"If you love radio DX'ing this is a must have"4.0 starson by kavonr
Pros: Great sound, easy to operate
Cons: Its still the internet
Summary: If you love radio DX'ing (listening to distant stations), satellite radio, old time radio, short wave listening, miss the home country or just like more choices - internet radio is the way to go. This radio has great sound for a tabletop, is solidly constructed and performs as advertised.
Cons: For the price, a remote control and memory card slot for MP3’s would have been expected. The wireless connection seems to require a higher signal strength than my laptop so there are more dead zones. Since I listen in bed at night, only 6 presets are a real disappointment. My biggest surprise was finding that many of my stations that I listen to on the PC don’t work because they require you to login first – even though they are free. Live365.com seems to be getting more and more stations which makes them unavailable to this radio at this time. I’ve also not had luck with Podcast streams direct from Reciva – they restart every time there’s an interruption in the connection.
Pros: Even with the cons I am still happy with the radio. I use it at least 3 hours a day. Podcasts and mp3’s stream well from my desktop. The software for the radio is Open Source available so I’m hoping the login problem with some stations will be solved eventually. And for us hacker types, what could be better.
I highly recommend you visit Reciva’s website (reciva.com) and listen to some streams to gauge the effectiveness of your internet connection before you buy.