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This is an of course a terrible piece of work by Philips.
I bought it just a while before and i set it in home, i could realize some of parts of digital display is not working properly. When it set to radio mode some parts are to work. But not completely. Any how when i get back to the store where i purchased this thing, i could found more devices returned back by users saying same complain. So Philips, i say this is a fail product!
Frustrated with the alarm
I bought this to use as a radio/alarm. I simply want the radio to come on at the pre-set time each morning, without getting louder and louder (it keeps getting louder past the pre-set volume level), and then to turn itself off after the nominated period: how can I arrange that?
Difficult to change any settings
Needed a simple clock with alarm and The Phillips AJ3232 did not deliver. Horrible clock - difficult to change time and set alarm - the radio keeps turning on when trying to set alarm or time - I really dislike this clock. I don't want to read the manual each time I need to change basic settings. When I do change settings according to manual instructions it does not always work or takes several attempts - leaves me irritated - don't want to call a help line to use a clock. First and last Phillips clock - this one is going in the bin!
simply don't bother
I took the cheap way out and bought this Philips electric clock and wasn't impressed as the 24 hours time can sometimes be confusing plus the little cord they give someone to use is a pee poor effort besides it's small and plastic seems flimsy - I'd recommend save more money and buy a better alarm clock
I am glad it fits into my dirt bin where it should be
I am unable to completely turn the alarm off. It keeps coming on when I do not want it to. I checked this on site but that was useless as it talks about setting not on the clock. It is new but I am going to have it disconnected an buy another brand.
Love the Duel Alarm Funchion
I purchased this alarm clock about a month ago. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
It's very light and easy to set. I like the 24 hour clock as you cannot get confused when setting the alarm function.
I use the duel alarm as a back up alarm as the radio only plays for 30 minutes. I set the second alarm 31 minutes later. Alarm starts off quiet and then comes to the volume you set for listening to the radio.
The only function I am unable to operate correctly is the pre set for the FM radio. The only pre set I can get to work is P01.
The FM sound is great and it clock comes with a attached antenna. Also has a battery backup for if your power goes off.
My purchase was from The Good Guys.
This product has very poor manual, buttons conflict with each other - avoid this product, not worth of your money ! Station settings conflict with store memory, buttons often conflict, no idea who designed it but looks like brainless design and China made doesn't raise any trust as well ! Web page described as - get manual there is so strange and doesn't provide any useful information about this poor product ! -Avoid it!
Want radio volume changed when in alarm mode? - haa it can't be done
This is the second of this make I have bought. I bought it mainly as a radio alarm. The first one struggled to pick up stations and I returned it
I then bought a second about a year later. On this one the reception was better and the clock radio did what it is meant to, be a radio and an alarm. On the positive side it has ten pre-set stations and two alarms that give a choice being woken by radio or a beep sound. It is easy to set up the stations and has auto find feature. To get to the station one has to press the one button until th...e station wanted is reached. But it works and for this I give it a satisfactory rating. However the clock radio has a major design flaw. The the volume and alarm adjustment share the same buttons. One sets the alarm when music is off. Okay no problems there. The real problem is when the radio alarm comes on and you try to adjust the volume. As soon as you try to change volume with the alarm in operation the alarm switches off as they are the same button. If fact radio volume cannot be adjusted when it is in alarm mode!! Silly. Who ever designed this never used a radio wake up alarm. The radio only picks up FM but that is not a problem for me. Reception is on the weak side. It is light and compact and has battery back up. In the end we shifted it to the spare room as the impossibility to control volume when the radio alarm was on was too annoying. Would I buy one again for my bedroom, NO. Is it good enough for the spare room or office- maybe Display, battery back up, two alarms, compact, 10 preset stations, price Radio vosume cannot be adjusted in alarm mode. No brightness adjustment
Questions & Answers
My ORD2100B/37 FM Clock radio only displays -0 16. That's it. No radio, no time set. Just -0 16. Sure miss the sound and the time. Please help!
Thank you for reaching out, Pat! We kindly recommend you to contact our product specialists at 1300 850 633 (Australia) or 0800 639 953 (New Zealand) if you still need assistance with your Clock Radio. They'd be happy to see how they can be of help. Wishing you a nice rest of the week.
The Philips Australia Team
How can you tell you're in AM time when setting the Philips AJ3123 clock? I know how to set the clock but I can not tell when I am in AM or PM by looking at the clock face.
Hi there Mil,
The alarm-clock does not work with the Am-PM function but rather with a 24-hour function. In this case 00:00-12:00 is PM and 12:00-00:00 is AM. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us at 1300 998 851 (Australia) or 0800 836 761 (New Zealand), from Mondays to Saturdays: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST. Our colleagues will gladly assist you further.
The Philips Australia Team
I want my radio to turn on at a low volume, but it defaults to highest volume every time I turn radio off. How do I permanently set the volume to low.
Hi there, thanks for reaching out. That does sound a little one, and we'd like to take a closer look at the situation. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and/or Twitter (@PhilipsCare) for further assistance. Alternatively, you can contact our support team by phone on: 1300 363 391.
The Philips Australia Team
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