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  1. mitzimad

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    yes
     
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    Do they work in England ?????????:hardhat:
     
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    I overheard some guy at Peterborough, who was trying to sell them, say that they would work around Paris but not in the rest of France.:RollEyes:

    Personaly I think they are just another sales gimmick and ploy by the goverment to sell off more frequencys. In a mobile situation if you get a weak signal the program will drop out and could take some time to recover. Unlike FM or AM there is no noise with a weak signal, it just stops working.:Blush:

    As you can tell I think it is a rubish idea for a mobile situation. I have tried to put the above in simple terms.
     
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    Simple and true, in that if the DAB signal gets low it drops out completely and distorts to the point of being unintelligible.

    I would point out that in a good signal area, there is nothing better. I carry round a Pure Mini One, with the rechargeable battery pack - cost me £45 from fleabay (used)...its awesome, the clarity cant be beaten. The caveat if the signal is poor DAB is awful and you have to switch back to FM.

    Check the coverage... a lot of Europe looks poor....

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    We have same pure one
    When it works fantastic
    As soon as signal get weak crap
     
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    Yes - to a degree. You will, of course, get the local stations, not UK ones. DAB is one area where the UK has been ahead of most of Europe - many countries are still at the trial broadcast stage.
    It is worth noting that DAB radios are generally a lot more power-hungry than analogue radios, so not necessarily a good choice if you want a portable one.
     
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    The Pure ones come with their own battery packs - i get 5hrs use for 5 days average before needing a recharge...these things are not cheap either...but here in the UK its great.

    ...as with all DAB's poor signal is its achilles heal....it sounds AWFUL!
     

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