DAB digital radio reduced to £19.99 from £39.99 @ Argos
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DAB digital radio reduced to £19.99 from £39.99 @ Argos

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Found 15th Oct 2015
I live in Wales and don't get much phone signal to listen to digital radio on my phone. I was looking to listen to Rock stations and Radio X. Found this one it's portable, an alarm clock available in three colours. There's no reviews on it as yet so will have a look tomorrow when I pick it up. I want to listen to it in work and play it thru my car speakers via cable. There is another one there that I was thinking about its reduced from £19.99 to £16.99 and has got brill reviews....

argos.co.uk/m/s…htm

Surely the other one has to be better if it was originally priced at £39.99?!
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Looks ok OP but you may want to have a look at currys who've got a few DAB radios on offer at the moment
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pennyfarthing88

Looks ok OP but you may want to have a look at currys who've got a few … Looks ok OP but you may want to have a look at currys who've got a few DAB radios on offer at the moment


Will do! Thanks. Live far from everywhere but we have an Argos!! Random but hey ho
Roberts Dab very good indeed read reviews amazon
Love DAB, hate Alba...
I would not listen to radio if it was not for 6 Music and Absolute Radio on DAB.
nice price - but you really want Stereo for the Rock stations ... this is the 21st Century
Blue and green available at the same price
Our asda here in East London has a selection of DAB radio receivers going cheaper than they were. Having said that, I have my DAB units all switched back to FM now — better reception.

If you’re at home, the Freeview radio reception is probably about the best bitrate and most generous compression you can get for an over the air digital transmission (it beats Freesat, easily easily easily beats DAB, and it’s basically free for most people assuming they already have a way of getting Freeview sitting there already paid for).

Although I see from the original post that you intend to listen to at work, by playing it through your car speakers. Top marks for having the front to get away with that!
mrkaroshi

Love DAB, hate Alba...



Hate both tbh. Much prefer FM. The only reason I'd reluctantly have DAB is for AM channels stations like Radio 5 Live. DAB is a messed up implementation of digial radio, not fit for purpose.
fishmaster

Hate both tbh. Much prefer FM. The only reason I'd reluctantly have DAB … Hate both tbh. Much prefer FM. The only reason I'd reluctantly have DAB is for AM channels stations like Radio 5 Live. DAB is a messed up implementation of digial radio, not fit for purpose.


Totally fit for purpose, just incredibly poor implementation but its Hobson's choice for many, either DAB or nothing.
cicobuff

I would not listen to radio if it was not for 6 Music and Absolute Radio … I would not listen to radio if it was not for 6 Music and Absolute Radio on DAB.


Thought you refuse to listen to low quality compressed audio.....
DAB would be fine - if the authorities had the kahunas to implement minimum standards.

As it is, its only really fit for purpose for speech radio and listening through radios such as this one where audio quality clearly isn't top of the agenda because of the (understandable) greed of commercial radio stations.

I'd agree that Freeview/Freesat for radio is probably a better option for many than DAB (in the home - the office is probably rather different!)

Additional - I wouldn't be considering this Alba DAB radio - isn't Alba an Argos brand these days (i.e. whatever price cut they indicate is an irrelevance, you should only be taking account of the actual price, which at £19.99 is only in the OK range).
Edited by: "premierfella" 16th Oct 2015
DAB is rubbish on the east coast
Edited by: "zaax" 16th Oct 2015
brookysm

Totally fit for purpose, just incredibly poor implementation but its … Totally fit for purpose, just incredibly poor implementation but its Hobson's choice for many, either DAB or nothing.



I disagree, but let's not debate it, won't help the thread.
Judging by Which? Reports, I'd suggest paying a bit more and buying John Lewis Nova or Spectrum instead.
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I only want it for Chris Moyles in the morning really I got a long day in work and need something to make me laugh! Thanks for ur comments.
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