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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: DAB in the car Reply with quote

Does anybody else have one?
I bought one last week and touch wood i have had no problems with reception
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: DAB in the car Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Does anybody else have one?
I bought one last week and touch wood i have had no problems with reception


I refuse to invest in the flawed technology. That said, it looks like you have better mobile DAB than I had with any kind of 3G on my iPhone the weekend before last when I was in Lowestoft!

I've never been in an O2 "not spot" before and it's not nice! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't get a signal on my 02 phone in most of the Yorkshire Dales. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tbh the only reason i bought it is i go to London once a month to see my daughter and i am driving to the west country in March.Get sick of changing cd's while in the car.At least this way i can listen To Planet rock
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: DAB in the car Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
littlepieces wrote:
Does anybody else have one?
I bought one last week and touch wood i have had no problems with reception


I refuse to invest in the flawed technology. That said, it looks like you have better mobile DAB than I had with any kind of 3G on my iPhone the weekend before last when I was in Lowestoft!

I've never been in an O2 "not spot" before and it's not nice! Smile


'invest' and 'technology' do they go together ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im taking delivery of my new car on sept 1st and it comes dab as standard. this will be the first time ive bothered with dab. is the reception on the move any good or am i gonna be ripping it out the dashboard inside a week?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seymourwhitebits wrote:
im taking delivery of my new car on sept 1st and it comes dab as standard. this will be the first time ive bothered with dab. is the reception on the move any good or am i gonna be ripping it out the dashboard inside a week?


same here, new car in Sept will have dab, let's see how the dab works Very Happy . It can also play mp3 from SD cards so that may come in useful
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to be honest and say there does seem to be area's without reception.Between lowestoft and Ipswich which is a good 40 miles i get nothing.Norfolk just seems like a complete no no,so there does seem to be a lot of work still to be done
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a feeling it might be patchy at best. better dig some cd's out. last thing i need is my daughter plugging her phone into it playing music lol!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading about the new Ford models coming out soon, with as standard NO CD PLAYER, but an internet 'Cloud' facility for music, as well as DAB radio. Haven't googled what the Cloud thing is.

I've got some good old cassettes I wish I could play in the car. Suppose while I still have a car that does CDs I could digitise the cassettes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just been reading about that. looks like im getting one of the last cd players in my focus then (phew!) a good 60% of my music is still on vinyl with absolutely nothing on a 'modern' post cd product lol! maybe in 3 years time i will have embraced the modern world a bit more and wont miss a cd player!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been to London today and as you would expect the reception was excellent.There is more choice as well but to be honest a lot of it was not to my taste although i did pick up arrow which plays some great stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been looking through the birmingham coverage. not exactly comprehensive is it? Confused lol! still, got radio 2 and smooth. it could be worse!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
I've got some good old cassettes I wish I could play in the car. Suppose while I still have a car that does CDs I could digitise the cassettes.


It's easy enough to transfer the cassettes! When you use software such as audacity it allows to choose to save as an MP3 file which can be transferred to your MP3 player directly..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes shaky, I CAN do all that, in fact I have Audacity but also a very good Algorithmix program designed to work with cassette hiss and LP/78 etc. which I use for my podcasts of 78s. The results with Algorithmix are very good with cassettes, and much easier as there's no residual clicks to find and clip from the audio.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i got my hands on the new car Very Happy and thankfully it is not solely a dab radio, which is just as well as the coverage where the dealer is, is non existant! i was worried it was going to be cd's, memory stick or nothing!

just have to wait for dab to catch up i guess!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seymourwhitebits wrote:
just have to wait for dab to catch up i guess!


It won't. The technology is flawed.
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