Pros I now listen to my internet radio stations in my kitchen
Cons wish it had more presets
Summary Pretty cool stand alone internet radio - a bit pricey but the least expensive one I have seen in the market. Its worked great since I bought it last month.Updated
I have had my radio for a few months now and love it. I just upgraded the firmware via their firwmare download in the menu. Since I am a Pandora user I was able to put my pandora name and passord into the www.reciva.com web site and now I am able to stream my pandora radio stations on my Grace radio. Pretty cool. I can even thumbs up or down and bookmark the songs to buy them later on itunes of amazon ...
Pros Appearance, easy setup,range of stations available, speaker quality
Cons none worthy of note
Summary What an exceptional radio! Was very easy to set up once you program the radios serial # and code into the Receiva website...The speaker quality is exceptional..The range of stations available is remarkable - more than 15,000 worldwide..I couldn't be happier with this radio and wouldn't hesitate to buy another..
Pros easy to use, fantastic selection of stations, very good sound quality
Cons For me, there are no significant minuses to this product
Summary I've listened to the radio while falling asleep since I was a child. I've never lived in an area where there were a lot of stations to pick up, however. My last radio was a CCRadio from C Crane Co. - an excellent radio with state-of-the-art reception capability... but there were still a very limited number of stations that I cared to listen to that could be picked up reliably.
Enter the internet radio... I'd wished there was such a product, and only found out about 6 months ago that this genre had appeared! For me, it's perfect. I now have no reception concerns, and have a choice of thousands of stations to listen to (chosen at the Reciva site on the internet - just register your radio, pick your stations, and you're set). I like news/talk, so I've programmed in the stations I used to listen to growing up in Pennsylvania. I've had the radio for about 3 months and I love it...
Pros Easy to set up, great sound, works fine as a bedside clock-radio. Reciva allows for many more presets. Pandora a pretty cool service. Accesses all the music on my computers' hard-drives.
Cons Too few presets, search and clock-radio functions kludgy, as is getting to Reciva presets. Pandora still buggy. Can't seem to set up logins for paid subscriber stations.
Summary There are literally tens of thousands of online audio services and with this Grace radio, along with the Reciva website, I have access to almost everything. I don't know why people have reported problems with alarms and such, since there are lots of alarm presets you can set to stations or music stored on your harddrive or a buzzer. You can wake up to one station on weekdays and another one on weekends, or a different station every day! Works fine for me, as does the sleep timer. Kinda hard to set the timer or alarms--it's menu driven and navigation can be tiresome if you're used to buttons or switches on your clock-radio. Only five presets is a bit annoying. More with Reciva, but again you have to go through the menus to get your stations. As mentioned, search on the radio is very limited--better to search and set on Reciva, but then it won't show up until Reciva reloads. Have some problems with Pandora: after a few songs, streaming would stop and got "Unable to load menu" messages in both Pandora and Reciva options until I "rebooted". Didn't happen yesterday, though, so jury's still out on that. And it would be nice if I could get my VIP Live365 stations rather than the generic one with the idiot commercials (annoying to hear an ad for AC/DC while listeing to a station playing sweet pop music from 1920s). Overall, though, an excellent product for the price. I'm very pleased.
"I love this thing!"on by bmn_1213
Pros Beautiful piece of gear -- well laid out, easy to use, works out of the box, sounds good, nice to look at, great controls.
Cons Too few presets. (Unlike others, I don't really care that it doesn't have an aux. input.) One of my favourite stations isn't on Reciva; I'll be interested to see if they add it now that I've asked for it.
Summary A really delightful way to get into internet radio without starting up the darned PC.