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I found that the display was too dim, with insufficient contrast to see the time from across the room. Also the zero digits on the time display have lines through them. This makes sense to differentiate Number 0 from letter o for radio stations, but makes it difficult to tell 8s from 0s in the time display. As the review says, the brightness is not adjustable in the menu, probably because the dispay's basic contrast is not particularly good. For the technically competent, the modification of soldering a 680 ohm resistor across the light sensor photodiode makes the display back light work at full brightness at all times. Much Better! I found the menus pretty easy to navigate without reference to the instructions, which is always a good sign. The sound is pretty good too considering the plastic housing.
I have the same problem as Andrew does the display is not bright enough and so small you cant read it if you have the clock at the end of your bed. I was very disapointed with this clock after paying alot of money for it. The other functions on it are easy to use and work well but its just the poor display and size of the display that lets this down. I had to go out and buy a new alarm clock in the end as i just couldnt cope with this one.
For those wondering my eye sight is pretty good i dont wear glasses or nothing and still struggled to see the display from maybe 2 meters away.
Horses for courses: the great thing about this DAB is the very dim display. It is bright enough during day and gets right down to VERY dim at night. This is actually perfect for those of us who don't like digital displays that can be bright enough to read by! Few displays dim right down in darkness. And it is a bedside radio (clue in the name) - designed to be visible from the bedside, not the other side of a room.
I have this Pure Siesta Mi Series 2 & the display is bright & very clear love the Auto-dimming LCD display & Automatic clock updates
Received this as a b'dY present, as i had been lloking for an alarm with preset radiostations, like any car has. This does have the preset stations, but, as the light dims in the dark, you cannot read anything it says without putting glasses on, or the lights. The manufacturer seems to think it's an assett, I wish i could change it!!!!
Got this after my Pure Mini's on/off switch stopped working. For a company that sells itself on great British design, you'd think they could manage the basics but unfortunately not. Both the Mini and my Oasis (£100) have terribly unreliable power switches (and the Oasis battery is an expensive joke, BTW). Sound quality is, however, worth the aggravation. BUT this little clock radio is TINNY. Not as ridiculously pricey as the other models, but horrible sound. Really disappointed with Pure on this count.
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