Summary: This radio sounds great. Only complaint is the navigation. Kind of hard to get around with one knob on the device and the remote is also pretty limited. This is mostly a burden during setup. Once it's up and running, it's rare that I need to change stations thanks to Pandora. Also, I want to mention that it takes about 20 seconds to tune into a station when you turn it on. Changing stations is fast.
Summary: I loved this radio for a few years (!) and discovered the new mantra of technology: an upgrade means reduced functionality. If you mistakenly upgrade to the current firmware, or it comes with the current firmware, this radio will take longer to turn on than a pre-transistor radio with bad vacuum tubes. There is no legitimate way to downgrade the firmware, and no appeals to Sangean will be answered.
Summary: Ever since I updated the Firmware November 2009 I cannot use this internet radio anymore. Radio is in a loop loading stations forever, doesn't matter LAN or WLAN. Even in December 2010 there is no solution or new firmware. I deeply regret this buy.
didn't work either did the replacement even with professional help
10 September 2010
Summary: Needless to say I believe this is a dud--at least there is no quality control. Neither first nor replacement worked. We got professional set-up which told us the same thing--neither set worked.
Summary: I had purchased one from Amazon and went through the upgrade process. I SHOULD HAVE read the [...] forum first. The upgrade (so-called) caused the radio to respond VERY slowly each time it was turned on. Apparently, the Euro-software now being downloaded causes the WiFi to turn completely off each time the radio goes off, instead of going into standby mode. As a result, instead of connecting in 3-10 seconds, it takes MINUTES before you can hear music.
Summary: I have been using the Sangean WFR-20 WiFi Internet Radio for the better part of a year now and it continues to work as advertised. I have the radio configured to my local wireless network router (an AT&T router) and have never had an issue with the radio failing to connect. The radio does come preconfigured for thousands of radio stations but over the course of a year the URLs for many of those stations has changed.
Summary: Amazing sound, crisp, clear without even adj factory presets. Found no buffering issues have only had it for two weeks but nothing but positives++++ NOTE: Have only used it as a wired device not using the WiFi for our application.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clear Signal, Compact, Easy To Set Up, great sound
Summary: I live in a place with almost no regular AM reception and just one FM station so an internet radio or a computer are necessary for multiple radio station reception. The Sangean was easy to set up and works well, for the most part. The Reciva system works fine but finding stations could be easier. Being able to listen to audio streams from around the world is fun and, I expect, much better and simpler than, say, a ham radio.