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January 04, 2013

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nathanjr

I use the RDS method and it has worked great, I never tried to set it manually on my WR-5. Do you have similar problems when you set alarms? I've never used mine as an alarm clock, but I was just curious.

Ron Anderson

I'll try using the RDS method tonight when I get home from work. I used the manual method this morning so when I left for work, it says January 4, 2013, but I kind of expect to see it revert to October 4, 2012 when I arrive home later. I'll report back on using the RDS method!

Ron Anderson

BTW, I haven't tried out the alarm clock function yet. I don't plan on using the WR-5 as an alarm clock. But since the date is so prominently displayed under the clock when the unit is not playing radio/ipod, I would definitely want the date to be correct!

Ron Anderson

OK, I'm not sure exactly what I did. I think I set the date/time manually, rather than RDS. I did it yesterday morning and it's now been 36 hours and the date is still showing as correct. So maybe the weird glitchy-ness goes away after a day or two. Or maybe the RDS is overriding the manual setting and keeping it accurate. In any case, I'm happy it seems to be fixed! Great radio!!

Ron Anderson

Hi -- it's Ron again. After several months of using my WR-5, I've encountered the problem that many 1-star reviewers on Amazon have experienced-- the volume dial stops working, or only turns the volume DOWN even if you rotate it in the direction that should make the volume louder. It's really annoying and I have to use the remote control to set the volume. Not sure if you or other readers have seen this and what I can do about it. The radio is still under warranty so I may send it back for repair, but it seems like a lot of money to ship it back and pay another $8 to have them return it to me, when I originally paid only $64 for it. Very disappointed in this defect!

herculodge

I have the WR-5 and your problem doesn't surprise me. Mine seems full of bugs. I set it one way and come back 5 minutes later to see the display set another way. It's not user friendly. What a shame because reception and speaker sound are well above average.

Ron Anderson

Thanks for your quick reply. Yeah, I'm definitely unhappy with the apparent quality control issues with this model. I really like the speaker sound and reception and also the additional functionality with the iPod/iphone. But it's not user friendly at all, and now the volume dial being broken is really the thing that bugs me. I'm either going to put up with the problem and just rely on the remote control to adjust the volume or I may try my luck with the Sangean customer service and get it repaired. I guess since I bought it so cheaply, it may be worth it to sink another $20 bucks towards an in-warranty repair IF the repair does fix the problem-- and the problem does not recur again! Those are a lot of "ifs"! I'll keep you posted.

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