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Offline sanchaz12

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2015, 07:14:41 pm »
Thank you for the review.  :-+
Thanks! Hope it helps to decide what to buy
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #76 on: August 17, 2015, 07:20:58 pm »
Another thing to note on the Panasonic, it seems to last very long on batteries. When not used there seems almost no power consumption at all, the display doesn't show anything in stand by. I have used the same set of batteries for about 4 weeks now using it for maybe half an hour to one hour a day and they have still some charge left. It must have some sort of deep sleep mode, as it takes a little longer for the unit to power up when not connected to the mains. Can't say anything about the Sony, as I have not used it on batteries.
 

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #77 on: August 19, 2015, 06:47:33 pm »
Here is the review of some DAB+ radios from July 2015. The text is in German language.  :-//
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #78 on: August 19, 2015, 06:51:36 pm »
Here is the review of some DAB+ radios from July 2015. The text is in German language.  :-//
Thanks for that.  Only I can't seem to get why the Sony has a better score on sound quality. Maybe I've just got a bad unit, or they didn't test the sound of the Panasonic with the equalizer settings. Without EQ on the Panasonic it sounds almost the same as the Sony.
 

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2015, 05:48:26 pm »
Well, the review is not perfect. Note that there is no output power in Watts mentioned. There is even no evaluation of LCDs.
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2015, 06:00:58 pm »
Finally someone from Netherlands (probably) made a video of Panasonic RF-D10.

And even some Sangean units.

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2015, 06:56:01 pm »
Well, the review is not perfect. Note that there is no output power in Watts mentioned. There is even no evaluation of LCDs.
IMHO the Sony XDR-S60BDP has a slightly better screen (better contrast) than the Panasonic RF-D10. Can't say much about the viewing angles of the Sony as I haven't looked at that, but the Panasonic does not have wide viewing angles. At about 45 degrees and above horizontally the text is barely readable. Vertically the text remains readable, but it degrades in contrast. Both using the backlight in a darker room.
 

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2015, 06:28:45 pm »
Here is a German review of that Panasonic RF-D10 in the addendum.
Some people say that there is a mild 50Hz hum present in the sound output.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/customer-reviews/R38RXR0LV9XJQP/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IAV90NO
Did you notice it? Well, most people say that the sound is quite OK.
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #83 on: October 21, 2015, 02:48:49 pm »
Any opinion on View Quest DAB radio brand? Their website seems to be online since late 2014 or so.
https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.myvq.co.uk/
https://www.myvq.co.uk/
Their products are sold in Tesco Stores.
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #84 on: October 21, 2015, 02:50:17 pm »
More photos
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2016, 09:43:39 pm »
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #87 on: March 04, 2017, 06:17:45 pm »
I wonder what's going on with DRM... I mean it's almost impossible to google for, due to the extremely poor choice of an acronym. There are no receivers, only outdated-looking computer expansion cards with Windows software with screenshots from XP... Is anyone broadcasts seriously, or is it just some curiosity?
 

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #88 on: March 05, 2017, 02:55:07 am »
I wonder what's going on with DRM ... Is anyone broadcasts seriously, or is it just some curiosity?

Never really got off the ground, although there's a few broadcasters transmitting it and a few mad enthusiasts running around shouting "it's still good, it's still good!". Pretty much every country in the world has trialled it; pretty much all of them have given up. The DRM Consortium now seems to pitch DRM by poking it with a stick and saying "look, it's alive! And here's a bunch of receivers that haven't been manufactured in years to receive it!"

And then there's India who, after seeing a few presentations from the DRM Consortium, got all enthusiastic and upgraded all their AM transmitters with the aim of kickstarting local receiver manufacturing & cutting over to DRM in 2017. Let's just say that's looking increasingly unlikely. Similarly Pakistan, not to be outdone, recently announced they're planning a conversion to DRM+ (the VHF version of DRM30). That's unlikely to happen either.

No portable receivers (the last one, the Indian Avion AV-DR-1401, despite still being featured on their website hasn't been available for months). 2 allegedly in the works, but I suspect at least one of them (the Gospell GR-216) will never progress beyond a few demo units. The other - the PantronX Titus II, made in conjunction with the Christian shortwave broadcaster TWR - at least looks interesting, since it's a portable radio based around a tablet running SDR software with a DC-to-2GHz tuner...

But currently if you want to buy a DRM receiver you have to go to India and buy a Hyundai i30 compact car, or a Hyundai Tucson or Mahindra TUV300 SUV...
 

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #89 on: June 30, 2018, 10:07:24 pm »
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2018, 10:13:09 pm »
At low volume there is a little distortion in the sound. (Not noticeable in videos.) Especially when you listen to classical orchestral music.
The sound quality is acceptable. But you might find many better sounding radios, especially if you pay 3× the price of Panasonic RF-D10.



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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2018, 06:54:43 am »
Here in Austria s short while ago the first commercial DAB+ Broadcast start (only) in Vienna!  :=\

Why buy an Hardware for Radio? Use Software like "welle.io".  :-+
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2018, 03:04:54 pm »

About the de-orbiting of defunct satellites:
A simple solution: just ask the Chinese military to send one of their killer rockets and blow the darn things into smithereens.  |O

Now seriously. We have polluted our landmasses, our oceans, our atmosphere....and now we are polluting our near space?

And we want to colonize Mars afterwards. Seriously?
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2018, 03:10:21 pm »
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We have polluted our landmasses, our oceans, our atmosphere....
Sure if the US Military would not try to Kill everyone outside of the US thousand of Million Tonns of Co2, Dust,... would be safed.  :box:
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #95 on: November 25, 2018, 01:13:41 am »
This is nuts!

If it goes like digital TV has in the US, and you can bet it will, areas that at one time were inside the core broadcasting areas - areas that had solid top quality signals on every channel, suddenly because fringe areas where reception is likely to become zilch on many channels and marginal with others.

The government totally messed up on that one.

Looks like DAB radios are soon going to be the only thing usable in Norway:
http://radio.no/2015/04/norway-to-switch-off-fm-in-2017/
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #96 on: May 04, 2019, 12:23:48 pm »
Any opinions on Sony XDR-S61? It is quite new.
https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/dab-radios/xdr-s61d
There is no proper review on youtube.
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #97 on: May 04, 2019, 12:40:04 pm »
Hard to review a reciever when all the transmitters are shit. You can have the fanciest reciever you want but that's not going to clean up the 32K or less baud signals out there. In mono no less. :-DD

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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #98 on: December 25, 2019, 08:31:41 pm »
I bought the SONY XDR-S61D. It is OK.


Some outside photos here:
https://memristor.rajce.idnes.cz/Sony_XDR-S61DB_DAB_radio
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Re: Dab radio
« Reply #99 on: December 25, 2019, 10:16:42 pm »
Meanwhile in Ireland, the DAB+ system is being shut down as an expensive lost cause.
 
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