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Monday, 31st May 2004 (amended 2nd June 2004)
Sharp joins DAB market with FV-DB1E DAB/FM radio - now available

Sharp's first portable DAB digital radio has hit the online stores. The FVDB1E DAB radio, featuring alarm and sleep timers as well as FM reception is now shipping.

The Sharp FV-DB1E offers DAB Band III and FM PLL radio reception in a portable. Powered either by the mains or 6 "C"-size batteries, the Sharp DAB radio also has a carrying handle for full portability and weighs in at 1.7kg without batteries.

DAB digital radio logo
The Sharp FVDB1E portable DAB radio is capable of 2 Watts RMS power output through each of its twin speakers and offers twenty presets for storing and recall of favourite stations. Alarm and sleep timer functions are also available, so you can wake up to DAB digital radio stations in the morning and snooze off at night listening to DAB.

The FV-DB1E wake up timer could be used to start recordings through the optical output, i.e. for recording shows to an external minidisc recorder or CD-R machine via the output, although there is no means to stop recording at a predetermined time, except through separate use of the sleep timer. An analogue line out socket is also included for connection to a hi-fi system or similar.
Sharp FVDB1E(W) DAB/FM radio
Sharp DAB/FM radio in white finish
Sharp FVDB1E(S) DAB digital radio
Sharp DAB/FM radio in silver finish

The Sharp FVDB1E is available now at around GBP99.99 via our online shopping guide.

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a new type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio and discover more about radios available to buy.

Related links:
buy the Sharp FVDB1E DAB/FM radio now, via this website.
portable & kitchen digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket & personal DAB radios, on this website.
hi-fi separates DAB digital tuners, on this website. promo banner

Have it all? DAB digital radio

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Rev A 02-06-04: Revised information on timers