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Great piece of kit!,
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I normally don't write reviews but I think this radio deserved one.
Although the unit is lighter than you might think the sound quality is good from the three speakers. It not only receives digital radio stations but also the FM ones. It can access thousands of internet radio stations and has the facility, via a web site, to add ones that are not held on the database. A good feature is that the radio immediately tries to reconnect if you lose connection. My other internet radio, a Phillips Streamium, cannot do this. You have to go back to the beginning of the menu and start again, which becomes rapidly tedious.
Another good feature is the provision for a wired network link if your wireless link is not that reliable. It can also access a mp3 collection held on a computer hard disk in a trouble-free way. To do this you can use Windows media server or other third-party software, such as Tversity. Whatever you use, it is far quicker and more reliable than Phillips' clunky and slow software.
It can also play audio tracks recorded on a USB memory stick and portable mp3 players. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a way to get the tracks in order from a USB stick.
In addition, it has alarm and sleep functions.
I have now had this unit for over a month and can recommend it wholeheartedly. It does exactly what it says 'on the tin' and it's not often you can say that.