"Internet Radio at its best"5.0 starson by massimj
Pros: Steaming content from the intenet, your computer, or your thumb drive. Is your favorite station missing, no problem, you can add it to the radio.
Cons: None, it does more than you could have guessed ,and the quality is the best you can expect for the size of the speaker.
Summary: As a radio, it will have you fooled into thinking it is a radio. While there are a few of the 1,00 stations that might not be up to your standards, most will be better than you think. If you want a big sound, use the RCA jacks to port it to your stereo, or a good pair of computer speakers witha sub woofer. I did and it is great. We wanted a station out of Corpus Christy, Texas, BadlandsFM, and when I could find it on the radio, I submitted it as one of my favorites and it soon appeared on my dial. That's right, anything that streams from the internet can be directed to the dial of your radio. It will apear under your favorites so you don't have to search through 11,000 other stations looking for it. Be sure to check your radio to be sure to have the latest firmware for best performence.As I shop for another Internet Radio, I gain more of an appreciation of the Aluratek. Did I mention it has RCA output jacks for porting out to your stereo system? Maybe I did, but I didn't say that it has an AM/FM, and FMHD ability. FMHD is that digital signal that is coming from many analog radio stations. At the very least, it streams the song title, and artist to the display, and gives a digital signal that rivals any analog radio station. The most you can get is 2 to 3 times more content, as many of the analog stations not only output a digital equivalent, but at least one, and in sometimes 2 other digital stations with alternate content. In some cases I get 24 hour comedy, just like Rawdog comedy of my XM radio. Others put Jazz, or alternate country on the other channels. I get the same in my car, a new Hyundai Elantra. (Love it) As I try to replace the Aluratek, I find that I can't get many that can do all that this radio does.
Updated on Dec 13, 2011