"Great Sound - But Presets and HD function troublesome"2.0 starson by Skier995
Pros: --> Great sound. This was replacing a Bose -- and this sounded just as good.. maybe better.
--> Good looks -- this looked good on the shelf in our kitchen.
Cons: --> Preset station function is poor. Need to step through in sequence... no direct entry presets
--> The HD radio tuning was really slow. Tune -- wait -- pause -- wait -- go it!
--> Top control buttons were small and crammed together.
Summary: I ordered and returned the unit after trying it out for reasons above:
1) the preset function was bad. Need to go through presents in sequence... no direct entry method for reaching presets. Ugh! Especially a problem because of delay in locking in HD radio stations (see comment below)
2) The HD radio tuning was really slow. Tune -- wait -- pause -- wait -- ok now HD locks in -- then tune again to station 02 ... wait .. pause... wait... ok got it! I think this might be a function of HD radio and not a problem with this specific radio... ??? not really sure ??
3) Top buttons are little and crammed together. Probably no problem for technophiles... my kids and I figured it out. My wife wouldn't use the radio...as too confusing for her! She was right.
Bottom line: I guess if you want an HD radio with iPod Dock.. this might be the unit for you. Great sound, looks good. But problem with presets might be a deal breaker. Also... are you sure you want HD radio? I thought I did... but then I returned this and ordered a Grace Digital GDI-IR3020 internet radio instead. I figure I can listen to HD radio, and FM radio, and Pandora, and iPod. But, haven't received that one yet... we'll see!