Re: Sangean PR-D17 AM/FM Radio for the Visually Impaired

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>

You can still get around it I’ve discovered but to be honest the BBC - in my opinion - just ain’t want it used to be and I’m very disappointed that UK residents are forced to pay a license fee for such crap.

On 16 Aug 2019, at 5:18 am, Anders Holmberg <anders@...> wrote:

I maybe could listen to BBC 5 live that way instead?
Since they seem to block VPN listenings these days.

15 aug. 2019 kl. 20:59 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>:

How you entertain yourself is entirely your thing and I appreciate your points.
I hardly listen to local radio myself anymore given that I have better and higher quality listening options from services such as Tidal etc.
Having said all that however I do appreciate just how useful the Sangean Pr-d17 may be to someone who has a bit of trouble using a radio given the unit has voice prompts.
I plan to buy one myself to add to the collection and I’m sure I’ll get a good deal of use out of the unit.
Firstly the radio rates highly with regards to sensitivity on AM and FM and that suits me given I like to listen to long distance radio.
This feature alone marks a great change for a device with voice prompts, it has been the case that when when such a product has arrived on the market the product under performs its competition.
The second good reason to purchase this radio is that the radio is a full stereo set meaning you can take full advantage of FM radio - not that any of our FM stations give you much in the way of audio fidelity these days of course -.
The PR-D17 has RDS functions which display the name of the song playing, artist, station name etc.
The voicing system doesn’t speak this information and that’s understandable as you would need a full TTS platform in the radio itself to allow that kind of functionality so I suspect Sangean are using Static Speech.

On 16 Aug 2019, at 4:46 am, Anders Holmberg <anders@...> wrote:

Actually not want to disrespect people here but i don’t get the Am/fm radio thing anymore.
I have a harman/kardon receiver here but i very very seldom use the radio in that receiver.
Maybe i am boring or stupid or something but why not just listen via internet.

13 aug. 2019 kl. 22:54 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>:

Now this radio may be well worthwhile grabbing.

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