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Philips DA1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Philips DA1000. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The sound and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability and battery.

usability, portability, sound, durability, design

price, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Philips DA1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Philips DA1000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Views about the size and design are generally positive. The durability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, and the reliability and battery get negative reviews.

portability, sound, durability, design, size

price, battery, reliability

39% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips Portable DAB Radio DA1000

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: staff (

Philips DA1000 review


A simple but polished product that is worth the money

p>Stylish Easy operation Good sound quality</p

p>Basic features No RDS on FM tuner</p

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Philips DA1000 pocket digital radio review


It seems digital radio has now found its feet with the UK market. Radio Stations are regularly giving them away as competition prizes and the understanding that they hold the opportunity (given the signal strength) to give a clearer quality of radio is...

Has the FM fallback position

Only radio and digital coverage not yet 100

You won’t have the volume up all the time if it screeches rather than hisses, otherwise it’s all right- really it’s competing with your walkman though.

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Ed Clarke (

Philips DA1000 review


A great-looking pocket radio with good sound, but battery life could be better

Great design, easy to use, rechargeable

Shorter battery life than some

The main drawback on this model is the battery life. It's a real power-guzzler, getting through a pair of normal AA batteries in well under the time that Philips suggests. We managed just over six hours, but as mentioned above, if you're using...

May, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



I'm a regular spectator at Boundary Park, Oldham watching the latics and using my Philips DA1000 digital radio to follow the other...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Steer clear


Had to re-charge eve...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Great Radio


I am so glad I bought this Philips DA1000 DAB radio before I read the feedback. Don't let the bad experiences of some put you off....

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Phillips Produce Rubbish


I bought one of these Philips DA1000 DAB radios. I took it back after 3 days. The ?99 price tag was WAY TOO HIGH for this poor pro...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

Wish I'd seen these reviews first


Bought this DAB radio last year to listen to the cricket. Worked fine until a couple of months after the warranty ran out. Then ...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

More of the same....


Had this Philips DA1000 radio given as Christmas present and had to send back by and of January because couldn't turn it on. Looki...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

On/Off switch failed at soldered joint


Just after the guarantee ran out, the on/off switch failed on my Philips DA1000 DAB radio. The Philips response was essentially ha...

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications


Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB
Noise Reduction: No
Recording Function:Not Applicable
Remote Control: No


Docking System: No
USB Interface: No

General Features

Cassette Player: No
CD Player: No

Playback / Recording

MP3 Encoding: No
MP3 Playback: No