TELEVISION: B/W 5", Analog, VHF/UHF, CRT
* The flashlight requires additional batteries to be used independently of the main unit.
The TV has brightness, contrast, and vertical hold controls. The radio and TV share has volume, band, and tuning controls. The entire unit has one power button and a small switch to select a device. The siren is activated by a pushbutton next to the power button.
The following accessories were included: AC adapter (12V 1000mA), DC car adapter, strap, cellphone adapters, instructions, and TV antenna adapter.
According to the instruction manual, the Songwave SW-3600 takes the following replacement parts...
FLASHLIGHT: 9V 300mA bulb
The Songwave SW3600 has many positive and negative aspects, as follows...
* The fluorescent tube lantern is adjustable, has replaceable bulbs, uses little electricity, and is rather bright
* All three radio bands work and the FM reception is fairly good
* Unlike many portable TVs, it has audio and video input jacks which allow direct A/V input without an RF modulator. This makes it easier to connect devices like DVD players and converter boxes. The video input is surprisingly clear
* The siren feature is rather loud and may only be activated if the power switch is already turned on
* The battery compartment can charge batteries if rechargeables are used
* It has a built-in telescoping antenna and antenna jack
* The speaker has good sound quality. There is also a functional earphone jack
* The flashlight can be used as part of the main unit or separately
* The unit is relatively easy to use, although it's helpful to have the instructions
* The dynamo crank is only useful for powering the radio or lantern a very short period of time, and it cannot power the TV. Some gray paint flaked off the area around the crank while it was used
* The cell phone charger does not seem to work while the unit is connected to AC or DC power (switched on or off)
* The Songwave SW-3600's weather band (WB) and AM reception aren't particularly good
* The instructions do not explain some aspects of the unit thoroughly enough
* When connected to a different, higher-capacity 4.8V rechargeable battery pack, the dynamo feature still exhibited poor results
* The unit is fairly heavy and would be rather heavy with nine "C" batteries installed
* The analog TV will no longer receive most broadcasts in the U.S. unless a converter box is attached
* Most features cannot be utilized at the same time
Overall, the Songwave SW-3600 makes a good portable lantern, FM radio, and flashlight, but its dynamo is only useful for powering it very briefly. However, many similar units exist which don't have dynamo functions, so it is at least as useful as they are (though perhaps of lower quality).
UPDATE: After about a year, it still works, although the plate which goes around the tuning dial fell off. It can be reattached with glue or double-sided tape. The lantern seems to have dimmed a bit.
UPDATE #2: Some months later it ceased operating (except for battery power), due to the poor quality of its DC jack and power cord. Be very careful when plugging cords into the DC power jack.