Sony XDRS40 DAB/DAB+/FM Ultra Compact Digital Radio - Black - £29.99 Amazon Prime Exclusive
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Sony XDRS40 DAB/DAB+/FM Ultra Compact Digital Radio - Black - £29.99 Amazon Prime Exclusive

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Found 20th Mar
A nice litle DAB radio for the kitchen or shed help to get ready for a summer of sport.





  • DAB/DAB+/FM tuner - featuring DAB/DAB+ (Band III) digital radio



    for a huge choice of stations, plus pre-sets to start you off




  • LCD display - get DAB+/DAB programme info on the LCD display as you scroll




  • Sound quality - high sounding digital reception, with Sony audio quality, for interference-free listening




  • Portability - lightweight stylish design lets you take your digital radio anywhere - indoors and outside on the move




  • Battery or mains powered - plug your digital radio in to charge at the mains or use battery power for use without cables
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omgpleasespamme8 h, 25 m ago

That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. …That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. Analogue radio is broadcast in stereo unlike DAB. Analogue is also broadcast without compression for better audio quality.


In a similar vein, I prefer the painting above my fireplace to a TV set, as the colours and detail are much better :\
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Nice price - heat added
I had one of these a couple years ago from Tesco but sound was tinny so returned it.
Same price at Argos for those don’t have prime. argos.co.uk/product/9119899
Edited by: "ichayan" 20th Mar
i have one.. ok if you dont want anything loud or with any bass at all but only really usefull for personal use and if you want to listen within a small area
Brilliant little work radio.
A better alternative in my opinion would be a TivDio V-115 for £14 from loads of UK sellers on ebay.

theguardian.com/tec…ems
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 21st Mar
omgpleasespamme30 m ago

A better alternative in my opinion would be a TivDio V-115 for £14 from …A better alternative in my opinion would be a TivDio V-115 for £14 from loads of UK sellers on ebay.


Not DAB ?
We have one - excellent reception and handy size, but like all DAB radios it gobbles batteries.
mackem196621 h, 17 m ago

Not DAB ?


That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. Analogue radio is broadcast in stereo unlike DAB. Analogue is also broadcast without compression for better audio quality.

theguardian.com/tec…ems
Edited by: "omgpleasespamme" 21st Mar
omgpleasespamme8 h, 25 m ago

That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. …That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. Analogue radio is broadcast in stereo unlike DAB. Analogue is also broadcast without compression for better audio quality.


In a similar vein, I prefer the painting above my fireplace to a TV set, as the colours and detail are much better :\
It's a shame this Amazon Prime thing isn't a tax, I'm wealthy enough to afford it but would like to avoid it.

I guess Amazon and I have something g in common.
Edited by: "supermann" 21st Mar
omgpleasespamme18 h, 51 m ago

That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. …That's one of the reasons it's better. The battery last forever. Analogue radio is broadcast in stereo unlike DAB. Analogue is also broadcast without compression for better audio quality.


As both radios only have a single speaker what difference would it make if the broadcast is in stereo?
While I can't speak for the Sony the TivDio has a 3.5mm output in case a person wanted to plug in headphones or speakers. It also has the ability to record to microSD which I realise is very niche but if someone is doing that then better to have stereo than mono.
Mr_Messenger_211 h, 16 m ago

In a similar vein, I prefer the painting above my fireplace to a TV set, …In a similar vein, I prefer the painting above my fireplace to a TV set, as the colours and detail are much better :\


I'm not sure I understand.

If we take it as a given that radios like these have been variously superseded by smartphones with either FM radio (I don't think a single phone has DAB radio) or internet streaming then someone who wants this has a very specific use case.

A person who may find it useful may find a wider range of analogue frequencies at half the price more useful.

There are various reason why DAB isn't really worth having which I've mentioned already. DAB radios take more power, the DAB reception in buildings is pretty poor and more DAB stations are just duplicates of FM.

It was designed designed and specced for car travel which this radio obviously isn't. So the largest advantages of retuning as you pass through different regions to remain on the same station aren't beneficial.
omgpleasespamme23 h, 1 m ago

A better alternative in my opinion would be a TivDio V-115 for £14 from …A better alternative in my opinion would be a TivDio V-115 for £14 from loads of UK sellers on ebay.https://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2010/apr/12/dab-radio-problems


This article was written 8 years ago !!!!
There isn’t a huge choice of stations!!
Thomablue2 h, 24 m ago

This article was written 8 years ago !!!!


Yea, when there was a lot of buzz about DAB being new. I'm not sure how the age of the article affects it though.
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