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Bush TR82 Retro Style

Bush TR82 Retro Style

MPNs: 35904891 and TR82DAB
3.3 from 15 reviews

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BUSH retro radio

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If you want to buy a toy radio, then this is perfect, but if you want a real radio forget about the BUSH retro radio I bought from Argos. I wanted to write the review on Argos website but it did not allow me to. I bought the radio for my 85yr old mum who's got Dementia to listen to Premier Radio, a Christian channel. Totally Totally useless for any channel on AM. Not clear even if you manage to get a channel. Great disappointment and total waste of money

Purchased in December 2019 at Argos.


ninn

ninnSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 6 reviews

works as it should

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looks nice and sounds great (not tinny sound, more enriched) i love rock classical and jazz, and it's nice to get a fuller sound with this
display is good and bright, memory sets well for my favourite channels
Inputs and outputs an advantage to connect phone and use my playlist, outputs great for headphones or speakers
I love it, can't fault it

Purchased in May 2018 at The Good Guys for $50.00.

Shane

ShaneVictoria

  • 14 reviews

What a cool radio

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Love my retro radio I got mine is dab digital clear crisp sound nice bass looks really nice totally amazed with my purchase. Bought directly from Bush online got a great price to seen them previously in retrovision when it was going but never got one. Highly recomend them they are usually around 100 dollars but sometimes you can get some specials online come in diff colours to

Date PurchasedJan 2017
Philbrand

PhilbrandGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 41 reviews
  • 32 likes

Can not rate this as a digital radio

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As my heading says, l can not rate this radio as a digital. For the simple reason i get no continuous digital coverage, twenty seconds at best with breaks of over ten minutes in between. Have tried another brand and results are mirrored which eliminates a problem with the wireless. As a fm radio it is brilliant the sound quality is superior to my hifi stereos wireless and it looks great.

Date PurchasedDec 2016

hotkiwi

hotkiwiPerth, WA

  • 36 reviews

Great radio, great sound

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Bought this radio in the Dick Smith sell out for 89 $ as I liked it retro style. My mother had one of a similar model in the kitchen, so that is where this one went. Not too impressed with the digital part of it, normal FM is just as good and I even like to listen to AM sometimes (even more of a retro feeling).
Can recommend this radio if you want an easy portable good sounding 'transistor' and close your eyes and dream of good old days gone by.


Correction to previous review.

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I took it back to Harvey Norman. Staff member diagnosed the problem as in the lead and replaced it. Now radio works well and does not drop out. Classy and great sound. Still not conversant with the digital side of things ( maybe no or poor reception) but more happy.


Great Radio with bags of style

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When my previous digital radio decided to stop working I missed the noise of the radio in the kitchen in the morning. After researching and looking for a new radio I chose this one originally based on its looks. However, this is a Great radio, easy to set up, good sound and easy to use. Looks great in the kitchen too :-)


Brisbane

BrisbaneBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

This Bush Retro Digital Radio is the best!!

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Digital Reception is absolutely clear and the speaker clarity is fabulous. It is a fashionable looking Radio and it has AM as well. I plug my smartphone and MP3 into it and it sounds awesome. It even has numerous one touch select buttons for your favourite stations. The big round manual station select dial in the front really works.

Ian A

Ian ALogan Village

  • 2 reviews

shocking reception

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Live on Mt Tamborine, can see Brisbane, but reception is practically non existent some days. Sound breaks up or stops for seconds at a time making it impossible to follow a conversation or listen to music. Usually switch to an FM programme or turn off altogether. Sorry we bought Digital altogether.

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Ian A
Ian A

12 month later it has packed up altogether.

MetalGodz

MetalGodzHunter Region, NSW

  • 48 reviews

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It's great to see the merging of New technology, with a Retro style look.It supports AM/FM/LW, as well as DAB. I don't have Digital radio in my area, so I cant comment there, but AM with a good reception has a warm feel.

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MetalGodz
MetalGodz

On a side note, I purchase this @ 2011, and it's still going!


NothappyJan

NothappyJanMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Broke within 1hr of first switching on...twice!

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Initially delighted to be given this radio as a present,however this quickly soured when the LCD screen&sound stopped working less than 30 mins after first switching it on - the screen would only flash a blue light then nothing at all. Returned it to officeworks&obtained a replacement of the same model...which also stopped working (no sound&LCD screen went dead) this time after only 1hrs use! Needless to say,returned unit to store again but for refund this time. Will not be buying Bush again! Oh&I rang their support phone line&was on hold in a queue for so long I gave up...
Sound was good for the short time it actually worked
Everything else...stopped working x2! Also be aware unit is quite large for a radio.

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monaromonaro
monaromonaro

Disappointing for you.


happyegas

happyegasVictoria

  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Worked good for 18 months.....then.....

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i bought this radio 18 months ago, worked fine up until now. Turned it on like i usually do in the mornings and the blue LCD screen had gone all jumbly, full of characters. I rang bush and they stated that the warranty for these radios are 12 months and better still they couldnt suggest anywhere i could actually get the screen repaired/replaced. Poor Product, Poor Customer Service, Buyer Beware!! You'd think something like this would be lasting for at least 10 years.
the retro look
LCD screen failed, all jumbled up, can see anything

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monaromonaro
monaromonaro

Very disappointing for you happyegas. Sounds like the problem might have been similar to what I had experienced, but only after two uses. (As per my comments in my own thread, below.)


monaromonaro

monaromonaroMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 38 reviews

Bought one today

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Miklos73

Miklos73WA, 6057

  • 20 reviews
  • 4 likes

Very highly recommended purchase to all and sundry

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Bec05

Bec05MELBOURNE, VIC

  • 8 reviews

First digital radio for our house

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Loving the sound quality of digital radio. The digital display is good for knowing what station youare on. I was surprised how large it is though -surely a lot larger than necessary so make sure you check the measurements before you buy to see if you are happy with the size.
Sound quality, digital display
Quite large

Questions & Answers

Gareth T

Gareth Tasked

My bush tr82 dab is not working . The screen is blue but nothi g else and no buttons work can anyone help thanks

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Philbrand
Philbrand

Sorry can not offer any help only to say mine died a similar death. Did you also find itvstopped for longer intervals while not picking up a signal

Kangadude
Kangadude

I sent my old one in for repair to Bush or find a local rspair. Some old vuys still fix radios use google


John

Johnasked

How do you tune in the back to receive channel.

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Philbrand
Philbrand

Select your band, db am FM then auto this will automatically scan for stations or you can select manual and add stations yourself

hotkiwi
hotkiwi

Tune in the back ?


robyle

robyleasked

the digital capabilities of my Bush radio have stopped working. AM/FM works fine, just nothing (no static or anything) for digital. Radio has worked fine for a year and was not moved. any clues?

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Andrew
Andrew

Very Odd simply contact them I have found them great to deal with also they sell 2nds on ebay try puckn up a factory 2nd for 50 bucks lol

Philbrand
Philbrand

I can not answer your question, only to add same thing happened to me, so l bought a new didgital and that like the other didnt work on the didgital band from day one Gave one of the radios to mum, who lives just streets away. The radio worked fine there for six months or so then stopped. At a geuss i would blame it on new dwellings even trees becoming larger that are blocking a tempermental band width. Wont buy another


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