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 Post subject: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:22 am 
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FM and MW radio are going soon :crying:

Its like losing a pair of old kickers. They may make you look fat, have stains, holes and the elastic gone. They seem spend most of the time around your ankles but still :crying:

So let's look at options :winedrinker:

For the car you can get an adapter.



I think this is a waste of money, it costs over £100.

Halfords sell a Sony car dab radio for £55.

http://www.halfords.com/technology/car- ... car-stereo

And a DAB aerial for £15.

http://www.halfords.com/technology/car- ... bestseller

In the home this is easer. Argos are selling DAB radios for £24 :rolleyes:

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/7434356

The digital radio switchover will worry a few people like the digital tv switchover. Then again... cant think of anyone who's still got an FM/MW radio in there home [shrug65465.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:34 pm 
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They won't be going for a while yet, the Government has yet to announce the switchover (even though we know it's coming it still needs a formal announcement) and then there will be at least another 2 years until the actual switchover takes place. The digital TV switchover took 5 years.

I've still got 2 FM radios at home, and I have an FM radio in my car. I also have DAB radios at home - I'm not a complete Luddite [adrian.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:01 pm 
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We're not all hoarders like you Amber :snooty:
We all know this is coming and if we ever leave the EU :rolleyes:
The price of imported goods will go up due to the pound crashing once again. [sad.gif]
You can wait and pay more later or bite the bullet and pay a little less now. [shrug65465.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:11 pm 
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We all know it's coming but not for at least 2 years as there hasn't been a switchover announcement yet.

I guess you missed the bit where I said I already have DAB radios; I don't have to bite the bullet, I already have. It is possible to have more than one kind of technology in the home at the same time. Thank you for your concern about saving me money. [adrian.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:18 pm 
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I'm not the one with clock work radio in my car [rofl02.gif]
Is it bluetooth and can you use it as a hands free phone [shrug65465.gif]
Can you plug your phone into it and play the teletubbies songs I know you listen too [shrug65465.gif]

Nope [rofl02.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:23 pm 
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Baby Gravy wrote:
I'm not the one with clock work radio in my car [rofl02.gif]
Is it bluetooth and can you use it as a hands free phone [shrug65465.gif]
Can you plug your phone into it and play the teletubbies songs I know you listen too [shrug65465.gif]

Nope [rofl02.gif]

I don't listen to the radio in my car so it doesn't matter to me whether it's analogue or digital.

I don't want to use it as a hands free phone. I have hands free capability in my car but I don't use it. I don't feel the need to be available on the phone 24/7, nothing is so urgent that it can't wait until I'm ready to take the call.


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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:28 pm 
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If you don't use the car radio... why have it [shrug65465.gif]

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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:33 pm 
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Because it came with the car [shrug65465.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:43 pm 
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Why not use the space [shrug65465.gif]
If you look for a power inverter I'm sure you will find one that fits the space and be more use :winedrinker:


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 Post subject: Re: Digital radio switchover
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:44 pm 
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I don't have any use for a power inverter [shrug65465.gif]

I'm quite happy with my car the way that it is thank you.


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