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1.0 out of 5 stars Looks Nice. BEWARE! NO BATTERY BACK-UP & Poor Tuner capability, April 26, 2008
This review is from: Sony ICF-CD815 AM/FM Stereo CD Clock Radio with Dual Alarm (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
BEWARE!!!
This is a great looking clock radio, but if you've previously relied upon a clock radio with a battery back up, look elsewhere.

MORE WARNINGS!!!
The sound is good, and having a CD player is also nice, but if you want a specific station, this is also not a good radio for you. It has a dial at the right hand side with numbers etched into it, however it's not very accurate, and mine has bounced between stations 101.1 & 101.5 frequently (on its own of course).

I took mine back, but would have gladly paid $10 more for a similar product with a battery back up, and better ability to hold a station.

I'm simply looking to pass my misfortunes along to the community, in hopes of saving anyone else the same aggravation. Best of luck!
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Initial post: Mar 19, 2013 12:08:26 PM PDT
I agree with this post. The radio is a lot larger than it looks in the pictures, but that is not the worst problem. Last night our power went out and I missed my back up battery when I was resetting the time and the alarms. It seems to me to be no excuse for not having a digital radio tuner. The writer above is correct that not only is it analog, but the tiny dial is on the back and turns to cover everything from 87 to 107 in a space of about an inch which makes finding the exact station very difficult. The sound is good once you have found the station as with the CD player, but the CD player also makes an extra noise that is related to turning the disk I supposed. As this reviewer stated, I would gladly pay $10 or $20 dollars for the same radio that included a back up battery and digital tuning for the radio.
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