SILVERCREST Digital Multi-Band Radio ( 3 Years Warranty ) £7.99 @ LIDL
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SILVERCREST Digital Multi-Band Radio ( 3 Years Warranty ) £7.99 @ LIDL

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Found 7th Sep 2015
Compact 3-band radio with FM, MW and SW tuner and radio alarm function with snooze and sleep timer function
Backlit LCD display with 12/24hr clock display
Includes earphones, batteries and bag
With fold-out stand and 3.5mm headphone output
Batteries included
3 year manufacturer's warranty
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Is this good catching FM frequencies ?
so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.


Even if that were so, the SW means this'll still be good for international travel for those seeking the Biased Broadcasting Corporation's World Service.
I bought one of these when they were for sale here in Northern Ireland (come on the lads tonight ) and it was Returned within the hour !! Brought it home tried to listen to radio 5 live for the footy and it was useless !! The sounds are that crackly I was expecting Winston Churchill to make an announcement on it !!
Not recommended !! Cold
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.



But when? The UK has not announced a set date for a switch-over, even 2020 looks a remote possibility now. Few DAB stations sound anywhere as good as a strong FM station on a decent receiver - not many people are aware that the vast majority of DAB stations in the UK are broadcast at a bit rate of 64 - 128kbps/mono or lower and using the MP2 codec. Yes, I'm not joking - DAB is broadcast using the MP2 codec (from 1989), at a piddling 64kbps and in mono, this in 2015!!.

With all DAB multiplexes being broadcast within VHF Band III, the quality of audio can get only worse, not better, as more stations try to get onto the (frequency limited) DAB bandwagon.

Some folks are touting the recent move by the new SoundDigital consortium to bring Dab+ to the UK, with theoretical increases in audio quality as it uses ''an Apple iPod- quality codec' - AAC. True, AAC is nice but when it comes to Dab+ I wouldn't hold my breath, as the most common Dab+ transmissions are in 48kbps AACPlus format, which is very similar to 128kbps MP2!! Would you download an AAC music file at 48kbps?? Sometimes I forget I'm in 2015.

Just because it's digital doesn't mean it's better.There are some industry pundits who say DAB will go down the path of Betamax. I won't discount them.

Have a look here for more details:
techradar.com/new…6/1





Edited by: "hcc27" 8th Sep 2015
Ajibee

Even if that were so, the SW means this'll still be good for … Even if that were so, the SW means this'll still be good for international travel for those seeking the Biased Broadcasting Corporation's World Service.



The very fact that I have to ask you in which way you consider the BBC baised very clearly indicates that it isn't.
Can't remember who it was that said it, (it may even have been me...) but if journalists aren't p***ing every one off at the same time, then they aren't doing their job properly.
Uhmm., re BBC bias for those with long enough memories to remember the Miners strike the BBC switched the footage around on the news to imply the Miners charged the Police, when in fact it was the Police on horses who charged the Miners first that caused a running battle.

The BBC has always been biased and has enshrined in its charter that in times of a national emergency it will broadcast what ever the Government wants.
Up todate you only have to look at illegal immigrants , now suddenly the BBC does not mention the term but instead calls them migrants!

Worth watching RT news on television as well as the net to get a different perspective on news, especially Israel, the US and UK .
If any wants a radio to listen on the go the Lidl one seems like a good buy , and your reception will depend on the infrastructure around you , just like mobile phones drop out on signals.
My feelings on BBC bias is that they have always been on the whole unbiased but with a light leaning towards whichever government is in power at the time - not surprising when that government holds the strings for the corporations future in their hands.

Because they are (technically) independent means that a lot of powerful people really don't like them because they cannot be easily bought. Of course some of those powerful people also own rival media empires that spend a lot of time broadcasting the myth that the BBC is overtly biased towards certain political persuasions and lots of people happily swallow that hook, line and sinker.

Of course also, a lot of people are racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, religiously bigoted and anti-environmentalist. Obviously as a public service broadcaster the BBC is not going to promote such opinions and so it's not surprising that the aforementioned types of people think the organisation is biased against their political point of view.
bilbob

The very fact that I have to ask you in which way you consider the BBC … The very fact that I have to ask you in which way you consider the BBC baised very clearly indicates that it isn't.Can't remember who it was that said it, (it may even have been me...) but if journalists aren't p***ing every one off at the same time, then they aren't doing their job properly.



Bilbob you need to wake up. They very fact that you're are supported the BBC indicates you must be one of the many lapping up their drivel on a daily basis.
Proveright

Uhmm., re BBC bias for those with long enough memories to remember the … Uhmm., re BBC bias for those with long enough memories to remember the Miners strike the BBC switched the footage around on the news to imply the Miners charged the Police, when in fact it was the Police on horses who charged the Miners first that caused a running battle.



I really hate defending the BBC which is dire, but that was ITN News, the same company that brought you "the Trnopolje Death Camp" (watch the Serbian TV footage in the video "Judgement", where they captured the ITN film crew for unedited, unstaged footage of that one).
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bilbob

The very fact that I have to ask you in which way you consider the BBC … The very fact that I have to ask you in which way you consider the BBC baised very clearly indicates that it isn't.Can't remember who it was that said it, (it may even have been me...) but if journalists aren't p***ing every one off at the same time, then they aren't doing their job properly.


Rather than me telling you what is blaringly obvious to anyone with eyes, ears and common sense, here are some notable senior BBC personnel on the subject:

"The BBC is not impartial or neutral. It's a publicly funded, urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities and gay people. It has a liberal bias not so much a party-political bias. It is better expressed as a cultural liberal bias"
Andrew Marr, the Daily Mail, Oct 21st, 2006.
dailymail.co.uk/pag…tml?in_article_id=411846&in_page_id=1770

"It's not a conspiracy. It's visceral. They think they are on the middle ground"
Jeff Randall, former BBC Business Editor, in The Observer, Jan 15th, 2006.
observer.guardian.co.uk/bus…504,00.html

"The idea of a tax on the ownership of a television belongs in the 1950s. Why not tax people for owning a washing machine to fund the manufacture of Persil?"
Jeremy Paxman, James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, Aug 24th, 2007.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2007/08/the_james_mactaggart_memorial_lecture.html

"People who know a lot more than I do may be right when they claim that [global warming] is the consequence of our own behaviour. I assume that this is why the BBC's coverage of the issue abandoned the pretence of impartiality long ago"
Jeremy Paxman, Media Guardian, Jan 31st, 2007.
media.guardian.co.uk/bro…958,00.html

"I do remember... the corridors of Broadcasting House were strewn with empty champagne bottles. I'll always remember that",
Jane Garvey, BBC Five Live, May 10th, 2007, recalling May 2nd, 1997.

You may also wish to consider Peter Sissons book, When One Door Closes, or any of a number of other memoirs.

Moreover, whether you agree or disagree about its bias, the fact that people are compelled, by criminal law, to pay for the BBC, simply by watching any broadcast TV (even if they never watch the BBC) is unjust and indefensible in this day and age. Ten percent of all magistrates court cases are the BBC prosecuting the poorest and most needy in the land for being feckless enough to co-operate with the BBC's Telly Tax Boot Boys & Girls.

Apologies Baz417 for needing to defend my defence of your deal!
Edited by: "Ajibee" 7th Sep 2015
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.


What about short waves? That's the selling point.
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.



​DAB not lived up to its own hype
Naughty of them to describe it as a 'digital' radio. I presume that they mean the display rather than the radio itself........!
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.


Been said for years but not true because FM gives better sound quality and since the political cheapskates in the UK wouldn't go for DAB+ there will never be good take up. [PS I am part deaf and wear a hearing aid but I can still tell the difference.]
jonnithomas

so let's buy a radio that won't work soon. dab is coming.


Been said for years but not true because FM gives better sound quality and since the political cheapskates in the UK wouldn't go for DAB+ there will never be good take up. [PS I am part deaf and wear a hearing aid but I can still tell the difference.]
ajpbgh

Naughty of them to describe it as a 'digital' radio. I presume that … Naughty of them to describe it as a 'digital' radio. I presume that they mean the display rather than the radio itself........!


Probably legitimate if it uses digital methods to control frequencies.
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