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Insignia - Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and MP3 Playback - Black

This portable CD player features an FM tuner with 10 station presets, so you can listen to your favorite stations on the go. The skip protection ensures your favorite tunes aren't interrupted.
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Questions & Answers for Insignia - Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and MP3 Playback - Black

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can I use this player to transmit through my car FM radio station?

6 months ago
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debijap
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south carolina
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Yes by attaching it to an FM Transmtter.
(plugging it into the earphone jack)
Dynex makes one. I have a DX-MP3FM.
I use it with many of my players.
2 months ago
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boju
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answer 2
no, DOES NOT PLAY AT ALL
6 months ago
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MMIKE2013
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answer 3
yes this should work
6 months ago
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Is this cd player stereo?

I need a portable STEREO CD player for a special meditation cd. Is this a stereo player?
1 year, 8 months ago
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Peggy
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San Jose, CA
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Yes. The Insignia NS-P5113 FM Tuner MP3 Portable CD Player |SKU:9139826 does offer two channel stereo reproduction of any of your favorite audio CD’s. You must use stereo headphones with this unit to achieve stereo CD playback. The Insignia NS-P5113 portable audio player features a 3.5mm stereo headphone output jack for impressive stereo CD playback listening sessions. The Insignia portable player includes stereo headphones in the product packaging or you can use any aftermarket pair of upgrade stereo headphones with this item. The Insignia portable CD player is compatible with any of the following audio discs: CD-DA compliant audio CD, store purchased audio CD, MP3 CD, CD-R/RW discs, WMA audio CD, audio books on CD, nature sounds audio CD, and your special meditation CD as long as it meets the audio disc standards listed above and it contains a stereo recording. Please note that the Insignia NS-P5113 CD Player does not offer DVD or CD-ROM media playback. The portable CD player offers electronic shock protection to prevent disc skipping issues while using this unit indoors or outdoors. The Insignia CD Player is powered by 2 AA cell batteries. Additionally, this CD player offers a hold switch to prevent accidental operation, random, repeat, intro, and shuffle disc playback modes, LCD display to view important disc information, disc transport controls, auto-power off function to conserve battery power, and it offers a wired remote controller for convenient playback operations. Good Luck.
1 year, 7 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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answer 2
As long as your audio source (e.g., CD, radio, etc.) is stereo, this player will play in stereo.
1 year, 8 months ago
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JohnINSG
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does this unit have its own speaker

can it be played with out ear butds
10 months ago
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Anonymous
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No, portable CD players do not have built-in speakers. However, you can always buy a speaker or pair of speakers and plug it/them into the headphone jack, just make sure whatever you by has the standard (or smaller) jack, which I believe is 3.5mm.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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LVE4GOD
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No there is not speaker included. You do get a set of head phones.
10 months ago
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Sallybby
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portable Speaker

Can you connect a portable speaker to this product?
1 year, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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Yup - attach it to the earphone jack.
2 months ago
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boju
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Montana
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Yes. It is possible to listen to any store purchased audio CD or user created CD-R/RW disc that conforms to the Red Book industry standard CD-DA bit-rate format on the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable MP3 CD Player without a pair of stereo headphones. Playback of discs that are outside the scope of this item’s operating instructions or audio discs that do not conform to the CD-DA standard may work but can’t be guaranteed by the manufacturer. An optional pair of speakers is required that plug into the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable CD Player’s dedicated 3.5mm stereo line output jack. Any single or pair of powered, passive, wireless, travel companion, portable battery operated, or computer speakers with a 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo or mono line input jack from the portable audio or computer departments that Best Buy sells online or in-store will work for this type of music sharing application on the Insignia Portable CD Player. Personally, I recommend Sony SRS series portable speakers for best audio performance. The Insignia NS-P5113 FM Tuner Portable CD Player does not feature an integrated speaker for any non-private playback scenario. Most listeners will use this Insignia NS-P5113 Portable MP3 CD Player with a pair of included or aftermarket upgrade stereo headphones connected to this unit’s 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo headphone output jack. Please note that the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable CD Player does not support DualDisc DVD/CD playback, DVD-Audio disc playback, DVD video disc playback, DVD+/-R/RW recordable media, or Blu-ray Disc playback. With that in mind, you can purchase the Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 CD Player with digital FM Tuner and MP3 CD Playback from Best Buy for your music and audio book public sharing listening needs. Additionally, I would recommend any of the following Sony, Insignia, Rocketfish, Memorex, or Dynex self-powered stereo speakers for your music sharing interests indoors or outdoors on the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable FM Tuner CD Player.
1. Sony SRS-M50/BLK| SKU:8989197
2. Sony SRS-D4 |SKU:2690882
3. Sony SRS-DB500 |SKU:9734199
4. Sony SRS-D25/BLK |SKU:9733967
5. Sony SRS-P7
6. Sony SRS-A3
7. Sony SRS-Z50/BLK
8. Insignia NS-PS1111|SKU:9183288
9. Rocketfish RF-RBWS01 |SKU:2053402
10. Rocketfish RF-RBWS02 |SKU:9426089
11. Dynex DX-PS1-B |SKU:2256416
12. Memorex ML100BLK |SKU:1160608

Good Luck.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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Question

what is SKIP PROTECTION, and what do 240 seconds and 480 seconds tell me.

Insignia CD/MP3 Player Digital FM Tuner NS-P5113
What is SKIP PROTECTION, and what do 240 seconds and 480 seconds tell me?
2 years, 3 months ago
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Leo C.
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TN
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skip protection is if the unit is shaken it will not skip the time in seconds is how long the unit remembers so it doesnt skip
2 years, 1 month ago
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gebo
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auburn ca
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The Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 Portable CD Player’s anti-skip electronic shock protection (ESP) system prevents this unit’s laser beam pickup from skipping or missing parts of a song during active use. Active use includes activities such as walking, jogging, running, or exercising while holding the portable player in hand. The Insignia CD player will also be subject to excessive vibration if it is used in a moving vehicle. Under normal circumstances, a CD player’s optical pick-up mechanism would be unable to focus on continuously reading the playback disc during active use for enjoyment of your favorite songs. However, the Insignia CD Player incorporates an automatic electronic buffer system that allows it to store up to 240 seconds of music on an audio CD or 480 seconds of music on an MP3 disc into memory so that the Insignia portable does not skip portions of a track while the user is engaged in active use while carrying the CD player. The buffer time of 240 or 480 seconds allows the CD player enough time in most instances of active use to recover playback of the disc should it experience an unexpected violent movement that would normally cause disruption or stoppage of disc playback. Please note that electronic shock protection is not needed if the Insignia CD player is used during a non-active use such as listening to the unit on your sofa at home. You can disable the ESP for audio CD’s when appropriate, but not for MP3 discs. This unit’s FM tuner is not affected by the built-in anti-shock protection system. Good Luck.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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What is the typical battery life?

1 year ago
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Anonymous
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Maybe three hours
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Mr3cdaddy
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Typical battery life will vary greatly depending on the brand and type of battery. Battery life will also vary based on usage.
9 months ago
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InsigniaCustomerSupport
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Battery life

How long do the batteries last?
2 months, 4 weeks ago
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Milwauken
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Great Lakes
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I've never used it with batteries. I had an AC adapter that fit this unit (not included when you buy it!) so I plug it in.
2 months, 1 week ago
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cheaptvowner
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saugerties. ny
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There isn't a concrete answer for this question. It depends on how frequently you use this product, for how long at a time, etc. Batteries should last for a while though..
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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iPad Compatible?

Is this device compatible with the ipad?
Also, do you have to use the headphones, or does it also have a speaker.
Thanks!
2 years, 2 months ago
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Laura
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California
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No. Unfortunately, the Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 Portable CD Player is not compatible with your iPad. Sorry. You must use headphones to listen to the portable CD player as this unit does not feature a built-in speaker. Good Luck.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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Why can't I listen to mp3 files on my CD-R

I exported wav files (which I could not hear on the Insignia) to mp3 via Windows Media Play and they
do no play. Please advise.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Ann
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California
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As per the operating instructions on page 15 under the “Troubleshooting ” section, for the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable FM Tuner MP3 CD Player |SKU:9139826 states that if a CD does not play or stops playing suddenly, the direct cause is that the MP3 files that were recorded on the CD by the customer are corrupt. It is most likely that the transferred WAV and/or MP3 files were corrupted during the recording process on your computer. The operating instructions recommend that in order to remedy this particular situation, you must be certain that the .WAV and/or MP3 files that are being burned to the CD-R audio disc are not corrupt. Lastly, you can try to burn a new CD-R disc with uncorrupted MP3 files on them and then attempt playback again on the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable MP3 CD Player. Good Luck.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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can it be used while using an exercising machine

I use a exercise machine several times a week ....is this player built to withstand any exercise machine like a tread mill
7 months ago
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phil
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cathedral city ca
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No. I would not recommend using this while you exercise, because it is possible that it may become damaged.
7 months ago
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InsigniaCustomerSupport
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