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What type of radio works best in a brick and steel building that gets poor reception?

My mother would like to be able to receive AM and FM. (Does any radio receive TV any more?)
4 years ago
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Hello. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. Accurate, clear, and drift-free radio reception depends on a multitude of factors. The type of material that your building is made of is just one factor that determines the quality of FM and AM broadcasts that you receive. Factors that impact reception quality include the time of day reception is being sought, the distance from the station’s transmitter to your stereo, principles of radio propagation, the laws of physics, FCC regulations regarding broadcast transmission power, the type of material that your home is made of, signal strength the radio station emits, the location of the FM/AM receiver within the home, atmospheric or seasonal conditions, the types of structures in the neighborhood such as tall buildings, rolling hills, or mountains, the quality of your receiver and antenna, and factors that are beyond your control. It doesn’t appear that you are in the market for an alarm clock radio. You just want a radio that gets the best AM/FM reception possible under most circumstances. My personal recommendation for your situation would be either the Sony ICF-38 FM/AM portable radio or the RCA AM/FM Superadio III RP7887 |SKU:4428791. Unfortunately, Best Buy does not carry the Sony ICF-38 FM/AM portable radio for your reception challenged needs. Both of these super high-performance portable radios provide long-range FM/AM reception, excellent sensitivity, selectivity, and clear sound around the clock. The Sony and RCA radios are the best portable analog FM/AM radios with a built-in speaker on the market. You can also consider purchasing an HD radio product from Best Buy to meet your needs as well. Please note that HD radio broadcasts provide much improved sound quality and are subject to less interference from multipath distortion. Multipath radio wave distortion is caused by blockage from physical and environmental structures in your geographical location. With that in mind, Best Buy sells an Insignia NS-BHDIP01 HD Radio boombox |SKU:1800151 that will enable you to receive enhanced digital broadcasts on the FM band and some additional AM band channels of your favorite radio stations. Moreover, many AM radio stations also simultaneously broadcast a digital version of their programs on the FM HD radio band. Best Buy does not carry any portable radio that can receive analog TV band broadcasts pursuant to F.C.C. regulations. Sorry. Additionally, I would recommend any of the following radio enthusiast grade portable or tabletop AM/FM/shortwave portable radios for your particular situation.
1. Grundig S350DL
2. Grundig S450DLX
3. Grundig Satellit 750
4. CCRadio SW
5. CCRadio EP
6. CCRadio 2
7. Sangean PR-D5 |SKU:4647499
8. Sangean ATS-909X |SKU:4647471
9. Sangean WR-2 |SKU:4442354
You can also consider purchasing an external AM and FM antennas for the radio that you use in your building to bolster radio reception opportunities as well. Good Luck.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Hello. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. Accurate, clear, and drift-free radio reception depends on a multitude of factors. The type of material that your building is made of is just one factor that determines the quality of FM and AM broadcasts that you receive. Factors that impact reception quality include the time of day reception is being sought, the distance from the station’s transmitter to your stereo, the type of material that your home is made of, signal strength the radio station emits, the location of the FM/AM receiver within the home, atmospheric conditions, the types of structures in the neighborhood such as tall buildings, rolling hills, or mountains, and the quality of your receiver and antenna. It doesn’t appear that you are in the market for an alarm clock radio. You just want a radio that gets the best reception possible under most circumstances. My personal recommendation for your situation would be either the Sony ICF-38 portable radio or the RCA AM/FM Superadio III RP7887. Unfortunately, Best Buy does not carry either one of these portable radios. Both of these high-performance portable radios provide long range FM/AM reception, excellent sensitivity, selectivity, and clear sound. The Sony and RCA radios are the best portable analog FM/AM radios with a built-in speaker on the market. You can also consider purchasing an HD radio product from Best Buy to meet your needs as well. Please note that HD radio broadcasts provide much improved sound quality and are subject to less interference and multipath distortion from physical and environmental structures in your geographical location compared to their traditional analog counterpart. With that in mind, Best Buy sells an Insignia NS-BHDIP01 HD Radio boombox |SKU:1800151 that will enable you to receive enhanced digital broadcasts and additional channels of your favorite radio stations. Additionally, many AM radio stations also simultaneously broadcast a digital version of their programs on the FM HD radio band. Lastly, Best Buy does not carry any portable radio that can receive analog TV band broadcasts. Sorry. Good Luck.
3 years, 4 months ago
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This is a non product specific question. Any answer provided in this forum would apply to any radio product that Best Buy sells in the U.S. market. Accurate, clear, and drift-free radio reception depends on a multitude of factors. The type of material that your building is made of is just one factor that determines the quality of FM and AM broadcasts that you receive. Factors that affect reception include the time of day reception is being sought, the distance from the station’s transmitter to your stereo, the type of material that your home is made of, signal strength the radio station emits, the location of the fm/am receiver within the home, atmospheric conditions, the types of structures in the neighborhood such as tall buildings or rolling hills, mountains, and the quality of your receiver and antenna. It doesn’t sound like you’re in the market for an alarm clock radio. You just want a radio that gets the best reception possible under most circumstances. My personal recommendation for your situation would be either the Sony ICF-38 portable radio or the RCA AM/FM Super Portable Radio RP7887. Unfortunately, Best Buy does not carry either one of these portable radio models. Both of these high performance table top radios provide long range FM/AM reception with clear sound .The Sony and RCA radios are the best portable radios with a built-in speaker on the market. Best Buy does not carry any portable radio that can receive TV band broadcasts.
3 years, 7 months ago
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hey are their any small boom box radios that play mp3 burned cds ?

lot of tem have mp3 input but cant play mp3 burned cd can anyone help nothing fancy just want it to play
4 years ago
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Hello. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. Yes. There are boombox radios that feature MP3 CD playback. I don’t know what your definition of “small” is. I strongly recommend a Sony boombox for this application as it offers the best audio reproduction compared to any other brand. Best Buy does sell a Sony boombox that will meet your needs. The Sony CFD-G700CP boombox |SKU:8521094 offers MP3 CD playback. Good Luck. Enjoy.
3 years, 5 months ago
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Yes. There are boombox radios that feature MP3 CD playback. I don’t know what your definition of “small” is. I strongly recommend Sony boomboxes for this application as they offer the best audio reproduction compared to any other brand. Sony offers two models that will play MP3 CD’s. Those models are Sony CFD-G700CP and Sony ZS-H10CP. Please note that these Sony boombox models are not carried by Best Buy. Good Luck.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Are there any clock radios with an earphone jack?

4 years, 9 months ago
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Yes, I just purchased this one about a month ago and I love it. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Memorex+-+Factory-Refurbished+CD+Clock+Radio+-+Silver/9896123.p?id=1218191355202&skuId=9896123&st=memorex%20alarm%20clock&cp=1&lp=1
4 years, 4 months ago
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Memorex Aura Radio does.
4 years, 8 months ago
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is there a clock radio alarm that allows for two seperate wake up times???

is there a clock radio alarm that allows for two seperate wake up times???
4 years, 10 months ago
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The iHome does. That's the best alarm clock I've found. The sound quality is great, 2 alarms, snooze button, radio, iPod, or buzzer alarm, a daylight saving button, etc. It's awesome.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Yes
4 years, 10 months ago
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does the remote control the ipod on the phillips under counter mount for apple ipod? model dc6210/37?

 
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Philips Under-the-Cabinet Clock Radio for Apple iPod and iPhone - White
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4 years, 3 months ago
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Absolutely. The operating instructions for the Philips DC6210/37 Under the Cabinet Clock Radio for Apple IPod and iPhone indicate on page 10 that the included magnetic remote control can control the iPod and/or iPhone. At the top portion of the remote control, the user can press the “iPod/iPhone” button to select the connected iPod/iPhone input source for playback. In addition, the user can press the “OK/Play/Pause” button to begin or pause playback of iPod/iPhone music files. Lastly, the user can press the “forward or reverse skip buttons” in the middle portion of the remote control to skip to the next music file in ascending or descending order respectively. Good Luck.
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Is there an alarm clock that I can set to go off at the same time every WEEKDAY but not weekends?

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are there android smartphone alarm clock docks

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Does Best Buy carry the Bose Wave III system?

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