Of Dubious Design


Novice Member
Poor Scanning Sensitivity
I recently purchased the Tibo 1435 DAB tuner, my former Denon FM/AM tuner developing faults after 25 year’s service. Whilst the sound quality is good, it is often affected by what seems to be a weak DAB signal in my area and reception is prone to interference even though it receives its signal via a roof-mounted, omni-directional DAB aerial.
Even after performing a factory reset the auto scanning system will not pick up BBC national stations or even my local BBC radio station (Stoke). It will, however, pick up BBC stations in Derby, Liverpool, Hereford & Worcester and even BBC Wales. I can only receive BBC national stations, 1,2,3, etc, by means of manual tuning. Furthermore, when eventually manually tuned to a national station it will not store them on any of the nine preset buttons.
The unit, of Chinese manufacture, comes with no comprehensive user instructions and one has to resort to a poorly written online booklet. Anyone considering a new tuner should give the Tibo 1435 a wide berth.

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