Auriol Radio-Controlled Wall Clock £8.99 Lidl
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Auriol Radio-Controlled Wall Clock £8.99 Lidl

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Found 20th Dec 2015
Seems like a decent price for a radio controlled clock, available in white and black

Displays time, temperature and humidity with automatic time adjustment including winter and summer time
Sleek and contemporary brushed aluminium frame with glass cover
Size Ø (cm): 25
Batteries included
3 year manufacturer's warranty
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Good looking clock with RC at a good price
Tempted to buy and use the movement in my current clock
Is it avail now, cant find the event day
Ralph888

Is it avail now, cant find the event day



It is available from tomorrow.
great find op, heat
Eh? Radio controlled?! Sorry can somebody enlighten me I have followed the link and can't seem to understand what radio control is for. Is it so you can change the time the twice a year without the need to remove the clock from the wall? Looks a nice clock.
It auto updates, so is always the right time and automatically updates daylight saving
I got one of these clocks last year. Sometimes you have to reset the back of it to correct the time. Still good value at that price. Heat added
RC = it locks onto the Greenwich / world atomic clock time signal in any country and updates constantly so is rarely out unless batteries are low or signal is weak
Cold.....its not got apple in the name and costs less than £300.
Voted Cold for not so great quality, didn't update at hour changes over last and keeps randomly resetting to 11pm

Displays time,


A novel feature.
sowotsdis

RC = it locks onto the Greenwich / world atomic clock time signal in any … RC = it locks onto the Greenwich / world atomic clock time signal in any country and updates constantly so is rarely out unless batteries are low or signal is weak



Don't think thats true...I sent my brother in New Zealand one of these....it won't work???

Does anyone know if these clocks are loud when ticking away?



bazza60

Don't think thats true...I sent my brother in New Zealand one of … Don't think thats true...I sent my brother in New Zealand one of these....it won't work???



It should work I reckon. The clock updates the time by listening for a radio signal broadcasted from the country it is resided in.


Edited by: "PenguinsForAll" 21st Dec 2015
PenguinsForAll

Does anyone know if these clocks are loud when ticking away?It should … Does anyone know if these clocks are loud when ticking away?It should work I reckon. The clock updates the time by listening for a radio signal broadcasted from the country it is resided in.



I would like to know that too, also will the temperature displayed be the outside or inside temperature?
does the second hand sweep or tic?
It will in inside, for outside you would need a sensor that's outside.
bazza60

Don't think thats true...I sent my brother in New Zealand one of … Don't think thats true...I sent my brother in New Zealand one of these....it won't work???



​He has to hang it up upside down
PenguinsForAll

Does anyone know if these clocks are loud when ticking away?It should … Does anyone know if these clocks are loud when ticking away?It should work I reckon. The clock updates the time by listening for a radio signal broadcasted from the country it is resided in.



Depends on the signal broadcast and the receiver in the clock, which is likely to be limited due to the price (possibly European broadcasts only). I know watches with the feature specify being 5 or 6 bands, for example, meaning they can be used in x many countries.
The time signal is sent from Germany that's why the time has to be set to 11:00 during the set-up process because of them being an hour in front. I bought one last year and it hardly ever receives a signal. I think I will buy another and see if I have any better luck.
Edited by: "Sholan" 21st Dec 2015
sradmad

great find op, heat



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cjp68

It should work as the nearest signal is in … It should work as the nearest signal is in Cumbriahttp://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/radiocontrolledtime.html


Very informative link, Thank you
cjp68

It should work as the nearest signal is in … It should work as the nearest signal is in Cumbriahttp://www.radioandtelly.co.uk/radiocontrolledtime.html




It used to be in Rugby which is 15 miles from me and then they moved to Cumbria which is hardly the centre of the UK.
Still able to get the signal fine though
I got one from Lidl a couple of years ago, and mine only tunes in to European time, as I live on the Isle of Wight I wonder if it picks up a signal from France, as that is nearer ?
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I have this clock albeit in white so it is more visible in the dark, corrects itself every day around 4 o'clock as I saw the second finger freeze for 5 seconds the other day whilst it corrected itself, its definitely not a loud tick and it seems you do have reset for the time change which is very simple anyway temperature dial seems to be accurate so all in all a good clock still pleased I bought (several months ago now).
i got a radio controlled clock but would not recommend one as they are often inaccurate at picking up signal when the clock goes forward and backward. better off changing the blooming time yourself.
Just got one today and Hmmm this seems to only set its time to Germany! On further reading of their manual it says it uses the DFC77 radio signal... In Frankfurt!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCF77

Reset it a few times now and same issue so kind of useless for its "radio" feature now. Don't think Lidl thought this through!

Think I may be taking this back!
zimbo_ouen

Just got one today and Hmmm this seems to only set its time to Germany! … Just got one today and Hmmm this seems to only set its time to Germany! On further reading of their manual it says it uses the DFC77 radio signal... In Frankfurt!https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCF77Reset it a few times now and same issue so kind of useless for its "radio" feature now. Don't think Lidl thought this through!Think I may be taking this back!




Perhaps it would be worth trying another one. Other people mention that they have bought them from Lidl in the past and haven't had any issues with them. Please let me know how you get on as I was going to head out and get one this afternoon.
[img]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCF77#/media/File%3ADcf_weite.jpg[/img]

DCF77 covers the UK too.
Edited by: "dianneNE" 21st Dec 2015
dianneNE

[img]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCF77#/media/File%3ADcf_weite.jpg[/img]DCF77 covers the UK too.



Yes but that just means it can send the German time to clocks even in the UK.

Just did another reset and the same thing again... German time!

Will take this back later today and try another one otherwise will just get a refund.

How frustrating...
Bought it today. But so far struggled to get the auto-update feature to work. Kept it next to a big window.
Not sure what else can I try... Any suggestions?
zimbo_ouen

Yes but that just means it can send the German time to clocks even in the … Yes but that just means it can send the German time to clocks even in the UK.Just did another reset and the same thing again... German time! Will take this back later today and try another one otherwise will just get a refund.How frustrating...



Ahh, yes I see what you mean! That's no use. Is there a code online for the place in Cumbria?
3 bought - nice clocks. One tiny snag - they all pick up the Frankfurt signal (as shown in the manual) and they all show European time, so they're all 1 hour ahead of UK time.

Nothing in the manual to indicate that there's any way of adjusting it to the correct time without losing the radio-controlled facility altogether and turning it into a manual clock.

Unless there's an easy fix, these will be going back, and I suspect a lot more too!
Sholan

The time signal is sent from Germany that's why the time has to be set to … The time signal is sent from Germany that's why the time has to be set to 11:00 during the set-up process because of them being an hour in front. I bought one last year and it hardly ever receives a signal. I think I will buy another and see if I have any better luck.



+1. I picked up two this morning and its been few hours and is still struggling to find a signal. Having said that I have another radio controlled projection clock (Oregon make) barely a few meters away that doesn't have difficulty finding a signal. So its the quality of this product which seems dodgy.

Will wait till tomorrow morning for a signal after which it is going back to where it came from....
Bought one last year - no problems with it in N Yorkshire. Pretty certain there is something in the manual re setting it in a different time zone.
cossiecraig

Eh? Radio controlled?! Sorry can somebody enlighten me I have followed … Eh? Radio controlled?! Sorry can somebody enlighten me I have followed the link and can't seem to understand what radio control is for. Is it so you can change the time the twice a year without the need to remove the clock from the wall? Looks a nice clock.



it gets its time from radio signal so the advantage for a wall clock is that you don't have to climb up twice a year to do british summer time changes.

unfortunately it means that if the radio signal pick up does not work properly the clock is useless as there is often no manual option and the clock can only work on radio signal. it will display the time that the radio signal tells it the time is.
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we have had a eureka moment and so far the time has reverted to BST. Just to recap, what we did was to press MODE and then when the 0 sign flashed, used the down arrow to change this to -1 and then pressed MODE again. We did this earlier this afternoon, the weather station has picked up the DST signal since and the time is still correct. It's good to find an easy solution to the problem.
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