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

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>

That’s a most interesting point and I’ll give you my opinions from my perspective given I’ve owned quite a few Internet radio devices.
Portable self-contained Internet radio sets have not taken off in the market which perhaps isn’t surprising given the popularity of Smart Phone devices so really there’s no need for such a device.
I have had a number of Sangean Internet radio sets that have provided me with accessibility but that accessibility to the radio was provided by an App on a Smart Phone but still the radio talked and we come back to the same question, what was the point when my Smart Phone could do all that? The only point was that I now had access to the display text of DAB+ and FM broadcasts.
So I guess technology when it all is boiled down is as useful as you yourself want it to be or make it.
Other Internet radio sets I’ve used with great success include the Logitech U.E. Smart Radio or Squeezebox range which are still available if you know where to look and still supported.
These radios are accessed either by an App on your Smart Phone or directly via a HTML web page.
You can set alarms on these devices, set up one touch presets, add extra radio services such as Sky FM or whatever it calls itself these days etc.

On 16 Aug 2019, at 5:15 am, Gary Schindler <garys5462@...> wrote:

That is why Sangean should concentrate on designing an internet radio with talking menus.

Once you have used a Sangean radio you get familiar with the nomenclature and how to operate them and to me there isn't much advantage to having one of these!

It is commendable that Sangean does for now build something with accessibility in mind.

On 8/15/2019 2:46 PM, Anders Holmberg 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.

Gary G. Schindler

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