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Sangean DT200V AM/FM/TV Radio
(7 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating:
Great Nighttime Companion
Sep 12, 2010
Review by nagels
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Good sound and reception
Saved stations function combines AM/FM
Cons:Original earbuds only lasted a few months.
The Bottom Line:
This is one of the best and sturdiest portable radios I've ever owned.
It's an idiosyncrasy; I can't fall asleep unless I've got some radio earphones hooked up to my ear. Years ago it was a problem because the big old cathode tube model took up half the bed. It was great to have though for that Orson Welles War of the Worlds transmission. For whatever reason FM reception on the Sony Walkman deteriorated badly, so I began looking for a replacement. I settled on this Sangean after reading the reviews and noticing a great warehouse price on Amazon. The only difference between this radio and a brand new one is that there were a few pieces of tape on the packaging. The radio itself, the earphones, and the documentation were pristine. Click on the product links here and you'll be taken to the DT-200X, essentially the same radio but without the now non-functioning TV band.
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Facts and Figures
PLL synthesized tuning system
Built in speaker
Built in clock
19 random presets
90 minutes auto shut off
Battery power indicator
Stereo/mono speaker switch
My favorite station setting
Removable belt clip
Auto seek station
Deep bass boost
Uses two AA batteries
Approximately 4 by 2.5 inches in size and about ½ inch thick.
It was easy to set up and program my favorite stations. Tune them in and save with the push of a button. Nice!
Sound quality and reception are both good and are somewhat better than on the replaced Sony.
The radio itself is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. I like that it gives the user the option of listening with or without earphones. An antenna unit that's much shorter than the earphones is included for this purpose. A radio like this with a built in speaker is more versatile than one that can only be used with earphones.
Though it's capable of holding many more stations, I only programmed six into "my favorites." There are no separate buttons for the individual stations. One presses an up or down button to scan the favorites, so I wanted to keep the number small.
Since I listen to this while falling asleep, I wanted something with few buttons. The controls on this radio are well designed though I wish the up/down scrolling buttons were easier to distinguish by touch.
I like that the AM/FM favorites are all accessed with the same controls and can be intermingled when programming. Some listeners may prefer separate access for AM and FM stations. This is possible when not using the "favorites" option. For nighttime listening I prefer using the least possible number of controls. Even with the simple controls of this unit, I accidentally erased one of my favorite stations one night.
The earphones work well with decent sound and reception, although the earpieces are a little larger than I like.
Probably my favorite feature is the automatic off function. The radio turns itself off after ninety minutes. Since I almost always fall asleep with the radio on, this handy feature has helped me cut down on battery replacement tremendously.
I love this little radio and when it's end comes, I'll most definitely look for another DT- 200 Sangean.
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