Jargon Busters: Digital Radio
DAB+: DAB+ is the compression standard used in Australia for digital radio broadcasts. It differs from the DAB standard used in the UK and other European countries, so a digital radio from overseas will not receive digital radio signals in Australia.
Equaliser: Some digital radios feature an 'equaliser' – this is a system that allows adjustment of bass and treble sound quality.
Internet radio: Some Kogan digital radio review have the ability to stream thousands of international radio stations from the Internet using your existing Internet connection.
LCD screen: Digital radios have a Liquid Crystal Display that shows the radio station, a clock and other information such as the song name and artist of the current music track, for example.
Line Out: a 3.5mm 'line out' plug on the digital radio will allow you to connect it to a larger stereo for more powerful sound and amplification through your home entertainment setup.
Line In: A 3.5mm 'line in' plug can be connected to a compatible MP3 player -- such as an iPod – so you can play your music through the digital radio's speaker.
Podcast: A podcast is a downloadable radio segment that an Internet-enabled digital radio can play using your existing Internet connection.
Preset: Many digital radios include quick access to 'preset' stations. Using a button on the digital radio or its remote control, you can set a favourite station to be easily recalled.
Streaming: A digital radio with 'streaming' capabilities such as the Pure Sensia will be able to play music via a network connection (for example any MP3 files you have saved on your PC).
Wi-Fi: A selection of high-end digital radios can play music files from your home wireless network if they are Wi-Fi enabled.