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Old 12-06-2012   #1
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Has anyone installed a DAB stereo? Thinking of getting one, wondering what the reception ia like with an internal glass mount aerial.
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Re: DAB radio

don't bother mate they are terrible, i put one in my wife car not that long ago and ripped it out within a few days and went back to oem then got a refund.
the channels never stay on long and cut out constantly everywhere we went, we had a dual din jvc in there. I just think that DAB is a poor concept now - ok for the home radio that stays put but as a mobile media its awful.

your far better off with a streaming app like tune in radio if you have an android phone - the quality is much better and cuts out far less often depending on your phones network.

For dab i got better results from a Walkman type of dab radio.

what i do now is have a head unit with capable Bluetooth streaming and use tune in radio - Ive driven from basildon to alton towers with about 3 or 4 drops outs on the giffgaff network (on o2)(on DAB i would have had that many drop outs before leaving basildon), you just need a good data plan that most people already have.

I cant imagine the government now switching of the FM channels as DAB has never really taken off like digital tv. Get yourself a nice head unit with parrot Bluetooth over DAB gimmick - also the glitching is not good for your ears let alone your car speakers lol.
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Cheers. Ill stick with my Sony Bluetooth head unit then. Was tempted by a JVC dab on Argos eBay for 85.
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Agree. I had a DAB head unit with a decent aerial and it was rubbish unless i was stationary. Bought a cheap walkman style one from Argos and plugged it in through the aux, worked brilliantly.
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