i) my hifi system is on its last legs. Not a real complaint - I bought the actual system, sans CD, in 1986 - but it is reaching the point where I have to give in and replace it (turntable won’t work, radio reception sometimes drops, switching input often takes several pushes of the button and sometimes loses the connection spontaneously). However, as I’ve been looking around the CD player, which is newer (though still from 2000), has started to get fussy and even refused to play three discs that played fine via the PC, adding another item to be replaced to the list.
ii) in pursuit of the above, I have been trying to decide what to get. Typing brand + model + review into Google brings up page after page of store sites which don’t have any actual reviews of the bloody item.
iii) tuners seem to be in very short supply, at least at the relatively affordable end of the market. I know this is a weak area for digital TV signals so I assume the same is likely to be true of DAB radio, but the lack of reviews (see ii) means I have no idea how the few models I can find perform as FM radios with the supplied aerial (external aerial not being an option).