the "Auto Set" phrase. It does imply that the time correction is coming from one of the time signals that are available free-to-air but it is not the case.

They do not pick up the time from any radio signals and yes, by their own admission the clocks can drift by up to three minutes a month.

It's almost worthy of a call to trading standards, because it seems pretty misleading. And is it really so hard to make a clock that keeps decent time in the first place? It would seem to be a pretty fundamental requirement in a clock, but I'm starting to despair of ever finding a clock radio that works properly.
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