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Bush wooden DAB radio great reviews snooze & sleep timer lots of features was £49.99 now £24.99 1/2 price @ Argos
Bush wooden DAB radio great reviews snooze & sleep timer lots of features was £49.99 now £24.99 1/2 price @ Argos

Bush wooden DAB radio great reviews snooze & sleep timer lots of features was £49.99 now £24.99 1/2 price @ Argos

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Great idea for Christmas - available in 2 colours for this price wooden and walnut. Great reviews 4.6 / 5 over 187 reviews. Packed with features including -

Dual alarm

Snooze function

Sleep timer

LCD display

3 watts RMS

Auto time update

Auto tune & scan

17.9cm high, 26.1cm wide & 11.5cm deep

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71 Comments

Think I prefer the lighter bush.

Heat

pennyfarthing88

Think I prefer the lighter bush. Heat



​You mean a Brazilian? oO

I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......
According to Argos Q&A.... this isn't DAB+

I have this fantastic radio but I paid nearly triple that last year heat added

They look great!!

Biker Jeff

I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos … I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos Q&A.... this isn't DAB+


So this is not a DAB Radio ???? Please can you explain more

Original Poster Editor

Biker Jeff

I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos … I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos Q&A.... this isn't DAB+



So, that done, let’s put a few facts straight:
The UK has no plans to move from DAB to DAB+
While DAB+ services are now appearing in the UK, there are no plans to switch the majority of radio broadcasting over to DAB+: not yet, anyway. There have been a lot of DAB sets sold in the UK. DAB sets are in over half of all households here, and generally we don’t replace radios as fast as any other entertainment equipment (like a TV, a set-top box, or a mobile phone). Given this, it’s unlikely that the UK will be switching to DAB+ any time soon, and there are no plans to make that change.

DAB+ doesn’t automatically mean better audio in comparison to DAB
Some of the main proponents of DAB+ in this country want it because they think it’ll result in better-sounding audio. It probably won’t. Many DAB+ countries use 48kbps aacPlus, and the new services on the SDL multiplex are at 32kbps: they offer a good stereo signal, but they're still not a brilliantly clear sound. The main benefits to radio listeners from DAB+ will be additional choice, not enhanced sound quality. (That said, DAB+ normally means stereo is available at bitrates formerly only used for mono, so there is that.)

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stbk

So this is not a DAB Radio ???? Please can you explain more


It is Dab - please see reply above

Yes it is a DAB radio, no the uk does not broadcast in DAB+. It looks like you know your onions emribena!

Biker Jeff

I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos … I wouldn't buy any DAB radio now that isn't DAB+......According to Argos Q&A.... this isn't DAB+



​What is the difference?

Is this stereo ? And is it worth £5 more for this Bluetooth Stereo one?

argos.co.uk/pro…186?rec=webRespPDP:5535927:alt:CWVTPUBOOT:5534186

Nice. I'll use my Argos voucher towards this.

Gollywood

​What is the difference?



The difference is that this radio will not receive any stations that are broadcast in DAB+.....
We currently have 3 DAB+ stations and more are bound to follow.
The advantage with broadcasting in DAB+ is that you get better quality audio at lower bitrates.

Buying a DAB radio that isn't DAB+, is like buying a TV that receives Freeview but not Freeview HD.

stuartsivel

Yes it is a DAB radio, no the uk does not broadcast in DAB+. It looks … Yes it is a DAB radio, no the uk does not broadcast in DAB+. It looks like you know your onions emribena!



Here in the UK, stations can be broadcast in DAB and DAB+

Banned

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).

Another advantage to having a DAB+ radio, is that it can be used in other European countries that only use the DAB+ system.

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3 radio stations in the UK broad cast in DAB+ Fun kids, Magic chilled and Jazz FM - read this article which will explain more. ARTICLE LINK the last sentence sums it up.....For the UK, however, there are few benefits to move over to DAB+, and plenty of reasons not to do so yet.

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).



Ab80's moved to the SDL multiplex, that doesn't have as many transmitters (about 75% coverage) as opposed to the original mux.
So the prob is your location, more than the radio.
Although DAB radios with a better quality receiver may pick up the SDL mux.

emribena

3 radio stations in the UK broad cast in DAB+ Fun kids, Magic chilled and … 3 radio stations in the UK broad cast in DAB+ Fun kids, Magic chilled and Jazz FM - read this article which will explain more. ARTICLE LINK the last sentence sums it up.....For the UK, however, there are few benefits to move over to DAB+, and plenty of reasons not to do so yet.



There isn't ANY reasons not to have a DAB+ radio...... better to have the facility than not have it. Its more future proof than bog standard DAB.
The 3 DAB+ stations have been going since early last year, its only a matter of time before more DAB+ stations are added.

cold - not dab+

Can anyone who owns this comment on
1) Alarm reliability 2) Sound quality (decent voice repro - R4 mostly) 3) Is there any hum when in standyby mode.

Thanks

Biker Jeff

The difference is that this radio will not receive any stations that are … The difference is that this radio will not receive any stations that are broadcast in DAB+.....We currently have 3 DAB+ stations and more are bound to follow.The advantage with broadcasting in DAB+ is that you get better quality audio at lower bitrates.Buying a DAB radio that isn't DAB+, is like buying a TV that receives Freeview but not Freeview HD.



My next question. How much would a comparable DAB+ cost?

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).



That's all I want it for!

Gollywood

My next question. How much would a comparable DAB+ cost?



For Bush make, probably around the same in a half price deal.....
A decent make of DAB+ will be more dosh.

Some use the digital tick, some state DAB+, some Pure radios are upgradable...... but not all radios make it clear when it can also get +

Geemac

Is this stereo ? And is it worth £5 more for this Bluetooth Stereo … Is this stereo ? And is it worth £5 more for this Bluetooth Stereo one?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5534186?rec=webRespPDP:5535927:alt:CWVTPUBOOT:5534186



​Thanks for the link, I've reserved one, looks good to me

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pat-w

​Thanks for the link, I've reserved one, looks good to me


Watch out - you'll have the radio police onto you - that ones not dab+ either!

emribena

Watch out - you'll have the radio police onto you - that ones not dab+ … Watch out - you'll have the radio police onto you - that ones not dab+ either!



Oh dear, how sad, never mind.....
bluetooth makes up for not having dab+

The problem is dab uses mp2. Yes mp2. You Probably haven't heard of it and there is a very good reason why. Read http://www.techradar.com/news/car-tech/why-dab-radio-in-the-uk-is-broken-and-how-to-fix-it-1217586
I have a dab radio. The reception is worse than fm.why ? Cos the station broadcasts in 128kbps stereo mp2. This is 64kbps MP3 . Crap. What is more so, some try and up the bit rate by using mono only.
Dab+ is MP3. The quality even at 64kbps is good.
The U.K. Needs to move to dab+ asap. Otherwise stick to fm or internet radio.
I feel the only way forward is dab+. I would not buy a just dab radio now. Never again. It promised so much and has delivered so badly.

tinca

​You mean a Brazilian? oO



​That would be the darker bush

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).



I had to buy another radio for this very reason
Edited by: "tinman41" 16th Nov 2016

I world not buy Bush have purchased two of there products and returned as quality lower than worthless

Nice find just ordered one, thanks

Voted hot as it's a good enough deal.
However, if you want a better dab / dab+ radio with FM, aux-in, usb charging and Bluetooth I would recommend the VQ Retro Mini. Currently, it's £54.99 at Amazon
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Edited by: "RedDwarfIsCool" 16th Nov 2016

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).



​you have a good sense of style when it comes to radio stations

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times,it just keeps coming up Absolute 80s old so you cannot hear any audio,great for every other station though and at this price it is well worth it(if you are not too fussed about Absolute 80s like me).



​you have a good sense of style when it comes to radio stations

I think this product has a good price even if it's not dab+.
as there ain't many dab+ radio stations at the moment anyway it will tide you over until more radio stations are introducing that service..it's happening that fast it looks like

andreasuk

I think this product has a good price even if it's not dab+.as there … I think this product has a good price even if it's not dab+.as there ain't many dab+ radio stations at the moment anyway it will tide you over until more radio stations are introducing that service..it's happening that fast it looks like



****correction****
​its not happening that fast it looks like

Jeanms

Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in … Good quality dab radio but be aware that I cannot seem to tune in Absolute 80s despite retuning multiple times



Bonus!

RedDwarfIsCool

Voted hot as it's a good enough deal.However, if you want a better dab / … Voted hot as it's a good enough deal.However, if you want a better dab / dab+ radio with FM, aux-in, usb charging and Bluetooth I would recommend the VQ Retro Mini. Currently, it's £54.99 at Amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NTNKHR6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Ordered this one, refurbed "like new" at £29.99 from 3 monkeys. Preferred the design for the teenage daughter, plus the fact it links to her phone etc with bluetooth.

3W ???..... You'd have to walk round with this stuck to ur ear !!
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