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Sony XDR-C750 DAB Radio £39.95 @ RicherSounds

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7y, 3d agoFound 7 years, 3 days ago
Found this after searching all over for a DAB clock radio. Cheapest i could find elsewhere was £53.35 online at John Lewis. Went down to my local store and picked one up :D Instore purchase only
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7y, 3d agoFound 7 years, 3 days ago
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#1
Very good deal as also has FM
banned#2
yep, good deal
good find OP:thumbsup:
#3
Was going to buy one of these a while ago but reviews mentioned that many units had a fault whereby the alarm triggers at midnight. Reading recent reviews though they now seem to have fixed the problem.
#4
Had one of these for a while but no fault of this radio but dab reception is not all it's hyped up to be

Just a well FM is still around :whistling:

But as for this in a whole quite a nice radio, I like how the display has 3 brightness settings
#5
DAB - like we all know "dodgy" to say the least even in areas with supposed coverage.
#6
packard
DAB - like we all know "dodgy" to say the least even in areas with supposed coverage.


I've found most of the DAB radios i've used havn't been that great... with the exception of the Pure One Classic, which is brilliant and picks up most DAB stations even without the ariel extended.
And the Pure is only a few quid more than this Sony.
#7
I wish these manufacturers would build a clock radio with a battery backup, didn't used to be a problem to buy one but now they don't seem to bother.
#8
I'll get one tomorrow! I already have 2 DAB radio's, the Pure Oasis (check it out - fantastic sound, can link your mp3 to it, and is weather / bathroom proof. Singing under shower has never been so good!), and an Intempo in the kitchen. I just need something that switches off while I am trying to sleep.
#9
Stu
I wish these manufacturers would build a clock radio with a battery backup, didn't used to be a problem to buy one but now they don't seem to bother.


The battery backup option is for clocks that lose the time and their settings when there is a power cut. This clock automatically sets the time when you plug into the power source, so when their a power cut, as soon as power is restored it sets itself up again, making the need for a battery backup pointless.

A thing to note about this clock radio, is there a bug, sometimes when it hits midnight, it will turn itself on for no real reason at all, this is documented on the internet across various reviews.
#10
packard
DAB - like we all know "dodgy" to say the least even in areas with supposed coverage.


Must disagree, fitted a DAB radio (Sony) in my car and no coverage problems anywhere, which is more amazing as a 1/2 metre piece of wire hidden under dashboard serves as the DAB aerial.

To the contrary, FM only allows to receive poor quality mono when I drive 5 miles away from any big city, and this is with a proper roof aerial (except of Radio 1)
#11
wozza2k
The battery backup option is for clocks that lose the time and their settings when there is a power cut. This clock automatically sets the time when you plug into the power source, so when their a power cut, as soon as power is restored it sets itself up again, making the need for a battery backup pointless.

A thing to note about this clock radio, is there a bug, sometimes when it hits midnight, it will turn itself on for no real reason at all, this is documented on the internet across various reviews.


That certainly is one of the aims for clocks with battery backup. The other (arguably more important) reason is so that the alarm can still go off during a power failure.

Also, as has been pointed out already in this thread, the midnight problem should now be sorted.
#12
vitek
Must disagree, fitted a DAB radio (Sony) in my car and no coverage problems anywhere, which is more amazing as a 1/2 metre piece of wire hidden under dashboard serves as the DAB aerial.

To the contrary, FM only allows to receive poor quality mono when I drive 5 miles away from any big city, and this is with a proper roof aerial (except of Radio 1)


Depends where you live, come down to Devon and attempt to listen to your DAB radio with the wire hidden under your dashboard. - It wont happen.

I need a separate aerial on the roof of the car and even then is it patchy.
#13
The fault to do with triggering the alarm at midnight I believe only affected early versions released a few years ago. I've had mine for two years now and its never gone off when it shouldn't. Unfortunately the reviews that complain about the fault are high up on sites like Amazon and Argos, so keep word of it moving around.
#14
I have one of these, paid about £75 a couple of years ago so this is a great price. the reception is okay but not great. the buttons on top of the radio are fiddly and you'll never change any settings without the light on and the manual in hand! the alarm is fine but a pain to alter once set.

I use the alarm on my mobile, and can't be bothered with the lack of radio stations I can get. I have a Pure Evoke downstairs which seems to get all available stations. it's just an attractive clock for me, lol!
#15
Good deal. Voted Hot but haven't bought as I already have a DAB radio :)
#16
Biker Jeff
I've found most of the DAB radios i've used havn't been that great... with the exception of the Pure One Classic, which is brilliant and picks up most DAB stations even without the ariel extended.
And the Pure is only a few quid more than this Sony.


I was luck enough to pick up the Pure One for less than this Sony unit. Can't give feedback on the quality of the Sony but was happy enough with the DAB to buy a second unit for another room. Having FM is a big advantage though :thumbsup:
#17
I don't know about battery backup, but this uses the DAB signal to set the clock. Bought one for my cousin last year, works well, come with external wire ariel if you struggle for coverage, good price.
#18
I have got one of these - looks good and as an alarm clock can't complain. Never had any problem with it turning off / going off or whatever the reported problem is at midnight. The radio reception is patchy however and this is not a problem in my area generally - I even have a standalone Sony DAB radio that has perfect reception.

Overall unless you are happy to pay this price just for an alarm clock that look classy go for it but you could probably get an alarm clock with better DAB radio these days that looks as good for a similar price.
#19
Waiting for a sony dab with a dock with their mp3 players...
#20
Don;t know why everyone is slagging DAB. We've got a cheapy sony microsystem with DAB in the kitchen. It's worked well in three addresses we've had.
Doesn't sound any better than a well tuned FM station to be honest but you can get XFM around the country which is good.
#21
I have this, its pretty good. I get a good signal and the alarm is pretty good. Cant say teh buttons arent fiddly though. I do like the display
#22
Dab works brilliant in our area. Our dab radios work without the aerials up.....
#23
I thought DAB was good until I discovered internet radio
#24
....holding out for a DAB, FM, ipod dock, alarm clock...

Giz a shout if you know of one...
#25
Peg Man
....holding out for a DAB, FM, ipod dock, alarm clock...

Giz a shout if you know of one...


Obviously nowhere near the same price range, but I'd recommend the Revo iBlik Radiostation:

http://www.revo.co.uk/digital-radio/revo-iblik-radiostation.php

FM, DAB, internet radio, computer streaming, iPod, and of course alarm.
#26
Like I said I want a sony one for their walkmans. I dont do apple :thumbsup:
#27
DAB..waste of time in Maidenhead
#28
alera
Like I said I want a sony one for their walkmans. I dont do apple :thumbsup:


All well and good, but I was replying to Peg Man :thumbsup:

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