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Specification for Sony XDRM1

Main Features
Portable Portable
Main characteristics
Tuning: Digital
Display: LCD
Type: FM, DAB
Technical Features
Sound Features: Bass Boost
Max Tuner Presets: 40
Other
Weight: 119.1 g

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Sony XDRM1

“Sony Quality”

Written on: 01/08/2012 by toprow (1 review written)

Don't beleive the other reveiws they are now out of date, since the analog TV has been switched off the DAB reception has improved drestically I have has this little DAB radio for several years now and have found it very reliable the reception is excellent I even use it connected to my car radio via the aux lead with no drop outs of signal the battery however you really need to use rechargable batteries. If you can still get one buy it… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“Just bought this off EBAY. Big mistake! It was...”

Written on: 05/12/2009 by tonybmcab99 (1 review written)

Just bought this off EBAY. Big mistake! It was supposed to replace a Pure 1500 which had suddenly given up the ghost for some reason. However, we find that on our usual walk along the beach the reception is useless for most of the time. I did find one spot where reception was good for a few hundred yards but then it went back to the constant fading and loss of signal. Screen is difficult to read; not bright enough and basically it's a step backwards for Sony who used to be a reliable company. Wish… Read Full Review

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Cfc2000's Response to tonybmcab99's Review

Written on: 05/12/2010

I found this review very helpful becaus I too have one and this review is correct.

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Sony XDRM1

“I made the mistake of choosing the Sony XDRM1 model...”

Written on: 01/07/2008 by Dave Rado (1 review written)

I made the mistake of choosing the Sony XDRM1 model based on Sony's reputation in personal stereos, without checking their reviews first. I won't make that mistake again! The sound quality is superb as long as you place the radio at least a metre away from you, preferably hung over a bush, but you can't walk while it's playing as you won't get any reception if you do. If you want a DAB personal stereo with great reception and a long battery life, check out the Pure 1500 Personal DAB Radio… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“Portable radio? I don't think so with that battery life.”

Written on: 26/09/2007 by edgehog50 (1 review written)

Portable radio? I don't think so with that battery life… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“Don't bother buying the Sony XDRM1 Digital radio YOU...”

Written on: 18/03/2007 by alanphillips (1 review written)

Don't bother buying the Sony XDRM1 Digital radio YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!!!… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“Unless you live under a transmitter and aren't going...”

Written on: 13/03/2007 by bird2 (1 review written)

Unless you live under a transmitter and aren't going to move go elsewhere… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“This is my first DAB portable radio which is on it's...”

Written on: 03/03/2007 by philippft (1 review written)

This is my first DAB portable radio which is on it's way back to Sony because the external power adapter does not work resulting in high battery usage. The sound quality is exceptional, providing the radio is stationary. However, whenever I move with the radio on the reception becomes poor, which is not my idea of how a portable radio should function
The design is great but the poly-carbonate case is easily scratched and I would have expected better quality or at least a case to put the radio… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“Got a pure digital pocket radio for christmas last...”

Written on: 27/12/2006 by tommyfoneill (1 review written)

Got a pure digital pocket radio for christmas last year which was fantastic, however due to my own carelessness I dropped and broke it, thus giving my missus the opportunity to provide me with a new dab portable radio.

Sorry Sony but there is just no comparision between the reception I got on my old Pure radio and my new very pretty but digitally challanged XDRM1.

I had to scan a number of times before picking up any stations at all, but the quality of reception is just pathetic. Sony would… Read Full Review

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Sony XDRM1

“It's very hard to be positive about the Sony XDRM1...”

Written on: 10/11/2006 by grahamdaly (6 reviews written)

It's very hard to be positive about the Sony XDRM1 portable DAB radio because of the hopeless reception. I live in South West London where a scan found 5 stations. Everywhere else in the UK I have tried it hasn't found a single station. I bought the XDRM1 to use when travelling - not to use at home, and it is hopeless. Which Magazine had it as a Best Buy with excellent sound quality, which is fine, but if you can't receive any stations you can't get any sound! If you don't intend to use this… Read Full Review

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Lampgb's Response to grahamdaly's Review

Written on: 27/12/2006

I agree. I feel that the technology is flawed somehow. The device was probably tested under perfect laboratory conditions and not tested in the field with the operator moving around. With almost total countrywide coverage with DAB you would think that there would not be a problem with reception and of course you would be right (with a fixed DAB receiver) but travelling around with a personal DAB device is a frustrating experience. I would not go as far as to say they are a waste of money but I feel that it is a risk you must be prepared to take. I purchased one and within a week I had sent it back. Check all reviews before you buy and with all manufacturers not just Sony. There will be as many bad as there are good

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