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Wifi compatible home unit to plug into reciever

by bnsd90 / June 3, 2013 11:01 PM PDT

I am looking to replace my old Sirius unit in my house. I am wanting something that is wifi compatible so that I can stream Pandora and TuneIn (although if there is a unit made specifically for Pandora that would be helpful). I have struggled to find much, although I did find a "Grace Digital" unit that looked like it might do what I need.

As for the set up, I want to be able to connect the unit to my stereo receiver through component cables and that can be connected to wifi.

Thanks for reading and responding.

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Look at Roku 2 XS, WDTV Live & Netgear NeoTV Max
by Pepe7 / June 4, 2013 1:31 AM PDT

All of those do have analog outputs, but you still need to check their current streaming service lineup.

IME, WDTV Live can play back almost anything you throw at it, although the interface perhaps leaves something to be desired. I see Netgear streamers on sale quite frequently though. Look around a little. There's probably a refurbished WDTV Live too (buy.com?).

hth,
Pedro

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Grace Digital Units
by sunwatcher / June 4, 2013 9:42 AM PDT

I have the Grace Digital Solo. For the most part I've been very happy with it. I use it mostly to stream Pandora, which it does well. I don't think TuneIn is supported, but you can check the Grace Digital site for more info if you haven't already. It can be connected to a receiver with RCA cables. Sound quality is excellent, but once in a while the audio will cut out or stutter. It doesn't happen very often, and it could be associated with a wifi signal strength issue. You might consider one of their higher end models if you don't mind spending a little extra money.

Most other devices from different manufacturers required an external display (e.g. HDTV or monitor). The Grace Digital devices were one of the very few that I found that provided what I needed and have a built in display.

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In addition...
by sunwatcher / June 4, 2013 9:46 AM PDT

I should mention that although the Grace Digital units might not support TuneIn, they can stream audio from hundreds of radio stations, more than likely most of the stations also available through TuneIn.

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