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I wasn't sure where to post this. I am not looking for an AV component, but a self-contained, easily transportable FM/Internet radio that also supports timed recordings. So far the only thing I've found is the Sangean DDR-63, which is way over my price point, has lots of features I don't need, questionable build quality, and doesn't appear to supports timed recordings anyway. There are dozens of radios that do FM and Internet streaming, but none appear to support recording. Hopefully I'm missing something. Does anybody have a recommendation?
 

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If such a thing exists, I suspect it would be a computer based solution. Honestly, the market demand for exactly what you're requesting seems like it would be almost zero, which makes me doubt anyone makes it.
 

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Shrug. So many companies are 90% of the way there. You'd think one would add a recording feature to distinguish themselves.

I also just found the Telestar M12i. No FM and apparently only one (uncreative) programmable recording...but they're on the right track.
 

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Shrug. So many companies are 90% of the way there. You'd think one would add a recording feature to distinguish themselves.

I also just found the Telestar M12i. No FM and apparently only one (uncreative) programmable recording...but they're on the right track.

Companies don’t manufacture products to distinguish themselves – they manufacture what they believe will sell.

AFAIK in the history of hi-fi, no one ever made a tuner with on-board recording capability as a standalone component, even in the days when FM was highly popular. The recording capability has always been accomplished via a separate device. Not sure why anyone would expect something different in this day and age when it’s difficult to even find a stand-alone tuner anymore.

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Shrug again. They're selling in Germany. Thanks for the replies. As is often the case, I'll find my own way.
 

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AFAIK in the history of hi-fi, no one ever made a tuner with on-board recording capability as a standalone component, even in the days when FM was highly popular.

Not quite the case.

My old ghettoblaster from back in the day, had a built-in cassette unit which could record straight from the fm (or am) radio.
 

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Not quite the case.

My old ghettoblaster from back in the day, had a built-in cassette unit which could record straight from the fm (or am) radio.
The ability to record directly from the AM/FM radio onto audio cassette was actually quite standard with '80s - '90s era Ghettoblasters. Department store catalogues back in the day even touted this feature! I also remember reading articles back then about listeners who would complain about the DJ interrupting the music they were trying to record in that fashion! :lol:

However, I don't suspect this is what the OP is looking for.

CHEERS! :)
 

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There are apps available that do this, like LiLiCAST and uSave.it. You could get a tablet or small laptop and set it up with a bluetooth speaker to be your portable radio.

Brian
 

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