Advantages good quality sound, no tuning needed, pause and rewind the radio
Disadvantages reception could be bad
__A Concise History of radio__
Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction in 1831, then his mate Alexander G Bell came up with the telephone a year later. In the vintage year 1977, Thomas A Edison recorded the first sound.. it was "Mary had a little lamb."
Morse code followed and not much happened apart from Radio Caroline sinking in 1980 and someone called the Hairy Cornflake on radio one making a daft record about CB'ers.But then came DAB - Digital Radio Broadcasting also know as Eureka 147. The DAB was designed in 1980, but as of 2006, approximately 1,000 stations worldwide broadcast in the DAB format. An upgraded version of the system was released in February 2007, which is called DAB+. DAB+ is not compatible with DAB, which means that only receivers that support the new standard will be able to receive DAB+ broadcasts.
DAB radios can carry text and soon pictures and even video on their display.You don't have to remember number's its all stored and the name of the station appears on your screen.
I have wanted a dab radio for ages but because of the price I thought I would wait a bit to see if it dropped. My partner was looking in Hughes window and saw this bug too on sale for £29.90. I went in to have a look. It was the last in the shop so they took it out of the window for me, I asked to see it working because i was not 100% sure i would receive dab in my area, he put a postcode in the computer and said i would get limited stations because the BBC had not covered this area yet, but i could return the bug too if I was not satisfied. so off I went to test it out.__What does it look like__
As you can see from the picture, it looks a bit like number 5 from short circuit, it has a base with speakers and buttons which include navigation button for volume and channel select, info, changes the information on the digital display, menu, this enters and exits the options menu, record, this records the radio to the SD card, standby, REVu/Snooze, press to pause the radio, hold to use the ReVu or press to snooze when the alarm is going off. On the back there is a slot for the SD card, USB port, digital out, telescopic DAB areal, stereo out 3.5mm analogue out, 3.5 mm headphone socket and a 9v power socket. On a flexible neck is the blue LCD display and short cut buttons. My one is silver but I think they come in white and graphite as well. The LCD display has 122x32 pixels, this screen is blue with white scrolling text.
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