DAB Portable Radio-Roberts RD28
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DAB Portable Radio-Roberts RD28

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Found 23rd Jan 2008Made hot 23rd Jan 2008
Hi All,

Looks pretty good price, Amazon do it for the same price, but you may be able to pick it up from a local Hughes Store and not pay delivery. I Think Hughes Store are mainly based around East Anglia.



Product Details

dab Radio
colour: White
no Of Present Stations: Unknown
wavebands: DAB
lcd Display
mains Lead Supplied
head Phone Socket
tuning Type: Manual
carrying Strap/handle

20 Comments

Hughes related to T.J.Hughes?

Norwich has a couple of Hughes, been around for years. Anyway Roberts are regular considered one of the best DAB producers (though not owned one presonally) and for £25 it seems a good price to me. Voted hot + rep

I get £6 added (and live about 10 minutes from one of their stores) for delivery, I imagine is what the charge generally. Still a good priced DAB for £30.93

http://www.hughesdirect.co.uk//common/productpictures/rob-rd28.jpg

Original Poster

I just rang my Cambridge store and they have a few in Stock and he told me he had 80 in stock at head office. I am off to buy mine now and not pay Delivery

For a Roberts that is a bargain....edi has posted an Alba for £19.99...Dab radios have come right down in price...we have one at home and it is great.

Quote - Looks pretty good price, Amazon do it for the same price, but you may be able to pick it up from a local Hughes Store and not pay delivery. I Think Hughes Store are on mainly based around East Anglia.

Why not buy from Amazon and get Free Supersaver delivery then as it is priced over £15?

Original Poster

true, but I hate waiting for deliverys, when I can pick it up in the next 10 mins

Smello;1494050

true, but I hate waiting for deliverys, when I can pick it up in the next … true, but I hate waiting for deliverys, when I can pick it up in the next 10 mins



That's true - but there are no Hughes stores down my way so Amazon would be a better option for me. May be true for others too...

Direct link to product on Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Rob…8-1

Unfortunately, It's actually sold by Hughesdirect as a marketplace seller, so P&P is £6.43

Banned

great deal for a roberts. very impressive.

One preset (favourite) makes this radio so un-user friendly. [SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]This is a major castration of any electronic goods[/COLOR][/SIZE] where a good number of pre-sets is essential as no one will be able to remember all the channel numbers or even have the patience to tune in. The decision to have just one pre-set must be a decision made by a business person who does not even know how to use a radio and never used a radio! However good price still for a Roberts Brand. Thanks for deanos for pointing this out. It is like cold water dowsing on a flame! So looks like hot to those who like to twiddle knobs all day and cold to those who want to get there with one push.

Here is one with 10 presets but no FM radio from Richer Sounds for £29.95 when joined as a VIP member ]http//ww…BLK

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Shame DAB is going to be made obsolete fairly soon (and sounds worse than FM).

Good deal if you like the Digital-only stations I suppose.

£2 cheaper at 22.93 if you are a which reader

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voted hot

Why is dab going to be made obselete? Also, where I live the signal from FM is very poor, and the DAB radio sound tons better than our FM one.

Dave.

splender;1494717

a good number of pre-sets is essential as no one will be able to … a good number of pre-sets is essential as no one will be able to remember all the channel numbers or even have the patience to tune in. .



I don't think you understand how DAB radios work. In effect, all the channels are presets. There is no need to remember channels or do any tuning after you've done the initial set up. The display tells you the name of each channel and you just scroll through the channels and select the one you want. I've been using a Pure One DAB for a year now and although it does have presets, I've never felt the need to set them up.

ClashInDevon

davedixson;1495237

Why is dab going to be made obselete? Also, where I live the signal from … Why is dab going to be made obselete? Also, where I live the signal from FM is very poor, and the DAB radio sound tons better than our FM one.Dave.



Have a read of this if you're interested:

digitalradiotech.co.uk/dab…htm

I was just having a bit of a dig at DAB in my previous post, as I'm into audio quality - something that DAB doesn't do well.

I'm sure, however, that for the vast majority of people, the wider choice of programming, convenience and crackle-free listening will outweigh the low bitrate of DAB.

I think I'm just bitter that the powers that be COULD have brought "CD Quality" audio to radio, but instead chose quantity over quality, which looking back, is the obvious path for anyone wanting to make money off the system.

:whistling:

ClashInDevon;1495443

I don't think you understand how DAB radios work. In effect, all the … I don't think you understand how DAB radios work. In effect, all the channels are presets. There is no need to remember channels or do any tuning after you've done the initial set up. The display tells you the name of each channel and you just scroll through the channels and select the one you want. I've been using a Pure One DAB for a year now and although it does have presets, I've never felt the need to set them up.ClashInDevon



Everything is virtually auto tune set up nowadays: Freeview, Internet Radio, SKY. FM radio. Even the old fashion BBC1, BBC2 and ITV I had as a B&W TV , it was still useful feature to have three buttons! One for each! I know scrolling is easy to use as well as I use it this way for my FM Radio but my old mum would not be able to do this. She does it by the preset buttons. After tuning to the radio I have to assign the preset buttons for her by radio station names.
[SIZE="4"]Here is one with 10 presets for £30 when you joined as a VIP member :- [/SIZE]]http//ww…BLK

:thumbsup: Nice one..........Radio took 2 days to arrive :roll:
Always wanted one of these but they were to expensive , untill I saw this:)
Turned it on and it tuned in to all stations within seconds .........Great bit of kit .......a big THANK YOU :w00t:
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