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Sony CMT-S20B DAB Radio CD Micro Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth (Refurbished) £44.99 With Code @ Argos Ebay
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Use PAYDAY10 code, Expires midnight. Very good price for Grade A refurbished, £99.99 New. 12 Month Guarantee. Your favourite tunes will be crisp and clear with this Sony DAB Radio… Read more
Mines just arrived. I ordered it on Sunday night when three came into stock. So I paid £49.99.I will test it later on. It’s replacing a very old similar Sony minidisc unit that the volume knob broke on.
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One of the speakers doesnt work..
:'-(
That's a bargain price.
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OperateOnMe3 m ago

not sure about this product where is the cassette deck and what about …not sure about this product where is the cassette deck and what about a turn-table for the vinyls


No mini disc either.
not sure about this product where is the cassette deck and what about a turn-table for the vinyls
VQ Retro Mk II Portable DAB+/FM Bluetooth Clock Radio - Black - £95 @ Currys
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Top features: - Easy connectivity with docking or wireless streaming - DAB+ and FM radio stations - Premium design which is engineered in the UK Easy connectivity Featurin… Read more
Got this for £30 few months ago from amazon
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zoso131319 m ago

People still dock phones? What is this 2005 or something


It charges which most Apple phones need
Looks like a handbag.
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People still dock phones? What is this 2005 or something
Have a view quest (VQ) DAB radio and wouldn't recommend them.
Pure Siesta Mi series 2 bedside DAB radio alarm clock £30 reduced in Sainsbury's Calne.
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I didn't buy one so have little to add here, so blurb stolen from other place. The Siesta Mi is the second generation of this dedicated digital clock radio with an improved larger… Read more
So one person with one bad experience means the entire company is rubbish eh ?
Pure are pure sh!te !
My £350 Pure Legato broke soon as did the replacement.
RUBBISH !
These are great - I had the original pure siesta that I picked up for a fiver in my local cash converters because someone mispriced it and thought it was just a regular clock radio
£35 online, so assume the £30 offer is instore only. Heres a working link to the online one: sainsburys.co.uk/sho…ack

I've got an older version (had it a good 5 years or more I recon) and still going strong!
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I got the earlier version a few years ago and it cost about the same back then. That was/is still a cracking little clock radio with good sound, so any improved model at this price is definitely worth serious consideration.
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Now £11.45! Alba LCD Bluetooth DAB Radio (Blue) £12.45 @ Argos eBay Store
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Brand new. Can be used as a Bluetooth speaker for your phone/tablet/laptop. It's just dropped from £16.99 to £14.99, which was already a good price. The same model in grey is cur… Read more
obwan201422nd Jan

This is such a site for the UK: …This is such a site for the UK: http://www.ukdigitalradio.com/coverage/postcodesearch/


Thanks for the info obwan2014
Also for the very handy link above!
Kookykat13th Jan

Okay...Gonna appear a tad clueless here but...I have a Bose Soundlink. …Okay...Gonna appear a tad clueless here but...I have a Bose Soundlink. Could I Bluetooth this radio to it?I often travel in my campervan to remote locations where there is no power or phone signal let alone net so using radioplayer is not an option. I can sometimes however get a radio signal so been looking at a little battery DAB radio.Any pointers please peeps? Thanks!


I think the bluetooth feature is just to use this radio as a speaker for another device, not the other way around. I.e. you could play music on your phone, connect your phone via bluetooth to this radio and use the bigger / louder speaker in the radio. I think your Soundlink is the speaker already.

Also, you would need to check out the coverage of DAB in the area you're visiting: This is such a site for the UK: ukdigitalradio.com/cov…ch/ Just because you can get FM / AM signal, I don't think it automatically means you can get a DAB signal, though not 100% sure.
asl979121st Dec 2017

My experience of this is the complete opposite. Excellent signal with or …My experience of this is the complete opposite. Excellent signal with or without ariel. Great piece of kit I think


Agreed. Nice bit of kit, very simple to use. Thanks, OP.
Fitzyboi7th Jan

Agreed, I bought one for £17 a while back, complete waste of money. …Agreed, I bought one for £17 a while back, complete waste of money. Terrible signal, drains the batteries and the display stopped working on mine after 8 weeks. Avoid


Me too got one for my sons bedroom from Argos for £20, half price (was £40). He barely uses it... The signal isn't good, spend most the time adjusting the aerial trying to get a signal, not clear sound distorts a lot. Speakers are tiny and tinny sounding. Display is on the top not ideal position. The mode buttons are tiny, had to read. Looks and sounds cheap . OK for £11... You can get much better. Typical Argos non quality stuff
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Received mine the other day and have been using it as a DIY companion radio listening to DAB and tunes streamed from my phone.

As expected, sound volume and quality is not going to blow anyone away but for £12.45 with DAB and bluetooth I'm extremely pleased with it. Absolute bargain.
Roberts Vintage DAB/FM RDS Portable Radio with Built in Battery Charge (Amazon prime only) - £74.99
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Digital/FM Built in battery charger Multi preset Up to 80 hours battery life Rotary tuning
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Im sure I saw this on "The Price is Right" last night valued at well over £200?

£109 now
This is a decent radio but price up to £109.99
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Aldi DAB Radio for £39.99
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Looks like this may be a good deal for a DAB radio with stereo speakers and Bluetooth
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arrived yesterday - looks good
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shipping tomorrow - looking forward to reviewing this
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the bluetooth will be handy. i will also connect chromecast audio to this - so its like a cheap sonos
Dab+ is NOT mentioned.
The DAB signal has not improved since the damn thing came out and theres several stations LESS than there was FIVE YEARS ago
Looks good but I'll wait for reviews and £20 after Chris!
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sony dab radio £29.99 black only / amazon prime customers only
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bought this for my mum a while back and she loves it ---sturdy, good sound reduced for prime customers in black only
Gollywood10 h, 58 m ago

More like an unashamed mouthpiece for The Sun.Podcasts eliminate the …More like an unashamed mouthpiece for The Sun.Podcasts eliminate the unbearable ads for white van man, The Army, Builders merchants & DIY sores;!



It was the 'Public warnings' about 'not driving over the railway crossing when the lights are Red' that made me think 'What is actually going on here'

Resist.
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tfish10 h, 29 m ago

Stopped listening to DAB when Talksport turned into a Government …Stopped listening to DAB when Talksport turned into a Government brainwashing channel. Podcasts only now.

More like an unashamed mouthpiece for The Sun.

Podcasts eliminate the unbearable ads for white van man, The Army, Builders merchants & DIY sores;!
This is a terrible Sony product, mono sound, tinny speaker, mine regularly goes from 100% signal to 0% signal for no apparent reason (must be faulty now). Only worth it to listen to speech based services like Radio 5 Live, but generally avoid.
Stopped listening to DAB when Talksport turned into a Government brainwashing channel. Podcasts only now.
This radio has very tinny sound for a Sony not good at all
Sony XDRS60DBPB XDRS60 DAB Radio - £59.99 Amazon  sold by Maplin_Webdeals
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Have been watching this DAB radio for a while, very good review, but rarely discounted, now £59.99.
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Anyone know what the DAB reception is like in the Newbury Berks area? Was thinking of something like this for my mum, can it returned if no reception?
kim99731 h, 26 m ago

try this only available at this price in black--and for prime customers …try this only available at this price in black--and for prime customers -my mum has it and loves ithttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BXR01XU/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE



Yes thanks cheaper, but It doesn't look as though the speaker is very big
Great radio, good sound from it, not too bad on batteries compared to PURE POP Maxi (a few hours) which I don't use without power lead.
try this only available at this price in black--and for prime customers -my mum has it and loves it
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I don't know why this is called a 'retro' design! Personally, I'd prefer a stereo set of speakers, but voted hot
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£64.99 Roberts Ortus 1 DAB/DAB+/FM Radio  + £67.50 Radio Times inc double Xmas edition (26 issues - cover price £67.50) for £49.99 in total @ BuySubscriptions (£5 Quidco possible too)
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Roberts Ortus 1 DAB/DAB+/FM Radio (£64.99 ish): Sleek and practical radio with built-in DAB/DAB+/FM Pre-set up to 6 stations Radio/buzzer alarm with snooze function Li… Read more
Which? Gave this 62 per cent and said the sound quality was bad, and plastic on unit made buzzing sound at some frequencies eg guitars. Roberts build quality really seems to have dropped over the years.
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Fix Radio is Free Again!
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The Fix Radio app has gone back to being FREE! Available in all app stores via your Smartphone, also on TuneIn, Online and you can listen via DAB Radio in London. Just search 'Fix… Read more
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No...why should it? Not everyone have to care about this. Like you, either def or you just don't care if you listen whole song or just a part of it stripped out of guitars or drums. That's is fine. But I think it's should be mentioned for people who might care, that this radio music quality sucks. There are better ones out there.
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HavocLP3 m ago

What are you 5 dude? Oo


You are the only one moaning, nobody else has made an issue about sound quality...Doesn't that cause any worry to you?
What are you 5 dude? Oo
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HavocLP3 m ago

Seems like you should examine your IQ. Read it again, focus and maybe then …Seems like you should examine your IQ. Read it again, focus and maybe then you will understand what I moaning about. Do I have to call them? Based on your reaction you work for them, so just let them know you posted this as a super deal, I just wrote my humble opinion about this as a super crap!


Yes it's a super crap deal to you as it's clear you have a hearing problem. Go get your ears checked at the doctors and come back when you are in a better mood.
Seems like you should examine your IQ. Read it again, focus and maybe then you will understand what I moaning about. Do I have to call them? Based on your reaction you work for them, so just let them know you posted this as a super deal, I just wrote my humble opinion about this as a super crap!
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Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio - Teal - Argos £14.99
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Now £5 cheaper than last month Tune into the charts with this stylish Teal Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio. Plug into the mains for all day listening or pop in some batteries to take… Read more
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Same problem as everyone else. Drove to Argos to pick it up and told to come back the next day, whicn I did. The next day, I was informed the order had cancelled, no email, nothing. They found another store, which was 10 miles away with just one in stock. However it was priced at £19.99. The other store agreed to honour the £14.99 price. Taking into account three trips to Argos, I guess it stood me in £20 with the diesel I used. However, for £15 this is a great bit of kit and was well worth the journey. Anyone who bleats about the battery life at this price, really needs to get a life. Run it on FM, it'll last longer.

With both DAB/FM and built in battery, at under £15, an absolute bargain.

Thanks OP, seems there's no pleasing some folk.
Newbold1 h, 37 m ago

If the store has one of the other identical (apart from colour) models in …If the store has one of the other identical (apart from colour) models in stock, and it may well have, the manager should be quite happy, with a little gentle persuasion, to let you have one of the others for the same price. It took a little while to sort out the paperwork, but it didn't involve a major row.


I ordered one and paid for it via PayPal on 26th Oct. By Nov 4th I hadn't received a collection ready email so phoned their 'ahem' customer services to be told it was still in transfer and should be there by the 6th. I got an email from PayPal last night to say it had been refunded, absolutely nothing from Argos. I contacted them earlier and they said it was an end of line item. I asked why three other colours of same model were reduced to £19.99 and still available now for £54.99 if it was end of line - nothing. I asked why the colour I ordered was still available on the Argos ebay site at full price - nothing. The store won't let me have another colour at the price I paid, but are offering a whole 10% off. I know sarcasm is supposed to be the lowest form of wit, but Argos customer service is the lowest form of standard.
I ordered one - got it - A terrible product, it was worth the punt but be warned.
jaffajoe55 m ago

ordered over a week ago....having been in to store at weekend and told …ordered over a week ago....having been in to store at weekend and told this product would arrive by the 7th, I have now had to contact them because it has not arrived, only to find out that the product is out of stock and they can only refund. Im not a happy biker! BAD BAD ARGOS!!


If the store has one of the other identical (apart from colour) models in stock, and it may well have, the manager should be quite happy, with a little gentle persuasion, to let you have one of the others for the same price. It took a little while to sort out the paperwork, but it didn't involve a major row.
ordered over a week ago....having been in to store at weekend and told this product would arrive by the 7th, I have now had to contact them because it has not arrived, only to find out that the product is out of stock and they can only refund. Im not a happy biker! BAD BAD ARGOS!!
Fix Radio App is Now Free
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Just noticed the brilliant Fix Radio app is now free in all app stores for a limited time, it's a great station and well happy the app is now available for free. The UK's first … Read more
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If you aren't listening to 6Music yet you shouldn't be allowed to use power tools.
Rubbish. Magic fm all day and that's free as well, in fact most radio apps and stations are free, so what's special Bout this one? Cold
northbank188621 h, 21 m ago

Absolute radio have been doing the NO REPEAT GUARANTEE for years It's my …Absolute radio have been doing the NO REPEAT GUARANTEE for years It's my favourite station for that alone...plus they have decade based stations if like like lots of old music :-)


I find that they don't repeat during the day, but the following days I can hear the same songs repeated. And with each decade producing so much music, they must work with a limited playlist. 6/10 rating for me, still enough to stay tuned.
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TiptreeJam1 h, 11 m ago

I was going to try this out and can see that the Android App needs to have …I was going to try this out and can see that the Android App needs to have access to your location, your device Id, and whether you have a telephone call (fair enough). But why does the App need access to your phone number and the remote number connected by a phone call? Its a radio app so why is it monitoring who you are calling or who's calling you?

I suggest contacting Android about this or calling Fix Radio, I downloaded via Apple and I gave permission for my location to be disclosed which is normal for any radio station or 90% of apps. I think you need to be a little more concerned about the government monitoring calls or your every move rather than a little radio station in London.
I was going to try this out and can see that the Android App needs to have access to your location, your device Id, and whether you have a telephone call (fair enough). But why does the App need access to your phone number and the remote number connected by a phone call? Its a radio app so why is it monitoring who you are calling or who's calling you?
Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio (Denim) - now £19.99 (RRP £69.99) @ Argos
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Tune into the charts with this stylish Denim Acoustic Solutions DAB Radio. Plug into the mains for all day listening or pop in some batteries to take your music with you. Store 20 … Read more
Best tell where your 'here' is.

It looks a very very very minor 'here'.
ellbee24th Sep

An unfair example. There’s very few DAB+ stations currently on air and DAB …An unfair example. There’s very few DAB+ stations currently on air and DAB will be around for a good while yet.

I respectfully disagree. Radios tend to be an item which are not replaced for a long time (years, decades even). Stations are already transitioning from DAB to DAB+ (Jack FM Surrey and Radio Newark to name two examples) and the only way I can listen to Jazz FM here free-to-air without data caps is via DAB+. DAB+ will only grow. Better to future proof your purchase than to pay twice.
Gort19516 h, 28 m ago

Planet rock is on DAB+, a year ago they telling everyone to switch to DAB+ …Planet rock is on DAB+, a year ago they telling everyone to switch to DAB+ because they wouldn't be on DAB anymore.When it changed over, for a while there was an automated repeated message, I think that has stopped now.It wasn't just Planet Rock that changed over, if you have DAB the airwaves are pretty much empty.DAB+ has been in the UK for over a year now, maybe longer.I used to like Alice Cooper around 10pm but now he's on at 4am.I did get sick of the same old ads. every 15 minutes.I'm more into Prog. Rock. Pendragon and Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson.Look on youtube, it'll change your taste in music forever.




Planet Rock, like other DAB stations inc Absolute 80's, didn't move to DAB+..... they just moved to the D2 mux. My non DAB+ radios still gets these stations fine.
The problem is that many people are not in the reception area for D2, about 20% of uk coverage are out of reception. It means having to wait until more transmitters get built or use internet radio for these stations. How strong the receiver is in your dab radio will also make a difference whether you receive these stations or not.
The 4 national DAB+ stations we currently have are also on this D2 mux.
Some great Comedy on BBC Extra.

Just heard season 12 of Ed Reardon's Week is on soon.
Planet rock is on DAB+, a year ago they telling everyone to switch to DAB+ because they wouldn't be on DAB anymore.

When it changed over, for a while there was an automated repeated message, I think that has stopped now.

It wasn't just Planet Rock that changed over, if you have DAB the airwaves are pretty much empty.

DAB+ has been in the UK for over a year now, maybe longer.

I used to like Alice Cooper around 10pm but now he's on at 4am.

I did get sick of the same old ads. every 15 minutes.

I'm more into Prog. Rock. Pendragon and Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson.
Look on youtube, it'll change your taste in music forever.
Bush Wooden DAB Radio £19.99 (free c+c) @ Argos
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Decent price for this wooden DAB radio, and seems to be available at most places at time of posting. Reviews look good too with 712 reviews scoring an average of 4.6 out of 5. … Read more
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Picked one up today, quickly found stations and am really happy with it. Ideal kitchen radio...
jackie_chan14th Sep

Looks ugly

Looks like a clone of the best selling Pure Evoke 2.

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Minus the quality and high price.
I bought one of these to use in the kitchen - it's receiver sensitivity is terrible. In the same location, a cheap Lidl/Aldi DAB radio(I forget which) works fine. As does a Pure Sonus DAB radio. Now this is in a city centre 2nd floor flat, not out in the sticks somewhere. So, if you don't have really good reception where you are - keep the packaging and be prepared to take it back. Probably not a good idea as a present for someone, unless you are pretty sure that there won't be a reception problem.
tightpants14th Sep

Bought last month. Can confirm definitely not DAB+. Waiting for site to be …Bought last month. Can confirm definitely not DAB+. Waiting for site to be back up, to buy another!



I'm still at a loss why no DAB+ on these. I got one 3 years ago that has it, despite no mention on the box or manual . There must be a way of making them compatible.
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The DAB+ stations are on the same multiplex as the DAB stations Absolute 80s, Planet Rock & Kisstory amongst others. Can anyone check if they have these but no DAB+.
Why remove a feature that was there 3 years ago? It doesn't make sense.
Bush Stereo DAB Radio (Red) £19.99 @ Argos
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Was £59.99 with excellent reviews. -- Use this Bush DAB radio to play music out loud and dance around the kitchen. Easily keep the noise down by plugging headphones in. Make use o… Read more
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I was beginning to get bored of the usual radio stations in this country, until a radio station called Fix Radio came on air across the South East, UK. It's a feel good radio station with great music you simply don't hear on many of the other stations.
Certainly cheap!
Can the alarm be set for week days only?
schnorbitz13 h, 13 m ago

The tension's unbearable.


... I'll let you down slowly ... I didn't get round to going into town - I cut the grass instead.

:-)
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othen7 h, 55 m ago

Good radio, good price, I may buy one this afternoon.


The tension's unbearable.
Roberts Revival Mini £79.99 @ Very
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Roberts Mini Revival DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio Pretty decent savings if you are a Roberts Revival fan. Bought one myself when it was full price a few months back. love the retro l… Read more
I bought this a couple of years ago for my girl at the time. Definitely one of the best presents I have ever got anyone. Try to get one!
Thanks, been after one for years but refused to pay full whack. Anniversary present sorted!
Cheers ordered
robodan91829th Aug

nice looking little radios, but seach for used ones on ebay and you'll see …nice looking little radios, but seach for used ones on ebay and you'll see that they do not hold up well over timemost have scratches, the leather gets torn / shredded, and the colour changes easilyfor that reason I've stayed awayvoted hot for price


I haven't used my as a football and it's still as new as the day I got it 3 years ago.
Wouldn't buy anything from VERY if you have a problem they keep your money for weeks!!!! Even when it's not in stock they still take your money then hang on to it.
DeWalt DCR020-GB Compact Jobsite DAB Radio - was £299.11 now £89@ Amazon
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Compact and robust DAB(+)/FM jobsite radio Accepts 10.8V, 14.4V and 18V XR Li-Ion batteries (not included) Tech Box on-board storage protects portable audio devices 3.5mm auxili… Read more
Do amazon do codes?
was £299? dont be daft!
ianjury9 h, 23 m ago

£80 odd quid for a battery and charger !!! Its like buying a car without …£80 odd quid for a battery and charger !!! Its like buying a car without an engine !!!


if Audi could get away with it they would.
Looks big and daft , going to hold out for the makit
No presets either!
Alba Mono DAB Radio - Blue Catalogue Number 483/0458 or Pink 498/8427 (link in post) 14.99 Argos
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Pink http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4988427 With a beautiful design and lovely clean finish, this DAB radio from Alba offers great sound and a clear dot matrix display. You can … Read more
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Heat added ordered and picking up in a few days.

At this price can't really go wrong!!! On the Argos site there was another one, looked a little bigger but more cost.
Perfect for kitchen or bathroom ?
Mono??? Might just about be ok for the smallest room.
Bought one yesterday. A little plasticky and maybe not the loudest sound in the world but I am very happy with purchase. Looks good and sound is as good as my more expensive Philips DAB. Works off 4 AA batteries as a bonus too.
Heat....
Philips Portable Vintage FM and DAB Radio - Wood £39 (with code)@ Tesco
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You need code TDX-MVPW at checkout to get it to £39 it's £59.99 elsewhere. A classic-looking Philips radio featuring the latest DAB+ radio stations. Three preset DAB and FM radio … Read more
Agharta

With modern consumer electronics newer versions are often more power … With modern consumer electronics newer versions are often more power efficient when they start using newer components that are more power efficient.So it may be that more recent DAB radios are benefiting from this more than anything.At first glance it seems unlikely that the new CODEC itself will make the difference but that the newer chips that support it are inherently more efficient regardless of CODEC.In fact newer CODECs tend to consume more power as they tend to be more computationally demanding which is how they manage to offer better compression rates.But once a chip is designed purely to handle a new CODEC the efficiency improves.You see this with CPUs on PCs when they add dedicated on-chip circuits for new CODECs rather than using the CPU's main cores that power consumption drops dramatically.



We all know how power hungry DAB radios are, and my DAB+ radios dont seem any better in efficiency than the plain DAB radios i've had. They still use up batteries, or rechargeables at a high rate.
The manufacturers have made small improvements in what power they use, by using different displays etc, but it isnt much.
I simply dont believe that a DAB+ receiver in a radio will make any notable difference from a plain DAB receiver in how much power that radio uses.... If it did, the manufacturers would be making a big deal of DAB+ receivers being more efficient in battery use than ordinary DAB.
Biker.Jeff

Sounds like you're just making assumptions. I'm not buying it, unless you … Sounds like you're just making assumptions. I'm not buying it, unless you can give me some proof that DAB+ radios use less power than plain old DAB radios.


With modern consumer electronics newer versions are often more power efficient when they start using newer components that are more power efficient.
So it may be that more recent DAB radios are benefiting from this more than anything.
At first glance it seems unlikely that the new CODEC itself will make the difference but that the newer chips that support it are inherently more efficient regardless of CODEC.
In fact newer CODECs tend to consume more power as they tend to be more computationally demanding which is how they manage to offer better compression rates.
But once a chip is designed purely to handle a new CODEC the efficiency improves.
You see this with CPUs on PCs when they add dedicated on-chip circuits for new CODECs rather than using the CPU's main cores that power consumption drops dramatically.
mccririck

Well DAB+ has more efficient codecs so it should use less power.



Sounds like you're just making assumptions. I'm not buying it, unless you can give me some proof that DAB+ radios use less power than plain old DAB radios.
Biker.Jeff24th Jul

Not heard that before !.... i'm sure i would have heard about it if it …Not heard that before !.... i'm sure i would have heard about it if it were true.DAB+ just enables the radio to pick up + stations. Of which there's only 3 currently here in the UK.


Well DAB+ has more efficient codecs so it should use less power.
RAMRaider1

Hi horseySo let me get this absolutely straight, are you seriously … Hi horseySo let me get this absolutely straight, are you seriously proposing

No, Horsey was not being serious about the £299 headphones. Happy to help.
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