I am the proud owner of a phillips AZ3830 for two months its been a two months of still being amazed every time i turn on this product. kudos to the production company. its been one of my best purchases. the controls are laid out in such a way that even my three year old already figured out how to play a CD. What amazes me the most though is the USB function. to be able to rip music onthe fly has proven to be akin to a blessing. Each time i plug in a usb device to play music i inadvertently stop and stare at the soundmachine. my friend often ask what CD i have playing so long without interuption. they seem confused when i tell them its the USB until i actually show them. this product is really a head turner. I now have the flexibility of not toting around a sack of CDs when i take along my portable. thanks phillips and keep up the inovations.