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Karaoke USA Portable DVD/CD+G/MP3+G Karaoke System w/ 7" TFT Color Screen Record Function - GF829

Item# 05718847000P | Model# GF829 | Added on November 4, 2011 | Seller: Sears.com
Karaoke USA Portable DVD/CD+G/MP3+G Karaoke System w/ 7" TFT Color Screen Record Function - GF829
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Description Specifications
Sing along with your favorite songs and make a recording of your performance with the Emerson GF827 karaoke system.

  • DVD/CD+G/MP3+G karaoke player
  • 7 in. TFT color screen
  • Record CD+G/MP3+G and voice
  • 20W power output (RMS)
  • Remote control
  • 2 microphones
  • 2 microphone inputs
  • 2 microphone holders
  • USB/SD card slots
  • USB charger for MP3/iPod®
  • Analog echo control
  • Balance control
  • Digital key control
  • Audio and video input
  • Audio and video output
  • Audio/video RCA cable
  • 3.5mm to RCA cable
  • AC 100V~240V
  • AC/DC adaptor included
  • DC 12V car adaptor (optional)
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By janisland222
December 28th, 2011
wonderfully versatile machine that will provide fun for years!

after reading hundreds of karaoke machine reviews, what i found was that all of them have at least a couple of people who were greatly disappointed with their machine. so in the end i decided to take a gamble with this machine. i got it from Sears at holiday time. i chose to get the three year extended warranty because so many of the reviews said the machines broke down shortly after the warranty expired. 

many reviews said that they got it as a gift and it was well received but did not work out of the box so i decided to try it out before wrapping it. (did i mention i bought more than one just in case...?) 

it worked. it was easy to figure out. it sounded pretty darn good. 

i thought i heard a buzz or a ring or something in the speaker but the second time i tried it i didn't hear it. it could have just been that i had been sitting too close to it..? there was a bit of feedback from sitting right in front of it and reading the lyrics. it was easily remedied. 

the cds it came with were terrible! but then again, most of the cdgs i've found are! they were still fun, regardless. 

we really like the feature of being able to plug in the ipod and youtube songs to sing along to. sadly, with this feature you can't really show the image on your tv and ipods have tiny screens. 

the mics are actually awesome! they pick up subtleties (very sensitive) and are very clear. our karaoke revolution mics for our wii and xbox are terrible so maybe we just have a low bar? i don't think so, though. i like that we can dial down either mic as my five year old has NO restraint!

i guess i lucked out with this one! i can't wait until my daughter discovers that she has her own dvd player now, too! 

the only complaint i have is that when we pipe it through the tv/speaker system it still plays through it's own speaker. there is also a lag between the two so it sounds like the beat is off by a nanosecond. it's distracting so we just turned down the master volume knob and we could still hear our voices and the music through the tv/surround sound. 

overall, i'd say this machine is extremely versatile and of decent quality. it's fairly easy to use. i love that there are two microphones and that the ipod hooks up to it. MY ipod does not sit well in the cradle- must not be the right model. i really like that the mics have a resting place for when they are not in use- sturdy ones, too! i'd recommend unplugging the mics when the machine isn't in use to minimize the chance of ruining the jacks. i'm very glad i finally took the plunge and chose this one! it does so much and it can be so simple! (we were just singing through it while listening to our stereo! what a blast!). 

THIS IS DEFINITELY GREAT FAMILY FUN! the only two things i'd recommend are purchasing a longer cord to attach the ipod so you can read the lyrics but position yourself further from the speaker and if you want to listen to it through head phones and sing with both mics you may want to get a splitter for the headphone jack so that both singers can hear the music.

in case you think this is a bogus review i would like to reassure you that it is not. i just wanted to write a long, comprehensive review to help people who, like me, are tired of trying to figure out which reviews are bogus and who just had a bad experience and needed vent. 

my recommendation is that you try it out as soon as you get it to see for yourself how you like it and to avoid disappointment. i'm sure with the sheer volume of these machines being produced that there will be lemons. but this one is a gem as far as i'm concerned!

21 found this review helpful
Criticism
By tbink6
July 11th, 2013
recording didn't pick up voice from microphone. It would go in and out

8 found this review helpful
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Monkeedude

all the songs are undesireable in my opinion

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Bought is because of all the free songs, but when I received the item, I quickly found that you still have to spend money to get fun songs to sing. So many free songs, but all duds. Returned it. They have free karaoke sites on the internet now. It would be a good product if the free songs were good.

May 26th via kmart.com
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Christyrod83

Good deal for the price

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I am happy with this product. Overall it was a great purchase. There is a low humming sound when you are not singing BUT I did read about this and was aware of the issue before purchasing. My girls enjoy it and we haven't had any issues with the machine! 2 cd's loaded with songs were included and an added bonus!

January 15th via sears.com
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Christyrod83

Good deal for the price

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I am happy with this product. Overall it was a great purchase. There is a low humming sound when you are not singing BUT I did read about this and was aware of the issue before purchasing. My girls enjoy it and we haven't had any issues with the machine! 2 cd's loaded with songs were included and an added bonus!

January 15th via sears.com
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gibbyshopper

Fun but a couple things would make it better

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We got this for our son's family they have 2 small children. I wanted the kids to be able to use the machine to listen to their "kids CDs" and to have fun hearing themselves using a microphone. The door to get to the CDs opens by pushing the door in and releasing. The CD fastens in vertically and it is a little hard for a child to remove the CD even when they know to push in the center space as they gently pull on the side of the CD.
I would have preferred the knobs and dials on the top to have some color coding, easier for kids who can't read yet and grandmas (without her glasses) to know which **** to turn.
But my least favorite thing is the volume control. See that silver button on the right side near the top? The volume is not a turning **** but you push that button on the right side or the left side to turn it up of down.
For the price it is fun. My husband and I tried it out before we gave it as a gift and we had fun.
Best part? 2 mics
No fighting over the mic because they each have a mic to hold. The other mic can be turned off, turned way down, even unplugged it they don't notice.
Who knows maybe seeing the words as they sing along with the Karaoke CDs will help them learn to read.... bonus.

January 4th via kmart.com
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gibbyshopper

Fun but a couple things would make it better

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We got this for our son's family they have 2 small children. I wanted the kids to be able to use the machine to listen to their "kids CDs" and to have fun hearing themselves using a microphone. The door to get to the CDs opens by pushing the door in and releasing. The CD fastens in vertically and it is a little hard for a child to remove the CD even when they know to push in the center space as they gently pull on the side of the CD.
I would have preferred the knobs and dials on the top to have some color coding, easier for kids who can't read yet and grandmas (without her glasses) to know which **** to turn.
But my least favorite thing is the volume control. See that silver button on the right side near the top? The volume is not a turning **** but you push that button on the right side or the left side to turn it up of down.
For the price it is fun. My husband and I tried it out before we gave it as a gift and we had fun.
Best part? 2 mics
No fighting over the mic because they each have a mic to hold. The other mic can be turned off, turned way down, even unplugged it they don't notice.
Who knows maybe seeing the words as they sing along with the Karaoke CDs will help them learn to read.... bonus.

January 4th via kmart.com
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haliwa528

123

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Nice, simple, compact machine. Be careful though when you buy karaoke discs. This machine won't play some of them so be sure to read the desrciption carefully. This machine is light enough to carry from one place to another. This website review wouldn't allow a lettered headline.

June 15th, 2015 via kmart.com
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haliwa528

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Nice, simple, compact machine. Be careful though when you buy karaoke discs. This machine won't play some of them so be sure to read the desrciption carefully. This machine is light enough to carry from one place to another. This website review wouldn't allow a lettered headline.

June 15th, 2015 via kmart.com
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unhappymom01

Dont buy

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I got this for my son for x mas and it did'nt work!! Took it back to sears and tried to get another one but they are no longer available. Still is available on the web site though? Don't waste your time like I did.

January 7th, 2015 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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unhappymom01

Dont buy

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I got this for my son for x mas and it did'nt work!! Took it back to sears and tried to get another one but they are no longer available. Still is available on the web site though? Don't waste your time like I did.

January 7th, 2015 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Jenny726

ugh

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Santa brought this. Mic1 jack worked -- for about 20 minutes. Can't even exchange because it's out of stock now! Mic 2 jack works, but sisters can't sing together now, which was the whole point of getting a unit with two mics.

January 1st, 2015 via sears.com
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Jenny726

ugh

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Santa brought this. Mic1 jack worked -- for about 20 minutes. Can't even exchange because it's out of stock now! Mic 2 jack works, but sisters can't sing together now, which was the whole point of getting a unit with two mics.

January 1st, 2015 via sears.com
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ddaggs

Very disappointing

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I ordered this machine for my daughters "gift from santa". It arrived in a timely fashion however when we went to use it Christmas day the unit did not work. We plugged it in and put in one of the discs that came with the machine. All it did was light the screen and say AUX in the right hand corner. We switched it from off to CD and to the other setting and it did nothing. The power light would not even turn on even though the unit was plugged in and the screen was clearly lit. I will be returning the unit to hopefully exchange for a new one. The unit itself feels really cheap, however for the price you would think it would weigh more. It's so light you would think there is nothing inside the unit. The microphones feel more solid than the machine. For the price, I expected something with a little more "quality" to it seeing as I knew it would get quite a bit of use as my daughter is a music and singing fanatic. I hope once we get the new unit it's not a further disappointment.

January 14th, 2014 via kmart.com
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ddaggs

Very disappointing

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I ordered this machine for my daughters "gift from santa". It arrived in a timely fashion however when we went to use it Christmas day the unit did not work. We plugged it in and put in one of the discs that came with the machine. All it did was light the screen and say AUX in the right hand corner. We switched it from off to CD and to the other setting and it did nothing. The power light would not even turn on even though the unit was plugged in and the screen was clearly lit. I will be returning the unit to hopefully exchange for a new one. The unit itself feels really cheap, however for the price you would think it would weigh more. It's so light you would think there is nothing inside the unit. The microphones feel more solid than the machine. For the price, I expected something with a little more "quality" to it seeing as I knew it would get quite a bit of use as my daughter is a music and singing fanatic. I hope once we get the new unit it's not a further disappointment.

January 14th, 2014 via kmart.com
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tbink6

recording didn't pick up voice from microphone. It would go in and out

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July 11th, 2013 via kmart.com
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tbink6

recording didn't pick up voice from microphone. It would go in and out

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MrsWille

Karaoke

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Wonderful! The children love it as do adults. The mics are not as loud sounding as my last Karaoke, but for the money, it is a great system. Have fun this this product.

January 11th, 2013 via kmart.com
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