Digital radio buying guide

We explain how to find the best digital radio to suit your needs

The Pure EVOKE Flow digital radio

The Pure EVOKE Flow digital radio

Jargon Busters: Digital Radio

DAB+: DAB+ is the compression standard used in Australia for digital radio broadcasts. It differs from the DAB standard used in the UK and other European countries, so a digital radio from overseas will not receive digital radio signals in Australia.

Equaliser: Some digital radios feature an 'equaliser' – this is a system that allows adjustment of bass and treble sound quality.

Internet radio: Some Kogan digital radio review have the ability to stream thousands of international radio stations from the Internet using your existing Internet connection.

LCD screen: Digital radios have a Liquid Crystal Display that shows the radio station, a clock and other information such as the song name and artist of the current music track, for example.

Line Out: a 3.5mm 'line out' plug on the digital radio will allow you to connect it to a larger stereo for more powerful sound and amplification through your home entertainment setup.

Line In: A 3.5mm 'line in' plug can be connected to a compatible MP3 player -- such as an iPod – so you can play your music through the digital radio's speaker.

Podcast: A podcast is a downloadable radio segment that an Internet-enabled digital radio can play using your existing Internet connection.

Preset: Many digital radios include quick access to 'preset' stations. Using a button on the digital radio or its remote control, you can set a favourite station to be easily recalled.

Streaming: A digital radio with 'streaming' capabilities such as the Pure Sensia will be able to play music via a network connection (for example any MP3 files you have saved on your PC).

Wi-Fi: A selection of high-end digital radios can play music files from your home wireless network if they are Wi-Fi enabled.

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Max

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You mention in the article that some digital radios have record capability to allow listening to a show at a later time. Do you know of any makes/models taht have this feature.

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