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Add internet radio to your home entertainment system with Sangean's WFT-1 component tuner, which supports FM radio with RDS services. The 4 line display shows channel, station and track information from RDS equipped stations. Ten of the 20 presets are reserved for your favorite FM stations.
The other 10 are for your favorite internet radio stations. Having favorites is a good thing with over 16,000 stations available. Use the display to search by country of origin, or genre. You can also play all of the music you have stored on your computer.
If your computer is turned off, don't worry -- all the WFT-1 needs is a wired or wireless broadband connection for internet radio. You can plug the tuner into your entertainment center, or for more private listening, just plug in a pair of headphones and enjoy.
Pros: Hi-fi sound, remote control; high quality construction; good podcast searching; local internet radio,
Cons: Built-in clock slow (loses five minutes/month); cannot pause or skip around podcasts; no network/system diagnostics (needed WireShark to diagnose initial configuration issues); no troubleshooting information or FAQ on manufacturer's website. No technical support.
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Pros: This is a wonderful product! I had been looking for something to use with my home stereo system that would allow me to listen to a larger variety of radio stations than available locally without having my computer turned on all the time. With a quick skim of the user guide, I was able to hook up through my wireless network easily (wired network connection also available) and immediately could start listening to radio stations (1000s) from around world via the internet, e.g. USA, Germany, Estonia, Greece, South America, etc. You can set up your favorites through a website and they become immediately available on your radio. Has a timer option and alarm/snooze options both of which I've already tried out. FM receiver is built-in too, but I'm sure I'll be using primarily the internet radio on a daily basis. The Moody Station out of Spokane and Deutsche-welle are my favorites so far. I was worried a bit about buffering problems, but no issues with that so far. Highly recommend it!
Cons: It does seem to be on all the time. It displays a clock when powered down (standby). It wasn't intuitive how to use the tool for entering the wireless network name, but like I said above, skimming the user guide cleared that up right away. I wish the display was a little wider, but for those long station titles, it does scroll through the whole width of the station title when it is selected - needed for those stations that are similar in name except for what is appended to the end (e.g. language).
Other Thoughts: Wouldn't it be nice if Sangean could add an HD Radio receiver to this for the local stations? Sound quality can vary a bit from station to station for the internet radio part, but I find it fully acceptable. Would consider buying as a gift for family and friends.
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Totally Amazing and Enchanting
Pros: Easy hook-up; millions of stations at your beck and call; great fidelity - current favorite: Radio Nacional, samba and Brazilian jazz from Brasilia!
Cons: Not easy enough to store favorites
Other Thoughts: We have a second home in a radio wasteland area. This unit ends my listening complaints forever.
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“Easy hook-up; millions of stations at your beck and call; great fidelity - current favorite: Radio Nacional, ...”— JimmySee 5/3/2009
“Hi-fi sound, remote control; high quality construction; good podcast searching; local internet radio,”— WTM 6/20/2011