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6.0 out of 10

Sony XDR-S20

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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10
Reception 10
10

Great AC/DC DAB/FM Radio in a 'kitchen' format

deputydaw..., Ciao
28 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "...you a DAB fan? The Sony XDR-S 20, retailing at around £80, is one of the best current designs on the market for a kitchen radio. As a family we have four DAB radios - two mono and two stereo - and really appreciate the quality and choice of digital radio. Channels such as BBC7, OneWord and FUNradio for the children are a real bonus, and while many households have other ways of experiencing radio via set-top box or the Internet, a compact and mobile ...
  • Pros: Unit and interface design leaves most others in the shade
  • Cons: Heavy with the six C batteries needed for power - hungry DAB
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10
Reception 10
10

Great AC/DC DAB/FM Radio in a 'kitchen' format

deputydaw..., Ciao
28 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "...you a DAB fan? The Sony XDR-S 20, retailing at around £80, is one of the best current designs on the market for a kitchen radio. As a family we have four DAB radios - two mono and two stereo - and really appreciate the quality and choice of digital radio. Channels such as BBC7, OneWord and FUNradio for the children are a real bonus, and while many households have other ways of experiencing radio via set-top box or the Internet, a compact and mobile ...
  • Pros: Unit and interface design leaves most others in the shade
  • Cons: Heavy with the six C batteries needed for power - hungry DAB
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Sound 10
10
Durability 10
10
Reception 10
10

Great AC/DC DAB/FM Radio in a 'kitchen' format

deputydaw..., Ciao
28 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "...a DAB fan? The Sony XDR-S 20, retailing at around £80, is one of the best current designs on the market for a kitchen radio. As a family we have four DAB radios - two mono and two stereo - and really appreciate the quality and choice of digital radio. Channels such as BBC7, OneWord and FUNradio for the children are a real bonus, and while many households have other ways of experiencing radio via set-top box or the Internet, a compact and mobile ...
  • Pros: Unit and interface design leaves most others in the shade
  • Cons: Heavy with the six C batteries needed for power - hungry DAB
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jan Nerem, Cnet.co.uk
4 October 2006
  • Summary: I have the black version and I think it looks really good with the yellowish background light. If you have a classic style in your home I would recommend a black one. The glossy white version would look good in a modern white kitchen. When the 220V lead is put into the radio, a small switch is activated that cuts off the batteries, and the result is that if the lead isn't also plugged into the wall, after a short time the radio forgets all stored data such as all the FM...
  • Pros: Good looks
  • Cons: Some flaws
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Russell Toon, Cnet.co.uk
13 March 2006
  • Summary: This radio uses so much power on DAB it makes listening with batteries impractical. Even with batteries in, plugging the mains lead in the back makes it forget all settings. The tuning dial doesn't actually turn. It would be nice if it had RDS for the FM stations. Clock only displays when radio is on, and though there's a sleep function, there's no alarm. Overall: disappointing from Sony.
  • Pros: Display is good on mains power.
  • Cons: Drains batteries fast, many features could just be 'better'.
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