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ROBERTS
DAB/FM WiFi Sound System with Internet Radio, Music Player and Last.fm
Now supports remote control from iPhone or iPod touch and Windows 7 'Play to' function
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Introduction......................................................................................... 1-7
Before you can use this product .......................................................... 1
About this instruction manual............................................................... 2
Controls and connections ................................................................. 3-4
Remote control battery operation ..................................................... 5-6
Navigation controls .............................................................................. 7
Configuration .................................................................................... 8-19
Plugging in and language selection .................................................. 8-9
Clock and time settings ..................................................................... 10
Connecting to your computer network .......................................... 11-15
Manual network configuration....................................................... 16-18
Network remote control 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
Display modes .............................................................................. 28-29
Customising your radio ................................................................. 30-34
Music Player mode ......................................................................... 35-50
Use with Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, USB memory ........................ 35
Accessing your audio files via UPnP using Windows 7 ................ 36-37
Locating and playing media files using UPnP .............................. 38-41
Display modes ................................................................................... 42
Using USB memory devices ......................................................... 43-44
Playlists ........................................................................................ 45-47
Wake On LAN .................................................................................... 48
Prune servers .................................................................................... 48
Windows 7 'Play To' function (UPnP renderer) ............................. 49-50
Last.fm mode .................................................................................. 51-59
Last.fm - the basics ........................................................................... 51
Set up a Last.fm user account ...................................................... 52-53
Listening to Last.fm ...................................................................... 54-56
Display modes ................................................................................... 57
Your Recent Stations / History ........................................................... 58
Deleting details of a Last.fm account................................................. 59
Scrobbling - On / Off control .............................................................. 59
DAB mode ....................................................................................... 60-68
Selecting a DAB radio station ............................................................ 61
Display modes .............................................................................. 62-63
Finding new DAB radio stations ........................................................ 64
Manual Tuning ................................................................................... 65
Dynamic Range Control settings ...................................................... 66
Station order setup ............................................................................ 67
Prune stations.................................................................................... 68
FM mode .......................................................................................... 69-74
Manual tuning .................................................................................... 70
Display modes ................................................................................... 71
Scan setting ....................................................................................... 72
Stereo / Mono switching .................................................................... 73
Presetting stations in DAB and FM modes ........................................ 74
Clock and Alarms ........................................................................... 75-83
Automatically updating the clock ....................................................... 75
Setting the clock format ..................................................................... 76
Manually setting the clock ............................................................ 77-78
Setting the alarm clock ................................................................. 79-81
Snooze timer ..................................................................................... 82
Disabling alarms ................................................................................ 82
Sleep timer ........................................................................................ 83
Display and Audio .......................................................................... 84-89
Equaliser function ......................................................................... 84-85
Brightness control and Contrast / viewing angle control............... 86-87
Headphone socket and Line out socket ............................................ 88
Auxiliary input socket ......................................................................... 89
Information .................................................................................... 90-102
Factory reset...................................................................................... 90
Software update ................................................................................ 91
Network profiles ................................................................................. 92
Software version display and Audio FAQ .......................................... 93
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 94-95
Accessing audio files via UPnP using Windows Vista and XP .... 96-97
Audio codecs ..................................................................................... 98
Cautions and Specifications ....................................................... 99-100
Notes ........................................................................................ 101-102
Software License Information .......................................................... 103
Guarantee........................................................................................ 104
Stream 83i Sound System features
The Roberts Stream 83i provides the following features in an attractive
compact unit:●
Listen to local, regional, national and international broadcasts using
FM, DAB and Internet radio
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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.
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Supports remote control from Apple iPhone or iPod touch using
Roberts ConnectR app.
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Works with Last.fm, an on-line music service with millions of tracks
available. It plays personalised radio stations based on your choice
of artists, songs, listening history and similar tracks based on the
preferences of other Last.fm listeners with similar music tastes.
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Multi-language menu system (menus may be displayed in English,
French, German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish).
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All radio station presets, network configuration details and user
settings are retained in the event of a power failure.
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Listen to previously broadcast material from the BBC (using Listen
Again)
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Listen to podcasts from a wide range of broadcasters.
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15 radio station presets (5 Internet Radio, 5 DAB and 5 FM).
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Large clock display with time and date when in standby.
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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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Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either a buzzer
or a radio alarm.
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Playback of audio files from USB memory devices.
Adjustable sleep timer, can be set to turn the radio off between 15
and 120 minutes.
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MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV and Real Audio formats are supported
(Real Audio for Internet Radio only).
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Easy-to-read graphic display with an adjustable display backlight.
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Auxiliary input for playing audio from MP3 players, iPods or other
audio equipment.
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A standard 3.5mm Line Output socket for connecting the audio signal
to an external amplifier or recorder.
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A standard 3.5mm headphone socket for private listening.
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High quality three way speaker system with bass woofer.
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The Stream 83i connects to your home computer network, either
using WiFi or via a wired Ethernet connection.
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WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is supported for simpler setting up with
compatible wireless routers.
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Works with Windows 7 'Play to' function (as a UPnP renderer).
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Before you can use this product
Before you can use your sound system, you must have the following:
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A broadband Internet connection (not required for DAB, FM or Music
Player functions).
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A wireless access point (WiFi) or a wired Ethernet connection 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.
●
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 sound system to communicate with the network,
or your router needs to offer WiFi Protected Setup (WPS).
If connecting using WiFi, the sound system 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. DAB and FM radio functions can operate wherever
the sound system is able to receive a suitable broadcast signal.
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 operating modes
of your Roberts Stream 83i sound system. Each section is clearly identified
by the shaded heading in the top right hand corner of each pair of pages.
Configuration
(page 8)
Before using the Internet Radio and Music Player functions, you will need
to connect your radio to your computer network using either the WiFi or
Ethernet connection. This is covered in the section titled Configuration.
This section also explains how to set the menu language option.
Internet Radio
(page 20)
Music Player
(page 35)
Last.fm
(page 51)
DAB Radio
(page 60)
FM Radio
(page 69)
The section titled Clock and Alarms describes the different ways by which
the clock in the sound system may be set, as well as explaining the use
of the alarms, snooze and sleep timer features.
Clock and Alarms
(page 75)
The Display and Audio section shows how to adjust the display, use
the equaliser and connect your sound system to other audio equipment.
Display and Audio
(page 84)
Information
(page 90)
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.
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) and USB playback is explained.
The Last.fm section explains the use of the sound system in conjunction
with the Last.fm internet based music streaming service.
The two sections for DAB and FM Radio describe how to use the sound
system to listen to conventional radio broadcasts.
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
Front view
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1. Preset 1 / Rewind button
7. Menu button
13. Display panel
2. Preset 2 / Fast-forward button
8. Info button
14. Tuning / Select / Snooze control
9. Mode button
15. USB socket
3. Preset 3 / Alarm control button
4. Preset 4 / Pause button
10. On / Standby button
16. Menu Forward button
5. Preset 5 / Play button
11. Volume control
17. Last.fm 'Ban' button
6. Loudspeaker x 2
12. Remote control sensor
18. Last.fm 'Love' button
19. Menu Back button
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Introduction
Controls and connections - cont.
Rear view
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20. Headphone socket
24. USB socket (for service use only)
21. Line output socket
25. DC input socket
22. Auxiliary input socket
26. Subwoofer
23. Ethernet socket (RJ-45)
27. Telescopic aerial (antenna cable socket behind)
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Controls and connections - cont.
Remote control handset
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1. On / Standby button
2. Preset buttons 1-5 / Playback control buttons
3. Mode button
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4. Info button
5. Last.fm 'Love' button
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6. Last.fm 'Ban' button
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7. Select / Snooze button
8. Tuning / Menu Up button
9. Menu Back button
10.Tuning / Menu Down button
11.Volume Down button
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12.Volume Up button
13.Menu Forwards button
14.Menu button
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Remote control battery replacement
Introduction
1. Remove the battery cover on the rear of your remote control by rotating
the cover approximately 45 degrees in an anti-clockwise direction to
align the dot on the cover with the 'OPEN' marking on the remote
control. Gently tap the control to release the cover. If necessary, use
a coin in the slot in the cover in order to rotate it.
2. Insert 1 x CR2025 size battery into the compartment with the positive
side (marked +) facing towards the battery cover, as shown on the
reverse side of the battery cover.
3. Close the battery cover by re-applying the cover to the control in
the position marked "OPEN" and then use a coin to rotate the cover
clockwise so that there is a slight click and the dot on the cover is
aligned with the "LOCK" marking on the remote control.
4. If the remote is not to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommended that the battery is removed.
Coin slot
IMPORTANT: The battery should not be exposed to excessive heat such
as from direct 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.
Do not leave batteries within reach of young children. They can be a
choking hazard.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Navigation controls
This page describes the basic means of controlling your Stream 83i sound system.
Instructions for each operating mode are given in the later sections of this book.
1. Pressing the On/Off button brings your sound system out of standby mode.
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Pressing On/Off while the sound system is in use will cause it to return to the
standby mode with the clock display.
2. Pressing the Mode button gives you access to each of the operating modes in turn:
Internet Radio, Music Player, Last.fm, DAB Radio, FM Radio and Auxiliary Input.
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3. Pressing the Menu button will access the menu system.
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.
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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.
If there are many items in a menu, then the sound system 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. The Forward button may also be used to make selections from the displayed
menu or to select the next character in text entry screens.
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If an error is made when navigating the menus, it is generally possible to go back
to a higher level menu by pressing the Back button.
6. The Info button allows the display of information relating to the radio station or
music file being played.
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Note: In this booklet, press always means press and release. Although controls on the
sound system are shown, all functions are also available using the remote control.
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Configuration
Configuration
Plugging in and language selection
1. Place your sound system on a flat surface and plug the cable from the
mains adaptor into the DC input socket located at the rear of your
sound system (marked 'DC in') ensuring that the plug is pushed fully
into the socket.
2. If you wish to use a wired network connection, plug the Ethernet cable
into the RJ-45 socket at the back of the sound system.
3. 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.
4. 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 sound system (or after a Factory Reset) the display
will show 'Setup wizard' and 'YES' will be highlighted on the screen.
5. By default your radio will display all menus and messages in English.
If English is your preferred language then press the Tuning/Select
control to select 'YES' and to begin setting up your sound system.
Then please skip to step 1 on page 10.
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6. If your preferred language is not English, then rotate the Tuning/
Select control so that the 'NO' option is highlighted.
Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the selection.
Continue on the next page.
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Plugging in and language selection - cont.
7. Your sound system will ask whether the Setup Wizard should be run
at the next start up. The 'NO' option will be highlighted.
Press the Tuning/Select control to select the 'NO' option.
8. Your sound system will then display the Main menu. Rotate the Tuning/
Select control until ‘System settings’ is highlighted on the screen.
Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the System Settings menu.
9. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until ‘Language’ is highlighted on
the screen.
Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the Language menu.
10. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired language is
highlighted on the screen.
Press the Tuning/Select control to select the chosen language option.
The display will then change to show the System Settings menu in
the chosen language.
11. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the ‘Setup wizard’ option is
highlighted on the screen and then press the control.
If you change the language you will not see 'Setup wizard' in English.
You will see an equivalent menu item in your language - for example,
'Assistant réglages' in French, or 'Inställningsguide' in Swedish.
12. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until ‘YES’ is highlighted on the
screen and press the control to select it.
This will cause the sound system to run the set up procedure as if it
had just been switched on for the first time, but it will do this using the
language selected in step 10, above.
13. Continue setting up your radio on the next page.
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Configuration
Clock and time settings
The following instructions assume that you have either just plugged in your
radio (see page 8) or that you have just specified the language option for
the menus (see page 9).
1. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the desired clock format
(either 12 or 24 hour) then press the control to enter your selection.
2. Next, the way in which the radio updates its clock is set. A menu
allowing you to specify the auto-update option for the clock will be
shown. The 'Update from Network' option will be best for most users.
1-5
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose an auto-update option for
the clock. This can be updated from DAB or FM radio, from the Network,
or not updated. The default is to auto-update from the network. If you
choose another option go to 'Connecting to your computer network'
on page 11. Otherwise you will first need to select the correct time
zone and daylight savings setting, see the next steps. If you choose
'No update' you will need to set the clock manually later, see page 77.
Press the control to confirm your choice.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the time zone for your
current location. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the setting.
5. 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 'ON' or 'OFF' as required.
The asterisk shows the current setting.
In the UK, 'ON' is equivalent to British Summer Time and 'OFF' is
equivalent to Greenwich Mean Time.
6. Continue setting up your radio on the next page.
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
Before you can use your Stream 83i sound system to listen to Internet
radio or to music streamed from your computer, it must first be connected
to your computer network.
This section of this book describes how to connect the radio to your
network using either the wireless (WiFi) connection or the wired (Ethernet)
connection.
The following instructions assume that you have just set up the clock and
time options using the Setup Wizard as described on the preceding page.
These instructions also apply to the Network Wizard in the Network Settings
menu (from step 2 onwards).
1. After setting the Daylight Savings options (see page 10), the display
will show a list of WiFi regional options for the network set up.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required region (for
the UK choose 'Most of Europe'), and then press the control to make
the selection. Do this even if you are planning to use the wired Ethernet
connection.
Your sound system will then scan for available WiFi networks.
2. The sound system 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. If you are intending to use the WiFi
connection, go to step 3 on the next page.
To use the Ethernet connection to your router (with automatic
configuration), rotate the Tuning/Select control to point to the '[Wired]'
menu item. Press the control and the radio will attempt to connect.
If your network allows automatic configuration (which is normal) the radio
will acquire a network address. 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. You can then skip
to paragraph 10 on page 14.
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Configuration
Connecting to your computer network - cont.
There are two indicator lights incorporated into the RJ-45 connector.
If you have problems with your wired connection, they may help you
to identify the possible cause of the problem.
Green ON = Link established; OFF = no connection
Green Flashing = Data transfer
Yellow ON = 100 Mbits/sec link; OFF = 10 Mbits/sec link
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If your network does not support automatic configuration or if you wish
to set it up manually then you should select '[Manual config]' instead
of selecting '[Wired]' in the Network Wizard, then go to page 16.
3. If you plan to use a WiFi connection, 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.
When the sound system 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 sound
system will find more than one wireless network, in which case you
should choose which one you need to connect to.
4. 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
6 on the next page. If it is not shown then proceed to step 5, also on
the next page.
If you make a mistake at any point, use the Back button to go back
to the previous screen.
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. 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 Back button),
and if necessary try moving your sound system to a location closer to your access point / router.
6. When the SSID for the wireless network you wish to connect to is highlighted on the screen, press the
Select control. If WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) was indicated, you will see an additional menu at this point,
otherwise proceed to step 7.
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 Select control
on the sound system. The two devices should then connect with the encryption key sent automatically to
the sound system.
'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 Select control on the sound system.
The two devices should then connect with the encryption key sent automatically to the sound system.
'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 the setup wizard and then go to paragraph 10 on the next page.
7. 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 sound system to your network, so
please go to paragraph 10 on the next page.
8. 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 sound system 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 by the
radio. WPA keys are usually set up using a pass-phrase of between 8 and 63
characters. Your sound system accepts pass-phrases for WPA keys.
9. 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.
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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 sound system
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 Info button and then using the Tuning/
Select control as needed:
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select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Info
again to continue
select '
select '
' when the complete key has been entered
' 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
clear this by selecting the '
' symbol. This will remove the '[Set]' indication.
After the final character of the WEP or WPA key has been entered, highlight the '
' symbol and press the Tuning/Select control. The screen will show 'Connecting...'
and then 'Setup wizard completed'. Press the Tuning/Select control to the exit
setup wizard. The sound system should now be able to connect to the network.
10. Once you have connected your sound system to the network (and therefore also to
the Internet) it will display the Main menu. Press the On/Off button to put the sound
system into standby mode. It should then display the time as obtained from the
Internet. If the time display is not correct for any reason, it can easily be adjusted
later, see page 77, 'Manually setting the clock'.
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 sound system 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.
Changing the network connection
In the sections above, you chose how your sound system would be connected to your network, either
using a WiFi connection or using a wired Ethernet cable. From time to time, you may find that you need
to connect to different computer networks. The Network Settings 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 92.
If you have no need to do this, however, please skip to page 20.
Configuring the sound system 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 sound
system will then acquire an IP address and other network settings from the network's router using
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
Configuring the sound system to use the wired Ethernet connection
2. Connect your radio to your router using an Ethernet cable plugged into the RJ-45 socket at the back
of the unit. From the Network Settings menu select 'Network wizard'. This will display a list of any WiFi
networks that are found. Scroll down the list and select the '[Wired]' option.
The sound system will then use its Ethernet connection to communicate with the network. By default
the unit will then acquire an IP address and other network settings from the network's router using
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
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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 sound systems Network Settings menu, select 'Manual settings'. You must then choose
whether to connect using 'Wired' or 'Wireless' connections. If you choose 'Wireless' there are as many
as nine settings screens, shown by the '1 of 9' progress marker in the top right corner of the display. If
you choose 'Wired' there are five screens and the progress marker will reflect this, although the steps
to set up the network parameters are basically the same.
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 have chosen 'Wired' and then 'DHCP enable', your sound system should now establish a
connection to the router using the Ethernet cable. Please skip to step 11 on page 18.
If you chose 'Wireless' and 'DHCP enable', please skip to step 6 on page 17 in order to set up the
wireless connection details.
If you chose 'DHCP disable' for either connection method, 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 sound system 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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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.
If you previously specified 'Wired' and then 'DHCP disable', your sound system should now connect to
the router using the Ethernet cable (in which case skip to step 11).
6. If you specified 'Wireless', 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.
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 Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Info 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 sound system 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.
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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 Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Info 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 sound system 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 sound system 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.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special functions. You can quickly access
these by pressing the Info button and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to clear); Info 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 sound system should connect to the network.
11. While the sound system is trying to connect to the network, it will display 'Processing...' when checking
the encryption key (if using the WiFi connection) and then 'Connecting...'. If the connection is made
successfully, the sound system 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 sound system. The settings are retained when
the sound system is disconnected from the mains.
You may now use the Back and Mode buttons to access the functions of your sound system.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Network remote control 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 iPad. The PIN number facility allows
you to ensure that your radio can only be controlled by your own Apple
device rather than someone else's.
Details of how this feature can be used with your iPhone or iPod touch
are explained in the separate documentation available from the Roberts
Radio Website. The remote control app is called ConnectR and is available
from the Apple App Store.
Keep network connected
By default, your radio will shut down its WiFi or Ethernet connection when
it 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. In the
standby mode display the WiFi signal indicator is shown with or without a
cross through it, or the Ethernet connection indicator is shown unplugged
or plugged in, according to the chosen setting.
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Internet Radio
Internet Radio
Internet Radio - the basics
Before you can use your sound system to listen to broadcasts via the Internet, it is necessary
to have connected it to your computer network using either the wireless (WiFi) connection
or the wired Ethernet connection (RJ-45 socket) located on the back of the unit. Please see
page 10 for details.
There are literally many thousands of radio broadcasts available via the Internet as well as
'Podcasts'. Your sound system provides several ways of searching for broadcasts in order
to make finding and choosing them easier. Once you have found the radio stations that you
like, you may either store them as presets within the sound system, or add them to a list of
your favourite stations which your sound system can access. The number of presets is limited
(there are five preset buttons on the 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 sound system
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 83i sound system 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 sound system on. Then press
the Mode button to select the Internet Radio mode display.
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2. Press 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.
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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).
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 sound system connects to the new station.
The station should then start playing. Adjust the volume as needed.
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.
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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.
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If your radio cannot connect to a radio station
Note: If your sound system 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 sound system 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 'Troubleshooting' section on page 94.
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 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 '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.
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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.
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1. Press 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 '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 Info
' on the screen and then
button to access the delete character '
press the Tuning/Select control. Rotate the control or press Info
again to go back to the character selection. After the final character
of the search has been entered, use the Info button and then the
Tuning/Select control to highlight the '
' symbol on the screen and
then press the control to finish.
5. The sound system will search for radio stations that match your search
data. If you include a space between two search items the sound
system 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
sound system 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 sound system allows you to easily choose stations
from these two categories, using menus very similar to those used when
finding stations by location and genre.
1. Press 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 sound system 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 sound system, 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 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 'Podcasts' is highlighted on the
display and then press the control to select.
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
' symbol when you have
for a named radio station, selecting the '
entered the text. You may enter one or more pieces of text which will
be used for the search.
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.
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 sound system has five 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 sound system is switched off.
Please see also the sections 'Last Listened' on page 28 and 'Configuring
My Favourite Stations' on page 31.
Storing a preset
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system. Tune to the
required station using one of the methods described on the preceding
pages.
2. To store the currently playing radio station as a preset, press and
hold the required Preset button (1 - 5) until the display shows 'Preset
stored'. The station will be stored using the chosen preset button.
Repeat this procedure as needed for the remaining presets.
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3. Stations that are already stored in the presets may be over-written by
following the procedure described above.
Recalling a preset
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system. Select the
Internet Radio mode using the Mode button.
2. Momentarily press the required Preset button. 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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Internet Radio
Last Listened
It is often helpful to be able to go back to a station that you have recently
listened to. Your sound system 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 sound system is
disconnected from the mains.
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1. With the sound system switched on and in Internet Radio mode, press
the Menu button. The first item on the menu is 'Last listened'. With
this item highlighted press the Tuning/Select control.
1,2
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 sound
system to reconnect to that radio station or podcast.
Display modes
Your sound system 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 the Info button to cycle through the different options.
a. Description
Displays information about the radio
station or scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone number etc.
b. Genre
Displays programme type information
e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc. and the
location of the current radio station.
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c. Reliability
Displays the reliability of the data
stream from the station currently being
received.
d. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
station being received.
e. Playback buffer
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 and you may find that there
are many breaks in the audio (this is
not always the case for REAL audio
streams).
f.
Displays the current date.
Date
Additional or alternative information may be displayed when listening to
Podcasts. Categories displayable can include...
Episode name
Show description
Show genre
Show language
Episode URL
Bit rate
Codec
Sampling rate
Whenever the sound system 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 or Ethernet connection 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
sound system 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 sound system 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
sound system. 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 sound system via the 'My Added Stations' menu item.
Registering an account
1. Open 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 sound system switched on and in Internet Radio mode,
press 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 sound system 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 sound system 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 sound system. 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 sound system.
These stations will be available on your sound system 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 sound system.
These stations will be available on your sound system 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 sound system. If you attempt to play such a
stream, your sound system will normally display an error message of
some kind. The Roberts Stream 83i can only play MP3, WMA, FLAC,
AAC and Real Audio 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.
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'.
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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.
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Selecting your favourite stations
1. Press the Menu button to enter the main Internet Radio menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on
the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the menu.
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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 the
preceding page).
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
Selecting your added stations
1. Press 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 sound system.
In this event the station will not be playable. The Roberts Stream 83i can
only play MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC and Real Audio 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 sound system has been designed
to play the vast majority of coding and streaming formats in current use
by broadcasters.
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Music Player
Use with Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, USB memory
The Music Player allows you to play audio files which are stored on a
computer on your network or on a USB memory device plugged into the radio.
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 have your audio files stored in the FLAC format,
or if you are an Apple Mac or Linux user, there are other UPnP server
applications which you may use with your radio.
The Music Player on the radio can playback audio files in MP3, WMA,
AAC, FLAC and WAV 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 not all variations of
all audio formats are supported. Please see the section 'Audio codecs'
on page 98 for further details.
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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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 11 and 12) 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 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) *
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 audio files
available to your radio. If you have Windows Vista or XP please see page
96. There are other UPnP server solutions available for non-Windows
users and for Windows users who may wish to use alternative programs
(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.
3. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press 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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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 94).
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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Music Player
Locating and playing media files using UPnP
Once the UPnP server has been configured to share media files with your
sound system, you may select the files that you wish to play as follows:1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the unit. Press 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 sound system
to scan for UPnP servers. Note that it may take a few seconds for
the sound system 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 sound system 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.
2-4
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.
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 sound system 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 sound system will then immediately
begin playing the new selection.
Please also see 'Playlists' on page 45.
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Music Player
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.
1-3
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. Press the Pause button to pause playback of the current track.
2. If you press the Play button, playback will resume from the point where
it was paused.
3. Press the Rewind button to start playback of the previous track in the
list.
4. Press the Fast-forward button to start playback of the next track in
the list.
5. Press and hold the Fast-forward or Rewind button to move through
the current track. The longer the button is pressed, the greater the
speed at which the player will move through the track. Release the
button when the desired point is reached. (Note that this feature is
not supported when playing files encoded using the FLAC format.)
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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.
2-4
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.
Play tracks in random order
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 playback options are set to 'On' then both
Repeat and Shuffle icons will be shown in the display.
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Music Player
Display modes
Your sound system 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 Info button 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.
d. Format
Displays the bit rate and format of the
track currently playing.
e. Buffer
Displays the radios internal buffer status
during media playback.
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 or Ethernet connection indicator is
shown in the bottom-right corner together with an indicator showing the
method by which the radio is obtaining the media - either from a UPnP
server or USB memory.
a
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b
c
d
e
If the capture of track information by the Last.fm feature is enabled (known
as scrobbling), then the Last.fm logo will also be shown (see pages 51-59).
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Using USB memory devices
This section describes how to use your sound system to access and
playback your audio files via USB memory devices.
USB memory devices plug into the rectangular slot on the front of the
sound system on the right hand side.
Important: Your sound system is only designed to work with USB flash
memory devices. It is not intended to be connected to hard disk drives or
any other type of USB device.
It is possible to use SD or SDHC cards for media storage and playback
when held in a suitable USB adaptor. However, due to the wide variation
of such adaptors, it is not possible to guarantee that all adaptor / card
combinations will work in the sound system.
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The Stream 83i sound system has been tested with a range of USB
memory devices of up to 120GB capacity. USB memory must use the
FAT or FAT 32 filing system in order to operate with the sound system.
Audio formats supported are MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC and WAV. Not all
variations of all audio formats are supported. Please see the section 'Audio
codecs' on page 98 for further details.
Recommendations:
Unless you have only a few files on the USB memory device, do not
place all files in the root folder.
The number of items (files/sub directories) in any directory should be
less than 2000.
Searching and playback will be more responsive if the number of files
in any one folder is limited (we suggest not more than 250).
It is recommended that the USB memory is reformatted in your computer
before adding your music files.
The maximum depth of folder nesting permitted is 8 directory levels
(but playback is only from the currently selected folder).
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Cautions:
In order to minimise the risk of damage to your sound system or your
USB memory, please place the unit so that the memory device cannot
easily be knocked while it is inserted in the socket.
Remove the USB memory before carrying the unit or if not using the
USB feature for a prolonged period.
Place the unit in Standby mode before removing your USB memory
device.
The USB connection is intended only for flash memory devices. The
use of hard disk storage media is not supported.
Playback via USB of files stored on MP3 players is not guaranteed.
Music Player
Playing files from USB memory devices
1. Carefully insert the USB memory device into the USB socket at the
front of the sound system. Press the On button to switch the unit on.
The sound system may detect that the memory has been connected,
in which case it will ask whether you wish to open the folder view of
the memory contents. Press the Tuning/Select control to select 'Yes'
and skip to step 4 below.
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If the USB memory was not automatically detected, proceed as follows.
2. To select USB playback mode press the Mode button as needed until
the Music Player mode is selected.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'USB playback' is highlighted
on the display and press the control. The sound system will now list
the content stored on the USB memory device. If there are many files
or folders this may take a few seconds.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required folder and
press the control to enter the current folder. The list of tracks in the
current folder will be displayed.
Alternatively, if you have nested folders (such as album folders within
an artist folder) then you will simply step to the next folder level.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to select the track and press the
control to begin playing from the highlighted track. All files in the current
folder will then be played in turn.
Files are sorted by filename in numeric-alpha order (0 - 9 ... A - Z) before
being played. Albums will play in the correct order if the filename begins
with the track number (use leading zeroes if more than 9 tracks).
6. Controlling playback from the USB memory device including Shuffle
and Repeat functions is explained on pages 40 and 41.
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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 sound system can be configured to hold a queue of up to 500 tracks
in a playlist menu. The tracks or albums for the playlist can be selected
from your UPnP server and from a USB memory device. The playlist is held
in the memory in your sound system until the external power is removed,
or until the playlist is cleared from the menu.
Adding a single track to your playlist
1. When selecting (or when playing) a track using a UPnP server or a
USB memory device 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 or a USB memory device highlight the
chosen album, artist or folder and press and hold the Tuning/Select
control. The display will show 'Added to My playlist'.
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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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Music Player
Viewing your playlist
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on the unit. Press 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 and USB tracks
will show their file name.
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Erasing a track from the playlist
1. Press 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 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 then
press the control to confirm the deletion.
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 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 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.
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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.
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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Wake On LAN
Music Player
If you use a computer as a UPnP server for playing your music files via your
radio, you may not wish to keep that computer running when you are not using
the 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.
Prune servers
Your radio stores details of the 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 are no longer available.
The prune servers functions allows the list to be reinitialised so that only active
UPnP severs on the currently connected network are shown when selecting
'Shared Media' from the Music Player menu.
1. Press 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.
4. If you do not wish to prune servers rotate the Tuning/Select control to
highlight 'NO' and press the control to confirm.
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Keep network connected
Windows 7 'Play to' function (UPnP renderer)
By default, your radio will shut down its WiFi or Ethernet connection when
it 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.
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. In the
standby mode display the WiFi signal indicator is shown with or without a
cross through it, or the Ethernet connection indicator is shown unplugged
or plugged in, according to the chosen setting.
Using suitable software (sometimes known as a UPnP Control Point),
similar functionality is available for other computer types and for handheld
devices using Apple's iOS or Android operating systems. In this mode the
radio acts as a UPnP Renderer.
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 (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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Music Player
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
track information (press the Info button) 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 has an active
connection to your network (see steps 1 and 2 above).
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 in Windows 7 has been
tested successfully with the Stream 83i radio when using Microsoft’s Security
Essentials software without problems.
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Last.fm
Last.fm - the basics
User accounts
Last.fm is an Internet-based on-line music service with millions of tracks
available that you can access using your sound system, your computer and
other devices. It plays personalised interactive radio stations based on your
choice of artists and songs, your listening history, and similar tracks based
on the preferences of other Last.fm listeners with similar music tastes. This
can introduce you to a new range of artists and tracks which you will probably
enjoy but which you may never have heard before.
In order to use the Last.fm service with your sound system, you must
either create a Last.fm account or already have one set up. This account
keeps track of your musical preferences and listening choices and is
what makes the music offered by Last.fm personal to you. Setting up an
account is simple and is done via the Last.fm web site. You then enter
the account details into your sound system (see the following pages).
Before you can use Last.fm with your sound system, you will need to have
created an account at the Last.fm web site. You can then start to listen to radio
stations initially based on particular artists or tags/genres. Last.fm is available
on various platforms and computer media players. Any personalisations that
you make to your account from one platform are reflected on the others.
Last.fm has a strong emphasis on interaction with other listeners, sharing
your favourite music and exploring other users’ playlists and stations, both
directly, and through social networking sites. There are also privacy options
that you can apply to your account using the Last.fm web site.
Scrobbling and Love / Ban features
Scrobbling is the method that Last.fm uses to learn about your listening habits.
Your sound system can ‘scrobble’ the tracks that you listened to using the
UPnP Music Player and Last.fm modes. This sends track names to Last.fm,
adding them to your Last.fm library, and helps the service to tailor its future
recommendations to your musical tastes. Using two dedicated buttons on
the sound system, you can tell Last.fm that you love particular tracks, or
you can ban a track from ever being played again. This also influences the
tracks you are offered in the future.
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The sound system allows more than one set of Last.fm account details
to be entered. If the unit is used by more than one person, it is possible
to choose which account is used when listening to Last.fm and for
scrobbling from the Music Player.
The features of the Last.fm service are only available on the sound
system with a subscription to Last.fm. This may differ from the range
of features available when accessing the Last.fm service from a
computer or any other device. The provision of the Last.fm service and
the features offered with and without subscription are subject to terms
and conditions set out on the Last.fm web site.
Your Roberts Stream 83i sound system offers you a subscription level
account with Last.fm for a limited trial period. You may optionally extend
this using the subscription facility via the Last.fm web site at www.last.fm.
Last.fm may choose to modify the user selections and features from
time to time.
Last.fm
Setup a Last.fm user account
Before you can use the Last.fm feature, you should sign-up and create an
account on the web site http://www.last.fm using the internet browser on
your computer. Be sure to make a note of the user name and password.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system. Press the
Mode button as needed until the Last.fm mode display is shown.
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2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Last.fm menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Last.fm setup' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the setup menu.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'User Accounts' is highlighted.
Press the control and then select '<Add new account>'.
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5. The sound system will then require you to enter the user name for
your Last.fm account. This must be identical to account name used
on the Last.fm web site. Note - the user name is sensitive to the use
of upper and lower case letters and symbols.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special
functions. You can quickly access these by pressing the Info button
and then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
' to erase a character just entered (long press to
clear); Info again to continue
' when the complete user name has been entered
' to cancel and go back to the previous menu
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Once the user name is entered you will need to enter your password.
6. Enter the password using the Tuning/Select control using exactly the
same method.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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7. The account information entered will be saved and then the validity of
the account will be checked with Last.fm. If the account is invalid, the
display will show 'Unauthorised'. If needed, press the Tuning/Select
control to modify the information.
8. Once the account is setup, the display will show the Last.fm station
menu list.
Note that it is possible to have up to four accounts set up in the radio
for multiple users. Each user's listening preferences can be managed
separately via the Last.fm web site.
Selecting an account
If you have more than one Last.fm account set up in your sound system,
you may easily switch between them.
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1. Use the Mode and Menu buttons to enter the Last.fm main menu.
2. Use the Tuning/Select control to enter the 'Last.fm setup' menu
followed by the 'User Accounts' menu. The display will show those
accounts whose details are stored in the sound system. The account
which is currently in use will be marked with an asterisk.
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3. Use the Tuning/Select control to highlight the account that you wish
to switch to. Then briefly press the control to immediately select the
alternative account.
4. The display will then show the Last.fm station list. Choosing an option will
then play tracks according to the selected account's preferences.
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Listening to Last.fm
Last.fm
Last.fm can present music tracks according to several criteria. You may choose from the
following options:
'Create Artist Radio' - Plays a selection of tracks by a specified artist and other similar artists.
You choose an artist by entering their name or part of their name and then choose from the
search results.
'Create Tag Radio' - Plays a selection of tracks tagged with certain keywords. You pick a tag
word or genre by entering a word or phrase and then choose from the search results.
Note that it is advisable to be as exact as possible when entering tags or genres. For example,
enter BOLLYWOOD rather than BOLLY. Tags are user-generated and fed to Last.fm via
the scrobbling process, so there can sometimes be spurious tags connected to only a few
tracks, which may give an Insufficient Content error when searching.
'Your Library' - Plays all tracks scrobbled to your profile, or tracks by artists you’ve added to
your library. This information can be edited on the Last.fm web site.
'Your Recommendations' - Plays tracks recommended to you based on your music profile
and that of other listeners with similar tastes.
'Your Neighbourhood' - Plays tracks from the libraries of people on Last.fm with similar music
taste to yours.
'Your Recent Stations' - This option lists your most recent Last.fm selections.
'History' - This option lists the last tracks you have listened to, most recent tracks first. Note
that this is a display-only option - you cannot select a track from the list and listen to it again
on demand.
Note: The listening selections may be changed in the future by Last.fm. The Last.fm stations
list is controlled by Last.fm and is subject to their terms and conditions.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Listening to Last.fm - cont.
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select Last.fm mode.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Last.fm menu. Rotate the
Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display.
Press the Tuning/Select control.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired Last.fm playing
option is highlighted on the display (see the preceding page for details
of the options). Press the Tuning/Select control to select.
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4. If one of the playing options was selected, the display will show
'Connecting...' and the sound system will begin playing. For Artist or
Tag options, please see the next page.
5. If you wish to skip the current track, press the Fast-forward button to
start playback of another track from your selection.
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You can use the Love and Ban buttons to tell Last.fm which tracks you
particularly like, or which tracks you wish to ban from your library.
6. If you like the track currently playing and wish it to influence the content
that Last.fm offers to your account, press the Love button. The radio
will show 'Loved this track' and will continue playback.
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7. During playback, if you do not like a particular track and wish not
to hear it again, press the Ban button. The sound system will show
'Banned this track' and will offer another track.
If you accidentally love or ban a track, you can remove it from your list of
loved or banned tracks using the Last.fm web site.
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Last.fm
Search by Artist or Tag
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select Last.fm mode.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Last.fm 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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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Create Artist Radio' or 'Create Tag
Radio' is highlighted on the display and then press the control to select.
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4. Use the Tuning/Select control to enter the Artist name or Tag by entering
the name or part of the name. For example, entering 'PINK' would list
artists including 'Frijid Pink', 'Pink' and 'Pink Floyd'. Entering 'BLUES' for
a tag will find 'blues', 'blues rock' and many others.
Searching uses only the characters 0-9, A-Z and Space.
The three controls on the right-hand side of the screen have special
functions. You can quickly access these by pressing the Info button and
then use the Tuning/Select control as needed:
select '
select '
select '
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' to erase a character just entered (long press to
clear); Info again to continue
' when you are ready to search
' to cancel and go back to the previous menu
Once the artist or tag is entered highlight '
Select control to search.
' and press the Tuning/
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5. Rotate and then press the Tuning/Select control to choose one of the
tags or artists offered. The display will show 'Connecting...' and the sound
system will begin playing content guided by the search.
6. If you wish to skip the current track, press the Fast-forward button to start
playback of another track based on your selection.
You can use the Love and Ban buttons to tell Last.fm which tracks you
particularly like or which tracks you wish to ban from your library.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Display modes
Your sound system has a range of display options when in Last.fm mode.
Note that the information may not always be 100% accurate since some of
the Last.fm data is based upon information scrobbled from user's files.
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1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
a. Artist
Displays the name of the artist for the
track currently playing.
b. Album
Displays the name of the album from
which the current track is taken.
c. Progress bar
Displays the playback progress for the
track currently playing.
d. Radio Name
Displays the name of the currently
playing Last.fm 'radio station'.
e. Account
Displays the name of the Last.fm
account currently in use.
f.
Displays the bit rate and format of the
track currently playing.
Format
g. Playback buffer
Displays the radios internal buffer level.
h. Date
Displays the current date.
Whenever the sound system is displaying an information screen, the time
is displayed in the top-right corner of the display, and a WiFi strength or
Ethernet connection indicator is shown in the bottom-right corner.
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b
c
d
e
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g
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Last.fm
Your Recent Stations / History
The Last.fm stations menu offers two options which relate to your personal
Last.fm listening history. 'Your Recent Stations' allows easy access to your
recent Last.fm selections whether made using your radio or accessed on
other platforms such as your PC. You can then directly choose one of
those selections without entering its details again.
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The 'History' option on the Last.fm stations menu allows you to see the
most recently played tracks, with the most recent displayed first. Note that
this is only a display - it is not possible play tracks from this list.
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select Last.fm mode.
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2. Press the Menu button to enter the main Last.fm menu. Rotate the
Tuning/Select control until 'Station list' is highlighted on the display.
Press the Tuning/Select control.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Your Recent Stations' or 'History'
is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to select
as needed.
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4. The Recent Stations menu lists your most recent Last.fm selections.
Simply rotate and press the Tuning/Select control to choose which
selection should be played. At the time of writing, the 25 most recent
selections are offered.
5. The History display will show a list of the six tracks most recently played
from Last.fm with the most recent first. Use the Tuning/Select control
to highlight any track of interest. The highlighted track will scroll across
the display and will include track name, artist and album information.
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The display will revert to the currently selected Last.fm display mode
after 15 seconds. Alternatively press the Back button to exit.
Note: The history display will not be available if you choose to hide realtime listening information in the privacy settings of your user profile on
the Last.fm web site.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Deleting details of a Last.fm account
You may wish to delete a Last.fm account from your sound system (for
example, if a friend's details had been entered when they were visiting).
1. Use the Mode and Menu buttons to enter the Last.fm main menu.
2. Use the Tuning/Select control to enter the 'Last.fm setup' menu
followed by the 'User Accounts' menu. The display will show those
accounts whose details are stored in the sound system.
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3. Use the Tuning/Select control to highlight the account that you wish
to remove from the sound system. Then press and hold the Select
control. The display will ask whether this account should be deleted.
4. Highlight 'YES' and then press the Tuning/Select control to delete the
account details. The account will not be deleted from the Last.fm web
site. Alternatively, select 'NO' in order to retain the account details.
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5. Press the Back button twice to return to the Last.fm menu.
Scrobbling - On / Off control
1. To turn Music Player Scrobbling on or off for the currently selected
account, access the Last.fm setup menu (steps 1-2 above).
2. Use the Tuning/Select control to highlight the 'Scrobbling:' option. Press
the control to switch between 'Scrobbling: on' and 'Scrobbling: off'.
Note: If other people use the sound system, you may wish to switch
scrobbling off so that their listening does not modify your account's listening
preferences. Alternatively, you could switch the sound system to another
account (please see page 53).
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DAB Radio
DAB Radio
Using DAB mode for the first time
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial.
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2. Press the On/Off button to switch on the sound system. If the sound
system has been used before the last used mode will be selected.
3. Press the Mode button as needed so that DAB Radio mode is selected
on the display.
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4. If this is the first time that DAB mode is used a scan of the Band III
DAB channels will be carried out. The display will show 'Scanning'.
(If the sound system has been used before the last used station will
be selected instead.)
During the scanning process, as new stations are detected the station
counter will increase and the stations will be added to the list which
is stored in the sound system. The bar graph indicates the progress
of the scan.
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5. When scanning is completed the radio will list the stations found (in
numeric-alpha order 0....9...A...Z), unless it has previously been tuned
to a DAB station.
Rotate the Tuning/Select control to scroll through the list of available
DAB radio stations.
Press the Tuning/Select control to select the highlighted station. The
display may show 'Connecting...' while the radio re-tunes.
Use the Volume control to set the sound level as needed.
6. If the station list is still empty after the scan the display will show
'Service not available'. If no stations are found it may be necessary
to relocate your sound system to a position giving better reception.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Selecting a DAB radio station
1. When playing a DAB radio station, the display normally shows the
name of the current station with other related information.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to access the radio station list and
to scroll through the available stations.
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3. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the highlighted station. The
display may show 'Connecting...' while the radio re-tunes.
4. Use the Volume control to set the sound level as needed.
Note: If the display shows 'Station Not Available' it may be necessary to
relocate your sound system to a position giving better reception.
A question-mark in front of the station name merely indicates that the
station has not recently been detected by the sound system. It may still
be available.
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The use of the radio station presets is described on page 74.
Secondary services
Some DAB radio stations can have one or more secondary stations
associated with them. Typically these are not broadcast continually. If a
station has a secondary station available then the secondary will appear in
the list of station names beneath the main (or primary) station. Examples
are the programmes 'Daily Service' and 'Parliament' on BBC Radio 4.
1. To listen to a secondary service, use the Tuning/Select control to scroll
to the chosen station, and press the control to tune to the station.
If the secondary service is not available (off-air) then the primary
service will be selected.
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DAB Radio
Display modes
Your sound system has a range of display options when in DAB mode:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
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a. Text
Displays text messages such as the
artist or track name, phone in number,
traffic alerts, etc.
b. Program Type
Displays the type of station being listened
to such as Pop, Classic, News etc.
c. Multiplex Name /
Frequency
Displays the name of the DAB multiplex
to which the current station belongs as
well as its broadcast frequency.
d. Signal error / strength
Displays the signal error and strength
for the station being listened to. A lower
error number indicates a better quality
of radio signal. The signal strength
graph can be used when positioning
the radio or its antenna. For good
reception the graph should occupy
three or more blocks.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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e. Bit rate and audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
coding information for the station being
listened to.
f.
Displays the current date.
Date
A signal strength indicator is always shown in the lower area of the display
on the right hand side.
If the broadcast being received is in stereo, then the stereo speaker
symbol will be shown.
If the currently tuned station has been stored as a preset, then the preset
number will also be shown (see page 74).
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DAB Radio
Finding new DAB radio stations
Should you wish to use your sound system for DAB reception in a new
location, or if no stations were detected during the initial scan, you can
follow this procedure to allow your sound system to find out which DAB
radio stations are available.
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1. Ensure that the telescopic antenna is extended, and then press the
Mode button as needed to select DAB Radio mode.
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2. Once in DAB mode press the Menu button.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Scan' is highlighted on the
display.
4. Press the Tuning/Select control to initiate the scan. The display will
show 'Scanning' and your radio will perform a scan of the Band III
DAB frequencies. As new stations are found the station counter will
increase and stations will be added to the list. The bar graph indicates
the progress of the scan.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Manual Tuning
Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various Band III DAB
channels (5A to 13F). At the time of writing, all UK DAB stations are located
in the range of channels 11B to 12D.
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1. When in DAB mode press Menu button so that the display shows the
DAB menu.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Manual tune' is highlighted.
3. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter manual tune mode.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the required DAB
channel.
5. Press the Tuning/Select control to cause the radio to tune to the
chosen channel.
When the radio has tuned, the display shows the channel number and
frequency, and the name of the DAB multiplex found (if any).
A bar graph shows the signal strength and is useful if you need to
reposition the radio or its aerial. The minimum signal marker 'I' which
separates the left and right parts of the signal graph shows the minimum
signal level required for satisfactory reception.
Any new radio stations found on the tuned DAB multiplex will be added
to the list stored in the radio.
6. Press the Menu or Back button to choose a different frequency.
7. Press the Menu or Back button a second time to access the main
DAB menu then select 'Station list' to return to normal tuning.
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DAB Radio
Dynamic Range Control settings
Dynamic Range Control (also known as DRC) can make quieter sounds
easier to hear when your radio is used in a noisy environment by reducing
the dynamic range of the audio signal.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system.
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select DAB Radio mode.
3. Press the Menu button to enter the DAB menu.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'DRC' is highlighted on the
display.
5. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the DRC adjustment mode.
The current DRC setting will be indicated with an asterisk.
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6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight the required DRC setting
(the default is Off).
'DRC Off' - DRC is switched off, Broadcast DRC will be ignored.
'DRC high' - DRC is set as sent by broadcaster.
'DRC low' - DRC level is set to 1/2 that sent by broadcaster.
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7. Press and release the Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
Note: Not all DAB broadcasts use the DRC function. If the broadcast does
not provide DRC information, then the DRC setting in the sound system
will have no effect.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Station order setup
Your sound system has 3 station order settings from which you can choose.
The station order settings are, alphanumeric, ensemble and valid.
Note: The default station order on your radio is alphanumeric.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select DAB Radio mode.
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3. Press the Menu button to enter the DAB menu list.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Station order' is highlighted.
Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the station order adjustment
mode.
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5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose between 'Alphanumeric',
'Ensemble' and 'Valid'.
'Alphanumeric' - sorts the station list alpha-numerically 0...9 A...Z.
'Ensemble' - organises the station list by DAB multiplex.
'Valid' - shows only those stations for which a signal can be found.
The current setting is indicated by an asterisk.
6. Press the Tuning/Select control to select the required station order.
7. Press the Menu button as needed to return to the DAB menu or to
the stations list.
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DAB Radio
Prune stations
If you move to a different part of the country, some of the stations which
were listed may no longer be available. Also, from time to time, some DAB
services may stop broadcasting, or may change location or frequency.
Stations which cannot be found, or which have not been received for a
very long time are shown in the station list with a question mark.
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The Prune stations function will delete the marked DAB stations from
your station list.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system.
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2. Press the Mode button as needed to select DAB Radio mode.
3. Press the Menu button to enter the DAB menu.
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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Prune invalid' is highlighted.
Press the Tuning/Select control.
5. To cause the stations list to be pruned, eliminating unavailable stations
rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'YES' is highlighted on the display.
6. Press the Tuning/Select control to cause the invalid station names
to be removed from the station list.
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If you do not wish to prune stations, highlight 'NO' and then press the
control. The display will revert to the previous menu.
Note: If you have moved your sound system to a different part of the
country you should also carry out a search for new stations (please see
the section 'Finding new stations' on page 64).
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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FM Radio
Operating your sound system in FM mode
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial and press the On/Off button to
switch on your sound system.
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2. Press the Mode button as needed to select FM Radio mode.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control in a clockwise direction. The displayed
frequency will increase. Press the Tuning/Select control to carry out
an auto-tune. Your radio will scan up the FM band from the currently
displayed frequency and will stop scanning when it finds a station of
sufficient strength.
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4. The display will show the frequency of the signal which has been
found. If RDS information is available, after a few seconds the display
will show the radio station name.
If you only hear hiss or interference, simply press the Tuning/Select
control to scan further. Your sound system may have found a spurious
interference signal.
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5. To find more FM stations press the Tuning/Select control to repeat the
scan operation. To scan down in frequency, rotate the Tuning/Select
control in a anti-clockwise direction first and then press the control.
Your radio will scan down the FM band from the currently displayed
frequency and will stop scanning when it finds a signal of sufficient
strength.
6. When the end of the waveband is reached your sound system will
recommence tuning from the opposite end of the waveband.
7. Use the Volume control to adjust the sound level as needed.
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FM Radio
Manual tuning
1. Carefully extend the telescopic aerial and press the On/Off button to
switch on your sound system.
2. Press the Mode button as needed to select FM Radio mode.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select to control the frequency that the radio will
tune to. The frequency will change in steps of 50kHz.
When the end of the waveband is reached the radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end of the waveband.
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4. Use the Volume control to adjust the sound level as needed.
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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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Display modes
Your sound system has a range of display options when in FM mode:1. Press the Info button to cycle through the different options.
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a. Text
Displays text messages such as the
artist or track name, phone in number,
traffic alerts, etc.
b. Program Type
Displays the type of station being listened
to such as Pop, Classic, News etc.
c. Frequency
Displays the frequency of the FM signal.
d. Date
Displays the current date.
Note: If no RDS information is available, then the radio will only be able to
display the frequency. There will be no text or programme type information
available under these conditions.
The sound system only provides displays when there is information available.
So if there is no text, for example, that display is not available.
The RDS indicator at the bottom of the display shows that there is some
RDS data present in the broadcast being received.
The stereo speaker display shows that the radio is receiving a stereo
broadcast (please see also 'Stereo/Mono switching' on page 73).
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FM Radio
Scan setting
When using the FM mode your sound system can be set to either scan
local stations or to scan all stations including distant radio stations.
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1. Press the Mode button as needed to select FM Radio mode.
2. Press the Menu button to enter the FM menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Scan setting' is highlighted
and then press the control to enter the scan adjustment mode.
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The current scan setting is indicated with an asterisk.
4. To set your radio so that only the stations with the strongest signals
are found during scanning rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'YES'
is highlighted. Press the Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
(Normally this will restrict scanning to local transmissions.)
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Alternatively, to set your radio so that all available stations are found
during scanning (local and distant transmissions) rotate the Tuning/
Select control until 'NO' is highlighted. Press the Tuning/Select control
to confirm the setting.
5. Press the Menu button to return to the normal FM mode display.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Stereo / Mono switching
If the FM radio station being listened to has a weak signal, some hiss may
be audible. It is possible to reduce this hiss by forcing the radio to play the
station in mono rather than stereo.
1. Press the Mode button as needed to select the FM Radio mode display
and tune to the required FM station as previously described.
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2. Press the Menu button to enter the FM menu.
3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Audio setting' is highlighted on
the display. Press the Tuning/Select control to enter the audio setting
mode.
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The current setting is indicated with an asterisk.
4. To switch to mono in order to reduce the hiss from a weak FM signal
rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'YES' is highlighted. Press the
Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
Alternatively, to return to the normal automatic 'stereo or mono' mode
rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'NO' is highlighted. Press the
Tuning/Select control to confirm the setting.
5. Press the Menu button to return to the normal FM mode display.
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FM Radio
Presetting stations in DAB and FM modes
There are 5 memory presets each for DAB and FM radio. They are used
in the same way for each operating mode.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system.
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2. Tune to the required radio station as previously described.
3. To store the station as a preset, press and hold the required Preset
button (1 - 5) until the display shows 'Preset stored'. The station will
be stored under the chosen preset button. Repeat this procedure as
needed for the remaining presets.
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4. Stations which are already stored in the presets may be over written
by following the above procedure.
Note: The radio station presets are retained in memory when the sound
system is switched off and disconnected from the mains supply.
Recalling a preset in DAB and FM modes
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system.
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2. Select the required operating mode using the Mode button.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button. Your sound system will
then tune to the station stored in the selected preset memory. The
chosen preset number is also shown in the lower area of the radio
display, e.g. 'P2'.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Clock and Alarms
Automatically updating the clock
Your sound system will normally update the clock automatically when
connected to the internet. If you enter a time setting manually, the sound
system 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 sound system will then set the clock automatically
using this information.
You may wish to use the sound system away from the internet, in which
case you may specify that the unit sets its clock from DAB or FM radio
broadcasts. After a power failure the radio will then set its clock the next
time that you turn on the radio in DAB or FM mode.
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 sound system switched on, press 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.
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 DAB', 'Update from FM', 'Update from Network' or
'No update' as required. Press the control to confirm your choice. The
sound system will then exit to the previous menu display.
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Clock and Alarms
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 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.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Set format' is highlighted on
the display. Press the control to enter the Clock Format menu.
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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.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Manually setting the clock
After a connection to the Internet has been established, your radio will
normally set its clock automatically to the local time zone that was specified
during setup (see page 10). Should you need to set the time manually,
change the time zone, or manually switch from winter to summer time
(from GMT to BST in the UK, also commonly known outside the UK as
daylight savings time), then please follow this procedure.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your sound system.
2. Press the Menu button to access the menu for the current mode.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the System Settings menu.
4. To change the time zone setting go to step 11.
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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 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 button to exit.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Setting the alarm clock
Your sound system 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
sound system has built in memory that will retain your alarm settings.
Ensure that the time is set correctly before setting the alarms.
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Alarms may be set while the radio is in standby mode or switched on.
1. To change the states of the alarms while the sound system is in standby
press the Preset 3 button. The display will cycle through No Alarm,
Alarm 1 enabled, Alarm 2 enabled or Alarms 1 and 2 enabled.
2. To change the alarm settings while the sound system is in standby,
press and hold the Preset 3 button. This will cause the Alarms menu
to be displayed. Then skip to step 5 below.
3. To change the alarm settings while the sound system is switched
on, press 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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4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Alarms' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to see the current alarm settings. If no change
is required, press the Menu or Back buttons to exit.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired alarm (1 or 2) is
highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter alarm setup.
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6. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Time' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to adjust the alarm time.
7. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to choose the alarm hour. Press the
control to confirm the setting.
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Setting the alarm clock - cont.
8. 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 sound system 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.
9. 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:
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'Off' - the alarm will be disabled
'Daily' - the alarm will sound everyday
'Once' - the alarm will sound once
'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.
10. The alarm can be set to buzzer, Internet radio, DAB radio, FM radio
or Last.fm. For whichever radio mode is selected, 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
required radio mode. Press the control to confirm the selection.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Setting the alarm clock - cont.
11. If setting the alarm to a 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 5. Scroll to the chosen option and press the control to confirm the selection.
Note that the alarm may only use a preset which has already been stored.
12. 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 sound system
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.
13. 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 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 Back
button to go back to the previous screen.
When the alarm sounds
The buzzer or radio alarm will sound at the selected times for up to 60 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.
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Clock and Alarms
1. During an alarm, the alarm icon will flash at the bottom of the playing mode
displays. The radio will automatically revert to standby mode after 60 minutes.
2. To cancel an alarm, press the On/Off button to return to standby mode.
Note: If the radio is switched on because of an alarm you can control basic functions
such as volume and selecting presets. You cannot perform operations which
involve the Select control since this also acts as the Snooze button (see below).
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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 sound system is
snoozed will set the available snooze time to 5, 10, 15 or 30 minutes.
2. While the snooze timer is active the remaining snooze time is shown next
to the flashing alarm icon on the clock display.
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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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Disabling alarms
1. To disable an alarm while the radio is in standby mode press Preset 3 to
cycle through the alarm on-off options (see page 79, step 1).
2. To disable an alarm while the radio is playing enter the Alarms menu (see
page 79, steps 3 and 4) and rotate the Tuning/Select control until the desired
alarm is highlighted on the display. Press the Tuning/Select control.
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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Enable:' option is highlighted on
the display. Press the control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to highlight 'Off' and press the control.
5. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until the 'Save' option is highlighted on the
display then press the control to save the new setting.
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The chosen alarm will now be disabled.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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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.
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1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio.
2. Access the menu for the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
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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3. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Sleep' is highlighted on the
display then press the Tuning/Select control.
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 sound system will switch into standby mode after the preset time
has elapsed.
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 sound system, press the On/Off button to turn the unit 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 sound system back on again.
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Display and Audio
Display and Audio
Equaliser function
The sound on your sound system can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste for the material that you are listening to. The Stream 83i has a
range of equaliser modes. Alternatively you may set the treble and bass
levels to your own preferences which can be accessed from the My EQ
menu item.
1. Press the On/Off button to switch on your radio. Access the menu for
the current mode by pressing the Menu button.
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 'Equaliser' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control.
4. Rotate the Tuning/Select control to cycle through and highlight the
various modes. Press the control to confirm your selection.
a - 'Normal (Flat)'
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b - 'Jazz'
c - 'Rock'
d - 'Movie'
e - 'Classic'
f - 'Pop'
g - 'News'
h - 'My EQ'
The currently selected mode is marked with an asterisk.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Setting up your My EQ profile
If you find the preset equaliser functions not to your liking, you may set
up a custom treble and bass setting as follows:
1. Follow steps 1-3 on the preceding page in order to enter the Equaliser
menu.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My EQ profile setup' is highlighted
on the display. Press the control to enter the adjustment mode.
3. To adjust the bass level rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Bass'
is highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter the adjustment
mode and rotate the control until the desired level (between -14 and
+14) is displayed. The sound will change as you turn the control. Press
the control when you are happy with the bass setting.
4. To adjust the treble level rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Treble'
is highlighted on the display. Press the control to enter adjustment
mode and rotate the control until the desired level (between -14 and
+14) is displayed. The sound will change as you turn the control. Press
the control when you are happy with the treble setting.
5. Press the Back button and the display will prompt you to save the
changes. If you wish to save the changes rotate the control to highlight
'YES'. If you do not wish to save the changes highlight 'NO'. Press the
Tuning/Select control to enter the selection.
6. To use the 'My EQ' profile rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'My
EQ' is highlighted, and then press the control to make the selection.
To quickly cancel the effect of the 'My EQ' profile rotate the Tuning/Select
control until 'Normal (Flat)' is highlighted on the display and press the
control to select. The treble and bass settings will be remembered for the
next time that you wish to use the 'My EQ' setting.
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Display and Audio
Brightness control
The brightness of the display can be adjusted for when the sound system
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 sound system. 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.
3. To adjust the display brightness when the sound system is switched
on rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Normal' is highlighted on the
display.
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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 button to exit.
When the sound system 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 (almost off), it is still possible to see the time by quickly
pressing a button.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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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.
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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.
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 sound system is used, press the control to
save the setting.
4. Press the Menu button to exit.
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Headphone socket
Display and Audio
A 3.5mm Headphone Socket located on the rear of your sound system
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 volume to a low level before connecting
headphones to the sound system.
IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
Line out socket (3.5mm Jack)
A 3.5mm Line Out socket located on the rear of your sound system is
provided for connecting the audio signal to an external amplifier. Inserting
an audio cable into this socket will not mute the internal loudspeaker. Set
the volume control on the sound system to minimum if desired.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Auxiliary input socket
A 3.5mm Auxiliary Input socket located on the rear of your sound system
is provided for connecting the audio signal from an external audio source
such as an 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 at the rear of the sound system.
Typically this lead will have a 3.5mm stereo plug at both ends.
2. Switch on your sound system.
3. Press the Mode button until AUX in mode is shown on the display.
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4. Press the 'play' on the connected audio device. If you are using its
headphone output for the connection, set its volume control to a level
of somewhere between two-thirds and maximum (the objective is to
get a strong audio signal but without too much distortion). Then adjust
the volume on the sound system as required.
Note, if using an iPod as the sound source, you may need to set its
output to maximum to get an adequate audio signal level.
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5. After use, disconnect your player in order to listen to your sound system
conventionally.
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Information
Information
Factory reset
If you wish to completely reset your sound system to its initial state this
may be performed by following this procedure. By performing a factory
reset, all user entered settings will be erased.
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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.
2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'System settings' is highlighted
and then press the control to select.
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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. A full reset
will be performed and the sound system will restart as if first plugged
in. The DAB stations list together with any 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.
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, 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.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Software update
From time to time, new software features for your radio may be developed. Your sound system 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 sound system.
It is important that you do not attempt this procedure unless you have a good Internet connection and a
reliable mains power supply. If the radio connects to your router using a WiFi connection, make sure that
this is also reliable before proceeding.
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 sound system 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 sound system 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 sound system 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.
4. Once the software update is completed, the sound system will prompt you to press Select to restart.
Press the Tuning/Select control and your sound system 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 sound system until the update operation is
complete and the radio has restarted, otherwise the unit may become permanently damaged.
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Information
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 sound system
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.
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The sound system stores the four most recent profiles in memory identified
by their SSID. Normally the sound system 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 System Settings menu.
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2. Rotate the Tuning/Select control until 'Network' is highlighted on the
display. Press the control to enter the Network Settings menu.
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.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Software version display
The software version display is provided for reference and customer
support purposes and cannot be changed.
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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.
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 sound system can access some audio help for Internet Radio use.
1. With your sound system switched on and in the Internet Radio mode,
press 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.
Adjust the volume as needed.
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Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any trouble with your sound system, then you may find
it useful to visit the help section on our web site at
http://www.robertsradio.co.uk/pages/stream83i_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'. This will ask first whether you
wish to configure a wired or a wireless connection. For either wired or
wireless 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.
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.
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' -> 'Wired' or 'Wireless' (as needed) -> 'DHCP disable'.
The radio will then prompt you in turn for the
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.
4. Check that your access point does not restrict connections to particular
MAC addresses (sometimes called MAC address filtering).
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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Troubleshooting - cont.
If your sound system 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.
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.
Music Player / UPnP problems
The use of the Music Player function with UPnP should be straightforward.
However, the cleverness of UPnP means that it is often disabled by default
by security applications and in routers.
4. The station may choose to block internet connections to your geographic
region (sometimes known as geo-locking).
If you are using Windows Media Player as your UPnP server, and if it fails
to operate with your sound system, 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.
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.
If it does not work, possible reasons may include:
UPnP functions blocked in firewall software
UPnP functions turned off by security software
6. The radio station is broadcasting using an audio format which is not
playable by your radio (although the Stream 83i does play the most
popular formats used by regular broadcasters).
UPnP functions 'hi-jacked' by other software
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.
IP address of system blocked in firewall software
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UPnP functions blocked in the router
Multi-cast packets blocked in the router
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, it may also be found in some cases that they are easier
to get working.
Information
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).
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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.
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.
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3. Press the On/Off button to switch the radio on. Then press 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 are using Windows Media Player 11 as the server, your
radio will then normally display 'Unauthorised' at this stage.
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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.
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'.
Allowing a device to connect to Windows Media Player 11
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 94).
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.
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 95.
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Information
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 or to play directly from USB flash memory devices.
Note that for any given audio codec, there are many variations of the codec and 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)
320 kbits/sec
FLAC (1)
1.536 Mbits/sec
LPCM (2)
1.536 Mbits/sec
MP3
320 kbits/sec
Real Audio
64 kbits/sec
WAV (3)
1.536 Mbits/sec
WMA (4)
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) 16 and 24 bit samples are supported in FLAC files.
(2) The maximum supported bit-rate is for 48 kHz sampling, 2 channels and 16-bits per sample.
(3) 16 bit LPCM only
(4) WMA Lossless, WMA Voice, WMA 10 Professional, and files which have DRM protection are not supported.
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Cautions
Do not allow your sound system to be exposed to water, steam or sand.
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The radio shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the radio.
Do not leave your sound system where excessive heat could cause
damage.
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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.
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The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it
with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc.
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No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
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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 on the rear of the sound system.
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Information
Specifications
Circuit features
Power Requirements
Loudspeaker
2 x 34 mm
Subwoofer 1 x 76mm
Mains
Remote Control Battery
100-230 volts AC, 50Hz
only
(use only supplied adaptor)
Output Power
Subwoofer 4.4W into 6 ohms
1 x CR2025
Headphone socket
Connectivity
Wired Ethernet
WiFi
10/100M bits/sec via RJ-45 connector
Tweeter 3.8W into 4 ohms
3.5mm diameter, stereo
Aux In socket
3.5mm diameter, stereo
Line out socket
3.5mm diameter, stereo
Aerial System
WiFi
Built-in antenna
DAB
Telescopic aerial
FM
Telescopic aerial
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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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/
RealNetworks is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.
Portions of this software are included under license from RealNetworks, Inc. Copyright 1995 to 2007, RealNetworks, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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Information
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.
N.B. Damaged or broken aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
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 overleaf.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
If you need any further advice, please call our Technical Helpline on 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
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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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