Top critical review
on 15 March 2013
A great idea but.....the external sensor on this item failed after just four months when it stopped transmitting to the base unit. If this had been the first one then so what - stuff happens, but this was the third failure in eighteen months with the same fault. Oregon Scientific Customer Services trot out a facile list of possible causes and checks that are at times totally illogical. Quote 'Check the frequency setting switch is set to the correct position....' unquote. The thing had worked fine for months then simply stopped working. Unless the Pixies had dismounted the sensor from under the eaves, opened the battery compartment and tampered with the switch when we were asleep.....
They also advise bringing the sensor indoors if it is very cold! When is an external temperature sensor most valuable?
Update: July 2017 We have now had a fourth failure with the projector element failing! Averaging a clock per year does not say anything good about Oregon's product quality. No more for us, at least there are a few more options on the market now.