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Enjoy the Shows that You Love with a Digital Radio

A digital radio allows you to enjoy radio within your home, although devices can often be portable so that you can enjoy your favourite stations wherever you go. Many offer DAB-quality radio, some transmit through analogue, and some will also benefit from internet radio stations to give you a lot more choice in the radio that you listen to. Whatever your needs or budget, the perfect digital radio will be waiting for you on eBay.

What is the difference between DAB, analogue, and internet radio?

When you choose a digital radio you will have to decide between three different ways of receiving your radio transmission. DAB is the main type on the market. DAB is an acronym for Digital Audio Broadcasting, radio transmitted through DAB is digital, so has better sound quality. With DAB you can listen to stations throughout the UK, with more choice because more stations are able to transmit through DAB. Analogue radio is the old way of transmitting radio through AM and FM waves.There are still plenty of stations transmitting using this medium, so it is worthwhile having a radio that can receive it. Internet radio, however, offers a high quality stream from internet-based radio stations around the world, with a choice of over 25,000 stations in great audio quality.

What features should you look out for in a digital radio?

When choosing a new or used radio, consider the following before buying:

  • Bluetooth connectivity: Connect other devices to play audio directly through your radio.
  • Colour display: Helps you scroll through menus and clearly see what is playing at any time.
  • DAB+: Some radios may be equipped to offer DAB+ transmissions, offering even better sound quality.
  • Timer: Some models have an in-built kitchen timer to help you time your baking to perfection.
  • Alarm: Many models can also be used as an alarm.
Can a digital radio be portable?

Yes. Many digital radios have rechargeable batteries offering you around 30 hours of playback time on-the-go. Playback time does vary, so you will need to check with the manufacturer of any particular model that you are interested in. Many models can also be powered and charged through a mains supply, rather than with separate batteries, offering you the best of both worlds.

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