"Not bad for the price!"3.0 starson by mj_reardon
Pros: 1. Slacker support!!
2. Steady WIFI connectivity
3. Wide selection of Internet radio sites plus ability to add new stations
4. Weatherbug implementation
Cons: 1. Sound for bedroom only; bass is mild to non-existent and hiss at lower volume.
2. 'Can't turn off 'Heart' light when either Slacker or Favorite stations are on. Makes it hard to sleep but black sharpie works wonders!
3. AM/FM reception so/so
Summary: I was looking for a Slacker compatible bedroom receiver to replace my XM radio subscription - increase charges per music royalty settlement combined with the demise of the programming (such as the canx'ng of Fine Tuning!!) led me to Slacker. Looked around for alternatives - loved the Squeezebox Boom but the price was way too hi. Found this unit and it had everything i wanted but at 1/3rd the price. Of course the sound difference is drastic - if you're looking for flexibility and great sound then head to the the Boom. If you want a good everyday internet radio w/ slacker and can live with sound that's perfect for a bedroom, then this is for you.