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One of the reasons I bought a HDD player is for the digital player AND the FM radio and like to jump back between both. I work in an office and we were recently told to cease our streaming audio connections thru the net. I read the posts for correct settings for the radio (which I did) and found only one station that comes in ok. I found when I hold the player in my hand, that I am acting as an antenna and the reception is better across some other stations. I understand that the player has limited capabilties for the radio and don't expect a lot, but am trying to figure out some way I can bring in better reception.
thx for the replies
did you try to tune in stations without the automatic search?
if i let the m3 search he only will stop at 2 stations but if i tune them in manually all stations here work fine...
My battery just went dead and I have to recharge, but I manually entered the stations I wanted. When I am at home (inside) they seem to work well there, so I don't know. :(
But alas, it's fairly new technology and newer players may address this, right?
Are you around a lot of computers? I had a FM Tuner and tried to use it in a room with lots of computers. There were barely any stations that worked. Anywhere else the FM Tuner worked fine. I think it is the interference from the computers that could possibly make the tuner faulty.
Actually the player works best at home where there are 3 PC's in close proximity while the one at work is below my desk and under a heavy wood desk. I'm going to shift things around here a bit and see if I can do better. thx
It's most likely your work building. Lots of power cables, networking gear and cabeling = lots of interfearence I'm afraid :0( If it's working at home and not at work it isn't the player and no portable FM radio will be able to cut through that, unless it has a good external antenna attatched.
For pretty much all functionalities (not only the FM tuner), the M3 is rather poorly insulated from ambient electromatical disturbances. So if you are in an area with lots of computers, or close to the motor in an electrical train, you'll hear disturbances during regular mp3 playback, and won't get much on your radio.
Are your earphones and the remote plugged in?
They apparently act as an aerial and if they aren't plugged in the reception will be pretty bad.
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