Hitachi Worldspace Receiver
Product Type: Hitachi portable radios
Description:Portable mains/battery radio providing satellite digital audio reception across the globe
Newest Review: ... of the European frequencies for World Service. Short wave coverage is disappointing. I have found in North London that the ... more
Customer Hitachi Worldspace Receiver Reviews (3)
by - written on 26/11/02, updated on 20/01/04 (Useful, 3291 readings)
I had read about worldspace radio in a New Scientist article, and was attracted when I saw a Hitachi going a bit cheap at a computer fair. I paid £90 for mine as new. I was bullshitted by the salesman who incorrectly told me that it was also suitable for resolving the new DAB broadcasts, and without reading the bumph, the fascia suggested that this might be possible. My main reason for buying was to be able to hear BBC broadcasts at high quality when I travelled in Europe. In the event, this has not been a practical outcome. Set up is easy, and the instructions are fairly easy to follow. If you set up on mains and then go to battery, I have found that the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/08/01, updated on 31/08/01 (Useful, 1067 readings)
I have been using this portable worldspace receiver for 6 months now. In that time i think i have evaluated it thoroughly enough.I have used it in kenya,east africa,and in the united kingdom;Manchester and scotland. These areas are covered by the Afristar beam,scotland being on the outer most part of coverage. In my opinion,it is quite a brilliant piece of equipment.For the price you pay for it it is definitely a wise buy. In summary i have here it's pros and cons (some of them) Pros: 1.Simple operation and electrical compatibility. 2.Simple assembly. cons: 1.When you put the power off,preset stations may be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/01, updated on 03/06/01 (Very useful, 1533 readings)
The Hitachi is the only portable Worldspace receiver that is CE marked for sale in the EU. Rather larger (deeper) and heavier than most world band radios such as the Roberts R861, but otherwise it looks just like an ordinary portable. Besides reception on the Worldspace band the set also receives on FM, MW and SW and 10 preset stations can be programmed on each band. The set can be powered from mains, 4 D cell batteries, or 12v. Good strong signals from the Afristar Beam 1 in the SW of England, although the footprint seems to cover all of the UK. There are currently 36 audio stations QRV on Afristar Beam 1 including WRN, CNN, Bloomberg plus numerous music ... Read the complete review
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