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Roberts Record R DAB/FM RDS/SD Digital Portable Radio Recorder

by Roberts Radios
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
RRP: 100.00
Price: 84.33 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Digital/FM Radio
  • Pause Plus' - Allows you to rewind 'live' radio
  • Record to SD card from DAB and FM (SD not included)
  • MP3/WMA/AAC playback from SD card
  • Record Timers
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: Record R
  • ASIN: B00630HJ78
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,227 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

ROBERTS' Record R gives listening on demand' a whole new meaning! This clever radio actually lets you record DAB and uniquely FM radio onto an SD card, so you can record whatever you want and play it back whenever you like. It also features pause plus' and rewind' features, which allow you to pause / rewind for up to 60 minutes, ideal if your listening is interrupted. Complete with alarm that you can set to wake you to music from the radio or from your SD card, it's also a great radio for the bedroom. SD card required (not included).

Technical Data

DAB/FM RDS wavebands

PausePlus and rewind functions*

Record DAB and FM to SD card*

MP3/WMA/AAC playback from SD card*

One touch record*

4 record timers (mains only)

Clock with multi-function alarms (mains only)

Sleep, snooze and nap functions

FM RDS station name display

10 station presets

Line in socket for iPod/MP3 playback

Headphone socket

Battery or mains operation via AC adaptor (included)

Batteries 4 x LR20 (D size) not included

Size (mm) 242(w) x 147(h) x 85(d)

Weight 1.02kg

* SD card required (not included)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not so bad but could be better... 30 Dec 2011
By decksj
I purchased this mainly for the recording function and,so far, it has worked perfectly (although by mistake I managed a 24 hour recording!)The instruction for recording are not entirely accurate as it should say "..hold the info button until the display flashes then let go and press the tuning up or down buttons...." The instructions make it sound as though you hold both buttons together. However, once I had discovered this I have had no problems programming the recordings. It is true that you only have a limited time to respond for some of the categories but once you know what you are doing it is time enough.I have then been able to download programmes on my computer and play them back through iTunes, and through my hifi they sound pretty good. Deleting programmes from the SD card also appears to only be possible through the computer which is a little remiss as it should be possible through the radio. How about a firmware upgrade, Roberts?

The sound quality from the radio itself lacks distinction - my Tivoli PAL knocks spots off it. However, it is not so bad that you can't listen to it, just not the definition and clarity of the best.Overall I am satisfied particularly as it has enabled me to record a series without any problem. About the worst thing is the name...
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158 of 161 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An expensive disappointment. 13 Dec 2011
By BeeJay
I bought this because I record a lot of radio broadcasts to listen to at my leisure, and I thought this would be ideal. I was wrong. It records onto and SD card alright, although everything does have to be set manually, when it would have been much better with EPG. Admittedly, I was aware of this before I bought it, but I wasn't prepared for its other drawbacks. 1) You can't delete anything. When I contacted Roberts about this, they suggested that, when the card was full, I buy another one. Not a very practical, or economical, solution. Surely it wouldn't have been too difficult for them to incorporate a delete button? 2)Winding a recording forward, to where you last left off listening, is painfully slow. Literally painful - I got a callous on my thumb holding in the button for five minutes to 'fastforward' 20 minutes. 3)When the alarm goes off in the morning, it is extremely loud and 4)you can't, when the alarm goes off, lower the volume, or change station without first switching the set off completely and back on again. 5) The display mode, which allows you to scroll through to an option of your choice, unfortunately changes when you change the station, so you have to do it all over again. It would have been better, having chosen a particular display mode, if that remained constant for each subsequent station tuned to. 6) I don't think the sound is as good as it should be for a radio costing 100. It's muffled.
I was really looking forward to the launch of this new radio, but it was so disappointing, and what is so frustrating is that all of these faults could have been improved with a little more forethought in the design stage.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful product 29 Feb 2012
The first one I purchased was so troublesome I assumed it was faulty and got a replacement but the second was the same. It struggled to auto tune on both DAB and FM despite being in an area with a high signal strength. It crashed repeatedly when switching multiplexes (Any BBC national station to anything else) you then had to disconnect the power supply and remove the batteries before it could be turned off! If you had a timer set, the stop time was reset to the start time resulting in a 24 hour recording (you didn't make a mistake decksj it just does that) The timer is straight out of a 1980's vhs machine and if you don't enter every thing quickly it times out and you have to start again. "Fast Forward" is x4, very slow indeed. You can't erase recordings, do you know of a camera that doesn't let you erase pictures?

This is a dreadful product and Roberts should be ashamed of themselves for releasing it
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars KEEPS FREEZING UP. 20 Mar 2012
I have a few roberts radios and am pleased with all of them but sad to say not this one.As another review states when you are in dab mode and change stations it will freeze up,and if you have batteries installed you have to keep removing them to un freeze it,i also sent it back for replacement but second one was just the same.Sent e mail to roberts about problem but they will not reply.It is also very slow to respond in sd playback.Just to note amazon coustomer service has been first class unlike roberts.
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95 of 98 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Some fatal flaws in this radio 3 Mar 2012
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I purchased this radio despite mixed reviews as I was fed up with the way that "Listen Again" features on internet radios - Roberts, Pure, Revo, all have problems with programmes cutting out mid-way through. Whilst you can get around this by using the Ipad/Ipod BBC I player application on a docked Ipad or Ipod with the Revo K2, it isn't very portable. Pretty much all of the programmes I want to use the "Listen Again" feature for, are BBC programmes and so are available on DAB. I liked the idea of being able to record the programmes for playback later on.

Straight out of the box, the RecordR looks good, was very quick to start-up and scanned DAB stations very quickly, finding over 30 stations in my location without me needing to extend the antenna. The radio sounds good, has analogue volume and tone controls (a single rotary control handles tone setting) and allows the dialling in of sufficient bass for a warm sound on speech programmes and enough top-end to make the radio handle music content without sounding muffled. The radio sounds better than its size would suggest and I was very impressed. The radio is mono only from the speaker, although there is a stereo facility which works with the headphone socket - I haven't tried this out yet though. Live radio broadcasts can be paused using the Pause Plus button - this is great if you're interrupted whilst listening to a programme you really want to hear the end of - and it is very easy to use - a bright orange button to the left of the LCD display switches the Pause Plus feature on.
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Published 2 months ago by IT Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Husband loves it!
Bought this for husband's birthday. He had thoroughly researched it, including phoning Roberts direct. Shopped around for best price too.
Published 2 months ago by M. Scourfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts Radio Recorder is a good buy and I would recommend this...
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Published 2 months ago by Robert Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
Have been recording radio programmes for over 30 years - and so far this looks the business - especially as the current firmware now lets you check recordings and delete them. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MalcB
5.0 out of 5 stars Roberts DAB Recorder
A Very good purchase! Arrived promptly, wonderful tone, once you have learnt how to use it it is very easy to record or pause rewind.
Published 3 months ago by blighty59
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost ticks all my boxes
The only box it does not tick is the inability to delete recorded files from the radio without tranferring the SD card to a computer. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Contiman
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for my Dad and he loves it
My dad thinks this is great. He has always had Roberts radios, but wanted the ability to record some programs in case he was listening to a discussion or play and was called away. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Born blonde
3.0 out of 5 stars good for recording to sd card
I bought this particularly for the recording facility. Having read all the reviews and therefore being aware of the problems with the radio, I didnt think it was worth the amazon... Read more
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