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ROBERTS
WiFi Internet Radio with Music Player
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Introduction......................................................................................... 2-9
Stream 105 internet radio features ...................................................... 2
Before you can use this product .......................................................... 3
About this instruction manual............................................................... 4
Controls and connections ................................................................. 5-6
Battery operation ................................................................................. 7
Navigation controls ........................................................................... 8-9
Configuration .................................................................................. 10-19
Connecting your radio to your computer network ......................... 10-15
Manual network configuration....................................................... 16-18
Other network options ....................................................................... 19
Internet Radio mode ....................................................................... 20-34
Internet Radio - the basics................................................................. 20
Selecting a radio station by location and genre ............................ 21-23
Searching for a radio station by name ............................................... 24
Selecting a new or popular station .................................................... 25
Selecting a podcast / BBC Listen Again ............................................ 26
Presetting stations ............................................................................. 27
Last Listened ..................................................................................... 28
Display modes .............................................................................. 28-29
Customising your radio ................................................................. 30-34
Music Player mode ......................................................................... 35-48
Use with Windows, Apple Mac, Linux ................................................ 35
Accessing your audio files via UPnP using Windows 7 ................ 36-37
Locating and playing media files using UPnP .............................. 38-41
Display modes ................................................................................... 42
Playlists ........................................................................................ 43-45
Prune servers .................................................................................... 46
Wake On LAN .................................................................................... 46
Keep network connected ................................................................... 47
Windows 7 'Play to' function ......................................................... 47-48
Clock and Alarms .......................................................................... 49-58
Automatically updating the clock ....................................................... 49
Setting the clock format .................................................................... 50
Manually setting the clock ............................................................ 51-52
Setting the alarm clock ................................................................ 53-55
Disabling alarms ............................................................................... 56
Snooze timer .................................................................................... 56
Controlling alarms in standby ........................................................... 57
Sleep timer ....................................................................................... 58
Display and Audio .......................................................................... 59-62
Brightness and contrast controls .................................................. 59-60
Headphone socket ............................................................................ 61
Auxiliary input socket ......................................................................... 62
Information ...................................................................................... 63-74
Factory reset...................................................................................... 63
Software update ................................................................................ 64
Network profiles ................................................................................. 65
Software version display.................................................................... 66
Audio FAQ ......................................................................................... 66
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 67-68
Accessing audio files via UPnP using Windows Vista and XP ..... 69-70
Audio codecs .................................................................................... 71
Cautions and Specifications ......................................................... 72-73
Guarantee............................................................................. Back page
Introduction
Introduction
Stream 105 internet radio features
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Station presets, network configuration details and user settings are
retained in the event of a power failure.
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Large clock display with time and date when in Standby.
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Listen to over 1000 radio stations from around the country, and over
10,000 from around the world without using your PC.
Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either buzzer or
a radio alarm (alarms only operate when mains powered).
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Listen to previously broadcast material from the BBC (using Podcasts
/ Listen Again)
Adjustable sleep timer, can be set to turn the radio off after a delay of
between 15 and 120 minutes.
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Easy-to-read graphic display.
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Listen to podcasts from a wide range of broadcasters.
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Adjustable display backlight.
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10 internet radio station presets.
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Auxiliary input socket for playing audio from MP3 players, iPods or
other audio equipment.
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Use the Music Player to play your music collection from your
computer (using Windows Media Player 11 or 12). Connection to
Apple and Linux based computers is also possible.
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Stereo headphone socket for private listening.
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MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV formats are supported.
Mains or battery powered operation using supplied mains adaptor, or
6 x LR14 (C size) alkaline cells (not included).
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The Stream 105 connects wirelessly to your home computer network.
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WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is supported for simpler setting up with
compatible wireless routers.
The Roberts Stream 105 provides the following features in an attractive
compact unit:●
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Listen to local, regional, national and international broadcasts using
Internet radio.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Before you can use this product
Before you can use your internet radio, you must have the following:
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A broadband Internet connection (not required for Music Player
functions).
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A wireless access point (WiFi) connected to your broadband Internet
Service Provider, preferably via a router. In many cases the broadband
modem, router and wireless access point will be a single combined unit
supplied by your Internet Service Provider or bought from a computer
store.
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If your wireless network is configured to use Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) data encryption then you
either need to know the WEP, WPA or WPA2 key used for encryption
so that you can get the radio to communicate with the network, or your
router needs to offer WiFi Protected Setup (WPS).
The radio will typically work within a 10-20 metre radius from your wireless
access point. The actual range achieved will depend upon the building
type, other nearby wireless networks, and possible interference sources.
IMPORTANT: Before you continue, make sure that your wireless access
point or router is powered up and working with your broadband Internet
service (use your computer to verify this). To get this part of the system
working you must read the instructions supplied with the wireless access
point or router.
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Introduction
About this instruction manual
This instruction manual is split into sections for each of the different
operating modes of your Roberts Stream 105 internet radio. Each section
is clearly identified by the shaded heading in the top right hand corner of
each pair of pages.
Before using the Internet Radio and Music Player functions, you will need
to connect your radio to your computer network using the WiFi connection.
This is covered in the section titled Configuration.
Configuration
(page 10)
The Internet Radio section describes how to find radio stations to listen
to. These can be radio stations that you already know and listen to
conventionally, or new stations you may search for. You may set up stations
that you like as Favourites so that they are more readily accessible.
Internet Radio
(page 20)
Music Player
(page 35)
Clock and Alarms
(page 49)
Display and Audio
(page 59)
Information
(page 63)
The section for the Music Player describes how you may play music files
that you may have stored on a computer connected to your network. The
use of Shared Media (using UPnP) is explained.
The section titled Clock and Alarms describes the different ways by
which the clock in the radio may be set, as well as explaining the use of
the alarms, snooze and sleep timer features.
The Display and Audio section shows how to adjust the display and
connect your internet radio to other audio equipment.
The Information section includes troubleshooting, specifications and
warranty information.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Controls and connections
Top view
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1. On / Off button
4. Menu / Back button
2. LCD display
5. Tuning / Select / Volume control
3. Mode button
6. Preset / Alarm button
Introduction
Controls and connections - cont.
Rear view
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7. DC input socket
8. Auxiliary input socket
9. Headphone socket
10. USB socket (for service use only)
11. WiFi antenna (internal)
12. Battery compartment
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If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Battery operation
We recommend for economy that the Stream 105 is used via the AC adaptor
whenever possible with battery operation for occasional use only. Inserting
the adaptor plug into the DC input socket will disconnect the batteries.
If using batteries, only alkaline types should normally be used. Battery life
will vary according to the use of the radio, but between 15 and 20 hours
should be possible.
To install batteries in your radio follow these steps.
1. Remove the battery cover on the back of the unit by sliding the cover
in the direction of the arrow.
2. Insert six LR14 (C size) batteries into the spaces in the compartment.
Take care to ensure all batteries are inserted with the correct polarity
as shown next to the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Reduced power, audio distortion or the radio switching itself off are all
signs that the batteries may need replacing.
If the radio is not to be used for any extended period of time it is recommended
that the batteries are removed from the radio.
Rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) cells can be used in the radio
but must be charged outside the radio using an external charger. Note
that commercially available C size NiMH cells have a capacity which is
only a fraction of that of C size Alkaline cells and so they will power the
radio for only a few hours before needing recharging. Never mix batteries
of different types, capacities or brands in the radio.
IMPORTANT: The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like. After use, disposable batteries should
if possible be taken to a suitable recycling centre. On no account
should batteries be disposed of by incineration.
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Introduction
Navigation controls
These pages describe the basic means of controlling your Stream 105 internet radio.
Detailed instructions for each operating mode are given in the later sections of this book.
1. Pressing the On/Off button brings your internet radio out of the Standby mode if
running from the mains or switches it on if using batteries.
Pressing the On/Off button while the internet radio is in use will cause it to return
to the Standby mode with the clock display when running from the mains, or will
switch it off after a short delay when running on batteries.
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2. Press and release the Mode button to give you access to each of the operating
modes in turn: Internet Radio, Music Player and Auxiliary Input.
3. Press and release the Menu/Back button to access the menu system. Press and
hold to return to the main mode menu or press repeatedly to step back a menu
at a time.
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4. Many operations require the user to make a selection from the menu. This is done
using the Tuning/Select control. Turn the control clockwise or anti-clockwise to
highlight the desired menu item then press the control to select that item.
If there are more than five items in a menu, then the display will automatically scroll
up or down so that the additional items become visible. A sliding bar on the right
will give an indication showing the current portion of the menu that is displayed.
3,5
If there are many items in a menu, then the internet radio allows the menu to 'wrap
around' in either direction. This can make it easier to reach items at the end of a
long menu, such as a list of countries or Internet radio stations.
5. If an error is made when navigating the menus, it is generally possible to go back
to a higher level menu by pressing the Menu/Back button.
6. The Tuning/Select control also allows the display of information relating to the
radio station or music file being played.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Navigation controls cont.
Volume control
1. When the radio display is playing a track and in the play mode screen,
the Volume control can be rotated clockwise to increase the volume
and anti-clockwise to decrease volume.
2. If your radio is displaying a menu screen you will need to return to
the play mode screen to adjust the volume level. A long press of the
Menu/Back button will take you to the main menu and then a short
press will access the play mode screen. You will then be able to adjust
the volume level.
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Text entry
There are several occasions when you may need to enter text characters
into your radio. For example, when setting up the WiFi connection, or
when searching for artists or albums. When entering text you can use the
Tuning/Select control alone or in conjunction with the Preset button. The
rotary control allows you to choose from all of the available characters.
1,2
1. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight each character as needed
and press the control to enter each character into the radio.
2. The Preset button allows quick access to the Backspace control. You
can then use the Tuning/Select control to access the OK and Cancel
options. Press the Preset button again to go back to the character
selection.
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Configuration
Configuration
Connecting your radio to your computer network
1. Place your radio on a flat surface and plug the cable from the mains
adaptor into the DC input socket located at the rear of your radio
(marked 'DC') ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the socket.
2. Plug the mains adaptor into a wall socket and switch on the socket.
IMPORTANT: The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting
the radio to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the radio
must remain accessible during normal use. In order to disconnect the
radio from the mains, the mains adaptor should be removed from the
mains socket outlet completely.
3. When you apply power, the display on the radio will light up and say:
'ROBERTS' and 'STARTING' with a progress indicator. The first time
that you use your radio (or after a Factory Reset) the display will show
'Setup wizard' and 'YES' will be highlighted on the screen. Press the
Tuning/Select control to start the setup wizard. You will then have a
choice to set the clock to use the 12 or 24 hour format.
You are recommended to run the setup wizard, but if you do not wish
to then rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'NO' is highlighted on
the display then press the control. This will lead to the main menu.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the desired clock format
(either 12 or 24 hour) then press the control to enter your selection.
3,4
A menu allowing you to specify the auto update option for the clock
will appear on the display. The default of 'Update from Network' will
be the best option for most users.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Connecting to your computer network - cont.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the auto-update option for
the clock. This can be updated from the Network, or not updated. The
default is to auto update from the network. If you choose 'No update',
go to step 8. Otherwise you will first need to select the correct time
zone and daylight savings setting, see steps 6 and 7. If you choose
'No update' you will need to set the clock manually later, see page 51.
Press the control to confirm your choice.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the time zone which is
applicable to your location. Press the control to enter the setting.
7. You will then need to set the Daylight Savings option according to your
location (Daylight Savings is also known as Summer/Winter time or
BST/GMT adjustment).
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'YES' to turn on daylight
savings if required or 'NO' if you do not wish to use daylight savings
then press the control to confirm the setting.
In the UK, 'ON' is equivalent to British Summer Time and 'OFF' is
equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time.
8. The display will then show a list of WiFi regional options for the network
set up (for the UK choose 'Most of Europe'). Rotate the Tuning/Select
control to highlight the required region and then press the control to
select it. Your radio will then scan for available WiFi networks.
9. The radio will enter the Network Settings Wizard and will display
'Scanning...'. After a short while the display will show a list of the
available WiFi networks.
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Configuration
Connecting to your computer network - cont.
10. You will first need to identify your network in the list of network names
presented by the Network Wizard. If no networks are found then
you may have to get your wireless router working (please see the
instructions supplied with it) or you may be too far from the router.
11,12
When the radio finds your wireless network, it displays the Network
Name (SSID) for the wireless access point on the screen. This is a
name that is allocated to the access point in your router by the person
who set up the network - for example: 'Jones family' or 'Paul's network'.
If the router supports WiFi Protected Setup, then '[WPS]' will be shown
in front of the SSID.
It is possible, and in some locations highly likely, that your radio will
find more than one wireless network, in which case you should choose
which one you need to connect to.
11. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to see the SSID for each wireless
network that has been found. If your network is shown proceed to step
13 on the next page. If it is not shown then proceed to step 12.
If you make a mistake at any point, use the Menu/Back button to go
back to the previous screen.
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12. If your network is not found, it may be because the router is configured
not to broadcast the SSID. You should then use the Tuning/Select
control to highlight and select the '[Manual config]' option in order
to enter the network details manually. This is described in 'Manual
Network Configuration', see page 16.
If your network name is being broadcast, and it was not found, then
try re-scanning (press the Menu/Back button), and if necessary try
moving your radio to a location closer to your access point / router.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Connecting to your computer network - cont.
13. When the SSID for the wireless network you wish to connect to is highlighted on
the screen, press the Tuning/Select control. If WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) was
indicated, you will see an additional menu at this point, otherwise proceed to step
14.
Choose one of the WPS menu options as required for your router (WPS may be via
push button, or using an identification number).
'Push Button' - the display prompts you to press the WPS button on your router and
then the Tuning/Select control on the radio. The two devices should then connect
with the encryption key sent automatically to the radio.
'PIN' - the display shows an identification number which you must enter into your
router using a web browser (refer to your router's user documentation). You should
then press the Tuning/Select control on the radio. The two devices should then
connect with the encryption key sent automatically to the radio.
'Skip WPS' - if you wish to enter the encryption key yourself (or if it was previously
entered).
If you chose Push Button or PIN the screen will then show 'Connecting...' and then
'Setup wizard completed'. Press the Tuning/Select control to exit setup wizard and
then go to paragraph 17 on the next page.
14. If your network is configured without an encryption key, the screen should say
'Connecting...', and then 'Setup wizard completed'. Press the Tuning/Select control
to exit the setup wizard and show the main menu. If this is the case then you have
successfully connected your radio to your network, so please go to paragraph 17
on the next page.
15. If the screen displays 'Key:', it is because the network is using one of the encryption
systems: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA). You will
need to enter the correct WEP or WPA key into the radio to allow it to communicate
with your wireless network. If you do not have the WEP or WPA key, then you should
obtain it from the person who set up your network. Some wireless routers may come
with an encryption key already set up by the supplier, in which case you should refer
to the documentation provided with it. WPA is used here to also include WPA2.
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Configuration
Connecting to your computer network - cont.
WEP keys are 10 or 26 characters long (using 0 - 9, and A - F). Some wireless
routers can also use pass-phrases for WEP but these are not supported. WPA
keys are usually set up using a pass-phrase of between 8 and 63 characters.
Your radio accepts pass-phrases for WPA keys.
16. To enter the WEP or WPA key, characters are selected and entered using the
Tuning/Select control. As you rotate the control, the highlight scrolls through
the available characters as well as the three controls on the right. The character
currently highlighted will be entered when you press the Tuning/Select control.
13-16
Do this as needed until the complete key has been entered. Remember, WEP
keys only use the numbers 0-9 and letters A-F. WPA keys are sensitive to upper
and lower case characters. You must enter the key exactly or the radio will not
connect to the network.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions.
You can quickly access these by pressing the Preset button and then use the
Tuning/Select control as needed. See also 'Text Entry' on page 9.
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear)
' when the complete key has been entered
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' to cancel and re-run the Network Wizard
If a WEP or WPA key has previously been entered for the selected SSID then the
display will show 'Key: [Set]'. If you have previously entered a different key, you must
' symbol. This will remove the '[Set]' indication.
clear this by selecting the '
After the final character of the WEP or WPA key has been entered, highlight
' symbol and press the Tuning/Select control. The screen will show
the '
'Connecting...' and then 'Setup wizard completed'. Press the Tuning/Select
control to the exit setup wizard. The radio should now be able to connect to
the network.
17. Once connected to the network your radio will display the main menu. Press
and release the On/Off button to put the radio into Standby mode. It should
then display the time as obtained from the Internet. If the time displayed is not
correct for any reason, it can easily be adjusted later, see page 51, 'Manually
setting the clock'. The clock display will switch off after 30 seconds if the radio
is running on batteries.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Connecting to your computer network - cont.
If you have followed the steps on the preceding pages successfully, your radio will have connected to your
router, and then made a connection to the Internet and set its clock. If this is the case, then you can try
listening to radio stations via the Internet as described on page 20 onwards.
Note: The clock display when in Standby mode is only maintained when the radio is powered from the
mains. If you are powering the radio from batteries, then the clock display will be switched off after about
30 seconds and the radio will shut down completely in order to minimise battery usage. The clock will be
reset to the current time the next time that you switch on the radio.
Changing the network connection
From time to time, you may find that you need to connect to different computer networks. The Internet
setup menu allows you to change your radio’s network settings, scan for an alternative wireless network,
or to manually configure the network parameters.
The steps outlined below describe how you can do this - see also the section 'Network profiles' on page 65.
If you have no need to do this, however, please skip to page 20.
Configuring the radio to use an alternative WiFi connection
1. From the Network settings menu select 'Network wizard'. This will present you with details of any WiFi
networks that are found. Scroll down the list using the Tuning/Select control to the desired network
name. Press the control to select this network.
The radio will then use its WiFi system to communicate with the network. Depending on the settings
for the new network you may need to enter an encryption key (see pages 13-14). By default the radio
will then acquire an IP address and other network settings from your router using DHCP.
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Manual network configuration
Configuration
If you do not wish to use DHCP for automatic configuration, or if your network is configured with a hidden
SSID, then you will need to enter some network settings manually. (Note - a hidden SSID may prevent
casual observers from detecting your network, but it is not recommended as a means of network security.)
1. From the radios Network settings menu, select 'Manual settings'. There are as many as nine settings
screens, shown by the '1 of 9' progress marker in the top right corner of the display.
2. The next menu asks whether you wish to use DHCP to configure your network parameters (IP address,
subnet mask, gateway address, etc.). Unless you are familiar with networking and related terminology,
we recommend that you allow the use of DHCP. Choose 'DHCP enable' unless you need to specify
the network details manually.
If you chose 'DHCP enable', please skip to step 6 on page 17 in order to set up the wireless connection
details.
If you chose 'DHCP disable' the next step is to set up the IP address.
3. The manually specified IP address should be chosen to be compatible with the settings in your router
and must be a unique address on your network. If you are using DHCP for some devices and static
(manually configured) IP addresses for others, the IP address used should fall outside the range that
the router may allocate using DHCP. Typically, the first three groups of digits will be the same for all
devices on your network. To enter the IP address, rotate the Tuning/Select control to set the value for
each group of digits and then press the control to enter the value and to move on to the next group.
When the IP address has been entered, the subnet mask should be entered. The subnet mask defines
which parts of the IP address are common across your network. For most small networks the subnet
mask will be 255.255.255.0 and this is entered in the same way.
4. The Gateway address is normally the IP address of the router through which the radio connects to the
internet and is entered in the same way as the previous addresses.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Manual network configuration - cont.
5. In most installations the DNS settings (DNS = Domain Name Server) will be set to the same IP address
as your router. In this case the secondary DNS may be left at zero.
To enter the DNS address, rotate the Tuning/Select control to set the value for each group of digits
and then press the control to enter the value and to move on to the next group. Repeat this until all
eight groups of digits have been entered.
6. The next step is to set up the WiFi connection, starting with the name of the wireless network (SSID)
followed by the encryption options and password.
To enter the SSID, characters are selected and entered using the Tuning/Select control. As you rotate
the control, the radio scrolls through the available characters as well as the three controls on the right.
The character currently highlighted will be entered when you press the Tuning/Select control. See
also 'Text Entry' on page 9.
Do this as needed until the complete network name has been entered. The SSID setting is sensitive
to upper and lower case characters and symbols. You must enter it exactly as set up in your router.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Preset button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Preset again to continue
' when the complete SSID has been entered
' to cancel and go back to the DNS settings screen
7. Having entered the SSID, you must enter details of the encryption system used on your wireless network.
This should be the same as specified in your router settings. If your network does not use encryption,
then select the 'Open' option. Your radio should then connect to the network, so skip to step 11. If your
network uses WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) select the 'Pre-Shared Key' option then go to step 8.
The remaining options are for WPA or WPA2 (WiFi Protected Access) - see step 9.
8. If you chose 'Pre-Shared Key' in step 7, you should then choose the WEP option. The key should be
entered using only the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. The key will be 10 characters long for 64-bit
encryption and 26 characters long for 128-bit encryption. The radio will accept lower-case letters a-f
as equivalent to upper-case A-F. Spaces or special symbols are not permitted in WEP keys. Text entry
is by the same method as described above in step 6. See also 'Text entry' on page 9.
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Manual network configuration - cont.
Configuration
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the preset button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); preset again to continue
' when the complete encryption key has been entered
' to cancel and go back to the SSID settings screen
Once the key is entered the radio should connect to your network. Please skip to step 11.
9. WPA and WPA2 are similar, although WPA2 offers a higher level of security. Whichever you selected
in step 7, you then have to specify the variant used. They are TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). As previously, the setting should match that used by your
router. Some routers allow both to be specified, and the router will use whichever variant is supported
by the connected device. AES is regarded as the more secure option if it is available.
10. The radio will then require you to enter the encryption key. This must be a string of between 8 and
63 characters and must be identical to the key which has been entered into your router. Note - the
encryption key is sensitive to the use of upper and lower case letters and symbols. Take care to enter
the key exactly, or the radio will not be able to connect to your router. See also 'Text Entry' on page 9.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Preset button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Preset again to continue
' when the complete encryption key has been entered
' to cancel and go back to the TKIP / AES options screen
Once the key is entered the radio should connect to the network.
11. While the radio is trying to connect to the network, it will display 'Processing...' when checking the
encryption key and then 'Connecting...'. If the connection is made successfully, the radio will return to
the Network settings menu. If the unit cannot connect, then it will display a 'Failed to connect' message
and will return to the SSID entry screen (step 6).
Once connected, the network settings are stored in the radio. The settings are retained when the radio
is disconnected from the mains.
You may now use the Menu/Back and Mode buttons to access the functions of your internet radio.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Other network options
Network Pin setup (Pin number)
Your radio has the option of being controlled by an application installed
on an Apple iPhone, iPod touch or iPod. The Pin number facility allows
you to ensure that your radio can only be controlled by your own Apple
device rather than someone elses.
Details of how this feature can be used are explained in the documentation
for this application, available from the Roberts Radio Website.
Keep network connected
By default, your radio will shut down its WiFi connection when the radio is
in standby. This minimises power consumption but it does mean that you
will need to switch the radio on manually in order to use either the 'Play
to' function or any other remote control software.
If you need to be able to remotely control the radio even when it has been
put into standby, then you can choose to keep the network connected by
using the 'Keep connected' option in the network settings menu.The WiFi
signal indicator is shown with or without a cross through it in the standby
display according to the chosen setting.
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Internet Radio
Internet Radio
Internet Radio - the basics
Before you can use your radio to listen to broadcasts via the Internet, it is necessary to have
connected it to your computer network using the wireless (WiFi) connection.
There are literally many thousands of radio broadcasts available via the Internet as well as
'Podcasts'. Your radio provides several ways of searching for broadcasts in order to make
finding and choosing them easier. Once you have found radio stations which you like, you may
either store them as presets within the radio, or add them to a list of your favourite stations
which your radio can access. The number of presets is limited (there are ten memory presets
available on the internet radio), but you can store as many favourites as you like.
You may search for an internet radio station by Location. If you know the name of the station
and the country from which a station is broadcast this may be the easiest method to find a
station. It is also a great way to experience radio from other parts of the world.
You may also search for an internet radio station by Genre. If you prefer a particular type of
music, Blues for example, you may search for a radio station that broadcasts that type of
music, and you can choose from a list of Blues radio stations regardless of location, or taking
location into account.
If you know part of the name of an internet radio station, you can enter it into the radio and
it will search for stations that match that name. This can be helpful if you are unsure of the
location or genre of a particular station.
The Stream 105 radio connects to a radio station database which serves many users in many
countries. This means that there is a very wide range of programme content available. You
can also search for stations which have been recently added to those available (new stations)
or you can search for the most popular.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Selecting a radio station by location
1. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press and release
the Mode button to select the Internet radio mode display.
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2. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display and then press the control to select the option.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display and the press the control to select.
Note that the menu may offer one or more local selections based upon
the country in which the unit is being used, according to your internet
IP address ('United Kingdom' and 'BBC' stations, for example).
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Location' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the list of continents.
When the desired continent is highlighted press the control to enter
your selection.
6. The display will show a list of countries within the chosen continent.
If there are many countries shown you can scroll through the list
continually in either direction. For example, if the chosen continent was
Europe, then to find the United Kingdom scroll up from the top of the
list to the bottom by turning the Tuning/Select control anti-clockwise.
Press the Tuning/Select control to choose the desired country.
7. You will typically find that you then have the option to select either 'All
Stations' or one of a number of categories. The lists are always sorted
alphabetically, and long lists will wrap around from top to bottom or
bottom to top.
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Selecting a radio station by location - cont.
8. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight your chosen radio station
and then press the control to enter your selection. The display will
show 'Connecting...' while the radio connects to the new station. The
station should then start playing. Adjust the volume as needed.
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9. If the station has on-demand content, that is, it gives the option of
listening to programmes which have already been broadcast or to
Podcasts, there will be an additional screen showing the radio station
name as well as a 'Podcasts' option.
These are selected using additional menus, determined by the radio
station and the content. There may simply be a list of programmes,
or there may also be options to chose from broadcasts on particular
dates or days of the week. The examples shown here are typical.
Podcasts and Listen Again content can also be accessed separately
from the main Internet Radio menu, see page 26.
If your radio cannot connect to a radio station
Note: If your radio is unable to connect to an internet radio station it will
generally either display 'Network Error' or 'Stopped'. This can be for many
reasons, but typically will be due to one of the following:
The radio station may not be broadcasting at the present time.
The radio station may not be able to accommodate any more connections
from internet listeners.
The broadcaster may limit listening to specific countries or regions
There may be network congestion (either locally or at a distance)
which is affecting the reliability of the connection.
If your radio can connect, but the audio is not continuous and the radio
keeps having to reconnect, this may be due to the radio station only having
limited connection capacity.
Please also refer to the section 'Troubleshooting' on page 67.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Selecting a radio station by genre
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display and then press the control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Genre' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the list of content
types. This menu is normally cyclic - you can scroll the list continually
in either direction. When the chosen genre is highlighted, press the
Tuning/Select control.
5. You then have the choice of 'All Stations' of the chosen genre, or a list
of countries. Note if a country is not shown then the station may still
appear in the 'All Stations' list. Rotate and then press the Tuning/Select
control to choose as needed.
6. A list of radio stations is then shown. Rotate the Tuning/Select control
until the desired station name is highlighted on the display.
7. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the station. The display will
show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station. If the radio is unable
to connect this may be for one of the reasons explained on page 22.
8. Adjust the Volume control as needed to set the listening level.
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Internet Radio
Searching for a radio station by name
There may be occasions when you know the name of a radio station but
you do not know the location or genre. This facility allows you to search
for the station using a part (or parts) of the radio station name.
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display and then press the control to select.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Search stations' is highlighted
on the display and then press the control to select.
4. To enter the search word(s) rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight
each character for the search in turn, and press the Tuning/Select
control to enter. If you make an error rotate the control or use the
Preset button to access the delete character '
' on the screen
and then press the Tuning/Select control. Rotate the control or press
Preset button again to go back to the character selection. After the
final character of the search has been entered, use the Preset button
and then the Tuning/Select control to highlight the '
' symbol on
the screen and then press the control to finish. See also 'Text Entry'
page 9.
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4
5. The radio will search for radio stations that match your search data.
If you include a space between two search items the radio will look
for station names which include both items. Thus a search for 'ROCK
100' could find a station called '100 Classic Rock Hits' as well as a
station called '100.FM Rocks'
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the station that you wish
to listen to and press the control to confirm your choice. The display
will show 'Connecting...' while it finds a new station.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Selecting a new or popular station
As described in the section 'Internet Radio - the basics' on page 20, your
radio connects via the Internet to a database of radio stations. This option
is provided to highlight stations which are newly added to the list of those
available, or stations which are particularly popular with listeners around
the world. Your radio allows you to easily choose stations from these two
categories, using menus very similar to those used when finding stations
by location and genre.
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1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display and then press the control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Stations' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Popular stations' or 'New
stations' is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control
to enter your choice.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the station that you wish
to listen to and then press the control to enter your choice. The display
will show 'Connecting...' while the new station is found.
If the radio is unable to connect to a particular radio station this may be
for one of the reasons explained on page 22.
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Internet Radio
Selecting a podcast / BBC Listen Again
Some radio stations allow you to listen to programmes that have already been
broadcast. The BBC's Listen Again service is an example of this. In addition, radio
broadcasters and individuals may make programmes which are intended normally
to be downloaded into a computer or copied onto a portable media player. These are
commonly known as Podcasts.
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On your radio, both Listen Again programmes and Podcasts are grouped together
as Podcasts, and the same menu is used to access and listen to both types of
programming. Listen Again programmes are also accessible via the Stations menu
(see pages 21-22).
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display and then
press the control to select.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Podcasts' is highlighted on the display
and then press the control to select.
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3. You may then search by location, genre, or using part of the name of the podcast.
The searches operate in exactly the same way as when searching for a conventional
radio station.
Searching by location is done first by continent, then by country. You may then list
'All shows' or search within a country by genre. Searching by genre is more direct,
since once the genre is chosen the next menu display shows a list of available
podcasts. Searching by name operates in the same way as when searching for
' symbol when you have entered the
a named radio station, selecting the '
text. You may enter one or more pieces of text which will be used for the search.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control and then press the control to confirm your chosen
podcast. The display will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new programme.
5. Stations which enable you to listen to previously broadcast programmes also
may allow you to pause, fastforward and rewind the programme playing. Press
and hold the Mode button. The media controls will show on the display. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control to select the media control required and then press
and release the control to Play or Pause and press and hold to fastforward or
rewind. Press and release the Mode button to exit the media controls.
The pause, fastforward and rewind features are dependent on the programme
or podcast and will not always be available.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Presetting stations
With so many Internet radio stations available, it is desirable to have a
means of rapidly selecting the stations that you listen to most frequently.
Your radio has ten memory presets which can easily be set to store the
details of any Internet radio station. The radio station presets are retained
in the radio's memory even when the radio is switched off.
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Please see also the sections 'Last Listened' on page 28 and 'Configuring
My Favourite Stations' on page 31.
Storing a preset
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Tune to the required
station using one of the methods described on the preceding pages.
2. Press and hold the Preset button. The display will show 'Save to
Preset' menu.
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3. Use the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the preset list until you
reach an unused preset or a preset that you wish to change. Press and
release the Tuning/Select control to store the preset. 'Preset stored'
will be shown on the display. Repeat this procedure as needed for the
remaining presets.
4. Stations which are already stored in the presets may be over-written
by following the procedure above.
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Recalling a preset
1. Select the Internet radio mode using the Mode button.
2. Press and release the Preset button to display the 'Recall from Preset'
menu. Use the Tuning/Select control to select the desired preset
station. Press and release the Tuning/Select control. Your radio will
then connect to the station stored in the preset memory. The preset
used will be shown at the bottom of the display screen.
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2
Internet Radio
Last Listened
It is often helpful to be able to go back to a station that you have recently
listened to. Your radio has a 'Last Listened' feature which provides you
with quick access to the ten most recently listened to radio stations or
podcasts. As each new radio station is listened to the oldest item is
deleted from the list. The Last Listened list is stored when the radio is
disconnected from the mains.
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1. With the radio switched on and in Internet radio mode, press and hold
the Menu button. The first item on the menu is 'Last listened'. With
this item highlighted press the Tuning/Select control.
2. The display will then show a list of the last ten Internet radio stations
or podcasts. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight whichever
you wish to listen to and then press the control to cause your radio to
reconnect to that radio station or podcast.
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Display modes
Your radio has a range of display options when in Internet Radio mode.
Note that not all information may be available for all Internet radio stations
1. Press and release the Tuning/Select control to cycle through the
different options.
a. Programme information
Displays information from the
broadcaster about the radio station
or scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone number etc
(this display not available for all stations).
a
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b
b. Description
Displays a basic description of the
current radio station.
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Display modes - cont.
c. Genre
Displays programme type information
e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc. and the
location of the current radio station.
d. Reliability
Displays the reliability of the data
stream from the station currently being
received.
e. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
station being received.
f.
Displays status when connecting to and
playing a radio station. This indicates
the reliability of the data stream to
your radio. If there are no bars shown
to the right of the dividing line then the
data stream reliability may be poor.
Playback buffer
g. Date
d
e
Displays the current date.
Additional or alternative information may be displayed when listening to
Podcasts. Categories displayable can include...
Episode name
f
Show description
Show genre
Show language
Episode URL
Bit rate
Codec
Sampling rate
Whenever the radio is displaying an information screen (as opposed to a
menu screen), the time is displayed in the top-right corner of the display,
and a WiFi strength indicator is shown in the bottom-right corner.
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Internet Radio
Customising your radio
In addition to storing your favourite radio stations in the radio presets,
your radio allows you to create customised lists of stations which can
appear in two special menus on the radio called 'My Favourites' and 'My
Added Stations'.
Your radio uses a database which is accessed via the Internet in order
to find out which radio stations are available and how it should connect
to them. You are able to add your personal selections to this database.
These will only be accessible by you using your PC or your radio. You can
choose the stations which will appear in the 'My Favourites' menu from
the large selection already listed. Additionally, if you find a radio station
that is not listed then you may also add the Internet address (URL) of the
station's audio stream to your selection. It will then appear on your radio
via the 'My Added Stations' menu item.
Registering an account
1. Go to the web site http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com using the
Internet browser on your computer. Click on the ‘Register here’ link
and follow the on-screen instructions to register an account. During
the registration process the web site asks for an access code. This
allows it to uniquely identify your internet radio from the many others
that it also provides data for. To obtain the access code, please follow
these steps.
2. With your radio switched on and in Internet radio mode, press and
hold the Menu button, then select 'Station list' using the Tuning/Select
control.
3. Scroll down the Station list menu to the item called 'Help'. Press the
Tuning/Select control to enter the Help menu.
4. In the Help menu, select the menu item 'Get access code'. Provided
that the radio is connected to the Internet, a code will be displayed of
typically seven characters (upper case letters and numbers). Make a
note of this code for the next step. If you need to re-register later you
must repeat this process to get a fresh access code.
5. You should then use the code displayed by the radio to fill in the Access
Code field on the web page when you set up your account.
Once you have your account set up, if you have other radios which use the
same database, you may also add them to your account. You will need to
get an access code from each radio in order to add it to the account. They
may then share your favourite and added radio station details.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Customising your radio - cont.
Configuring My Favourite Stations
Configuring My Added Stations
1. Using the web site at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com it is possible
to search among the many radio stations that are available by location,
genre, or language. You may also choose from new or popular
stations.
1. If you wish to listen to a radio station which is not currently held in
the database at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com it is possible to
add the details yourself. You will need to obtain the internet address
(URL) for the audio stream for the station that you wish to add. This
may be information provided by the radio station itself, via its web site,
or perhaps passed to you from another listener.
2. When the radio stations that you have found are shown on your
computer screen, they are shown with a 'Play' icon and an 'Add to
favourites' icon (the plus symbol and heart). Clicking on the 'Play' icon
will allow you to hear the radio station via your computer. Clicking on
the 'Add to favourites' icon will cause the radio station to be added to
the list accessible via your radio.
3. To help you organise your favourites, and since you may have a great
many after a while, the web site will allow you to specify the name for
a category or group under which the radio station will be listed on your
radio. Suitable names might be 'Rock', 'Smooth', 'Mum's stations', and
so on. When ever you add another radio station to your favourites you
can either add it to an existing category or create a new one.
4. Once you have Internet radio stations available in your My Favourite
Stations list, you may play these stations from your radio. These
stations will be available on your radio from the Internet radio menu
item 'My Favourites'.
5. To look at, modify or delete your favourite stations lists on the web
site, use the link 'My favourites' in the 'My account' area. To delete
a favourite radio station, click on the icon with a heart and minus
symbol.
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Note: The URL for the audio stream will generally not be the URL for
the web page from which you listen to the station on your PC.
2. Use the 'My added stations' link in the 'My account' area on the web
site. This allows you to add details of new stations or to modify those
already added. You can provide a name for the radio station which
will be shown on your radio. You must also provide the web address,
location and format details.
3. Once you have Internet radio stations available in your My Added
Stations list, you may play these stations from your radio. These
stations will be available on your radio from the Internet radio menu
item 'My Added Stations'.
4. It is possible to add the web addresses for audio streams which may
not be playable by your radio. If you attempt to play such a stream,
your radio will normally display an error message of some kind. The
Roberts Stream 105 can only play MP3, WMA and AAC streams.
5. To look at, modify or delete your added stations list on the web site, use
the link 'My added stations' in the 'My account' area. To delete an added
radio station, click on the icon with a heart and minus symbol.
Internet Radio
Storing favourite stations with your radio
It is also possible to store your favourite radio stations whilst playing a
station on your radio.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
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2. Tune to the required station using one of the methods described on
the preceding pages.
3. Press and hold the Tuning/Select control. The display will show
'Favourite added'.
4. These stations will be available on your radio from the Internet radio
menu item 'My Favourites', see 'Selecting your favourite stations'
overleaf.
Repeat this procedure as needed to store other favourite stations.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Customising your radio - cont.
Selecting your favourite stations
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My Favourites' is highlighted
on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control and your favourite
stations list will appear on the display (set up as described on
page 31).
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required station and
then press the control to confirm your selection.
The display will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station.
If the station has on-demand content (that is, it gives the option of listening
to programmes which have already been broadcast), please see page 26,
'Selecting a podcast / BBC Listen again'.
Should you be unable to connect to a particular station, please note that
some radio stations do not broadcast 24 hours per day, and some stations
are not always on-line.
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Internet Radio
Customising your radio - cont.
Selecting your added stations
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Internet radio menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display and then press the control to select.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My Added Stations' is highlighted
on the display and then press the control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required station and
then press the control to confirm your selection.
The display will show 'Connecting...' while it finds the new station.
1,3
Should you be unable to connect to a particular station, please note that
some radio stations do not broadcast 24 hours per day, and some stations
are not always on-line.
In addition, as mentioned on page 31, it is possible to specify audio streams
for 'My added stations' which are not compatible with your radio. In this
event the station will not be playable. The Roberts Stream 105 can only
play MP3, WMA and AAC streams.
Note that the audio coding formats listed are generic terms. There are many
variations of each format, as well a variety of streaming protocols in use
by different radio broadcasters. Your radio has been designed to play the
majority of coding and streaming formats in current use by broadcasters.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Music Player
Use with Windows, Apple Mac and Linux
The Music Player allows you to play audio files which are stored on a
computer or on your network.
In order to play files from a computer on your network, your radio must
connect to a file server application which uses the Universal Plug and Play
(UPnP) protocol. If your computer uses Windows 7, Vista or XP, then it is
likely that your computer already has a UPnP server application available.
Windows Media Player (versions 11 and 12) has this capability, and it is
able to make your files available to your radio. It also allows you to select
files by Album, Artist, and so on.
Windows Media Player 12 can serve MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV files to
your radio. Windows Media Player 11 is only able to serve MP3 and WMA
files to your radio. If you are an Apple Mac or Linux user, there are other
UPnP server applications which you may use with your radio.
Many UPnP server applications are also capable of sharing pictures and
video files to other network connected devices. If this is the case (as it
is with Windows Media Player) then you may see the option of choosing
between 'Music', 'Video' and 'Pictures' on the Music Player's menu. Clearly
you should only select the 'Music' option. Content offered via the alternative
options will not be playable on your radio.
Some third party UPnP server applications allow customisation of the
search criteria and indexing methods. This can be useful if you have a
very large collection of stored music files.
Here is a short selection of alternative UPnP server applications, although
many others are available:
Twonky Media Server (Windows, Apple Mac, Linux)
TVersity (Windows) *
Elgato EyeConnect (for Apple Mac OS X) *
The Music Player on the radio can playback audio files in MP3, AAC
and WMA formats. WMA Lossless files can also be played when using
Windows Media Player as it will convert these to a compatible format
before streaming them to the radio. Note that the playback of files encoded
using WMA Voice, WMA 10 Professional, and of files which have DRM
protection is not supported.
When using a UPnP server, the search and selection criteria are determined
by the server software, but typically include Artist, Album and Genre. Many
server applications also allow you to access your files according to the folders
within which they are stored as well as other criteria. Windows Media Player
is less flexible than some other UPnP servers, but is generally easier to
set up. It is supplied as a standard component of Windows 7, Vista or XP.
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MediaTomb (Linux, Mac OS X) *
* = free of charge versions available at the time of writing
Please refer to the documentation for your chosen server application for
full details of its configuration and usage.
Music Player
Accessing your audio files via a UPnP server
If your computer is running Windows 7, then Windows Media Player
(version 12) includes a UPnP server which will make your files available
to your radio. If you have Windows Vista or XP please see page 69. There
are other UPnP server solutions available for non-Windows users and for
Windows users who may wish to use an alternative (see the preceding page).
Enabling Media Streaming in Windows Media Player 12
It is beyond the scope of this instruction book to cover all possible options
for UPnP. We explain the use of Microsoft's Windows Media Player here
since that will be the first choice for the majority of users.
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Set up UPnP access with Windows Media Player 12
1. Windows Media Player 12 (referred to here as WMP 12) can create a
library from all the media files available to it on your PC. To add new
media files to the library, select 'Library', then 'Music', then 'All music'
or 'Artist', 'Album' etc. This will show you the current library contents.
You may then simply drag and drop files from other locations into the
library. Alternatively, with media files or folders on the screen, you
may right-click on the file or folder and select 'Include in library' and
then select 'Music'. In this way you can quickly add additional content
to your music library.
2. In WMP 12, click on 'Stream' (see picture at right) and then select
'Automatically allow devices to play my media'. Then accept the
'Automatically allow all computer and media devices' option. There
are other options (see overleaf) but this is the simplest if you just wish
to quickly enable media streaming to your radio.
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3. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press and release
the Mode button as needed until the Music Player mode display is
shown. The main 'Music Player' menu will then be displayed.
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Set up UPnP access on a Windows PC - cont.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared media' is highlighted
and press the control to select. The radio will scan for all available
UPnP servers. It may take a few seconds for the radio to complete its
scan. The radio will display '<Empty>' if no UPnP servers are found.
5. After scanning, select your UPnP server using the Tuning/Select
control. If you allowed automatic connection previously, your radio
should now connect and you may skip to the next page.
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If you did not permit automatic connections, your radio will then normally
display 'Unauthorised' at this stage.
6. Your PC may prompt you that there has been a connection to your
UPnP server. Whether prompted or not, in order that the radio may
access the music files, you will need to click the 'Library' tab in WMP 12
and select the 'Stream…' item to open the 'Media Streaming' window.
Select 'Automatically allow devices to play my media' then select
'Automatically allow all computer and media devices'.
Allowing a device to connect to Windows Media Player 12
Alternatively select 'More Streaming options' to enable sharing on a
'per device' basis.
7. In the 'More streaming options' window, the radio will be listed as a
blocked device. Click on the button shown to select 'Allowed'.
Note: If you are using Microsoft's Windows' firewall software, this
should be correctly configured by WMP 12. If you are using third party
firewall software you may need to manually configure it to allow your
unit and WMP 12 to communicate (see the 'Troubleshooting' section
on page 67).
8. On the radio, select the named server again using the Tuning/Select
control. If WMP 12 is now able to communicate with your radio you
will be presented with some media selection options on the display.
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Locating and playing media files using UPnP
Once the UPnP server has been configured to share media files with your
radio, you may select the files that you wish to play as follows:1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the unit. Press and release the
Mode button as needed until the Music Player mode display is shown.
The main Music Player menu will then be displayed.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared media' is highlighted
on the display and then press the control to cause the radio to scan
for UPnP servers. Note that it may take a few seconds for the radio
to complete its scan. The display will return to the Music Player menu
if no UPnP servers are found.
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3. After a successful scan, rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight
your UPnP server and then press the Tuning/Select control. If the
display shows multiple media types, select 'Music'. (Some UPnP
servers can serve pictures and video content to suitable devices.)
4. The radio will now list the media categories which are made available
by the UPnP server - for example, 'Album', 'Artist' and 'Genre'. Rotate
the Tuning/Select control to highlight which category you wish to
browse, then press the control to confirm your choice.
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If you wish to use the search function rotate the Tuning/Select control
until 'Search' is selected on the display. You may select characters to
build a keyword for searching for content to play.
When you first set up sharing with a UPnP server, not all of your files will
be available immediately. The UPnP server must look inside each file to
identify the artist and album information from 'tags' embedded in them.
The server may also need time to access the Internet to obtain additional
information such as 'album art' which it can display when you examine
your music library on your PC. For a library of many files this can take
some time.
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Media selection
When searching via UPnP you will have a selection of search criteria as
determined by the UPnP server software on your computer. This allows
you to search by a given information type (Album, Artist, Genre, etc.) and
then to narrow the search to an album or to a particular track within an
album.
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Some UPnP server applications allow the search options to be customised.
The searches described here are just examples of the possibilities.
Listening to a complete album
1. Use the Tuning/Select control to choose content by Artist, Album,
Genre, etc. according to your needs then press the control to enter
your choice.
2. When you reach the album or folder the menu will then switch to
showing the tracks in that album or folder. When searching by UPnP
they will normally be listed in track number order (but as with the search
criteria, this can vary according to the server application used).
3. With the first track in the album indicated, press the Tuning/Select
control. The album will then begin playing.
While the radio is playing from your media library, you may use the menus
as described above to choose a different selection. When you select the
track from which to play, the radio will then immediately begin playing the
new selection.
Please also see 'Playlists' on page 43.
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Listening to a particular track
1. If you wish to play only a particular track from an album or folder, first
choose the album or folder as described on the preceding pages.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the required track is
highlighted.
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3. Press and release the Tuning/Select control. The track will begin
playing. The radio will then play subsequent tracks from the same
album or folder.
Controlling playback
1. To pause playback of the current track, press and hold the Mode button.
The media controls will show on the display. Rotate the Tuning/Select
control until the pause icon is selected and then press the control
to pause playback.
2. Press the Tuning/Select control again, playback will resume from the
point where it was paused.
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3. To start playback of the previous track in the list, rotate the Tuning/
is selected. Press and release
Select control until the previous icon
the Tuning/Select control to playback the file or press and hold to
rewind the current track.
4. To start playback of the next track in the list, rotate the Tuning/
is selected. Press and release
Select control until the next icon
the Tuning/Select control to playback the file or press and hold to
fast-forward the current track.
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5. To exit the media controls press and release the Mode button.
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Controlling playback cont.
Repeat tracks
1. Ensure you are in the main Music Player menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Repeat play' is highlighted.
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3. To activate the repeat option press the Tuning/Select control so that 'On'
appears on the display. Your selected tracks will be played repeatedly
and the repeat indicator will show on the display.
4. To turn off the repeat option highlight 'Repeat play' and press the Tuning/
Select control so that 'Off' appears on the display.
Shuffle tracks
1. Ensure you are in the main Music Player menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shuffle play' is highlighted.
3. To activate the random option press the Tuning/Select control so that
'On' appears on the display. Your selected tracks will be played in random
order and the random indicator will show on the display.
4. To turn off the random option highlight 'Shuffle play' and press the Tuning/
Select control so that 'Off' appears on the display.
If both Repeat and Shuffle play options are set to 'On' then both Repeat and
Shuffle icons will be shown in the display.
Note: The shuffle play function may only be used if the current selection
comprises fewer than 500 tracks.
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Display modes
Your radio has a range of display options when in Music Player mode.
Note that the availability of information depends on the specific media files,
their format and upon the server capability. (Not all UPnP servers make
information from the media files available in the same way.)
1. Press the Tuning/Select control to cycle through the different options.
a. Progress bar
Displays the playback progress for the
track currently playing.
b. Artist
Displays the artist information for the
track currently playing.
c. Album
Displays the album information for the
track currently playing.
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d. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
track currently playing.
e. Buffer
Displays the radios internal buffer status
during media playback.
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Whenever the Music Player is displaying an information screen (as
opposed to a menu screen), the time is displayed in the top-right corner
of the display, and a WiFi strength indicator is shown in the bottom-right
corner together with an indicator showing that the radio is obtaining the
media from a UPnP server.
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Playlists
Sometimes you may wish to set up a list of music tracks or albums which
can then be played without further action - as background music for a
party, for example.
Your radio can be configured to hold a queue of up to 500 tracks in a
playlist menu. The tracks or albums for the playlist are selected from
your UPnP server.
The playlist is held in the memory in your radio until the external power is
removed, or until the playlist is cleared from the menu.
Note that the playlist is not retained in standby mode when the radio is
running on batteries.
Adding a single track to your playlist
1. When selecting (or when playing) a track using a UPnP server press
and hold the Tuning/Select control and the display will show 'Added
to My playlist'.
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2. The track will be added to the playlist for playback later.
Adding an entire album or folder
3. When using a UPnP server highlight the chosen album, artist or folder
and press and hold the Tuning/Select control. The display will show
'Added to My playlist'.
4. Each of the tracks within the album, artist or folder selection will be
added to the playlist individually. This allows any unwanted tracks to
be removed from the playlist if needed (see the next page).
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Viewing your playlist
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the unit. Press and release the
Mode button as needed until the Music Player mode display is shown.
The Music Player menu will then be shown on the display.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My Playlist' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the playlist.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the playlist. Tracks
which are served via UPnP will show their track name.
Erasing a track from the playlist
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1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My Playlist' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the playlist.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the track you wish to erase is
highlighted. Press and hold the Tuning/Select control.
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4. You will be asked to confirm the deletion. To delete the track rotate the
Tuning/Select control until 'YES' is highlighted on the display. Press
the control to delete the track.
5. If you do not wish to delete the track from the list rotate the Tuning/
Select control to highlight 'NO' and press the control to cancel the
operation.
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Clearing the playlist
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
2. To clear the whole playlist rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Clear
My playlist' is highlighted on the display. Press the control.
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3. To clear the whole playlist rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'YES'
is highlighted on the display. Press the control to clear the playlist.
4. If you do not wish to clear the playlist rotate the Tuning/Select control
to highlight 'NO' and press the control to confirm.
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Playing your playlists
1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My playlist' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control.
3. To play the playlist from a particular track, rotate the Tuning/Select
control until the desired track is highlighted then press the control to
start play.
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4. While playing from the playlist, you can use this function to jump to a
particular track within the playlist.
5. While playing from the playlist, you may add additional tracks or albums
or remove specific tracks (please see the preceding pages).
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Prune servers
Your radio stores details of UPnP servers that it has seen via its network
connection in its internal memory. If you use the radio at different locations
you may find that there are servers listed by the radio that you are no longer
interested in. The prune servers functions allows the list to be updated
so that only active UPnP severs on the currently connected network are
shown when selecting 'Shared Media' from the Music Player menu.
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1. Press and hold the Menu button to enter the main Music Player menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Prune servers' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control.
3. To remove servers that are no longer required rotate the Tuning/Select
control until 'YES' is highlighted on the display. Press the control to
cause the servers to be removed.
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4. If you do not wish to prune servers rotate the Tuning/Select control
to highlight 'NO' and press the control to confirm.
Wake On LAN
If you are using a computer as a UPnP server for playing your music files
via your radio, you may not wish to keep that computer operating when
you are not listening via your radio. If your computer is suitably configured,
it can either shut down, or enter a standby or hibernation state when it
is not being used.
Your radio can wake up a computer which has shut down using a Wake
On LAN command via the network provided that the radio has previously
connected to a UPnP server application on that computer. A computer
which is not currently active will be shown with a question mark in the
list of UPnP servers.
Many computers will not respond to Wake On LAN commands from the
radio in all modes, and may require software, device driver, BIOS, hardware
or router configuration changes for this function to operate. Failure of a
computer to respond to Wake On LAN is not considered a fault of the radio.
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Keep network connected
Windows 7 'Play to' function
By default, your radio will shut down its WiFi connection when the radio is
in standby. This minimises power consumption but it does mean that you
will need to switch the radio on manually in order to use either the 'Play
to' function or any other remote control software.
If you use Windows 7, it is possible to choose a music album, track or
playlist at the computer and then tell Windows that this should be played
on the radio using the 'Play to' function. Using suitable software, similar
functionality is available for other computer types and for hand-held devices
such as the Apple iPhone or iPod touch.
If you need to be able to remotely control the radio even when it has been
put into standby, then you can choose to keep the network connected by
using the 'Keep connected' option in the network settings menu.The WiFi
signal indicator is shown with or without a cross through it in the standby
display according to the chosen setting.
1. In order to use the 'Play to' function, the radio must be actively connected
to the network. The first time that you use the 'Play to' function you
will need to allow Windows to recognise your radio. To do this, please
go to step 2.
If you have previously used 'Play to' so that Windows remembers
your radio and you have configured your radio to keep its network
connection in standby mode and it is powered from the mains (see
'Keep network connected', at left), then go to step 3.
2. If your radio is not currently running, or does not have an active
connection to your network, then you should first switch on your
radio and select the Music player mode using the Mode button. Then
select 'Shared media' from the menu so that the radio establishes a
connection with Windows Media Player on your PC. After this step,
all other functions may be performed from your computer.
3. At your Windows 7 PC, locate the file, album or playlist that you wish
to play on the radio.
4. Use the right-hand mouse button to pop-up a menu of options for the
chosen item and select the 'Play to' option
5. Windows should show you one or more devices, including your radio,
to which you may choose to send the music. Highlight the radio item
and click with the left mouse button.
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6. Windows will then open a 'Play to' window showing the track or tracks
to be played. Your computer will then take control of your radio. Your
radio will enter the Digital Media Renderer mode (DMR) and after a few
seconds the radio will start playing. The display on the radio will show
that is it in DMR mode.
7. While the radio is playing in DMR mode you can use the controls in the
'Play to' window on your computer to skip tracks, fast-forward or rewind,
to pause or restart, and to change the volume on the radio.
You may also use the controls on your radio to adjust volume, display
streaming information (press the Select/Tuning control) or to change
operating mode. It is not possible to skip tracks or pause playback using
the radio’s controls while it is in DMR mode.
8. While playing, you may select additional content within Windows and
again use the 'Play to' function (see steps 3 – 5). The additional tracks
will be added to the playlist in the current 'Play to' window. You may also
delete or change the order of tracks within the 'Play to' window.
9. When you wish to exit DMR mode, simply either switch off your radio
or press the mode button to select a different operating mode.
Don’t forget that in order to reselect the DMR mode and to be able to use
'Play to' from Windows you must first ensure that your radio is in one of the
network connected modes (see steps 1 to 3).
Note: Some Windows security software can prevent correct operation of the
'Play to' function. Such software may have updates or configuration options
which will permit 'Play to' to operate correctly - please consult your anti-virus
software supplier. The 'Play to' function has been tested successfully when
using Microsoft’s Security Essentials software without problems.
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Clock and Alarms
Automatically updating the clock
Your radio will normally update the clock automatically when connected to
the internet. If you enter a time setting manually, the radio will calculate a
local time offset which is then stored in memory. Whenever it synchronises
the clock using the internet, including after a power failure, your radio will
then set the clock automatically using this information.
Alternatively you may specify that the time is not automatically updated. In
this case the clock must always be set manually after a power interruption.
1. With your radio switched on, press and hold the Menu button to access
the menu for the current mode.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the time setup.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Auto update' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the auto-update menu.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose an update option from
'Update from Network' or 'No update' as required. Press the control
to confirm your choice. The radio will then exit to the previous menu
display.
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Setting the clock format
The clock display used in standby mode and on the playing mode screens
can be set to 12 or 24 hour format. The selected format is then also used
when setting the alarms.
1. With your radio switched on, press and hold the Menu button to access
the menu for the current mode.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the time setup.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set format' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the clock format menu.
The current clock display format is marked with an asterisk.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select either 12 or 24 hour format.
Press the control to confirm your choice of clock format. The display
will then revert to the previous menu.
If the 12 hour clock format is chosen, the radio will then use the 12 hour
clock for the setting of alarms, and will display a 12 hour clock with an AM
or PM indicator when in standby mode.
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Manually setting the clock
Your radio will normally set its clock automatically to UK time after a
connection to the Internet has been established. Should you need to set
the time manually, change the time zone, or manually switch from winter
to summer time (GMT to BST - also known outside the UK as Daylight
Savings Time), then please follow this procedure.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Press and hold the Menu button to access the menu for the current
mode.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
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4. To change the time zone setting go to step 11.
To change from winter to summer time go to step 13.
To change the current time or date setting rotate the Tuning/Select
control until 'Time/Date' is highlighted on the display, then press the
control to enter the time and date setting screen.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set Time/Date' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the clock setup. The day
digits will flash.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the correct day is shown on
the display. Press the control to enter the selection. The month digits
will then flash.
7. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct month. Press
the control to enter the selection. The year digits will then flash.
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Manually setting the clock - cont.
8. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct year. Press the
control to enter the selection. The hour digits will then flash.
9. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct hour. Press the
control to enter the selection. The minute digits will then flash.
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10. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the correct minutes. Press
the control to enter the selection. The display will then return to the
previous menu.
11. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set timezone' is highlighted
on the display then press the control.
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12. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the time zone which
is applicable to your location, then press the control to confirm the
setting.
Press the Menu/Back button to exit or go to step 13 to set the summer
/ winter time option.
13. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Daylight savings' is highlighted
on the display then press the control. The asterisk shows the current
setting.
In the UK, ON is equivalent to British Summer Time, OFF is equivalent
to Greenwich Mean Time.
14. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'ON' or 'OFF' as required
then press the control to confirm the setting.
15. Press the Menu/Back button to exit.
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Setting the alarm clock
Your radio has two separate alarms which can be set to wake you to either
the radio or a buzzer alarm. In the event of a power interruption your radio
has a built in memory that will retain your alarm settings.
Ensure that the time is set correctly before setting the alarms. Alarms
cannot be used when running on batteries as the clock is reset from the
internet and does not run in battery mode.
1. With your radio switched on, press and hold the Menu button to access
the menu for the current mode. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until
'Main menu' is highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter
the 'Main menu'.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Alarms' is selected on the
display. Press the control to see the current alarm settings. If no change
is required, press the Menu/Back button to exit.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired alarm (1 or 2) is
highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter alarm setup.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to adjust the alarm time.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the alarm hour. Press the
control to confirm the setting.
6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the alarm minute. Press
the control to confirm the setting. The display will then return to the
alarm setting menu.
If the radio has been set to use a 12 hour clock format, there will also
be an option here for setting AM or PM for the alarm time.
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Setting the alarm clock - cont.
7. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Enable' and press the
control. The display will show the Frequency options for the alarm.
The alarm frequency options are as follows:
'Off' - the alarm will be disabled
'Daily' - the alarm will sound everyday
'Once' - the alarm will sound once
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'Weekends' - the alarm will sound only at weekends
'Weekdays' - the alarm will sound on weekdays only
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the required alarm
frequency option. Choosing Off will disable the alarm. Press the control
to confirm the selection.
If you choose to set the alarm to Once you will also need to set the
date using the Tuning/Select control.
8. The alarm can be set to buzzer or Internet radio. The radio alarm may
be set to any of the stations which have been stored as presets or to
the station most recently listened to.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the current 'Mode' option
for the alarm, then press the control if you wish to change it.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight either 'Buzzer' or the
internet radio mode. Press the control to confirm the selection.
9. If setting the alarm to the radio option, rotate the Tuning/Select control
to highlight the 'Preset:' option then press the control if you wish to
change it.
Choose from either the radio station 'Last listened' to, or from the
presets 1 - 10. Scroll to the chosen option and press the control to
confirm the selection. Note that you can only set the alarm to use a
preset which has already been stored.
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Setting the alarm clock - cont.
10. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Volume:' option is highlighted on
the display and press the control if you wish to change it. The radio uses the
saved volume setting for each alarm when it sounds.
Rotate the control to set the required volume and then press the control to
confirm the setting.
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11. In order to store the alarm settings rotate the Tuning/Select control until
'Save' is highlighted. Press the control to store the alarm settings. Your radio
will show 'Alarm saved' and will then go back to the list of alarms with the new
alarm setting shown in the display.
If you decide not to save the settings, press the Menu/Back button. The display
will show 'Save changes' with a 'YES' or 'NO' option. Rotate the Tuning/Select
control to choose 'NO' and then press the control. 'Alarm not saved' will show
on the display.
Active alarms are shown using small alarm indicators at the bottom of the
playing displays and on the clock display when in standby.
Note: If you make a mistake at any point while setting the alarms, use the Menu/
Back button to go back to the previous screen.
When the alarm sounds
The radio alarm will sound at the selected times for up to 60 minutes and the
buzzer alarm for 10 minutes unless cancelled. The volume used for the alarm will
be as specified during the alarm setting procedure. If the radio cannot connect to
the specified radio station, the buzzer alarm will be used instead.
To cancel an alarm, press the On/Off button to return to standby mode.
The alarm icon will flash at the bottom of the playing mode displays, and the radio
will automatically switch back to standby mode when the 60 minutes have elapsed.
Note: If the radio is switched on because of an alarm you can control basic functions
such as volume. You cannot perform operations which involve the Select control
since this also acts as the Snooze button (see page 56). The mode, menu and
preset buttons are disabled while the radio is sounding an alarm.
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Disabling alarms
1. To disable an alarm enter the alarm setup menu (see page 53) and
rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired alarm is highlighted
on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Enable:' option is highlighted
on the display. Press the control.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Off' and press the
control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Save' option is highlighted
on the display then press the control to save the new setting.
The chosen alarm will now be disabled.
Snooze timer
1. The buzzer or radio alarm can be silenced for 5 minutes by pressing the
Tuning/Select/Snooze control. Should you wish for a longer snooze
duration this can be extended. Pressing the control again while the
radio is snoozed will set the available snooze time to 5, 10, 15 or 30
minutes.
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2. While the snooze timer is active the remaining snooze time is shown
next to the flashing alarm icon on the clock display.
3. In order to cancel the Snooze timer while the alarm is suspended,
press the On/Off button. The display will briefly show an 'Alarm Off'
message.
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Controlling alarms in standby
When your radio is in standby the alarms can be controlled using the
Alarm button. This avoids the disturbance to someone who is asleep.
1. To change the states of the alarms when in standby press the Alarm
button. The display will cycle through none, either and both alarms
enabled.
2. To change the alarm settings while the radio is in standby, press and
hold the Alarm button. This will cause the Alarms menu to be displayed
(see page 53 step 3 onwards).
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Sleep timer
Your radio can be set to turn off after a preset time has elapsed. The
sleep timer setting can be adjusted between 15 and 120 minutes in 15
minute increments.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
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2. Access the menu for the current mode, press and hold the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Main menu' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the 'Main menu'.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Sleep' is highlighted on the
display then press the Tuning/Select control.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the required sleep time setting
is selected. Press the Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting. The
sleep timer can be set to between 15 and 120 minutes, or to Off.
5. Your radio will switch into standby mode after the preset time has
elapsed. If running on batteries it will switch off completely shortly
afterwards.
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An active sleep timer is shown using a small timer indicator at the
bottom of the playing displays. This indicator also shows the sleep
time remaining before the radio switches itself into standby mode.
6. To cancel the sleep time before the preset time has elapsed and to turn
off the radio, press the On/Off button to turn the radio off manually.
To cancel the sleep timer and leave the radio playing, go back into the
sleep timer settings (steps 1 to 4 above) and select the Off option in
step 4. Alternatively, simply press the On/Off button twice in succession
to cancel the timer and switch the radio back on again.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Display and Audio
Brightness control
The brightness of the display can be adjusted for when the radio is in
Standby and for when it is in use. If you use the unit in the bedroom, you
may prefer a lower standby brightness level than the standard setting.
There are three brightness levels and an almost off 'night-time' setting.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Access the menu for
the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the system settings menu.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Brightness' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control.
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3. To adjust the display brightness when the radio is switched on rotate the
Tuning/Select control until 'Normal' is highlighted on the display.
To adjust the display brightness when the radio is in standby rotate
the Tuning/Select control until 'Standby' is highlighted.
Press the control to enter the selected brightness adjustment mode.
4. To adjust the brightness level rotate the Tuning/Select control clockwise
to increase the brightness level and anti-clockwise to decrease it.
The backlight level will change as the control is rotated so that you
can see the effect of each setting. Note that the backlight is almost
completely off at the zero setting. Press the control to set the level.
Press the Menu/Back button to exit.
When the radio is in Standby mode, pressing a button or turning the rotary
control will cause the radio to switch to the Normal brightness level for a
few seconds. This is so that even if the Standby brightness level is set
to zero, it is still possible to see the time by quickly pressing a button.
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Display and Audio
Contrast / viewing angle control
The contrast of the display can be adjusted. The adjustment also changes
the angle from which the display can best be seen.
1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the settings menu.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Contrast' is highlighted on the
display and press the control.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to adjust the contrast and viewing
angle. The contrast level indication on the screen will change at the
same time. When you find the setting that gives the best legibility for
the location in which the radio is used, press the control to save the
setting.
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4. Press the Menu button to exit.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Headphone socket
A 3.5mm stereo Headphone Socket located on the back of your radio is
provided for use with headphones. Inserting a plug automatically mutes
the internal loudspeaker.
Please be aware that the sensitivity of headphones can vary widely. We
therefore recommend setting the volume to a low level before connecting
headphones to the radio.
IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
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Display and Audio
Auxiliary input socket
A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket located on the back of your radio
is provided for connecting the audio signal from an external audio source
such as an iPod, MP3 or CD player.
1. Connect a stereo lead from the headphone output of your MP3 or CD
player to the Aux In socket located on the back of the radio. Typically
this lead will have a 3.5mm stereo plug at both ends.
2. Switch on your radio.
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3. Press and release the Mode button until AUX in mode is shown on
the display.
4. Press 'Play' on the connected audio device. Use the volume control
on the connected device to adjust the volume from the radio.
Note: The radio's volume control will have no effect in Aux In mode.
5. After use, disconnect your player in order to listen to your radio
conventionally. Either switch off your radio or select an alternative
operating mode using the Mode button.
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Note: If you do not disconnect your player when you switch to other
modes, you may find that the audio volume from the radio is reduced,
or that you can hear the player and the radio at the same time.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Information
Factory reset
If you wish to completely reset your radio to its initial state this may be
performed by following this procedure. By performing a factory reset, all
user entered settings will be erased.
1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the 'Main menu' option,
then press the control to select.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
and then press the control to select.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Factory Reset' is highlighted
and then press the control. Rotate the Tuning/Select control and
highlight 'YES' to proceed.
If you do not wish to carry out a system reset, highlight 'NO' and then
press the control. The display will revert to the previous menu.
4. With 'YES' highlighted, press the Tuning/Select control. The radio
will restart as if first plugged in and a full reset will be performed. The
preset stations will be erased and your wireless network connection
details will be lost. All configuration settings will be restored to their
defaults, the clock and alarms will be reset. The radio will then launch
the 'Setup wizard'. If you wish to leave the radio in a reset condition,
switch off the radio at this point.
In case of malfunction for any reason, reset the product as described
above to resume normal operation. It may be necessary in some cases
to disconnect the mains power and remove batteries, then reconnect
power after 10 seconds.
In case of malfunction due to electrical fast transient (burst), reset the
product as above (reconnection of the power source may be required) to
resume normal operation.
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Software update
Information
From time to time, new software features for your radio may be developed. Your radio has therefore been
designed to allow its internal software to be updated using your Internet connection.
You should not attempt to update your radio unless it is recommended to you by Roberts Customer
Services. Updating the software may remove all network settings, radio station presets and alarm settings
from your radio.
It is important that you do not attempt this procedure unless you have a good Internet connection and
a reliable mains power supply. Make sure that your WiFi connection is reliable before proceeding.
Your radio will not be able to update its software while it is running on batteries.
1. The 'Software update' option is accessed via the 'System settings' menu. When you select 'Software
update' the menu will display 'Auto check setting' and 'Check now'. If you want your radio to check
periodically for new software versions rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Auto check settings'.
Then press the control and select 'YES'. If you do not want your radio to check for updates select the
'NO' option.
2. To check if there are any software updates available currently, rotate the Tuning/Select control to
highlight 'Check now' and then press the control. The radio will check to see if an update is available.
The display will show 'Checking for new versions'. If there are no updates then the display will show
'Software up to date'. If a software update is available your radio will then offer the choice of updating
the software or not, displaying 'New version available. Update software?'. Select the 'YES' option if
you wish to go through the update process.
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If you choose to update your radio it will first download the new software and will then reprogram its
internal memory. This may take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection.
You may need to press Tuning/Select control at each stage of the update.
4. Once the software update is completed, the radio will prompt you to press Select to restart. Press the
Tuning/Select control and your radio will then restart. You may find that you will need to reconfigure
your network connection following an update. You may also need to re-enter all radio station presets,
alarm settings, and configuration options.
VERY IMPORTANT: Do not switch off the power to the radio until the update operation is complete
and the radio has restarted, otherwise the unit may become permanently damaged.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Network profiles
Each time that you connect your radio to a WiFi network, the radio will
store the details of that connection (SSID, security key, DHCP/IP address
settings) as a profile. Up to four such profiles are stored in the radio so
that if the unit is used in multiple locations there is no need to enter the
network settings when returning to a location previously visited.
The radio stores the four most recent profiles in memory identified by
their SSID. Normally the radio will attempt to connect to one of the stored
profiles and only if it is unable to do so will you need to use the Network
Wizard (see page 15).
In the event that you visit a location only once you may wish to delete the
profile for the network in that location to avoid losing other profiles.
1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the settings menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Network' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to enter the Network settings menu.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Network profile' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to see the stored profiles. The profile
which is currently in use (if any) is marked with an asterisk.
4. To remove a profile from memory, rotate the Tuning/Select control to
highlight the profile to be deleted and then press the control.
5. The radio will offer a 'YES' or 'NO' selection. Rotate the Tuning/Select
control to select 'YES' and then press the control. The selected profile
will be deleted.
Note that it is not possible to delete a profile which is currently in use.
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Information
Software version display
The software version display is provided for reference and customer
support purposes.
1. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the System settings menu.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Info' is highlighted on the display.
Press the control to display the software version and radio ID.
3. Press the Menu button to exit.
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Audio FAQ
Your radio can access some audio help for Internet Radio use.
1. With your radio switched on and in the Internet Radio mode, press
and hold the Menu button. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until
'Station list' is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select
control.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Help' is highlighted on the
display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the Help menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'FAQ' is highlighted. Press the
control to display some frequently asked questions.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose a question that suits your
requirements and press the control to listen to the answer.
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Adjust the volume as needed.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Troubleshooting
If you experience any trouble with your radio, then you may find it useful
to visit the help section on our web site at
http://www.robertsradio.co.uk/pages/stream105_faq.htm
If you have difficulty connecting the radio to your computer network, some
of these steps may help to resolve the problem:
1. Confirm that a WiFi connected PC can access the Internet (i.e. can
browse the web) using the same network.
2. Check that a DHCP server is available (normally a router function).
Your radio will by default use DHCP unless you choose to disable it.
This may be configured using the menu items ‘Main Menu' -> 'System
settings' -> 'Network' -> 'Manual settings'. You then need to choose
'DHCP enable' or 'DHCP disable'. If you enable DHCP then the radio
will negotiate with your router (or DHCP server) and will be provided
with an IP address as well as the other settings needed. If you wish
to set the network configuration manually, refer to paragraph 6.
You can view the radio’s MAC address using the menu items ‘Main
Menu' -> 'System settings' -> 'Network' -> 'View settings' -> 'MAC
address'.
The MAC address will typically be of the form
00:22:61:xx:xx:xx
5. If you have an encrypted network, check that you have entered the
correct encryption key into the radio. Remember that text-format WPA
keys are case sensitive. If your radio displays 'Network error' when
attempting to connect to an encrypted network, then please ensure
that you enter the correct key for the network. If the problem persists,
then you may need to re-check your network configuration.
6. If you need to set up your radio's IP address manually, you will need
to know low-level details of your network's configuration. Use the
menu items ‘Main Menu' -> 'System settings' -> 'Network' -> 'Manual
settings' -> 'Wireless' -> 'DHCP disable'.
The radio will then prompt you in turn for the
3. Check that your network’s firewall is not blocking any outgoing ports.
As a minimum, the radio needs access to UDP and TCP ports 80
and 123. Port 53 may be required for DNS. Some Internet radio
services may require additional ports to be open. Windows Media
Player 11 or 12 will allocate a port number for UPnP media sharing
and will configure Microsoft's Windows built-in firewall appropriately.
Other firewall software may require configuration for UPnP or to allow
particular IP addresses to have trusted access.
4. Check that your access point does not restrict connections to particular
MAC addresses (sometimes called MAC address filtering).
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Ethernet IP address
Ethernet Subnet mask
Ethernet Gateway address
Ethernet Primary DNS
Ethernet Secondary DNS
If you are setting up a wireless connection manually you will also need
to enter the SSID, the encryption type, and the encryption key.
See page 16 for full details on how to set up your radio's network
configuration manually.
Information
Troubleshooting - cont.
If your radio can connect to the network, but is unable to play a particular
internet radio station, it may be due to one these causes:
If you cannot play the station via your PC this may indicate that the problem
is not necessarily due to your radio, but it could be your network, your
internet connection, the broadcaster, or internet congestion.
1. The station is not broadcasting at this time of the day.
Music Player / UPnP problems
2. The station has reached its maximum allowed number of simultaneous
connections.
3. The Internet connection between your radio and the server (often
located in a different country) is slow. This could be due to internet
congestion, either locally or at a distance.
4. The station may choose to block internet connections to your geographic
region (sometimes known as geo-locking).
5. The station is no longer broadcasting. The database of radio stations
that your radio connects to is frequently updated and checked but
may not always be completely accurate.
The use of the Music Player function with UPnP should be straightforward.
However, the power that UPnP offers by allowing devices to connect with
each other means that it is often disabled by default by security applications
such as third party firewall software and in routers.
If you are using Windows Media Player (WMP) as your UPnP server, and
if it fails to operate with your radio, please keep this fact in mind: A fresh
installation of Windows and Windows Media Player when using Microsoft's
built-in firewall software will normally work. If you have trouble getting
UPnP working it is generally because of some other software that has
been added to your computer.
If UPnP does not work as expected, possible reasons may include:
UPnP functions blocked in firewall software
6. The radio station is broadcasting using an audio format which is not
playable by your radio (although the Stream 105 does play the most
popular formats used by regular broadcasters).
UPnP functions turned off by security software
UPnP functions 'hi-jacked' by other software
UPnP functions blocked in the router
Try using a PC to listen via the broadcaster’s web site or via the radio
station database web site at http://www.wifiradio-frontier.com. If you
can play the station with a PC, it may be that the internet feed or local
network connection is poor. However, some broadcasters (such as the BBC)
provide different data streams for PC users and internet radio listeners,
so this test is not always conclusive.
Multi-cast packets blocked in the router
IP address of system blocked in firewall software
Some third-party UPnP servers are much less dependent upon other
parts of Windows than WMP 11 or 12. If the greater flexibility that these
offer is attractive, then it may be found in some cases that they are easier
to get working.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Accessing your audio files via a UPnP server using
Windows Vista and XP
If your computer is running Windows Vista or XP, then Windows Media
Player version 11 (also referred to here as WMP 11) includes a UPnP
server which will make your files available to your radio. There are other
UPnP server solutions available for non-Windows users and for Windows
users who may wish to use an alternative (see page 35).
It is beyond the scope of this instruction book to cover all possible options
for UPnP. We explain the use of Microsoft's Windows Media Player here
since that will be the first choice for the majority of users.
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Set up UPnP access on a Windows PC
1. If your PC is running Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP then
you can use Microsoft's Windows Media Player version 11 to act as
your UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) media server. If not already
installed on your PC, Windows Media Player 11 may be downloaded
from Microsoft’s web site and installed by following the instructions
detailed in its installation wizard, or by using Microsoft's Windows
Update facility.
Selecting Media Sharing in Windows Media Player 11
2. Once installed, WMP 11 can create a library from all the media files
available to it on your PC. To add new media files to the library, select
the 'Library' tab, then 'Add to Library… > Advanced Options', click
'Add', choose the files or folders that you wish to add and click ‘OK’.
The next step is to connect your radio to WMP 11 and to configure the
program to allow the radio to access your media library.
3. Press the On/Off button to switch the unit on. Then press and release
the Mode button as needed until the Music Player mode display is
shown. The main 'Music Player' menu will then be displayed.
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Information
Set up UPnP access on a Windows PC - cont.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Shared media' is highlighted
and press the control to select. The radio will scan for all available
UPnP servers. It may take a few seconds for the radio to complete its
scan. The radio will display '<Empty>' if no UPnP servers are found.
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5. After scanning, select your UPnP server using the Tuning/Select
control. If you are using Windows Media Player 11 as the server, your
radio will then normally display 'Unauthorised' at this stage.
6. Your PC may prompt you that there has been a connection to your
UPnP server. Whether prompted or not, in order that the radio may
access the music files, you will need to click the 'Library' tab in WMP 11
and select the 'Media Sharing…' item to open the 'Media Sharing'
window. Make sure the box 'Share my media to:' is ticked.
Allowing a device to connect to Windows Media Player 11
7. In the 'Media Sharing' window, the radio will be listed as an unknown
device. Click on the unknown device shown to select it, then click the
'Allow' button and then click 'OK'.
Note: If you are using Microsoft Windows' firewall software, this should
be correctly configured by WMP 11. If you are using third party firewall
software you may need to manually configure it to allow your unit
and WMP 11 to communicate (see the 'Troubleshooting' section on
page 67).
8. On the radio, select the named server again using the Tuning/Select
control. If WMP 11 is now able to communicate with your radio you
will be presented with some media selection options on the display.
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In the event that you are unable to make your radio work with WMP 11
then the reason is most likely related to security settings in your software
firewall or router. Please refer to 'Music Player / UPnP problems' on page 68.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Audio codecs
Your radio supports a range of audio codecs which provide compatibility with a wide range of Internet Radio stations. These also allow users to stream
music from their computers.
Note that for any given audio codec, there are many streaming protocols available, and thus even if an Internet Radio station uses a supported
format, this does not guarantee that every such station will work with your radio. The radio stations database to which your radio connects is checked
for compatibility so that most stations should be playable without problems. Similarly when streaming media from a computer, while a codec may be
supported, there can be many subtle variations in formats, tagging schemes and protocols (even within UPnP). In general your radio will play the
supported formats with most common UPnP servers.
The following table summarises the maximum supported bit-rates for the various audio formats that are playable on your radio. Higher rates may be
playable in some cases but performance of the product may be affected.
Codec
Maximum supported data rate
AAC (LC)
LPCM
(1)
320 kbits/sec
1.536 Mbits/sec
MP3
320 kbits/sec
WAV (1)
1.536 Mbits/sec
WMA (2)
320 kbits/sec
All codecs support 2-channel (stereo) coded files only.
All codecs support sample rates up to 48 kbits/sec (includes 32 and 44.1 kbits/sec).
Files which have Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection applied will not be playable on your radio.
(1) The maximum supported bit-rate is for 48 kHz sampling, 2 channels and 16-bits per sample.
(2) WMA Lossless, WMA Voice, WMA 10 Professional, and files which have DRM protection are not supported.
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Information
Cautions
Do not allow your radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand.
Do not leave your radio where excessive heat could cause damage.
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The radio should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the radio.
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It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum
distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure
good ventilation.
•
The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it
with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc.
•
No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
•
It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills, in direct
sunlight etc.
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The radio must be used in a moderate climate.
The name plate is located next to the battery compartment of the radio.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Specifications
Circuit features
Power Requirements
Loudspeaker
77 mm
Output Power
1.6 Watt
Headphone socket
3.5mm stereo
Aux In socket
3.5mm stereo
Aerial System
WiFi
Mains
110-240 volts AC, 50 - 60Hz
(use only supplied adaptor)
Batteries
6 x LR14 (C size)
only
Battery Life
15 to 20 hours of listening for 4
hours a day at normal volume using
alkaline cells. In Aux-in mode battery life
will be longer.
Connectivity
WiFi
802.11b and 802.11g supported with
WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption
Compatible with 802.11n routers which
offer mixed mode support for 802.11b/g
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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Built-in antenna
Information
Software license information
Use of the software in this radio is subject to software licence terms contained in this user manual - by using the radio, you are agreeing to comply
with these licence terms:
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson
MPEG-4 HE-AAC audio coding technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS.
http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/amm/
This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited
without a license from Microsoft.
If you download a software upgrade to your radio, additional licence terms may apply and these are available at:
http://www.frontier-silicon.com/audio/eula.htm
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the Company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please
contact Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown below.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Web site: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk
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