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4.0 out of 5 stars I am very pleased.., 3 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Roberts Duologic DAB/FM RDS Digital Stereo Radio with Built-in Battery Charger - White (Electronics)
I've been using this radio for just over a week now, i am pretty pleased with it. I 'ummed and ahhed' for months and months about a DAB radio and which one, i very nearly went for the PURE chronos but read too mny iffy reviews, by chance when i decided to take the plunge Roberts had recently released this (i had considered Roberts in the past but nothing really fitted the bill as a kitchen radio with line-in capability).

Positive Remarks:
+ Well packaged
+ solid feel to it
+ convenient grab slot at rear for picking up device in one hand
+ reception is very good (in my area anyway), no need to put the telescopic aerial up
+ buttons are tactile, and have a grippy surface to them
+ easy to set up and tune
+ sound is good, reasonable bass for a small twin speaker unit
+ can run off batteries (not that i've tried and probably won't)
+ the clincher of having line-in so i can play music from my mp3 player through it

Areas for improvement (none which are significant in my view)
- no option to change display brightness, so sometimes the display is hard to read (eg if you are viewing from the wrong angle)
- scrolling text is hard to read
- only one favourite station can be set for DAB, one for FM
- cannot change bass or treble settings

I may stand corrected on my '-' items as i've not been through the manual fully yet (not that there is much to it). One other thing that could be improved on is price i suppose, but hey.

Overall i am pretty pleased as i had not read any other owner reviews before purchasing. It looks pretty cool in white too...

I would give 4.5 out of 5 if i could.
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Initial post: 21 Jan 2010 22:54:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jan 2010 23:00:04 GMT
Chris2112 says:
Like you, I am undecided as to which portable DAB to buy. I tried this one out in my local Currry's store and was very impressed with the sound quality - it goes nice and loud right through to max vol (I like Planet Rock) without distorting which is something other more expensive Roberts radios don't do. The thing that niggled me though was the scrolling text looked like it was 'breaking up' whilst moving and not easy to read which I find a tad disappointing. In fact, I thought the display model was faulty but as you have mentioned it in your review it must simply be a trait with this particular model. A shame really as other Roberts radios which don't sound as good as this don't seem to suffer from this niggle.

Posted on 4 Dec 2010 10:32:06 GMT
Just so you know you can have definitely have more than one favourite station for DAB
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