The tuner should work - analog most likely. I'm unable to test digital from here. If someone can jump in, that'd be great.
You might consider trying the USB thumbdrive option (music), as in the U.S., this is also an option.
I use my LCD-TV as an alarm in the mornings. As far as i am aware i can only use the on timer on the analogue channels is this correct? I'm living in an area where digital switchover has just occurred and i think the excuse that may alarm never worked will be getting rather old at work if i use it much more.