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    Internet radio

    I use my pc to listen to streamed radio (mostly out of Aussie) via broadband/wireless router. There seem to be 'radio' options to this that allow streamed radio to be played without going via the pc. My wireless router is set up with WPA security. Does anyone have any recommendations of what is available and works via the same wireless router used with a pc?

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    Re: Internet radio

    I only jump in to say that I'm gonna watch THIS thread with interest to see who knows what. So, you mean you want to get streaming radio from the internet to your router and thence to the speakers, without involving the computer? I've gotta see how that's done...

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    Re: Internet radio

    Edited by Bigaldoc to add URL code.[/i] See the Quick Guide, or the 1-Click TagPanel, or even <!post=this StarPost.,438749>this StarPost.<!/post>

    Hi Al,
    I'm a watching the space with interest and hope that I can smoke out those with knowledge ... reckon it would be a terrific seller.
    Doing a bit of search I found that Acoustic Energy of the UK ( wifi radio : acoustic energy ) make a wifi radio unit that may do the job. What do you/others think?
    (How do I correctly insert a web link ... I can only find 'Send link by Email' under IE7/File/Send)

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    Re: Internet radio

    Internet radios either work wirelessly off a wireless router (most common) or additionally/alternatively via a physical ethernet cable connection to any type of router (usually only the expensive radios). The programming information is usually provided by an internet radio portal, the most prevalent one being Reciva.com, and at the bottom right of the webpage there is a slowly scolling selection of internet radios of variable quality. Here's a quick summary of internet radio from the Roberts website. The Wikipedia article on Internet Radio is very poor, IMHO, and I'm not even going to bother providing a link! As always, Google is your Friend!

    There are many internet radios available in the UK (with which I am familiar!), with the 'best-reviewed' (and most expensive) being the Roberts WM-201. A friend of mine has one of the Acoustic Energy jobs and he is very happy with it. [Other internet radios are available in your locale...] The price of these radios is coming down as they become more common, in the traditional manner.

    The upsite of internet radio is the spectacularly huge number of stations available (yes even Baroque ~= Early Music), often in quite decent sound quality;
    the downside is that leaving it on all the time can use significant amounts of your bandwidth allocation (if your ISP imposes a cap on the amount of data downloaded per day/month).
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    Re: Internet radio

    Hei and thanks for all the info about wifi radio. Will take a look at your links

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    Re: Internet radio

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    The more I look the more I find out about this form of radio.
    http://www.wifiradioreview.com/ seems to be a good source of information and I find that there are many manufacturers dabbling in this area. Some also include for DAB radio.
    With my broadband connection in Norway we have a standard charge so listening does not eat into 'allowed download'.
    I have to say that all the wifi radios that I have so far taken a brief look at ,do seem to be a bit 'kitchen table' design but I guess that if this form of radio distribution seriously takes off then we can look forward to good design and good prices.

    Anyone got first hand experience and can recommend a radio brand/model?
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    Re: Internet radio

    I cannot give you a recommendation, but I've been looking favorably at this model .

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    Re: Internet radio

    Thanks Paul ... will check if its an option here in Norway.
    And Hans ... takk for sorting out my web insertion link. I still can't understand how you do it correctly!

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    Re: Internet radio

    Simply insert <!t><!/t> before the web address and <!t><!/t> after it, taking care not to leave a space in between. When you click Post It, the Lounge software will convert it to a clickable link.
    For example, <!t><!/t>www.wopr.com<!t><!/t> becomes http://www.wopr.com.

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    Re: Internet radio

    And if you don't want to do it manually per Hans' example, you should be able to let The Lounge software help you a bit. When you're composing a post, type or paste your desired URL in to the post. Highlight it and then open the Click TagPanel. If you select the item I've indicated, it should put the URL tag around your highlighted address.
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    Re: Internet radio

    > How did Hans get the literal tags to show in his post?

    By using TAG tags: <!t>[t]<!/t> ... <!t>[/t]<!/t> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Internet radio

    <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> Finally twigged it! And now I understand the reason for that <!t>[evilgin]<!/t> <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Internet radio

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by TimOz on 19-Jun-08 20:13. Now that I know how, the way it shoulda beenů)</P>And then there's the flash, but slightly more long-winded way, if you click the icon to the right of the one Al highlighted, before you enter the url. It puts <!t><!/t>description<!t><!/t> into your post, where you can then replace the "linkURL" with your url, and the "description" with text that describes the url, eg Lounge Control Panel.

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> How did Hans get the literal tags to show in his post?
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    Re: Internet radio

    Wow ... what a whole lot of help to sort out how I insert a web link. Thanks to all.
    Today I settled on a UK wifi radio from REVO. Its called a PICO WiFi, very small and stylish. Having spent the best part of this afternoon setting it up (takes me a while at my age!) I think that I will be very pleased with my purchase. The set up is a bit long winded ( this may just be me) but the sound quality is good though not stereo on this model ... I listen to news channels so this is not a problem.
    The product web link is http://revo.co.uk/digital-radio/revo-pico-wifi.php ... and I hope that I have pasted the link correctly this time!
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    Re: Internet radio

    Yes, the link works fine <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15>

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