Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tristan nice idea but let down by poor interface and reliability
I bought this a couple of years ago because we wanted a large display (to see from across the room) but low brightness. I'll ignore the stuff about the radio alarm volume, non-intuitive way of setting it up etc, because none of that matters to me. What bugs me is that despite being plugged into the mains, the 2x AAA batteries in the base keep running flat every couple of months. Then the thing goes blank and you have to replace the batteries and reset the clock. That was rediculous but now the screen has faded to such an extent that we can no longer see it at all. I'd be taking it back for a refund but I bought it at Dick Smith. No chance of that now is there (and I probably didn't keep the receipt anyway). I like the form, but the function is unsatisfactory.
31 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ausboof Love 24hr time
I've bought 24hr clocks from Europe back to Australia because you could never make a mistake setting the alarm. For someone who jumps between 4am and 7am starts, has the occasional afternoon nap. It's brilliant!
27 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by andmcq Good
It's good. Can't believe people complain about 24hr. Ohh, so hard to tell the time on 24hrs! Stay in school people.
5 February 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tomace Unuseable, 24hr time only, terrible!
I bought this clock for my elderly mum because of the large display, but now she rings me to ask me what time 19 o'clock is. She has some memory loss and I have spent many conversations trying to explain how to figure out the real time, and finishing by apologizing to her for buying it.
17 October 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Burtba Only 24hr time. Don't Buy
Biggest stuff up in a clock radio I have ever seen in my 47 years. Only 24hr time. 1st time I have ever seen this. I will be returning this and advise as many as possible not to buy. I won't buy Philips again.
13 October 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nichoas take it off the market for australia - NO 12 hr function!!!
should never be sold in Australia
We do not use 24 hr time
If so it should clearly be marked on the box
Can't believe it
15 July 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tmun53 Looks good but is difficult to use
The large numerals are very easy to read and it is a handsome design. But setup of time, alarm and preset stations is not intuitive so you must carefully read the instructions. These instructions are not well written and incomplete, e.g. Standby mode is not described nor how to get into Standby mode. But once you learn these procedures setup is reasonably logical though not user friendly. And the buttons are far too small for touch use, e.g. at night. The low brightness setting could be a little dimmer but its okay. The colon never stops blinking which is quite disturbing when trying to sleep (and pointless from a design perspective). The radio sound is muffled and of poor quality even with the aerial fully extended and stations correctly tuned. I cannot recommend this alarm clock.
7 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Clifford53 Way too hard to set up for somthing you need to operate by your bedside!
Absolutely hate it. I've owned many radio clocks over the years, never had to use instructions to set them up. This one has me completely stumped, even after I had read the vague instructions. This abominable device suffers from what I find is an annoying trend with many electrical devices these days.... the minimilisation of the controls..ie a too few buttons used to control too many functions. Whilst I admit I am not overly good with technology, I have managed to set the time but I can't set the FM stations when I manage to tune into one manually. Also..does this device only disply 24Hr time...what if I want to use 12 AM/PM? Says nothing about this on the box, I assumed it would have both options as every RC I have had in the past is either 12 hr or both. I BOUGHT THIS AS I GIFT FOR MY ELDERLY MOTHER...IF I CAN'T WORK IT SHE SURE AS WON'T.
6 May 2015