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The Philips DC910 is the epitome of a generic ipod dock and radio. It looks nice, is reasonably well made, is easy to use, and sounds ok. The trouble is, it costs a not inconsiderable £130 and at that price it's too close to much more accomplished models. If you can find it for closer to £100, though, it could be worth a punt.

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November 26, 2008, 11:06 pm

I own a DC910 and am using it with a first gen ipod touch. For the most part this review is an accurate reflection of the product. However when it comes to the remote the review is misleading. The remote actually allows you to control the ipods music menus, which means you can do far more than "just skipping tracks in your current playlist, playing and pausing music, and controlling volume" you can in fact go into your album or artist lists and make selections. You can do this by pressing the menu button and using the up and down buttons on the remote. Setting the clock is a breeze - however for the technically challenged there is a handy manual included in the box.

Sound wise this dock doesn't really compete with say a Bose SoundDock. However with an ipod touch the soundDock requires your WiFi to be turned off - which is rather annoying. But not quite as annoying as the awful hum you get if you forget to turn it off. No such problem with the DC910. This coupled with the numerous features that the DC910 gives you over other standard docks - the functionality of its remote, usb/sd and 2 additional aux inputs, radio, rotating dock for video, clock with sleep functions, display, and the option to mount it on the wall - mean that you get a lot more for less money than a Bose.

Does it sound as good as some other docks? No - but the difference is not a deal breaker and if you feel it is then you're too much of an audiophile to be using this kind of product anyway.

I picked mine up in Costco for 𧴰 when it first came out which was 㿊 cheaper than argos at the time. Overall I'm very happy with it. The only negative for me really is that when the dock is rotated horizontally and you're in coverflow the remote won't control coverflow for you except for basic functions within the album you've selected (ie it won't flick through the albums) - seems like Philips missed a trick there. Still it's well worth an audition.

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