[BCAB] Can any onerecommendanyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoallthat recommendedInternet radios

Colin Phelan Colin_Phelan at pmlgroup.com
Sun Jun 17 20:52:53 BST 2012


Dab is better than web for me 

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On 17 Jun 2012, at 12:38 PM, "David Reynolds" <dkreynolds at ntlworld.com> wrote:

> Jackie,
> Absolutely right. The DAB here is so poor, and when it does come through
> correctly, you only have to move to a particular place in the room for it to
> go off again. I listen to a lot of classical stuff myself, and this
> "feature" is most irritating.
> 
> David.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
> Cairns
> Sent: 17 June 2012 11:32
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one
> recommendanyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoallthat recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi David
> 
> Feel free, no problem.
> 
> Streaming is much better than it used to be, and frankly leaves DAB
> floundering.  It's just so over-rated after showing real promise at the
> start.  I don't miss it any more, with apps for the iPod or iPhone,
> whichever you have, using a Netbook or lightweight laptop, or the Sonata,
> who needs the hassle of the gurgling and spitting when there are so many
> other accessible ways of listening to radio content?
> 
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Cairns
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
> Reynolds
> Sent: 16 June 2012 16:05
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend
> anyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoallthat recommended Internet radios
> 
> Jackie,
> 
> Same problem here with DAB. It is totally inconsistent, and streaming from
> the web would appear to be far more reliable. What you've described sounds
> pretty straightforward to me. I've begun the process, and will probably get
> back to you with some more questions.
> 
> Many thanks for an informative email,
> 
> David.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
> Cairns
> Sent: 16 June 2012 15:53
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend anyInternetradioplayer.Thankstoall
> that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi David
> 
> Yes, it is easy to add your own stations, at least if you are familiar with
> the Internet and screen reading software it definitely is.  When you receive
> your Sonata, it has a serial number, and this acts as your login username.
> You are given a password by BWBF, or you can change it to one of your own.
> Once you log into the database, you can start searching for stations you
> want to add to your Sonata.  You can do this by genre, station name,
> country, or even bit rate.  Once you've selected what you want from your
> search, an add button comes up.  That's it! When you turn on your Sonata,
> the station is there.  If you don't like it and wish to delete it, simply
> log into the database and remove it from your list.  You can also manipulate
> your list by putting it in alphabetical order.
> 
> Alternatively, you can get Luke or John to add stations for you.  If there
> is a specific station you want but which you can't find, ring them, and Luke
> in particular will try his damndest to find it for you.  He is the
> brainchild behind maintaining that database.  If you find a station was
> working, but doesn't after a while because they've changed their URL or
> streaming method, just tell Luke, and he'll try to get you a better feed for
> it.  There are two stations I love listening to from the Netherlands, and
> they have been known to change their streaming, and Luke has come up with
> the goods.
> 
> The £25 charge that you pay each November if you own your own unit is
> collected by Solutions Radio in Holland whose server BWBF use.  So it isn't
> actually BWBF who use that money, it has to go to the Netherlands to the
> manufacturers of the radio and owners of the database.  But if you have more
> than one machine, you only pay one charge.  If you have one on permanent
> loan, you are exempt from paying it.
> 
> Personally it's the best 25 quid I spend each year.  Radio is very important
> to me as someone who can't get about as much any more, and we live in an
> area with a non-existent DAB signal, so streaming is fundamental.
> 
> I hope this has helped David to clarify your queries, but just shout if you
> want to know anything else I can help with.  I'm not on commission, I just
> love it! (smile).
> 
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Cairns
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
> Reynolds
> Sent: 16 June 2012 15:13
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any
> Internetradioplayer.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Jackie,
> 
> How easy is it to add stations? On the audio demo, it says that BWFB can add
> stations for you, but from your previous email, it sounds like you are able
> to do this yourself. O you need some special authorization, or is it
> something anyone can do?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> David.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Jackie
> Cairns
> Sent: 16 June 2012 13:56
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet
> radioplayer.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi Barrie
> 
> Graham highlighted what he felt were a couple of anomalies with the original
> Sonata in an earlier post.  Firstly, I have only experienced drop-out once,
> when I was listening to the radio one afternoon, and had to keep going
> upstairs to put the Sonata back on the station I was relaying downstairs.
> This, however, wasn't the fault of the machine, but our Internet connection
> being dead slow that day.  So I would say that if you have a good connection
> that is pretty reliable, you should be ok.
> 
> Secondly, you also have a sort of favourites menu where you can find the
> last 10 used stations which will drop off as you add another one to it.
> 
> I'm a bit of a music and sport nut, so I have both versions of the Sonata,
> the original upstairs in my study and the Plus downstairs incorporated into
> my hifi system.  For me personally, it was as if someone designed something
> I really wanted to see in my array of speaking products.  I love the thing,
> and adding stations just to see what they are like, then removing them from
> my list if they don't appeal.
> 
> But then I also love Tune In on the iPod Touch.  It really depends what you
> feel comfortable with and can budget for of course.
> 
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Cairns
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barrie
> Sent: 16 June 2012 11:16
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio
> player.Thankstoall that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi Jackie.
> That would be great, I will be in touch if I have a problems.
> At the moment I am listening to the audio version of the manual, and it look
> straight forward famous last words.
> Thanks.
> Barrie.
> 
> 
> 
> Barrie Moxon
> s.moxon at sky.com
> )Skype(  barrie.moxon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
> Sent: 15 June 2012 12:07
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player.Thanksto
> all that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi Barrie
> 
> Hopefully, you will have seen my earlier Email responding to Alan's
> questions about it.  I use it, so if you want any further info, I am happy
> to help if I can.
> 
> Alternatively, you could contact Luke Williams or John Mills at the Wireless
> for the Blind Fund, and they will also chip in.
> 
> Good luck.
> 
> 
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Jackie Cairns
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Barrie
> Sent: 15 June 2012 11:39
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player.
> Thanksto all that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Hi Joe.
> Thanks  for the info about the sonata , been on the site to have look.
> Looks  very good the sonata  Plus I am now thinking of going down  that
> line, so any information of any one using it would be great.
> Barrie.
> 
> 
> 
> Barrie Moxon
> s.moxon at sky.com
> )Skype(  barrie.moxon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
> On Behalf Of Joe Paton
> Sent: 14 June 2012 20:22
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player. Thanks
> to all that recommended Internet radios
> 
> Bary,
> 
> One more for the cooking pot.
> 
> If you qualify, the sonata is a cracking job.
> 
> I think their 2 models, one has SD card reading facilities and maybe other
> format recognition as well, the other, is just a straight forward WI FI
> on-line radio.  But it's great.
> 
> You would contact wireless for the blind for these sets, and to check
> quallification for free radio status.
> 
> God that was a badly constructed sentence.
> 
> Thanks,
> Joe P
> 
> At 11:31 14/06/2012, you wrote:
>> Thanks to all that recommended Internet radios, a few to think about.
>> The pocket plextalk  sound very interesting, and the Evoke flow.
>> 
>> Barrie.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Barrie Moxon
>> s.moxon at sky.com
>> )Skype(  barrie.moxon
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
>> [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>> On Behalf Of David Griffith
>> Sent: 13 June 2012 18:41
>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player
>> 
>> The pocket plextalk is an excellent accessible internet radio and you 
>> do not need sighted help to set it up.
>> The sound quality is good and had  has great volume as well if that is 
>> important.
>> If you want big sound you will need to plug in external speakers but I 
>> use it as a portable radio with earphones.
>> You can use the Plextalk transfer utility connect wirelessly or you can 
>> connect to wireless  networks on the fly using the Plextalk itself.
>> The process of connecting is not well described in the manual but shout 
>> if anybody needs help.
>> David Griffith
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk
>> [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]
>> On Behalf Of Barrie
>> Sent: 13 June 2012 12:43
>> To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
>> Subject: [BCAB] Can any one recommend any Internet radio player
>> 
>> Hi folks.
>> Been looking for a Internet radio,  look at so many am dizzy.
>> Can any one recommend any radio, can get sighted help no problems 
>> setting them up.
>> Thanks.
>> Barrie.
>> 
>> 
>> Barrie Moxon
>> s.moxon at sky.com
>> )Skype(  barrie.moxon
>> 
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