Written on: 26/08/2010
It's easy to use on-the-go or at home. Station selection is simple. If it has a fault it is that it uses up batteries fairly quickly but I use re-chargeables anyway, so no problem. The sound translates well through good quality headphones. But then I wouldn't us those stick-in-your-ear buttons for choice. Even out and about I use small proper headphones. Sound quality seems just as good as an iPod or MP3 to me. When I am hiking it is fabulous to have such easy access to everyday DAB... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2008
It turns on and immediately turns off..........looks like another duff power button. For a while very pleased but now it just won't switch on (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2007
For me the charger connection failed after a month or so, then the on-off button failed just after the 1 year warranty expired, rendering the radio useless. In my experience the digital signal has always been dodgy and I could only get good reception in open countryside, not in the vicinity of buildings, and certainly not indoors. I thought this was just a problem with DAB in general, but I've since bought a Pure radio and found the signal is much better everywhere. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by keithl (1 review written)
I have had a problem with the charger and connector in the radio. Previously, during charging, radio provided a strong red light indicating the process. Light now a weak red and charging not being carried out. Still able to use radio by frequently All in all very disappointed. Phillips haven't provided a high quality device with this product. Would not recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2007 by flinn (1 review written)
The Philips DA1000 is a good little radio but it just doesn't last and therefore I would not buy another one as it fails after less than 12 months. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2006 by orangeive (1 review written)
I was well pleased with the Philips DA1000 DAB radio, until I had the button problem. The on/off button stopped working. I have read a few reviews about this, and it appears to be a common defect! I have had the radio for just over a year, and I do not think I can return it.
I am on the look out for a better one now.
Recommend getting a fast battery charger and extra batteries. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2006 by antonio the great
Easy to use, to a point. But the earphones fell to bits after two months, and the on/off switch broke after 10 months. Also, the batteries only last for 7 hours on a good day. If I was to buy a new DAB portable radio, it wouldn't be the Philips DA1000; the reasons being the on/off switch fault, as it seems to be common in this type. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2006 by capanic
When I received the Philips DA1000 radio I immediately realised that portablility was difficult due to loud and annoying interference. I live in a strong signal area, West London.
Still, when it worked, the sound quality was better than FM, but there was much more digital interference than my trusty, and much cheaper, Sony Walkman portable radio.
I like listening to the radio at night often all night. I soon realised that the battery charge lasted only 5 to 7 hours, not enough to get... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2006 by Mike Staveley (1 review written)
I have had 2 of Phillips DA1000 DAB Digital radios which have failed due to the on/off button. I am now awaiting a third radio with little hope of improvement. I do not understand why the Chinese manufacturer didn't use the same switch as the slide lock/unlock switch. It is obvious that a switch which is spring returned will suffer from fatigue failure if you are required to hold such a switch down for a period of time to differentiate between the ON function and the OFF function. I am... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2005 by evansra (9 reviews written)
The Phillips DA1000 is a superb portable digital radio with the bonus of FM when the DAB signal is weak. Anything over about 20 miles from the transmitter and this radio struggles with the signal. Fm is usually good. If you try using the equalizer with a weak signal it burbles. in good signal areas it is great with the proviso....batteries. It eats its own rechargeables in about 5 hours and Duracell plus in about 8 hours. I am now using Li ion 2200 mah and they last about 20 hours, With two... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2005 by jeffers1944 (1 review written)
The Philips DA1000 Portable DAB Radio performs very well, and looks good. The sound quality is very pleasant, and responds well to the built in graphic equaliser. Battery life is what one may expect from a digital unit, and the recharge feature is a real boon. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2005 by Superdupa (1 review written)
I live in Central London and the reception and clarity of the DAB stations on this is superb. I use this in the gym as well as at work with no problems (my analogue one never worked at the GYM and was 50/50 at work). It's very small it looks cool and its very easy to set favourite stations.
It is rechargable and I found it to last conservatively 6 hours before having to plug it to the mains. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2005 by Rokos (1 review written)
I really don't know why the previous reviewers are not satisfied with the Phillips DA1000 DAB radio. I think it doing a great job. I even get a signal in a concrete office with TL lights. I don't get a good signal with a room full of computers but that is normal. I just got it a few days ago but so far the batteries are lasting 8-10 hours. Just make sure you first charge them for 7 hours in the da1000 before you use them. Overall i'm very pleased about it. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2005 by noon
DON'T BUY the Phillips DA1000.......I've just had my replacement unit expire on me. The on/off button is the issue. It just doesn't work!!! The number of times it won't turn on is amazing. This unit now won't power up at all, same thing happened to the first one. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2005 by ridgewalkuk (3 reviews written)
What's the point in having good quality digital radio if a good signal is not consistant as is the case with the Phillips DA1000. Portable radios are too low powered and give useless results in most built-up areas and most indoor-areas get a stationary one. This particular one looks better than most but has the same problems so why bother. (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2004 by ChrisC (1 review written)
I am very pleased with my DAB radio, it has excellent reproduction, on a summer camping holiday in was invaluble for Euro 2004. The earphones are a very good quality and reproduction of speech and music stations are excellent, I am able to receive 49 stations. It can be awkward in a poor reception area holding the headphone wire to get a better reception, but as more masts appear then reception will improve. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2004 by nigel1961 (1 review written)
I recently purchased the Phillips DA1000 as an alternative to my MP3 player to use whilst training in the gym, little did I expect that once inside a building with any form of gym equipment inside would I be listening to radio 'barble' as that is what I receive 80% of the time. Needless to say this has left me very disappointed with the Phillips as I'm sure that a large number of people buy DAB to use while training. My advice would be to look at another make. (read more)