Summary: I read reviews for this product which faulted the sliding door and iPod's tendency to cut out in the middle of a tune and thought I'd give it a try anyway because I was primarily interested in the FM radio function and liked the slim profile. The FM "antenna" is a very thin long wire which - I kid you not - you are instructed to hold up against the wall in various positions until you get good reception and then TAPE IT TO THE WALL! Really?
Summary: National Panasonic SC HC 30 DB, I have just purchased this piece of equipment, and wished I had read the reviews thoroughly first. The cd player etc are great BUT the radio is aweful, even witha better seperate aerial, still too much hiss in the background which cannot be remo ved by changing the radio frequency or channel alignment. Purely for recorded music great , not too good on your own recordings, as doesn't sem to like the system used.
Summary: This is a superb piece of design and has a good sound but the radio reception is dreadful. I initially thought it was a fault and took it back. The replacement was just as bad. Allmy other DAB radios work fine even without their ariels extended so I can only assume that this is a real shortcoming with this range of equipment. Real shame as the rest of the item is brilliant.
Summary: I read the reviews, and choose to ignore those that slated the DAB radio, now I have bought it, I regret the purchase ! The radio reception is hopeless, and I live in a good DAB reception area. Dont buy it, now I have the agrro of returning the purchase.
Summary: I have had two of these now.. TWO because neither of them have worked on the radio function and both have now been returned. Neither would pick up either DAB, nor FM radio, and I live in a town centre with an excellent reception on my two other DAB radios. I even took the 2nd replacement to Maplins to see if I was missing something crucial, they tried it with various of their aerials and it didn't work for them either.