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5.0 out of 5 stars Marconi would have loved this!, 27 Dec. 2010
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This review is from: Robert Stream 205 Stereo DAB/FM/WiFi Internet Radio - Black (Electronics)
I am am a Brit who has retired to western Sweden having lived in many parts of the world during my working life. I have wrestled with SW transmissions from Europe in both Africa and the Soviet Union, progressed from MW and LW to FM in the UK and latterly discovered internet radio on my computer here in Sweden. The advent of proper internet radios (which can even be called "wirelesses") is an extraordinary boon for people like me with roots in more than one place, an interest in current affairs and in music. The Roberts Stream 205 in which I have now invested is a truly wonderful piece of equipment. It is not too big, but puts out an impressive sound, both in terms of quality and volume. Its looks are somewhat retro, its functions many and varied. There is inevitably a down side to all this. It begins with the instruction book. Most electronic kit these days has a chunky booklet which turns out to have the same two pages of instructions in 50 languages. The Roberts has a similarly chunky booklet of 100 pages, but this is all one instruction book for the different functions of the radio. I blenched, dear readers. But once I had got my head around the idea that to make an internet connection involves a bit of activity on the computer as well as with the radio I had no great problem in connecting to my favourite programmes both here in Sweden and in the UK. I have yet to investigate radio from Albania or the Pacific islands, but have no doubt that they will come in loud and clear.
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Initial post: 17 Apr 2011 20:24:55 BDT
Kim Hatton says:
'The Roberts has a similarly chunky booklet of 100 pages, but this is all one instruction book for the different functions of the radio.'

When you had got over the shock, which I'm sure I would have felt as well, did you actually need all 100 pages or did you find that the functions are pretty intuitive? What did you have to do on your computer? I thought the only thing needed was a named wireless connection and its password. Hope to hear from you as I'm seriously thinking of buying this model.

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Kim Hatton

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2011 00:56:08 GMT
In my experience, you don't need to read the book, but Roberts tend to describe everything that can be done with a radio in their instruction books and they pretty much walk the inexperienced user through the set up, then there's a detailed description of each of the modes. Even how to set the brightness, how to read out the software version (in case you need to call their support people), and so on. The book is similar to that for the Stream 83i and many users have praised that book for its content.
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