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suehowlittle


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Message Posted:
07/12/2010 20:52

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Our daughter wants to buy us a digital radio for christmas but people are telling her that it will not work in trnc.



Does anyone have one who can tell us any different please.



We brought out an old radio years ago (just a trannie) and we cannot seem to get a decent reception on that



We are in the UK at the moment so advice fairly quickly would be lovely.



My common sense tells me that we have digital tv and that works but it requires a dish so how would a digital radio work?



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BeeKeeper


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07/12/2010 21:03

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The phrase "digital radio" normally refers to a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio - and these will not work in the TRNC. The only place they currently work is the UK - the technology was invented in the UK, and the UK Government is the only one so far to licence a nationwide set of transmitters.



However, if you have broadband and wifi, what you can buy though is an internet radio. These will work in the TRNC - or in fact anywhere in the world. They look like a radio, work like a radio and in fact the only difference is that you can get programmes from all over the world - literally tens of thousands of radio stations.



In my view, the best ones are made by the company called Pure. They're not cheap (expect to pay approx 130) - but they will give years of service. A lot of the others will go wrong quite quickly, but not before causing you a great deal of annoyance first.



Pipie


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08/12/2010 00:07

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I brought over a digital radio out to TRNC early 2009, did not work so took it back to UK !!



apc2010


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08/12/2010 00:16

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just use a laptop ...........or am I missing something here ..????



BeeKeeper


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08/12/2010 01:46

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It's nicer to use a radio. They sound better, you don't need to boot them up (at least, not the pure ones) and it means you don't need to leave your computer on all the time just to listen to the radio.



Ossie


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08/12/2010 08:36

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We brought with us a Clarus Digital DAB Magicbox which works great. Our favourite radio programme is Bay FM which comes from Australia.Bought from Ebay for 70 and well worth it.Happy listening!



Groucho



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08/12/2010 08:44

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Maybe that ıs because the Clarus ıs an ınternet radıo too



cooper


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08/12/2010 08:57

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Is this the one you have Ossie - http://www.technologyinthehome.com/Shop/Music-AND-Audio/164-Magic-Box-Clarus-Plus-Internet-DAB-AND-FM-Radio.html



Also do these work independently ( just plug them in to the mains ? )



Ossie


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08/12/2010 10:29

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Yes Groucho, it is an internet radio as well as a DAB and FM radio. Yes Cooper, thats the one and no you can't just plug it in,you have to have an internet connection.



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