Summary: This radio is a glimpse into our future. It allows me to tune in to any of tens of thousands of radio stations from around the world. If we want Hawaiian music, or New Orleans Jazz or Africian rhythms, we can go right to the source of the music. The quality is as good as a Bose Wave radio.
Summary: I have had Roku Radio for 1.5 years. I love it, amazing sound quality, easy to use, looks cool too. My friends are always impressed when they see it & hear it. I would give it six stars if I could.
Summary: This is not a technical review -- it's about my experience with the Roku. I've had my Roku Soundbridge Radio ( http://www.roku.com/products_soundbridgeradio.php ) for about a month and I absolutely love it. Imagine: 10,000 or so stations, all digital and hi-fi, and free! My current favorite is www.solopianoradio.com which I leave on, tinkling quietly in the background, almost all day long. You can get it on a PC too but it sounds much better on the Soundbridge.
Summary: PRO A friend of mine told me about a radio and its quality. I advised him that I really don't listen to radios. He introduced me to the Roku R1000. The sound quality was incredible. This radio was far superior to the BOSE radio. One of the abilities was allowing me to add an SD card with selected music. It came with an attachment to connect to our phone system (Music on Hold).
Summary: I had been looking around for a WiFi radio for awhile and tried a few of the other brands but none can compare to the Roku. This unit walks you through the entire setup process and is very easy to get up running quickly. The setup for my wireless network which is protected took only two minutes after plugging in the unit. This is a great value for the money.
Summary: This little radio rocks! I own a Roku Soundbridge M1001, and bought the Soundbridge Radio for a friend. When it arrived, I took it out of the box to set it up, and fell in love with it. Now I'm buying two more, one for me, and one for a friend. The ability to stream all 5645 songs on my music server through the wifi network is great. This means that I can listen to all of the songs in my library without ever touching (or storing!) a CD.
Summary: I am giving Roku Radio 5 stars for innovative design and good performance despite obvious lack of few important features: 1. There is no wireless signal strength indicator, which would be very helpful as well as network status. 2. WiFi only - no Ethernet connection available. My Asus Internet radio has both and works better through hardwired Ethernet connection. 3. No sound equalizer or bass / treble control.
Summary: On the down side, the FM tuner doesn't pick up stations very well (haven't tried AM). But then again, I bought this for internet radio anyway. Initially I had problems getting it setup on my network but after referring to the Forums at Roku's website I found I needed to turn off the auto detection. Once done, it was easy to get it up and running. Setting up the presets (18) is as simple as any other radio.
Summary: I bought this to hear radio stations from different places in the world (that have internet streams in addition to their conventional broadcast). Setup was really easy. The sound is great. I have been using this for about 3 months so far and have had zero problems.
Summary: I do not work for Roku, and I am a techno geek. With that said, I have had my unit for about a month, and it is awesome! I am listening to "radio" from around the world and genera I want to hear including "satellite radio"! The sound is adequate if not a tad bassy for my taste, but all in all great (the faster the stream the better the sound)! The "clock radio" part works great too, and will wake you up even with the ear plug plugged into the thing!! Anything bad?