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(@the-dali)
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Hi everyone... related to music but not specifically guitar-focused... I'm looking to pick up a wireless radio for streaming Internet radio in the house (including Pandora, which I love). Anyone have any experience with these? I was thinking this would be a cool thing to have to stream music out to the deck. I heard that the Grace Wifi Radio is pretty good. Any thoughts?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YGNZN4/ref=s9subs_c2_img2-rfc_p?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=161S7YPR7B32HZT4JTE5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240301&pf_rd_i=507846

For those of you who haven't tried it, check out Pandora - cool site!

http://www.pandora.com

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(@jackss565)
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I have that model and its certainly very good as long as you can get a good connection. If you can then go for it, much better than a normal DAB.

Jack


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(@gnease)
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I have that model and its certainly very good as long as you can get a good connection. If you can then go for it, much better than a normal DAB.

Jack

"Normal DAB"? Are you located in Europe? We don't have DAB in the states, so the comparision will be lost on most yanks.

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(@jackss565)
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Sorry, i wrote that without thinking, yes i'm in the UK. But the point is still true, its much better than a normal radio.

Jack


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(@gnease)
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Sorry, i wrote that without thinking, yes i'm in the UK. But the point is still true, its much better than a normal radio.

Jack

No need to apologize. From what I've heard about the reallocated (read as "reduced"} bitrates on DAB, I'm not surprised some of the internet streams kick @ss by comparison.

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(@jackss565)
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When it first came out it seemed wonderful, but now having found internet radio i can't belive i thought it was the best there was.

Jack


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(@jackss565)
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Just tried to access pandora, apparently it doesn;t work outside the US. Anyone know of a simillar site that will work withing the UK?

Jack


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(@gnease)
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Maybe Slacker?

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(@jackss565)
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Slacker doesn't work, any others?

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(@gnease)
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Slacker doesn't work, any others?

Jack

Are you behind a firewall that blocks streaming services? Many companies block streaming to avoid loss of bandwidth when a large number of employees listen to internet radio. (Although Slacker is not technically streaming, but a bulk download service.)

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(@jackss565)
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No, its something to do with the copyright laws outside of the US. But there must be some that still work.

Jack


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(@hyperborea)
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Use a free proxy service to make your location appear to be in the US. Just google for "free proxy us" (without the quotes) and pick one that is situated in the US. Then use that proxy service to access Pandora (or others).

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(@jackss565)
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Use a free proxy service to make your location appear to be in the US. Just google for "free proxy us" (without the quotes) and pick one that is situated in the US. Then use that proxy service to access Pandora (or others).

Thanks, works perfectly. Now why didn't i think of that?

Jack


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(@rparker)
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So, back to the WiFi. I do the Satelitte Radio thing. Is that old school now? Is WiFi as (or more?) portable as Satalitte Radio?

Roy
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(@jackss565)
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I would say that WIFI is probably more portable than satalite, providing theres a connection. As long as there is you can;t go wrong.

Jack


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