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#267682 - 21/10/2005 07:07 Roku SoundBridge Radio
Schido
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Registered: 29/03/2005
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http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/6188.html

I want this! (or something like that)

Anyone know of a solution that works like it? (actually only the streaming radio thingy with built in speaker, over ethernet instead of wireless ok too)
Possibly a little cheaper than the $400, and available NOW!
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#267683 - 21/10/2005 07:38 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: Schido]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
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Loc: Manchester UK
Me likey!

Shame about the price.
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#267684 - 21/10/2005 07:52 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: Schido]
furtive
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Registered: 14/08/2001
Posts: 886
Loc: London, UK
What you need is this:

http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT7588734311.html

When it's available.
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#267685 - 21/10/2005 07:55 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: furtive]
Schido
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The AE WiFi radio was designed in the UK, however, by Reciva, a Cambridge-based firm



Must be good then
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#267686 - 21/10/2005 08:00 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: Schido]
furtive
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Registered: 14/08/2001
Posts: 886
Loc: London, UK
A friend of mine works for AE and has a pre-production model at home on test - it's a great bit of kit.

More info here:

http://www.acoustic-energy.co.uk/contact/radio.html
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#267687 - 21/10/2005 09:00 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: furtive]
Schido
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Registered: 29/03/2005
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Aha,

Quote:
[home computing] Internet radio appliance yanked by authorities
Dutch broadcaster VPRO offered an Internet radio appliance from Reciva, for 140, in an ad last week. The VPRO website currently lists the offer as 'pending discussion with public broadcast authorities'. Somebody must have become very scared about the future of conventional broadcasting. Expect more of this type of resistance in the future, even though it is a lost battle. Broadcasting will be over the Net.


http://petersgriddle.net/archive/2005_04_01_archive.html

http://flickr.com/photos/jaap/43754687/
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#267688 - 21/10/2005 09:26 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: furtive]
sein
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Registered: 07/01/2005
Posts: 889
Loc: Sector ZZ9pZa
My cousin had a HiFi shop in London, and he had a pair of AE 'AEGO 2' speakers in his listening room. I had a good play around with them, and the sound is really beautiful and rich.

I really want this radio! A bit of a shame that I've gone and bought a sweet road bike and now have to give the spending a break to let my wallet recover. 200 quid on an alarm clock is not really an impulse buy
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#267689 - 21/10/2005 14:47 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: Schido]
hybrid8
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Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
I saw this a few weeks ago. It looks like it got the beating of a lifetime with a giant ugly stick.

Pretty uninspiring. I understand the functionality, but I just don't agree with its execution. An advanced ipod dock with some of this functionality would have been a much sweeter product.

Bruno
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#267690 - 21/10/2005 19:34 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: sein]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3159
Loc: Portland, OR
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I've gone and bought a sweet road bike

Ooooh, what did you get?

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#267691 - 22/10/2005 04:05 Marin Mill Valley [Re: canuckInOR]
sein
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Registered: 07/01/2005
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Ooooh, what did you get?

A 2005 Marin Mill Valley. Its very light, nice components, but the creme has to be carbon fibre forks and seatstays - It is so smoooth to ride, its amazing how the frame soaks up the road. Plus you can get some speed going and scare yourself silly. Totally love it.
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#267692 - 22/10/2005 04:19 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: hybrid8]
sein
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Registered: 07/01/2005
Posts: 889
Loc: Sector ZZ9pZa
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I saw this a few weeks ago. It looks like it got the beating of a lifetime with a giant ugly stick.

Ah, I'm not too sure. Yes, its not very inspired, but I love the fact that it looks like a standard clock radio of sorts and not some high tech geek gadget with a hundred buttons, big aerial and lots of blinking LEDs.

The same way a girl last week thought that the Empeg came with my car, its not out of its place.

[edit] I should really start using threaded mode... I thought you were referring to the AE Radio, and not the Roku one. Yeah, I agree they could have tried a little harder on the Roku. The AE looks great though


Edited by sein (22/10/2005 04:22)
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#267693 - 22/10/2005 14:18 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: sein]
hybrid8
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Registered: 12/11/2001
Posts: 7738
Loc: Toronto, CANADA
I was wondering...

The Roku Radio has a ton of buttons, a shape that looks like it serves no functional nor decorative purpose, a tiny screen, etc.. It's a blast right out of the early 80's. But I'm not sure that's the look they were going for.

Bruno
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#307973 - 06/03/2008 15:23 Re: Roku SoundBridge Radio [Re: hybrid8]
Schido
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Registered: 29/03/2005
Posts: 364
Loc: Probably lost somewhere in Wal...
Old post.

But i just bought this thing:

http://musicpal.info/

Pretty cheap i think (129 at dixons for me, under 100 ordered online)
Linux based (they used to have some problems obeying gpl, but are getting better at that: http://www.musicpal.info/gpl.htm )
I like it so far, haven't tried the media server part, but the internet stations just work nicely. Sound is ok, for such a small box. Configuration through menus or html menu. Supports rss feed tickers, weather, stocks(not that i have any)
I like the big rotary buttons too.
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