Back in 2008, the introduction of digital TV meant we could all get more content and a clearer picture on out Televisions. Today more and more content is available on digital or DAB/DAB+ radio which will eventually lead to an analogue FM switch off, just like TV. Here are a few reasons why your next radio should be a digital radio, and why you should consider upgrading your current FM radio sooner rather than later…
With all your favourite FM stations, as well as additional exclusive stations like Absolute Classic Rock, Talk Sport 2 or Virgin on offer, there is more choice when you switch to digital radio. Just like FM radio, you can listen to national or local stations … but there’s a lot more choice … from jazz to rock, classical to hip-hop and from debates to sport, there’s a station to suit everyone!
Clear Sound Quality
Unlike FM radio, Digital radio isn’t subject to interference caused by weather conditions or electrical interference. Digital radio broadcasts have no hiss and crackle, no fading, and coverage is improving constantly with new transmitters being installed all the time. You can check coverage in your area at www.getdigitalradio.com.
No More Frequencies
The simplicity of finding your favourite and new stations is a great advantage of digital radios. There’s no more trying to remember station numbers as digital radios automatically search for all available stations displaying the station name in alphabetical order rather than the frequencies.
Heard a song on the radio and wanted to know its name or the artist? Another benefit of switching to digital radio is that this information can be found scrolling across a display on the radio screen. As well as the station name and the time being displayed, visual elements such as album artwork are also starting to be introduced on some models, adding to your radio experience with some visuals.
Your Music, Your Way
With the ever increasing introduction of new technologies, many digital radios now offer the combination of listening to radio with listening to their own music. Now you can listen to your own music your way. Whether you stream your music and playlists via Bluetooth, or tune into thousands of stations from across the world thanks to internet radio, many digital radio products now offer you the choice. Plus, with some models you can rewind or even record if you like a song or piece of music and want to hear it again.
The Digital Tick Mark
With the above benefits of listening to digital radio, when looking to purchase a digital radio make sure to look for the digital radio approved tick. The digital radio tick mark has been designed to give you confidence when purchasing a digital radio that it is ‘future proof’ and ready for a digital radio switch over.