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Good: Small, good sound, stylish, remote control
Bad: Dodgy Jog-stick, complex interface, manual backlight should be automatic
Comment: Having just used an iPod I was impressed with the Sound quality from DAB, but appalled at Sony's interface. It is less slick in basic operation than the Pure DAB offering, and you need too many clicks to do simple operations. The root of this I think is the under-utilisation of the jog-stick, which only works up and down; why the volume is a separate control is beyond me. It makes up for some of this with sleek looks and a handy remote control.
Good: Station selection is simple. The controls feel pleasant and natural to use.
Bad: The reception is a serious issue. Because it relies on the headphone cable, you can't plug in a pair of speakers. Signal strength varies alarmingly wh
Comment: Although I've had problems with reception, I would strongly recommend this radio to anyone considering it. It sounds great and looks cool, and for the times I use it (when I'm walking out and about) the reception isn't really an issue. Digital radio sounds absolutely fantastic compared to FM. If you're wondering about DAB, there really IS a difference.
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