Written on: 27/08/2013
Thought it would be great to listen to faultless digital music channels. Bought the radioas a present to myself. I thought I was at fault re tuning it as have the buzz/hum sound, sometimes impossible to tune and the contortions to try to move radio and aerial do save on attending the gym. Tocapitallthe plug has just broken one of the pins coming off. Despite paying full price it will be going to the tip. If only I'd read the reviews beforehand! Liked the look but this os not about form when... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2011 by thomsonuk (1 review written)
I purchased the above mentioned Radio from Comet over a year ago in fact I brought 3 in total. One for myself, Mother-in-law & one for my partner who works away alot. Both of the Radios were all working fine but when we had the Digital switch over both of the Radios went funny all chinzee writing came on the display screens & it would switch itself off throughout the day. I had to go out & purchase another for myself & luckily my partner brought his back so his mother could use it because... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2010
I have used this unit for a couple of years, the display is fine, has never faltered and the unit always wakes me up when required. Needs a decent length aerial where I live but overall very pleased with the unit (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2009 by Bob Metcalf (1 review written)
I get no response at all on Digital - other than, for every programme, "not available". At first, my area (L18) was not digital and thought that explained it, I thought, but now we are, and there's no digital service on the radio. I borrowed someone else's small digital radio and it works perfectly in the same room as the Ferguson FRG 120D fails. FM is OK, but digital is non-existent.
It looks good and would make a pleasant piece of furniture, but the performance is just non-existent.
It may... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009 by bwlboy2 (1 review written)
Used this Ferguson FRG-120D radio O.K on the mains, subject to the shortcomings listed below. However, when I tried used it in battery mode down the allotment the batteries were flat the following morning, regardless of the battery quality used and only using them for about 2 hours.
Obviously something is draining power, but what?? (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2008 by matt park
After a few months I have the power hum everyone else gets, but lose the front display and the ability to turn the thing on even with the power hum still humming...
A bit of dismantling the displayed came back, but I'm taking it apart more frequently... so what a £10 of ebay who cares apart from the display playing up it works ok... I recommend the Ferguson FRG-120D. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2008 by scarborough (1 review written)
I was given this radio while in isolation after a bone marrow transplant to pass the 5 weeks more enjoyably. It did not work any better then but I thought it was because I was in a hospital building and I did not want to upset the person who gave it me so brought it home with me when I was recovering. But my regular channels (radio 2, 3 and 4) are "not available".
After reading the comments on this website I am amazed this product was not recalled and it is still being advertised this Christmas! (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2008
The Ferguson FRG-120D DAB and FM performance is terrible. Is not easy to operate. It hums quite loudly when switched off. Now it has gone pop and won't work at all, it still hums though! Complete waste of money, DO NOT BUY! (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
For us - totally unsatisfactory!! We only bought it to receive DAB, and that doesn't work at all. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2008
The Ferguson FRG-120D is a nice looking radio, I really like the retro look to it. But I cant seem to tune the dab side of the radio in, so it is not worth £49.99 I think more like a miesley £10.00. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2007 by Squanzy (1 review written)
Good enough DAB radio if you disconnect the aerial supplied with it and connect it to a external/loft Dab aerial via co-axial cable. The aerial supplied can be disconnected by unscrewing the nut of the aerial where it is attached to the radio, you will need a box spanner to do this. Pass the aerial up through the box spanner and unscrew the aerial, connect the co-axial fitted with correct connector and attach to a DAB aerial. Only drawback is that it is no longer portable. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2007 by rburgess
It is a shame as Ferguson used to be famous for quality electrical products, though we probably still had an Empire then. Although the sound quality, when consistent, on this radio is clearer than FM. However, overall it is a wretched introduction to DAB. (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2007 by jane finn (1 review written)
Wouldn't buy another Ferguson after owning this Ferguson FRG-120D DAB radio - I've had several Roberts Radios which are still going strong after 35 years. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2006 by robinbrum (1 review written)
Very unreliable. Now I know why Currys were so keen to off load this advertised at 49.99. I can't believe anyone would have paid full whack for this junk.
My advice: DON'T BUY IT! (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2006 by danielsan72 (1 review written)
I have owned this DAB radio for around 3 years. At first I was very patient with its temperamental sound quality, as I understood this to be due to ongoing improvements in DAB signals, as the disclaimer on the box stated. However, I am now fed up with having to jiggle the aerial about to try and get a decent sound. At times the sound is very clean, and without interference. Unfortunately, most of the time it is as if I am listening underwater or someone is sanding in the radio studio. I had... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2006 by Brian Stevenson
The DAB on this Ferguson FRG-120D radio is useless. The sound breaks up frequently, but maddeningly gets better when you go to the radio to adjust it. I finally lost patience a couple of days ago when I wanted to listen to Radio 6 - I took the radio up to the loft room where I thought the signal would improve - It would only work if I lay rigid in bed; as soon as I moved it broke up again.
Only one good thing to say - Currys gave me my money back without any problems! (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2006 by G0GCD (1 review written)
DAB sensitivity is good, but on the technical front the set buzzes at a very low level all the time that it is connected to mains power, indicating a poorly designed power supply inside the box. The DAB receiver sensitivity is acceptable, but FM is quite poor. I also found tuning it quite awkward - it's fine if you only have 4 FM and 4 DAB favourites and use the presets.
Particularly at low volumes, the audio quality is quite 'boxy' or muffled. The display lighting, on during the 'sleep... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2006 by dave66 (21 reviews written)
I received the Ferguson FRG-120D DAB Digital radio as a birthday present. Luckily my girlfriend kept the receipt so I could change it for a decent DAB radio. It looks nice enough, but the reason it was half price soon becomes apparent. If you keep it in the bedroom as an alarm clock the hum/buzz it makes in standby mode is very noisy, almost like having a fridge in the room. I thought powering it with batteries instead of mains may have kept the buzz down, but the 2700 mAh rechargeable... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2006 by Hazevin (1 review written)
Poor quality, The main problem I have is with Dixons in Kettering the manager thinks she is a repair engineer!!!!! would not refund me, She could not hear the Ferguson FRG-120D buzzing in a noisy shop, so it must be OK.
Went to the Currys nearby who tried to listen again but did refund me.
So if you want a cheap DAb and not bothered about using the alarm in a bedroom it is perhaps OK. I would not recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2006 by albumen (1 review written)
I got no satisfaction from Currys. They just did not want to know and could not even suggest someone who might be able to look at it, never mind fix it.
I have e-mailed Ferguson and I look forward to their reply. If I have any good news I will do another review retracting my comments.Maybe we will all get a new radio for Christmas!!! (read more)