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FM / DAB / WIFI INTERNET RADIO - ONLY £49.99 - ARGOS RESERVE & COLLECT + POSSIBLE 1.5% QUIDCO CASHBACK!! VALID WHILST STOCK LASTS UNTIL 24/07/2009

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This is my first post! WAS £87.99 NOW £49.99 ITEM CODE: 500/5969 3 in 1 radio. Listen to more than 1000 internet radio stations, DAB and FM stations. Stream music directly from your … Read More
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WAS £87.99
NOW £49.99

ITEM CODE: 500/5969

3 in 1 radio.

Listen to more than 1000 internet radio stations, DAB and FM stations.

Stream music directly from your pc.

Supports real audio, MP3 and WMA.

4 watts RMS.

DAB tuner with LCD display.

LCD backlight.

5 station presets.

Alarm clock and sleep timer.

Stereo 3.5mm jack out.

Size (H)21, (W)14, (D)1.5cm.

Mains operated (DC 9v adaptor).

I bought one recently and they are an amazing piece of kit with good sound from the single speaker.

Make and Model : Binatone IR804 WiFi DAB Radio
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1 Like #1
Seems decent enough...what the alarm clock capabilities? is there only 1 alarm, or more? can you set it to wake to DAB or WiFi Radio? :)
#2
what make and model is this so peeps can see some reviews!!
#3
adeo
what make and model is this so peeps can see some reviews!!


Click the "go to deal" at the top of the page
#4
Click the "go to deal" at the top of the page = Helpful

Binatone IR804 WiFi DAB Radio

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/67-5005969SPA70UC496957M.jpg
#5
Do you have to have your pc switched on for the internet radio to work?
#6
Norfolk12a1
Do you have to have your pc switched on for the internet radio to work?


Great for the Price 14 January 2009
By courierman from UK
Overall Rating 4 StarsGood

"Radio is easy to use but a bit fiddly to set up. Connected to my router on third attempt. The server it uses is excellent. Only has one speaker so connect to an amp if you have one. Great sound, all the stations you ever need."
#7
It looks very tempting - it's got a stereo-output connection so if you have powered speakers just connect it throught 3.5mm jack. Unfortunately I already have 2 DAB radios of very good quality, and do not really need internet radio. But I am really trying to convince myself to get this! Someone stop me!
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#9
adeo
what make and model is this so peeps can see some reviews!!


There reviews on the argos site click the deal :thumbsup:
#10
Norfolk12a1
Do you have to have your pc switched on for the internet radio to work?


No, just your wireless router and modem need to be on :thumbsup:
3 Likes #11
This is a WiFi radio. You can use it to listen to internet radio stations. I think it only has a wireless network connection, so you need to have a wireless router. However, you don't need to have your computer switched on.

This stereo uses the Frontier Silicon chipset, and not the one from Reciva.

When you buy the radio, then you can register at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com/ and select radio stations and podcasts of interest.

The advantages of the Frontier Scientific chipset is that you get tuners for internet radio, DAB and FM in the same box. The downside is that whilst you can listen to live BBC radio programs, and BBC Listen Again programs, you can't fast forward or rewind through the Listen Again programs, and if you stop the playback, you need to start from be beginning again. Sometimes internet radio stations broadcast meta information, such as details of the music that is being played. This radio won't show that.

It can also play MP3 files from a computer or network hard disk. To do this, your computer would need to be switched on. You need a uPNP server (Windows Media player version 11 does this). It also has an Aux in socket so you can plug in an MP3 player.

Frontier Silicon have recently released an updated ("Venice 6.2") chipset. They said that it fixes the BBC Listen Again problem. I don't know about the meta information. However, I havent' seen any radios for sale which use this yet.

This radio was on sale for £60 from Argos before Christmas. It then increased to £88 since then.

I had a DAB radio for a while, but I found that quite often, there wasn't anything on that I wanted to listen to. I then got a Reciva-based radio and it has been much better. I bought one of these radios from eBuyer although my one is white instead of PINK. I tend to listen to BBC Listen Again programs most of the time. This means that news and weather is out of date, but I can fast forward through the boring bits. This radio would be better for listening to sport on BBC Five Live. Quite often, they only have rights for broadcast radio and not internet radio (for instance for football). With this radio, you would be able to switch to DAB for that.

There is a thread on this radio on the Reciva forums
#12
i have an internet radio and love it

ive dumped both dab radios and 3 fm radios as its so good


im hopefully buying 2 of these
#13
and you can find 10,000+ stations

i have 9 presets

LBC
5 Live
TalkSport
Alex Jones
KABC LA
Howard Stern
BBC1
BBC2
BBC Xtra
#14
just done it and got 1.5% quidco
#15
the_gfp
and you can find 10,000+ stations

i have 9 presets

LBC
5 Live
TalkSport
Alex Jones
KABC LA
Howard Stern
BBC1
BBC2
BBC Xtra



Good stuff with the Alex Jones. I'm still trying to work out how much of it I shoud believe. Some of it seems very spot on, whilst some still seems murky.

My favourite internet station is 3WK.com. If you like indie/alternative you will love it.
#16
Hi chaps, just how easy is it to tune to the BBC iplayer, I've just looked up Radio 4 drama (The Complete Smiley) and it took me through loads of pages on the computer screen which makes me think it would be quite difficult to navigate there with a little lcd display on a radio - or am I being stupid ? Thanks for your time Roger
#17
... and another thing please, I've just found a little utility that allows 'protected' programmes to be downloaded from iplayer, can I now stream those radio programmes from my Mac to this device, that would be good, I'd be able to 'catch up' whilst sitting in the garden ! Roger
#18
... and another thing please, I've just found this comment in the reviews "I wanted to use this radio as an internet radio - but it is not compatible with Wireless N routers." is that right ? I've got a Netgear DGN 2000 - what a pity !
#19
rogertb
... and another thing please, I've just found this comment in the reviews "I wanted to use this radio as an internet radio - but it is not compatible with Wireless N routers." is that right ? I've got a Netgear DGN 2000 - what a pity !


As long as you enable 802.11b or 802.11g mode on your DGN2000, there is no reason why this radio won't work. The radio supports 802.11b/g modes.
#20
Can you set the volume the alarm comes on at? I've returned 2 radios in the past that made the alarm come on at half volume every time and you couldn't change it!!
#21
I have this radio, the wife got me one for last xmas...

I can confirm....

Normal FM Radio
Internet Radio
Streaming media player (play all your shared music from your pc`s on your home network!)

Also you can play podcasts from internet radio stations from station like the BBC


This radio is simply AWSOME!

i cant beleive for such a good price you get so many features...

If anybody has any question, feel free to ask.

You can also setup radio station lists online and the radio will use them.


I cant recomend this radio highly enough!

Daz
#22
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.
#23
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.


that does not sound correct:?

Found this
Listening for four hours a day would use monthly, 3GB
#24
Norfolk12a1
Do you have to have your pc switched on for the internet radio to work?


As long as you have wifi, you do not need your PC on.
#25
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.


I use an internet radio on a daily basis, and have not had any problems with ISP, video stream is a different situation as this will use a lot of band width.
#26
rogertb
Hi chaps, just how easy is it to tune to the BBC iplayer, I've just looked up Radio 4 drama (The Complete Smiley) and it took me through loads of pages on the computer screen which makes me think it would be quite difficult to navigate there with a little lcd display on a radio - or am I being stupid ? Thanks for your time Roger


The radio will have its own menu, and you should be able to find the majority of stations without to many issues.
#27
Thanks Rdan and bill888 ... I'll probably go for it but had another comment from my son "and some people said that it can **** off your broadband supplier as you are constantly streaming something" I tend to have the radio on all through the night and most of the day ... I guess I'd just have to stick to the DAB to cover my insomnia - Roger
#28
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.


Can I bore you with some maths in response to that question?

Internet radio is usually broadcast at around 128kbps. Some internet radio stations will be higher and others lower, and the way to work out precisely how much bandwidth is to be used is to run through this little formula:

bitrate / 8 = bytes per second
x 60 = bytes per minute
x 60 = bytes per hour
/ 1000 = puts the figure into megabytes


At 128kbps, that works out at: 16x60x60 = 57,600, which for ease, you can divide by 1000 to make into megabytes. So, 57.6MB per hour. A gigabyte is a thousand megabytes, so you can listen to a lot of hours worth without stressing.
#29
I just had to say .... I have an internet radio and have been using it for about 18months. It is absolutely awesome. I listen to the radio every day and to get total crystal clear audio, no crackle or hiss or squelch (like DAB). This radio even has the added option of DAB or FM just in case you lose your Broadband connection or your router is off. GO AND BUY THIS!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
#30
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.


I dont think this is right - check the streaming rate which the radio station gives, (Kbs) and work it out from there - you cant have used that in a few hours!
#31
happy1
I dont think this is right - check the streaming rate which the radio station gives, (Kbs) and work it out from there - you cant have used that in a few hours!


fwiw, Planet Rock seems to stream at 128kbps, so using 'dxx' calculations, 0.5Gb usage over a couple of days would equate to around 9 hours of listening in total.
#32
I have one of these reserved, but can't make up my mind whether to go for it or not.

Does this only run from a mains supply, or is it also possible to run this from batteries?
#33
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.


I can see this being an issue for many and not just with monthly limits/caps. For example, Virgin Media's traffic management would throttle a 2mb user after just 200mb of download traffic. (VM TM Policy.) So combine normal surfing, the odd download, Windows update, etc, with having an internet radio on all day (I listen to the radio all day) would result in you being throttled by 75% for up to 12 hours!
#34
Will pick one up later - voted hot!
#35
I just got one today and its awesome. Voted Hot.
#36
Just off to collect mine, last one Belle Vale Liverpool:thumbsup:
H&R to op.:thumbsup:
#37
1 left at Preston Deepdale store.
#38
scooby_me
I have this radio, the wife got me one for last xmas...

I can confirm....

Normal FM Radio
Internet Radio
Streaming media player (play all your shared music from your pc`s on your home network!)

Also you can play podcasts from internet radio stations from station like the BBC


This radio is simply AWSOME!

i cant beleive for such a good price you get so many features...

If anybody has any question, feel free to ask.

You can also setup radio station lists online and the radio will use them.


I cant recomend this radio highly enough!

Daz

Can you fast forward through bbc listen again programs or is this problem still present?
#39
sprint
My understanding is that unless you have an unlinited broadband service you could exceed your monthly download limit within just a few days of listening to the radio? I listened to Planet Rock on the internet, PC, for just a couple of hours and used .5Gb, only have 10Gb monthly limit.

Yeah, people who use streaming media services/devices should try to avoid ISPs with low bandwidth caps.
#40
How is the sound quality on this? Does it have stereo speakers or is it mono? Are there any equaliser settings? Can you hear any bass?
Thanks......

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