Originally Posted by Jim1348
I am looking around to buy a new radio for the house. Is there, or has there ever been, a combination HD/Wifi radio? I am anticipating that there hasn't because they are competing formats, but maybe there is, or was, one.
Like you, I was looking for this as well, at a REASONABLE Price. And I wanted a Tabletop/Clock Radio/Transferable to places like the beach, etc...
I had to make some compromises, since to find EXACTLY what I am looking for, does not exist. Here are the best options I found. One found on EBay, and one found on Amazon(these are both the cheapest places I could find them).
Now the first one DOES NOT have HD Radio capability, but it is a GREAT Tabletop radio, and has FM/AM, and a DIRECT CONNECTION for either an older 30 pin Apple Iphone(up to a 4s), or any of the newer iphones with a lightening connector. So this allows STREAMING from any app on the Iphone/Ipad(TuneIn Radio/IHeart/SiriusXM/etc...). Audio from pretty much any app. Plus, since the phone "sits" on the connection it is not only transferring the audio to the radio, it is constantly being CHARGED/RE-CHARGED which is nice. And it has an external AM Radio Antenna, a Single Wire FM Antenna, a AUX Input(3.5mm plug), 20 FM Presets/10 AM Presets. It is a really good radio for the bedroom. Comes with a remote as well. Here is a link to it on EBay, where it can be found for the cheapest price USED. Just make sure it has all it's accesories if/when you buy it, and I WOULD NOT pay any more than $30 for it(shipping included). But that is me. I do not think it is worth anymore than that. But you will see some people are asking INSANE prices for it because, it is, UNIQUE/ONE OF A KIND:
The next one, can be found at AMAZON for just a little over $100. It has built in HD RADIO/FM/AM/WeatherBand/Bluetooth/Aux in/And I "think" a USB connection for CHARGING a phone/Pad while PLUGGED IN/Can be run on Batteries if you take it to the Beach or elsewhere, or the power goes out.
It is the SPARC SHD-ITR2BT.
I DO NOT have this radio. I ordered it about 2-3 weeks ago from AMAZON, but have not gotten it yet. If I do not get it in the next few weeks, I will cancel my order. It seems like they have a VERY LIMITED SUPPLY of these available, and when they get them, they go quickly. Or they may not have them at all anymore.
I will know more in a few weeks from Amazon. It is available there for just over $102/with shipping. But it states it takes 1-4 weeks to ship. I am on the start of WEEK 3, and it STILL has not SHIPPED. They may not have it. But I will give it at least 2-3 weeks since I am in no hurry.
This radio comes the ABSOLUTE CLOSEST of what you want, at a reasonable cost:
The above is a link to it's Website home. Type in the Radio's product name/tag at Amazon, and it will come up. Read about what it can do. It has an online manual available. It may suit your needs.