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Philips DA1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The sound and battery also get good views. Comments are divided on the size. There are some critical reviews about the reliability and value for money.

usability, battery, sound, portability, design

value for money, 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 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 107 reviews)

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Philips DA1000


It's a fine looking portable DAB radio

Stylish, Easy operation, Good sound quality

Basic features, No RDS on FM tuner

Unfortunately, the FM tuner isn't RDS (radio data system), which means that the DA100's backlit LCD screen isn't able to display FM station names, programme outlines or the current time. It merely shows the frequency of each station. Also included is a...

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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.

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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...


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Amazon review summary for Philips DA1000


alaTest has collected and analysed 80 user reviews of Philips DA1000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

usability, battery, portability, sound, build quality

value for money

41% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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

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Steer clear


Had to re-charge eve...

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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....

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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...

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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 ...

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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...


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