Summary: I gave it 5 stars, because I do love it in fact, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. First off, this tuner in fact DOES NOT receive HD Radio, in the US version. (HD Radio is the name given to the US version of digital audio broadcast, which is transmitted on the same band and frequency channel as the analog signal of a station, in the AM and FM bands.) This is not a big deal, because you can usually find the HD Radio multicasts on the Internet stream from that station.
Summary: After several years of daily use my first Sangean died. After comparing the WFT-1 with a few other makes I decided to purchase the same model again. The software has been redesigned and the station readouts much more informative. I could not ask for a better internet receiver.
Summary: This is my second Sangean Wi Fi radio. My original radio, the WFR-20 has been my constant companion for about 5 years now and got me hooked on internet radio listening. My only complaint was that the sound was not all I wished for.
Summary: The Sangean WFT-1 was a real surprise that surpassed my expectations. right out of the box the tuner's sound was rich and full with depth and detail of sound. It did not sound digital at all, but more like analog. That is saying a lot for a Wi-Fi tuner under $250. There is, however, a trade-off, at this time you cannot access services such as Pandora, Rhapsody, etc. I did have the opportunity to compare it to the Denon DNP-720; there was no comparison.
Summary: This product, costs only 200 dollers, however the price packs a punch,...First , the reception ,when using a dipole antenna as instructed, is phenomenal.you willbe so pleased of the clarity of sound, ease of use , and good looks. this unit is one of the three top rated units which i research that had such a low price tag.......
Summary: This radio stopped responding on the network after about 3 months of service. I had to pay to ship it to CA from PA and include a check for $8 for warranty repair. After about 4 weeks they sent back a different unit and when I tried to configure it, the front panel controls would not work. I was able to configure it using the remote control so I decided to keep it. The unit worked fine until about 2 weeks ago (about 6 weeks after the warranty expired).
Summary: This is just what I was looking for! It allows me to get streaming internet radio from stations around the world. WiFi connected to my network, and I run audio output to my stereo system. Easy to use.
Way too expensive and priced for the delusionaries.
G. Barnes, Amazon
5 June 2012
Summary: The Sangean WFT-1 Internet Radio is way, way, way over-priced. For $170.00, you can buy a Yamaha Receiver with outstanding sound quality, HDMI Ports, Video Ports, Sound Ports, Radio Tuner, Dolby Pro decoder, etc ,etc...now come on Sangean, for $200 Plus what are you really buying? Just a low end radio that's at the mercy of the quality of the bandwidth the internet radio stations are streaming at.
Summary: This internet receiver worked well in our hifi system. It picked up the signal wirelessly from the internet. I found it easy to set up. I was disappointed not to get the bbc stations but I suspect this was the fault of the BBC rather than the tuner.