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BT Internet Radio - Half Price - Now only £49.99 + delivery.

£49.99 @ BT (British Telecom)
This seems to be an excellent price for an internet radio. Not only can you listen to 12000 stations, you can also listen to the BBC listen again programmes. It seems to have some excellent reviews on…
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This seems to be an excellent price for an internet radio. Not only can you listen to 12000 stations, you can also listen to the BBC listen again programmes. It seems to have some excellent reviews on the BT site.

BT Internet Radio allows you to enjoy your favorite music from around the world. You can listen to over ten thousand Internet radio stations from different countries, with different styles of music. You can also play music that you have stored on your computer. It's easy to use, portable and stylish with built in stereo speakers.

Place the radio anywhere within your house and it will communicate wirelessly with your broadband connection. Use it to listen to live radio, or to on-demand repeat content featured by many Internet radio stations. Never miss a radio show again.

Now you can listen to the world from the comfort of your own living room, kitchen or bedroom. In addition, the BT Internet Radio can also play music stored on your computer, it will access playlists and stream your music where you want it. Enjoy great sounds anywhere in the home, make your wireless access work for you.

Key Features

Listen to thousands of radio stations from around the world,with every type of music you can imagine.
Stations checked and updated daily.
Excellent sound quality.
Portable around the home - listen to your music wherever you are.
Listen to live streaming radio and on-demand content.
Listen to music you have stored on your computer.
Play your favourite stations from your PC / Mac music library.
Alarm clock feature.
Integrated full range stereo speakers.
Wireless and easy to use.
WEP and WPA Compatible

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#1
why would anyone listen to 12000 stations, cant you just listen to these for free on the net anyway?

although ive not listened to the radio for years, and even then it was only 2 or 3 stations, im not a radio guy.
banned#2
It states quite clearly you only need a broadband line, e.g. stick it in the bedroom and you can listen to 1000's of internat radio stations, compared to your dozen or so fm/dab etc.

I've got a couple of logik ir1000's - great buys for the price.

Hot.
#3
£55.99 including delivery why couldn’t you put that in the title:x
#4
You can get Morphy Richards radio from Maplin for 47 quid (with coupon) Both radios are pretty much the same (Reciva):
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A93HT&source=15&SD=Y

The one from eBuyer (47 quid + delivery) is also Reciva-based.
#5
[RIGHT][FONT=Book Antiqua][COLOR=seagreen]it is still too expensive..Can it be operated from batteries as well??[/COLOR][/FONT][/RIGHT]
#6
The only internet radio with battery I am aware of is Revo Pico WiFi and it is quite pricey - £130+
#7
http://www.shop.bt.com/images/Product/UNI2/DigitalContent/4B/4BDQ_AC0332DF-EC07-4B76-82FC-D694922110D9_large.jpg
#8
Thanks for the heads up - mine is on order.

Regards,

White
#9
Kommunist
You can get Morphy Richards radio from Maplin for 47 quid (with coupon) Both radios are pretty much the same (Reciva):
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=A93HT&source=15&SD=Y

The one from eBuyer (47 quid + delivery) is also Reciva-based.

The main difference I can see is that the BT radio is stereo and the Morphy Richards one is mono (you'll need to plug in external speakers for stereo with the MR set). Both look good though and would be ideal for a Kitchen radio. BT one for me (ordered), thanks.
#10
hmm.. 44.99 for a radio...
granted, the pros are 12,000 stations plus old programs and able to listen in enclosed rooms. But if you are planning to place it near a window and just need some random radio channel to keep you occupied while cooking, cleaning, etc then a normal radio costing like £5-10 would be just fine!
#11
10% quidco - and if you are lucky enough to know a BT pensioner, they get another 25% off all BT branded items
#12
Got 2 wifi reciva radios. Absolutley great things. One`s a Bush, the others a Logik. The Logik sounds better but suffers from a little transformer buzz and has poor wifi performance. The bush isnt as loud but also works as an alarm clock and has no problem picking up my neighbours wifi (60m away). Great for me as i can listen to my local UK radio station here in the Czech Republic without having a PC running all day long.
Cant comment so much on this BT model, but as the reciva board will be the same, im sure you`ll be impressed. This is the future of radio. You cant compare it with a £5 argos analogue radio!!!!!
#13
33rpm

Don't think there is much difference in sound quality when speakers are so close to each other. From support point of view, both radios were abandoned by manufacturer, so no bugfixes and no firmware available for it. It might be possible to Sharpfin it and install firmware designed for other radios (as I did for my IR100) but it is risky process.

boonkoh

The device is not quite a radio. This is WiFi audio streamer which looks like a radio and acts as one. So it can play your music collection from PC (or NAS) and also stream live audio streams from Internet. It can also play BBC Listen Again (or whatever it is called these days) streams.

czechoslovakia

You do know that humming problem on IR100 can be cured in Standby mode by editing config.txt, do you? :)
#14
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Orange"]:roll:Very true.I have been looking for a wifi radio for such a long time,coz I do listen to foreigner radio stations online...but £50...it' bot worth it.However,it'd be more ideal for me,but I don't see why most of the English people IN UK would need it?You are at home,you can tune in plenty radio stations in n o time in traditional radios as well..Hm? Noone needs 1000s stations..simultaneously,do they?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
boonkoh
hmm.. 44.99 for a radio...
granted, the pros are 12,000 stations plus old programs and able to listen in enclosed rooms. But if you are planning to place it near a window and just need some random radio channel to keep you occupied while cooking, cleaning, etc then a normal radio costing like £5-10 would be just fine!
#15
These things are brilliant having got used to the 1000's of stations on the net I can now listen to them when my PC is off anywhere in the house.


as someone in the UK who lies listening to foreign programmes such as Soma FM or wfmu.org or even Big570 from Houston texas these things make the ordinary radio look like something from the arK...well woth the money though I got my soundbridge for £36 when it was on offer 10 months ago but this is still a good price.

As someone else says it will also stream your PC's music to anywhere in the house
#16
33rpm
would be ideal for a Kitchen radio. BT one for me (ordered), thanks.


Be aware that using the microwave interferes with the reception on the radio!
#17
chillking
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Orange"]:roll:Very true.I have been looking for a wifi radio for such a long time,coz I do listen to foreigner radio stations online...but £50...it' bot worth it.However,it'd be more ideal for me,but I don't see why most of the English people IN UK would need it?You are at home,you can tune in plenty radio stations in n o time in traditional radios as well..Hm? Noone needs 1000s stations..simultaneously,do they?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


Wifi radios dont suffer from poor or variable fm signals as analogues do. Wifi radios dont need an aerial moving around or cable wiggling about. Students for example away from home can listen to their favourite local station. Same for expats like me. They are great for learning a foreign language. They save alot of energy compared with running a PC to do the same job, and furthermore a decent analogue radio is going to cost you at least £20 - £30. And a decent DAB radio which will become obsolete soon and cant do half what this does costs more again. If you are happy with your local radio station this deal isn`t for you obviously, but this is a great deal for a great product.
#18
Aldi branches might still have their Tevion ones for £29.99 or £24.99. I listen to mine for hours. Really good that you can just pick a country and a type and listen. I have found that I have liked a lot more channels than I have not. Well worth picking up an internet radio if you havent got one already. As for this deal...so-so. :thumbsup:
#19
chillking
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Orange"]:roll:Very true.I have been looking for a wifi radio for such a long time,coz I do listen to foreigner radio stations online...but £50...it' bot worth it.However,it'd be more ideal for me,but I don't see why most of the English people IN UK would need it?You are at home,you can tune in plenty radio stations in n o time in traditional radios as well..Hm? Noone needs 1000s stations..simultaneously,do they?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]


Was Comic Sans REAAALLLY necessary ?
#20
I have an internet radio and it is one of the best purchases I made last year.
It was a Tevion from Aldi, costing £50.
Some Aldis still have them in stock - I believe it is because net enough people know about this item's virtues to snap it up in droves.

Pros:
- Can listen to a single genre of music 24/7. Cant do this on analogue/DAB.
- Can listen to stations from any country in the world.
- The above two are selectable via the Genres and Locations menu
- Portable (wherever you can receive a wifi signal and has power socket), and compact and gives much better sound than laptop.
- Amount of stations increasing daily. Over 10k at the moment.
- Great in the kitchen to inspire me to create my culinary masterpieces by providing a pleasant musical ambient!

Cons:
- Easily interfered by other wifi devices and microwave
- My Tevion set does not remember the Bass and Treble settings when restarted
- Does not startup immediately.. needs to connect to network first.. takes up to 3 mins.
- Like above, changing stations is also not instantaneous.
- When Reciva ( the only broadcaster that provides wifi radio broadcasts) goes down, you get no stations at all. This happened once in the last 9 months.
- Its a hassle inputting the network WEP security code in, you have to do it everytime if you keep changing hotspots.
#21
chillking
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Orange"]:roll:Very true.I have been looking for a wifi radio for such a long time,coz I do listen to foreigner radio stations online...but £50...it' bot worth it.However,it'd be more ideal for me,but I don't see why most of the English people IN UK would need it?You are at home,you can tune in plenty radio stations in n o time in traditional radios as well..Hm? Noone needs 1000s stations..simultaneously,do they?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]



Please don't use large/different colour/different styled fonts on the forum unless it's absolutely necessary, it makes threads harder to read and puts more strain on everyone's eyes as they adjust to it frequently.
#22
These things are STILL way way overpriced. Nobody I know has one, no one really wants hundreds or thousands of stations, especially not for that price. Plus, you have to consider your broadband charges on top (obviously its not going to charge extra unless youre PAYG).

I can't believe they tried to charge £100 for it! £50 isn't worth it and that's half price.
#23
WaxMechaniK;2618166
Nobody I know has one, no one really wants hundreds or thousands of stations, especially not for that price.

Many of my friends got at least of one these and yes, they do want a lot of stations, so your "no one really wants..." statement doesn't really stand. :)
It is a good price for what it is, in my opinion as it does pretty much everything I ever need from a radio. Also, people were paying twice more than that for DAB radios not so long time ago.
#24
why is everybody so negative on this forum lately ..complaining about someone using a different font and moaning that it can receive too many stations..overpriced at £50!! I'm not even going to answer that one.
#25
Kommunist
Many of my friends got at least of one these and yes, they do want a lot of stations, so your "no one really wants..." statement doesn't really stand. :)
It is a good price for what it is, in my opinion as it does pretty much everything I ever need from a radio. Also, people were paying twice more than that for DAB radios not so long time ago.


Must not have caught on here in Wales then!

solidamber
why is everybody so negative on this forum lately ..complaining about someone using a different font and moaning that it can receive too many stations..overpriced at £50!! I'm not even going to answer that one.


I just noticed, I've left 2 messages today, both negative, bad mood I think! Yeh in general, I definitely think digital radios are overpriced, that's my opinion.
#26
I've been looking for a radio to replace my current kitchen DAB companion ... that I paid £120 for 3 years ago.

Seeing as this BBC radio will give me access to virtually all the DAB stations that I listen to now (Planet Rock / BBC 5 Live / Sports Xtra / Radio Leicester Sports(!) ) + rock stations in America + music from my PC for the princely sum of £50 ... it's an absolute bargain.

Thanks OP for bring this up. Heat + Rep added.

Well played sir!
#27
I believe that in todays society, people want more than what they can consume. Just like why people want an mp3 player over 512mb (100 songs). In the days of the cassette walkman, 3 cassettes (60 songs) was more than enough.

Similarly, a few dozen radio stations is no longer enough these days.
#28
machofairy
I believe that in todays society, people want more than what they can consume. Just like why people want an mp3 player over 512mb (100 songs). In the days of the cassette walkman, 3 cassettes (60 songs) was more than enough.

Similarly, a few dozen radio stations is no longer enough these days.

Eee, them wuz days.

I remember when I could take your grandma out to the cinema, buy a pack of wine gums and have a shared fish supper on the way back home and have change out of 5 bob. :p :-D

I know what you're saying, I personally think that anyone (besides the emergency services or a delivery driver) that thinks they need Sat-Nav is too stupid to drive a car. However it's here now and people will use it, just as they flick through 500 TV channels and find nothing on.

I'll probably only listen to a max of 10 radio stations with this. But as this device will give me access to music on my PC as well as giving me radio reception that doesn't degrade (the nothion that DAB is perfect is far from true), I think it's great.
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Q-Tec
I'll probably only listen to a max of 10 radio stations with this. But as this device will give me access to music on my PC as well as giving me radio reception that doesn't degrade (the nothion that DAB is perfect is far from true), I think it's great.


The Tevion model has 10 preset buttons, and I hardly need more. There are no similar analogue stations in the UK that will play 80s music 24/7 with no news and no ads.

By the way, anyone with a PSP will have access to Internet Radio stations via wifi too.
I use this in the bedroom, attached to a set of 2.1 speakers, can be bought for under £10 at Asda.
#30
Anyone able to comment on the audio quality of this set?

Mind you, with the brand name on this one I have reservations, these folks currently ripping us off big time for broadband provision until the contract runs out ....
#31
solidamber
why is everybody so negative on this forum lately ..complaining about someone using a different font and moaning that it can receive too many stations..overpriced at £50!! I'm not even going to answer that one.


Was just thinking the same myself. A good deal is a good deal, end of story. Why people rate items cold and make negative comments just because they're not interested in buying the product is beyond me, totally defeats the purpose of this site. If you don't want to be able to listen to internet radio stations on one of these, then please don't share it with the rest of us as we're not interested.
#32
I've got 2 internet radios and love them.

In UK I can listen to my fav. stations even though I'm out of the service area, also many AM stations (horrible quality) also stream on net with good quality. I also have found some overseas stations that are great listening.

For general listening the mono sound is good enough (my IR100 has big enough speaker to sound ok), if I want really good listening then plug stereo headset in, or route through stereo system.

Overseas I can listen to my UK radio stations like I was at home. Grrrrrrrreat !!!

As was pointed out, you don't need a PC turned on, (100+ watts) just a wireless router running connected to the internet..

:thumbsup:
#33
[QUOTE=
By the way, anyone with a PSP will have access to Internet Radio stations via wifi too.
I use this in the bedroom, attached to a set of 2.1 speakers, can be bought for under £10 at Asda.[/QUOTE]

Well pointed out..!
#34
A thumbs up from me - I've bought one (memo to self - stop looking at HotUKDeals.com it costs me hundreds!!!)
#35
Used to have one of these.

This is a great price & it's a good bit of kit. A couple of things to note...

It's very light, this means the speakers aren't that heavy, which means it's a bit bass light music wise.

It'll drive your bandwidth usage up....bear this in mind if you're on a limited bandwidth deal.
#36
got one of these and its brilliant!
good deal!
#37
I'm an ex-pat, too. I've had a Magicbox IMP (similar thing) for nearly two years, and it's one of the best pieces of kit I've ever had. It is switched on almost permanently (which means the transformer gave up a while back), and in its stereo earphone socket I plug in an mp3 FM transmitter. This means that I get decent quality audio (depending on the broadcaster's chosen band width on the web) sent all round the house and garden, in stereo, and receivable by every radio, whether a cheap trannie or my hi-fi. I don't bother switching either device off, and the tx runs on rechargeables.

One word of warning on overseas use, though. Many stations (especially commercial ones) are geo-locked, meaning their stream doesn't get outside the UK. Also some sports commentaries on BBC Five Live, for instance, are not sent outside the UK. (You can get the station, but the commentary is replaced by a looped announcement).

Certainly, if mine gives up the ghost, it will be replaced. But whether this end-of-line item is for me I've not decided. I'll probably buy a later model.
#38
[COLOR="Red"]Voted hot!![/COLOR] [COLOR="Blue"]I have been wanting an Internet radio for so long...but I find it still expensive.I'd rather still listen to those station on my laptop instead. I dont wanna listen to ANY radio station whole day long,do I? Sometimes I take my laptop to the bathroom as well (it probably enjoys it soo much :-) No,not on battery,coz it's an acer -meaning the battery could lost up to 10 minutes[/COLOR] http://akvis.com/img/examples/sketch/woman-in-tub/woman-in-tub-original.jpg
#39
Kushan
Please don't use large/different colour/different styled fonts on the forum unless it's absolutely necessary, it makes threads harder to read and puts more strain on everyone's eyes as they adjust to it frequently.


If it's that annoying then why did you compound the "error" by reposting it in all its colourful glory? Bad enough having one garish post in a silly font without 3 other people requoting it in full. Maybe you should learn to snip before dishing out advice? :P
#40
That's good service - ordered yesterday, delivered this morning. Pity I won't have time to play with it before I go and watch the mighty Leicester City beat the Brummie Blues.

I can dream can't I?!

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