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This review is from: Grace Wireless Radio and Media Streamer GDI-IRDT200
Pros: I really liked the idea and feature set of this unit, and so ordered one as a christmas present to myself and my wife. It fit nicely in the rack with the other stereo components and hooked up easily to an existing amplifier and wired ethernet. The FM tuner has good sensitivity.
also a pro: Easy to get RMA when I gave up on this unit.
Cons: Crashes and hangs frequenly. Often when first waking up with the front-panel sleep (soft power) button it will freeze, requiring use of the back panel hard power switch to reboot. Also crashes somtimes when changing modes.
Aside from the instability, the user interface is klunky. Navigating between stations, especialy between over-the-air and streaming requires too many button presses and knob turns. The remote control was poorly documented, and so didn't help much.
Other Thoughts: The menu system would be a tolerable if the unit had six or 8 global preset buttons on the front panel that store not just station but also mode, so that my one-button favorites could include FM, free-streaming, and subscription streams all with a single button press. Having to fumble with the mode change and then use the remote control to pick presets makes things pretty useless.
Might be acceptable if you only listen to one stream ever - but that kind of defeats the purpose of internet radio.
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