Written on: 29/03/2006 by karen murray (1 review written)
I had this Packard Bell Audiodream 512 for Christmas and thought it looked great. However, I was disappointed with the set up instructions which were poorly written and uninformative. I was so incensed I wrote directly to Packard Bell in Holland and after a month received a standard reply. My player was working fine until a week ago and now it freezes and won't play at all even after fully recharging. I will be taking this back to the supplier as now I have seen other people's reviews I... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2005 by ianday (1 review written)
I like the look and feel of my Packard Bell Audiodream 512 MP3 player. It was a present, and the first one I have owned. It wasn't so easy to get started, and once loaded I have no real problems using the player in play mode, and downloading tracks. I do however, find it difficult to access the folders on the menu. (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2005 by jrhmclean
Got one of these Packard Bell Audiodream 512's for Christmas and it worked fine for a month, looks stylish and the headphone/neckwear design is pretty cool....however it just stopped turning on one day. I left it on charge and it still did not turn on fully (the packard bell Loading screen flashed up then disappeared)...I replaced it with Dixons for the 1gb model which has today done exactly the same thing. 6GB Ipod mini here I come...... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2005 by shanakie (1 review written)
I bought this Packard Bell Audiodream 512 on the basis of the price, £79.99, the 512Mb memory and (to be honest) because it looks good! However, it has proved unreliable in so far as it will freeze for no apparent reason, the shuttle track select seems to only like Brian Ferry(!)and the battery life is very short indeed. On my next trip to town, it will be returned to Dixons - what's the use of a player that only plays when it feels like it? (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2005 by Steve Terry (1 review written)
The Packard Bell Audiodream 512 is the first MP3 player I have owned and is easy to use.
I too had initial problems though with the unit freezing, but found that a very long charge and regular charges thereafter have kept it working fine. Easy to download tracks via Windows Media player and a few others I have tried. I also found the sound quality to be excellent. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2005 by alit (1 review written)
I saw the Packard Bell Audiodream 512 on offer for 1/2 price. Loved the neat stylish silver design so couldn't resist it!
This was the first MP3 player I've bought - seemed easy to put the music on and holds a good amount of music.
After a few weeks the problems began - the machine seemed to have a serious breakdown! It wouldn't turn on even with the battery charged. Seemed to freeze. Took it back to a local Dixons who said they had had a lot back and that I could swap it for a new one or... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2005 by Matt Carey (1 review written)
The instructions for the Packard Bell Audiodream 512 are badly written, making it difficult to set up. The support disk turned out to offer little help, with no information about uploading files. The device worked for about an hour, then refused to turn on properly for an entire week. The display simply flashes: "Packard Bell". Managed to return it to Currys. Best thing for it. (read more)
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