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02/18/2009 06:41:39 PM · #1
I'm looking for a device I can use in my bedroom that will broadcast internet radio and MP3s from my library. It should have its own speakers and I would absolutely like a sleep feature that turns it off after a specific period of time. Any suggestions? Radio absolutely sucks in Eugene.
02/18/2009 06:58:39 PM · #2
XBox 360- multi-purpose wireless device.
02/18/2009 07:01:02 PM · #3
or buy a nice MP3 device and a bookshelf type stereo that has 3.5 mm stereo auxilary input, load the MP3 and hook it to the stereo.
02/18/2009 08:02:30 PM · #4
Well, that's an option except I don't know which MP3 players have a sleep feature.

I'm thinking about the Logitech Squeezebox Boom. A bit pricey, but looks to have everything I want.
02/18/2009 08:17:39 PM · #5
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Well, that's an option except I don't know which MP3 players have a sleep feature.

I'm thinking about the Logitech Squeezebox Boom. A bit pricey, but looks to have everything I want.


I helped my boss set this up in his house and it was simple and sleek. He loves his. I'd recommend it.
02/19/2009 10:20:41 AM · #6
This doesn't look to bad if you already have a stereo unit.
02/19/2009 11:10:39 AM · #7
Hey ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo I dont know what MP3 player you have or if you have an iPhone but I just got an iphone and my current ipod speaker radio system (iHome IH5B) no longer works with my new iPhone so now I am have to buy a new one so I am going to buy this one iLuv iMM173. It has a built in sleeper also has two cradles one to charge your iPhone and another for the older iPods. Not sure if the iPhone can stream alot of internet radio stations just yet but I know there are 1 or 2 apps out there that can stream a few also there is a Pandora app that works well. It also has an auxiliary line input for any audio devices with 3.5mm jack.
02/19/2009 12:45:41 PM · #8
Look at Bose.

02/19/2009 01:18:19 PM · #9
Originally posted by riversong:

Look at Bose.


Geez! If he thinks the Logitec is a bit pricey, I think Bose might be well out of his price range.
02/19/2009 01:30:58 PM · #10
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

Originally posted by riversong:

Look at Bose.


Geez! If he thinks the Logitec is a bit pricey, I think Bose might be well out of his price range.


Ya, Bose, to me is a good name, but you definitely pay a premium just for having a little "Bose" sticker on it.
03/03/2009 12:05:27 PM · #11
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Well, that's an option except I don't know which MP3 players have a sleep feature.



FYI I just bought a Sandisk Sansa Fuze that has a built in sleep timer.
03/03/2009 12:12:47 PM · #12
Thanks. I went with the Logitech Squeezebox Boom, although it is taking it's sweet old time and hasn't even arrived yet. I'm guessing it should be coming in the next two days. I'll let people know how it is.
03/03/2009 12:14:35 PM · #13
You might try C Crane company. I know they make a WiFi radio.

oops, too late

Message edited by author 2009-03-03 12:17:07.
03/09/2009 12:20:07 PM · #14
Just wanted to update people. I got my Squeezebox Boom and think it's the bee's knees. :) The sound is excellent for a small unit and it has worked flawlessly. My only issue so far is that I can't listen to my favorite Portland radio station KINK FM because I can't find the URL (the live stream uses some built-in program instead of streaming on Windows Media or other application).
03/09/2009 07:26:21 PM · #15
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Just wanted to update people. I got my Squeezebox Boom and think it's the bee's knees. :) The sound is excellent for a small unit and it has worked flawlessly. My only issue so far is that I can't listen to my favorite Portland radio station KINK FM because I can't find the URL (the live stream uses some built-in program instead of streaming on Windows Media or other application).


mms://wm-live.abacast.com/kink-wm-64

try //www.radio-locator.com/
or
//radiotuner.wuersch.net/stations.php


Message edited by author 2009-03-09 19:30:43.
03/09/2009 08:49:58 PM · #16
I have the Squeezebox boombox, a duet, and a v3 in my house all running off a small QNAP media server. I must admit, I think that they are superb products - great quality and great streaming functionality. I like being able to synchronise music across rooms wirelessly.

They are also one of the few products that stream music digitally through an optical cable to an amp and allow you to stream lossless files, maximising quality.

The only problem I have with digital radio is the use of non-standard players - Radiotime.com provides a good free service that synchronises well with squeezeserver, but not when the sites stream using something proprietary or using realmedia.
11/27/2010 11:31:21 AM · #17
Hello,
The wifi connection of radio in bedroom is good but it is harmful to us because it uses radio active waves which is harmful to us.


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11/27/2010 11:37:00 AM · #18
Originally posted by Aaron600:

Hello,
The wifi connection of radio in bedroom is good but it is harmful to us because it uses radio active waves which is harmful to us.


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LOL, nice thread necromancy!

And here I was wondering why my ear closest to the WiFi-enabled alarm clock was rotting off! :-P

ETA: I use this product ;-)

Message edited by author 2010-11-27 11:40:19.
02/17/2011 12:38:48 AM · #19
Hello,
Can you give me some suggestions in terms of looks, price and functionality? Some have CD Players, that\'d be nice!

Thanks
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Message edited by author 2011-02-17 01:19:41.
02/17/2011 08:13:46 AM · #20
I'm *actually* using this product. It does not have a CD player, but it can stream media from my PC, making a CD player kind of superfluous. Set-up was pretty simple, and operation is relatively easy, but the interface is a little funky until you get used to it. One reason I chose this unit is that it has five independent alarms, so I can set one for weekdays, one for Saturdays, one for Sundays...
Sound quality is pretty good, not audiophile level but much, much better than your basic clock radio.
02/17/2011 11:12:22 AM · #21
Originally posted by kirbic:

I'm *actually* using this product. It does not have a CD player, but it can stream media from my PC, making a CD player kind of superfluous. Set-up was pretty simple, and operation is relatively easy, but the interface is a little funky until you get used to it. One reason I chose this unit is that it has five independent alarms, so I can set one for weekdays, one for Saturdays, one for Sundays...
Sound quality is pretty good, not audiophile level but much, much better than your basic clock radio.


Does this device have audio outputs so that it can be connected to an existing stereo system?

My current stereo system is my computer. I have an older, more powerful version of this and I love it. I am searching for a way to have the music inside the house that is played by my computer, whether it is streaming Pandora or playing a CD, also play on my stereo in the backyard. I'd like to do this without running wires outside so I am wondering if I could put this player outside to receive the signal from my computer and then play it through a better sound system for the entire backyard, inside the cave behind my waterfall, and everywhere out back.
02/17/2011 11:26:15 AM · #22
If you want something a little more fun, the Chumby range of products are really cool, and do wifi, music streaming, and clock functions (along with a whole load else via their apps). There are some cheaper products out there that also use the chumby back end, if price is a factor (eg the InfoCast from BestBuy).
02/17/2011 12:33:51 PM · #23
Originally posted by yakatme:


Does this device have audio outputs so that it can be connected to an existing stereo system?

My current stereo system is my computer. I have an older, more powerful version of this and I love it. I am searching for a way to have the music inside the house that is played by my computer, whether it is streaming Pandora or playing a CD, also play on my stereo in the backyard. I'd like to do this without running wires outside so I am wondering if I could put this player outside to receive the signal from my computer and then play it through a better sound system for the entire backyard, inside the cave behind my waterfall, and everywhere out back.


I will verify when I get home tonight, but I am 95% sure it has a headphone out jack which would allow you to output to a separate stereo system.
02/17/2011 12:38:00 PM · #24
Originally posted by Manic:

If you want something a little more fun, the Chumby range of products are really cool...


Yep, I agree, they are neat products, and the price really isn't all that bad. The reason I went with the Grace unit is that my personal preference was for something that wasn't dependent on a service, even if a free service. If Chumby's business model fails, the device becomes much less useful. With the Grace unit, I don't need anything but the unit, and I can still stream from my PC, or from any online source, even if Grace, well, falls from grace ;-)
04/24/2011 03:10:50 PM · #25
The logitech squeezebox radio does everything you are looking for.


Message edited by author 2011-04-24 15:21:20.
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