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Sony Dream Machine ICF-CD843V CD Clock Radio with Digital Tuner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Wake up with a gentle nudge rather than a loud shout with the Sony CD Dream Machine Clock Radio. It's jam-packed with almost every imaginable feature you could want in a clock radio, yet the compact design takes up very little space on your nightstan...

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Quality

(9 reviews)
Set

(8 reviews)
Function

(7 reviews)
Player

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Product

(8 reviews)
Cd

(19 reviews)
Price

(11 reviews)
Alarm

(21 reviews)
Feature

(30 reviews)
Radio

(32 reviews)
Clock

(25 reviews)
Display

(12 reviews)
Sony

(9 reviews)
Wake

(3 reviews)
Power

(6 reviews)

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Reviews around quality (5.00 of 5)

  • Sony is a good quality brand - although I don't think this will last 18 years.
  • Quality sound and attractive design are the best, but this radio lacks of good design.
  • I purchase a emerson with smart set and it has improved my quality of life with better reception, better capablities, ease of use, I can see the face better and smart set is awesome.
  • , I feel safe saying it is durable and great Sony quality.
  • up).Other than that, it has good sound quality and a nice variety of features
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Reviews around set (4.26 of 5)

  • I don't know what to say about it other than it works fine, has good sound, serves the purpose of waking me up to my favorite music, and it's easy to navigate as far as setting up the alarm.
  • The alarm still wakes me up in the morning when this sleep mode is used!It has more than one alarm setting, super useful
  • I purchase a emerson with smart set and it has improved my quality of life with better reception, better capablities, ease of use, I can see the face better and smart set is awesome.
  • No more blah blah blah or crappy music sets
  • I prefer the set it and forget it perk of a 2-5-7 (Timex).
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Reviews around function (4.21 of 5)

  • The placement of buttons seems fairly logical and different function buttons are grouped in different places on the face and come in different sizes, making it easier to remember which is which.
  • Beside that, it is a nice radio clock to have with great function and sound quality.
  • I love the Nap function, just push the button for the desired nap length and off you go!
  • Alarms -- you can set 1, 2, or all 3 alarm functions (CD, RADIO, BUZZER).
  • The radio and CD functions are great, as is the sound quality.
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Reviews around player (4.10 of 5)

  • When I got it home the player worked well (maybe because it was repaired.)
  • Maybe it'll be in the next itineration of this product (hint...hint)Although this unit is inexpensive, has GREAT sound, is somewhat easy to use, There are certain things you come to expect in a product like this as well as from this company, They've been in the game too long to make the mis-steps like they did with this one
  • A portable Cd player with the convenience of a clock and AM/FM band, It is marvellous
  • I have owned the $99 model Dream Machine for several years and think it's pretty much the best alarm clock/night stand CD player available
  • Since I can't get radio reception where I live, I can't comment on that, but I love the CD player
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Reviews around product (3.61 of 5)

  • This is a decent Sony product in terms of features, but they missed the boat on this one completely
  • I like this product so much that I ordered a second one, so that I have one in the hallway and one in my bedroom.
  • I used this product, maybe 5 times, and it completely died 13 months after I purchased it
  • Bad R&D from Sony
  • I most always prefer Sony products and aside from not being able to read the time during the night I was pleased with the Dream Machine
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Reviews around cd (3.58 of 5)

  • I have owned the $99 model Dream Machine for several years and think it's pretty much the best alarm clock/night stand CD player available
  • CD works great on both units we have - no problems - no noise - great sound
  • I love the looks, love waking up to my favorite CD or news in the morning.
  • A portable Cd player with the convenience of a clock and AM/FM band, It is marvellous
  • This is an excellent CD/radio alarm clock and highly recommended.
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Reviews around price (3.50 of 5)

  • And the price for a new one is ridiculous.
  • Bad R&D from Sony
  • Pros: Sleep and Nap functions are useful and easy to use, multiple alarm possibilities, lots of neat functionsCons: price, snooze button, volume control dial.
  • I've had my Sony Dreammachine for over a year now, got it at a really great price at Target, and it's the best alarm clock I've ever had
  • Amazon, as always, has a very competitive price (remember, this qualifies for FREE shipping).How pleased am I?
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Reviews around alarm (3.47 of 5)

  • Maybe it'll be in the next itineration of this product (hint...hint)Although this unit is inexpensive, has GREAT sound, is somewhat easy to use, There are certain things you come to expect in a product like this as well as from this company, They've been in the game too long to make the mis-steps like they did with this one
  • it's worth it just for the radio and easy alarm functions
  • However, it several button presses to turn the alarm on, or to disable it (so it doesn't sound the next day).
  • OK but really, at the end of the day, it's still a glorified alarm clock.
  • I like very much the individual alarms with every mode of the clock (one alarm for the CD, one for the radio and one for the buzzer).
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Reviews around feature (3.37 of 5)

  • I have been late more times than with my last cheap clock, whose snooze feature broke after a couple of years, and which this "Dream Machine" replaced
  • Somewhat deceptive feature being able to set 3 different wake up times.
  • This 2 alarm radio doesn't take up much space, has lots of good features and I use them all -- alarms for radio, buzzer, and CD, nap, sleep, TV audio, weather station, etc
  • Even the best were lacking very basic features like battery back up for power outages, head phone jack, etc.
  • There is nothing easy about this clock, and the features are lacking.
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Reviews around radio (3.24 of 5)

  • However, the radio doesn't support battery backup (an important omission), though its internal battery will keep the settings and set off the alarm if not too much time has transpired
  • it's worth it just for the radio and easy alarm functions
  • For me this item is a HUGE improvement over what I had -- a 20+ years old Windsor AM-FM- LED clock radio.
  • We had been having problems with our old reliable clock radio and its inexpensive replacements.
  • Alarms -- you can set 1, 2, or all 3 alarm functions (CD, RADIO, BUZZER).
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Reviews around clock (3.22 of 5)

  • So you can groggily smack the clock with your sheets over your head 2, maybe 3 times, & still get to work, right
  • We had been having problems with our old reliable clock radio and its inexpensive replacements.
  • I have been late more times than with my last cheap clock, whose snooze feature broke after a couple of years, and which this "Dream Machine" replaced
  • This is an excellent CD/radio alarm clock and highly recommended.
  • Beside that, it is a nice radio clock to have with great function and sound quality.
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Reviews around display (3.22 of 5)

  • The display is too bright even at it's lowest setting - it's almost enough to serve as a night light
  • Its nice bright display was great for those middle-of-the night feedings when I was trying to keep track of time
  • The Good-Clear sound, well lit display with dimmer & nap feature
  • But if you raise it above eye level, the entire display is one solid green picture, totally unreadable!
  • Display is slightly difficult to read on lowest backlight setting but angle of
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Reviews around sony (3.07 of 5)

  • I've owned several Sony alarm clocks
  • This is a decent Sony product in terms of features, but they missed the boat on this one completely
  • Very nice Sony CD player - clock radioI truly enjoy it.
  • Sorry Sony, I just think you guys failed miserably on this.
  • I could have spent alot more on other units - but the Sony is perfect and at a fantastic price of $49.99 I couldn't be happier.
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Reviews around wake (1.95 of 5)

  • The only problem is, one wakes to radio, one to cd, and the other to the buzzer alarm.
  • It's in a non-user friendly position located near the rear of the radio, It's easy to accidently turn your wake-up alarm all the way down and miss your wake-up (if using the CD function as a source)3.
  • Maybe it'll be in the next itineration of this product (hint...hint)Although this unit is inexpensive, has GREAT sound, is somewhat easy to use, There are certain things you come to expect in a product like this as well as from this company, They've been in the game too long to make the mis-steps like they did with this one

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Reviews around power (1.44 of 5)

  • If you lose power during the night and it resumes while you're sleeping, Then forget about waking up on time
  • some reliability issues - one unit completely died about a week ago - no power when plugged in.
  • You won't oversleep when the power dips on a cold winter night and you loose power for a few seconds.
  • The unit I bought was defective, losing power for no reason several times a day.
  • If they add battery backup, it would be worth 5 stars, but my power is not that reliable.
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  • Wake up with a gentle nudge rather than a loud shout with the Sony CD Dream Machine Clock Radio
  • It's jam-packed with almost every imaginable feature you could want in a clock radio, yet the compact design takes up very little space on your nightstand
  • Features a 4-band digital synthesized AM/FM, TV, Weather tuner with 25 station memory presets; CD player with CD-R/RW playback capabilities; Mega Bass sound system; triple alarm, extendable snooze and a large dual time display with brightness control
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