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7.1 out of 10

Sangean WFR-20

Powered by the new Reciva module the Sangean WFR-20 gives you co Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Upgrade ruins it

Bruce B., Newegg
15 August 2010
  • Summary: Sangean did not respond to my inquiries. The problem is documented on the Reciva forum. If you buy, do not upgrade to version 003 if you have that choice.
  • Pros: Great little wifi radio that was a little quirky in the control department.
  • Cons: Ruined by upgrade 003, in which Reciva was trying to implement an EU requirement that wouldn't allow a certain component to stay powered. Consequently when you turn it on, it takes over 60 seconds to connect. There is no easy way to revert to the earlier version (002) without resorting to complicated 3rd party software. In effect, the upgrade has turned this into a pricey brick.
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Overall 10
10

The Future of Broadcast Radio

Vincent B., Newegg
11 August 2009
  • Summary: I have listened to shortwave stations for decades but find this device to offer incredible choices with solid sound and fidelity. From the Cook Islands, to France, to Spain to domestic AM stations, its all there and the fun is in the exploring. It's the future of broadcasting.
  • Pros: I am impressed with the fit, finish and sound of this unit. Set up to my secure wireless router took about one minute. Sound quality is very nice once you adjust the bass/treble to your liking. No drop outs or pauses so far. Easy to adjust if you take time to read directions.
  • Cons: Wish it had a basic internal search function so I could enter call letters of a particular station. But then, perhaps the reciva.com function will allow that. I have yet to explore that functionality.
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Overall 8
8.0

First Impressions

Glenn J., Newegg
9 April 2009
  • Summary: I purchased this item as Alarm clock radio and compared to the others I evaluated, build, sound and feature quality seem to be better. Ultimately I think I made the right choice, the Wifi issue can be resolved by adding another access point.
  • Pros: Sound quality is very nice. You'll get used to the single knob control that some people complain about.
  • Cons: The first thing I noticed was that the unit could find my WiFi at my desired location. (It found my neighbors) My previous unit a Roku didn't have this problem nor does my existing iPod Touch. I relocatated the unit across the room and the unit connected. The unfortunate thing about it's location is that the remote seems to only work from 10-15 feet which is to short to communicate with it from my seating/sleeping location.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Wholesaleforless, Walmart
19 January 2009
  • Summary: This radio is supposed to connect through any wifi network (including your home one) to thousands of free internet radio stations. When it works, it works pretty well. However, I have found that on most stations, it just says "connecting" and then doesn't ever connect. On ones that it does connect to, it often says "buffering" and then if it does finally connect, the sound cuts in and out. At the company's suggestion, I downloaded the updated firmware for the unit.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

copingdaily, Walmart
31 December 2008
  • Summary: Pros: -easy to set up -Reciva Website is a real asset to the operation of the radio -good sound through the two speakers - was able to receive wireless 8011.g on the other side of the house - one can search through folders to find particular files to listen to Cons; - the remote control is somewhat limited in functions (for example only 6 presets) - manipulating the menus with a single knob is cumbersome - no AM or FM Conclusion this radio does the job, sounds great, but...
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Overall 10
10

Best new toy of the year!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
19 November 2008
  • Summary: i have this linked to my file server and stream my music from there with it and it works like a champ when i feel like radio it has 11,000 station on it and getting more every day if your looking for cool thing to get a tec/music nut this is it
  • Pros: easy set up, nice sound, free music stream
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

I love it!

Dean C., Newegg
30 September 2008
  • Summary: I am thinking of buying more to sell to my friends and neighbors for christmas
  • Pros: Great radio, lots of fun and something no ones knows about. We lost our Air America station and now I have several to choose from. My piano tuner thought it was my stereo system it was sitting in front of. I like many features such as the ability to plug my stereo or low power transmitter into it so I can listen to my stations anywhere in my house without moving my radio. Also I have carried to other wifi networks and can set it up in a minute and have it remember my ...
  • Cons: Setti.ng up my wifi required me to change my router to linksys so that it would be stable/ My old router would cause drop outs if I did not reboot my router. Not really the radios fault.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ryan K., Newegg
12 September 2008
  • Summary: If you like radio, you'll love this product. It's expensive, but worth the price
  • Pros: - Excellent sound quality.
  • Cons: I little wacky in terms of "tuning" in radio stations. The display is on the small side and scrolling through the stations despite the categories (there's 6000 stations!) can be tedious.
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Overall 10
10

Exceeded My Expectations!

John B., Newegg
30 July 2008
  • Pros: This radio has defiantly exceeded my expectations. It sounds as good as or better than any radio in its class. It took about 15 minutes to set up and the documentation (89 pages) is divided in easy to find sections. I like the single knob control and think it makes using the radio easy. The remote control has 30 buttons and is about the size of a credit card. The buttons are a nice size, well marked and spaced so it is easy to use. I love the ability to be able to pla...
  • Cons: The LCD is on the small side and you need to be less than 8 feet away to read the display. But I am 58 years old and my eyes aren’t what they use to be.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wish I had waited.

Joseph B., Newegg
24 February 2008
  • Summary: Steps required to stream from PC:
  • Pros: Overall it works as advertised. Audio quality is ok for such a small unit, if slightly flat sounding.
  • Cons: Navigating the menus is reminiscent of using much older devices. It has that 'home brew' feel to it, it will reboot itself on occasion. Stereo seperation is minimal while playing MP3s. My biggest problem with the unit is that you must go through too many steps each time you power the unit on from standby if you want to stream over wifi from your PC. The 'stylish' remote is anything but, it is like a credit card sized remote with plastic bubble buttons that have to be ...
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