DAB radio

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  1. Carreraboy

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    Thinking of replacing my current (pretty rubbish) radio with a dab unit and windscreen mounted dab aerial.

    Anyone gone down this route and if so are they any good?

    Ta
     
  2. Bellini

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    Not in a motorhome, although I plan to.

    I've had one in my old Range Rover, which was excellent. That was an Alpine Ezi-DAB add-on unit as the built-in factory ICE was also a TV.

    I've also got one in my Land Rover 110 which has travelled all over the UK with DAB. Hardly ever without a signal.

    I'll definitely be putting one in my RMB.

    Please, please, PLEASE get a decent aerial, though! It's about the single biggest cause of poor reception. Do not get one that plays via an FM signal. A good DAB windscreen stick-on aerial is sufficient and very discreet. I've had external aerials before (on my 110) but, although excellent, these are prone to breaking from contact with branches. I imagine a motorhome down a tight lane could suffer the same.
     
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    We just sold our van with a pioneer dab+ unit with windscreen aerial.. Wicked :)
    Next one I get will be bluetooth as well though
     
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    dab

    not very good in europe Im told
     
  5. neilydun

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    I bought a Pioneer, with a sticky aerial attached to the screen.
    Its a great unit, and great reception.
    Its has bluetooth, and the option of navigation, but I don`t use these.
    Its got a dvd player too, but don`t use that either.
     
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    Had one fitted a couple of months ago in our Adria (Renault Master). Previous FM reception was rubbish, even though a good unit. I went in for a new external FM aerial and came out with DAB/FM system AND an external FM aerial.
    Touring Scotland for 6 weeks in Aug/Sept got v good reception everywhere except western highlands, but there is no or little FM there anyway.
    If DAB is not available it switches to FM automatically, except west Scotland! although cannot say if this works as I have not yet found a DAB signal
    It has Aux and memory stick connectors and I can get a remote as an extra. At same time I also had it wired to the leisure battery.
     
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