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Bad: The tuner is weak even for the local station, the buttons attract dust and become unserveable
Comment: I signed up just to say what a poor radio this is. A well intentioned present its finally worn out our patience when it would stay switched on or find the station, it now resides in the dustbin and I'm of to buy a Roberts.
Good: Unusual appearance, good sound quality, has a Blackfin DSP
Bad: Difficult to move around
Comment: I like this radio. The sound quality is good, it works well, and is easy to use. I bought it primarily because it uses the Analog Devices Blackfin DSP, a chip I've used and which I rather like.
Good: The size of the buttons, the large LCD screen and the replay/SD card facility
Bad: The DAB replay sound quality, the DAB tuner (very weak compared to other DABs) and the radio alarm facility (no weekday or repeat function).
Comment: The main unit is too large for its abilities. It's a DAB on steriods... the marketing bumf says the size is due to the number of speakers it houses. The sound certainly doesn't live up to the hype... my previous small Roberts CR2002 Clock Radio had much better sound and took up half the space. I have another problem with the abilities of the DAB tuner -- it never seems to lock onto a station correctly. Very random. Once it does the reception drops out every now and then... never had this problem with the Roberts. I've tried the Aviator at every point of the room with the aerial fully extended, in every position -- still no joy. Finally the clock radio function could be better... you have to set the thing every night. It would be good to have a repeat. And most mornings the DAB cannot tune into the station correctly so you get no alarm at all. I have had to resort to the buzzer option -- can't rely on it. I am going to approach BT for a refund.
Good: It'd be a good doorstop
Bad: The poor sound quality, not intuitive to use, takes half a lifetime to tune
Comment: This radio is very poor. The sound is thin and reedy like the croak of an asthmatic, dying frog. The navigation system is about as good as ones used by Elizabethan sailors -- in fact, you'd fare better with an astrolabe. And you can feel your life -- the only life you'll ever have -- ticking away whilst the monolith tunes itself. It's rubbish. Avoid.
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