I've had the Farenheit TID-897NRB for about a year now..this is a very honest review so please read
Screen Quality : 7/10 the matt finish on the screen is a bit much as im sure they made it this way to avoid glare. Most videos look pretty good but lack crispness, and color depth
Ease Of Use : 4/10...the menu system on the player is very clunky and not well thought out. To get where you want, sometimes you have to navigate thru 5 other screen to get where you want. the manual is pretty bad, and you pretty much have to teach yourself through trial and error.
Sound: everything sounds great except the bluetooth. I have a droid so i know its not my phone but thru bluetooth you lose all sound quality and about 50% of the volume...Its really only good for taking calls, and even then its hard to hear the person unless u crank it up.
Remote: 1/10 there are 100 buttons, the manual doesn't explain what 95% of them do.
Touchscreen: 4/10 the touchscreen works well, but i played most of my music off my sd card...Problem is, to navigate thru the card you cant use the touchscreen,,you have to use the arrow buttons on the remote..very dangerous. Once your into an album, you can then use the touchscreen to go forward and back thru songs but you are stuck in that folder/album untill you press stop with the remote, find the album you want, then press play on the remote. If you were to lose your remote, you pretty much could not use this unit
Other: when you go to the next track on the sd card, the sound studders once, then starts, and you have to press the button twice to go forward or back songs.
I notice that many times the unit would not power on till i pressed the reset button...then I had reset all my settings every time. This for some reason got better over time, but once and a while, i still have to reset the whole unit to get it to turn on
When you shut your car off, the unit automatically closes every time.,you have no option to turn this on or off
You should be able to display an album cover with each album folder while it plays,,The best you can do is display your screen saver, which never changes unless you do it manually, and once your screen saver comes up, you cant navigate thru your music without the remote.
Overall the unit is good for the money, but it has many annoying quirks that you will just have to look past. i personally feel that 240$ is still alot of money, and you shouldnt have to "settle" for that.
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