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I want to listen to radio more, local sport etc etc

What are my options? Can I utilise my wireless to stream to it ?

How does it all work - sorry I am a bit of a noob!

I know i can buy a denon 260L cheap but i would like digital/DAB pls - i dont mind a full size unit - 

PS it doesn't have to be REGA SmilesmilingSmilesmiling

 

 

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I'd buy a streamer rather than a DAB radio - Sonos connect will give you all the world's radio and more, or if you want more hifi-esque equipment, I'd consider Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Cambridge Audio, Naim. The latter options may give you more access to 'catch up' services like podcasts etc, but I haven't tended to use them.

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RE: DAB Tuner? PP some advice please

i do have an ATV3 going into my DAC, might have to connect it to my telly - do you know if that provides any radio? Listen at me I am being lazy!

I could possibly connect my Sky box to my DAC? 

 

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I would say streamer...

The only digital radio I have is Freeview via the TV and Sky box. Then again the SQ of the SB channels are good to iffy.

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stevebrock wrote:

i do have an ATV3 going into my DAC, might have to connect it to my telly - do you know if that provides any radio? Listen at me I am being lazy!

I could possibly connect my Sky box to my DAC?

 

You could do either, but from my recollection of ATV, Apple have some major omissions in their radio catalogue (like, say, the BBC); not sure if it has iPlayer built in? I don't know about Sky's radio catalogue at all but if it's anything like Virgin's it's limited to the usual UK suspects and doesn't offer any world radio.

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stevebrock wrote:

I want to listen to radio more, local sport etc etc

What are my options? Can I utilise my wireless to stream to it ?

How does it all work - sorry I am a bit of a noob!

I know i can buy a denon 260L cheap but i would like digital/DAB pls - i dont mind a full size unit - 

PS it doesn't have to be REGA SmilesmilingSmilesmiling

 

 

The ONLY reason I've considered another tuner is purely for FM...

In your circumstance I'd certainly look at something like Marantz (I know its discontinued) that can act as a conventional tuner and streamer.

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ok cheers - i might just get a little portable one - i only want it to listen to local footbal radio 2 & 5 - not bothered about it going through my hifi, think it will be the cheapest option

 

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Have you got a smartphone / tablet ?

 

if so you could get an app like Tunein and airplay to your ATV3. 

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RE: DAB Tuner? PP some advice please

I'm not 100% certain, but you should be able to pick up a lot of stations through your pc/mac/laptop Steve.

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RE: DAB Tuner? PP some advice please

Just did a quich check of ATV3. BBC R1-5 are all there. Not arranged particularly well. And no search ?

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http://www.listenlive.eu/uk.html

Should be any station you need here Steve.

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richardw42 wrote:

Have you got a smartphone / tablet ?

if so you could get an app like Tunein and airplay to your ATV3. 

Of course, stupid of me - that's exactly what you should do Smile

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richardw42 wrote:

Have you got a smartphone / tablet ?

if so you could get an app like Tunein and airplay to your ATV3. 

Of course, stupid of me - that's exactly what you should do Smile

 

i should have have said as long as it's Apple Smile

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Kinda related, I just received my cyrus tuner.

Absolutely lovely sound, that is without a roof aerial.

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richardw42 wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

richardw42 wrote:

Have you got a smartphone / tablet ?

if so you could get an app like Tunein and airplay to your ATV3.

Of course, stupid of me - that's exactly what you should do Smile

 

i should have have said as long as it's Apple Smile

There are a couple of paid-for apps in the play android store that implement Airplay, but I haven't tried them as Bluetooth works for me.

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RE: DAB Tuner? PP some advice please

yep will have a look - yes got iphone etc - try streaming radio 2 on my iphone via airplay to my atv3 then into my dac it didnt work, i will have a look at tune-in 

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