Written on: 16/09/2012
My Wife and I like this clock radio. Sound is good. Operation is easy. The humming is annoying, but my Wife did not notice it for three nights. She put cotton wool pads (a few under each foot) and it has helped a lot. I would not buy another one of these. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2010
This is my second clock radio after 6 years, and yes the first one had a transformer buzz which was adequately reduced by placing it on a rubber mat.
I love the sound from such a small box, and the fact it was one of the only DAB clock radios available when DAB was first introduced.
Dual alarm settings is a great function for us.
When the first one started to have problems, I went to look for another! If you want longevity, look elsewhere, if you want good DAB sound from a bed-side alarm... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009 by ollieboy1
I have had this Bush DABCR2003 radio for 3 years now and have had no problems at all. This is a great little radio with decent sound (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008 by Ieuanfawr (67 reviews written)
The Bush DABCR2003 is quiet a well designed bedside clock radio but severely let down by its build quality. When the third one started switching on and off erratically I gave up with it and a bought a totally different model.
1. After a few months, the first radio failed completely. The clock was fine, but the radio would not come on at all. It was exchanged for free by the retailers (not Amazon).
2. After a short period of time, the internal transformer of the second one buzzed at an... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
In my opinion the Bush Dab Digitial Radio is a very good radio ,I like the shape and size, and is well lit up and you can adjust this to your liking,and I like the easy press tab's on the side's of the radio giving you easy accessible radio station's
Joan Robinson (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2007 by Ach (1 review written)
The other people's problems of buzzing...
My brother got one of these 1st. After a few months I noticed a buzzing from his.
I got a different DAB radio for Christmas, couldn't get a signal, brought it back to the shop and ended up with the Bush as the only price comparable DAB radio.
It's been great. No buzz.
Noticed that there is now no buzz from my brother's one either. Percussive maintenance solved the problem for him - turned it upside down and let it fall on his bedside table from... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2005 by petemount (1 review written)
The Bush DABCR2003 is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever bought!!! DO NOT BUY!!! (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2005 by tburns (1 review written)
The Bush DABCR2003 has clumsy and awkward controls, pain to use preset's, now its got no audio......pretty useless.
Mains transformer buzzes at 50 Hz. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2004 by kpgills (1 review written)
I would not recomend a Bush DABCR2003 radio to anyone. The unit itself is small and compact, but the plastic it's built in makes it appear like a much cheaper radio. Despite this the sound produced (above the buzzing) is very good.
The most anoying thing is the hummingbuzzing the power supply makes. Even with my TV on I could still hear the humming, and with a silent room it could be heard at the bottom of the stairs (no kidding).
I've tried three of these units and they all do the same... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2004 by Consumer (13 reviews written)
Bush DABCR2003 - Bought this because I've been very impressed with my Teac DAB radio and wanted to be able to listen to DAB stations on a clock radio.
It was a waste of money. Transformer hum is loud. It actually makes the rather flimsy case vibrate and the front transparent panel vibrates against the case and buzzes. I had to unplug it to get to sleep. The answer to this would be an off-board transformer on the plug, but it's not available.
There is a pre-set button allowing storage of 10... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2004 by cnixon (1 review written)
I have had two Bush DABCR2003 DAB Digital Radios from Argos and I am about to try for a third! The first one buzzed to the point that it had to be turned off at night. The next one was silent (bliss)but the scrolling data display was not as clear as the first due to the characters 'persistence'. Both suffered from clock LED segment brightness variations which was obvious both at high and low brightness levels. Having said all this the internal sound is good and even better using the... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2003 by apprentice
Bush isn't known for good build quality, the Bush DABCR2003 digital radio is no exception. Although on the whole it looks High-Tech, the LED display is poorly lit and the buttons rattle. It's very easy to set up but I only received 19 channels, where my Intempo PG-01 recieves 45. It's very fussy where I place it for reception, but maybe I am expecting too much from its thin wire antenna.
I've read specifications on this radio that claim it includes an FM tuner, this is not true. I have not... (read more)