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MP3 Player with FM Radio Buying Tips
Getting More Music From Your MP3 Player
MP3 players are all about music, so why would you worry about having an FM radio tuner on it? Simple. Variety. An MP3 player with FM radio allows you to tune in local stations to give you a more varied listening experience. You can hear talk radio, sports, news, and more, in addition to great sounding music. It allows you to hear new stuff that you haven't yet discovered.
On this page you can learn just a bit about the features you should consider when selecting a good MP3 player with FM radio and we'll show you some of the best models currently available.
Choosing an MP3 player with FM radio requires you to consider a number of things. Here are a few to consider:
- The overall features and functions of the player.
You need to be sure that the media player you choose will support the types of files you hope to play. Of course most of these devices will support multiple formats. (MP3, WAV, WMA, and so forth). You'll also want to be sure you'll be able to make the connection with your computer.
The screen is particularly important if you will also be using it for video or for viewing photos. Screen size, brightness, and resolution are critical. Some of the MP3 players with FM radio have a touch screen, so if this is desirable, it may guide your decision making process.
Memory capacity is also critical. If you'll be storing both songs and photos/video it becomes even more critical. 8GB is a good minimum for devices that will store audio and video.
These are the basics.
- The FM Radio Tuner
The various media players offer different convenience features to think about. Certainly having the ability to program station presets would be desirable. This allows you to get to your favorite FM stations quickly. Some players may offer 10 presets, 30 presets, or more.
Having functions like seek and auto scan are also ideal. Since most MP3 players will feature HD FM radio, the sound will be better and the number of stations available will be increased. Ideally, the player will display the song title/artist, and in some cases will allow you to tag songs if you wish to purchase them later. Another convenient feature is the ability to record radio. Identify which of these features are critical for you and find the player that offers them.