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Codliveroil



Joined: 09 Jan 2015
Posts: 125
Location: Algarve

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Music Reply with quote

We provide a DVD player and a CD player with a selection of CD's. I have only just progressed to this level from gramophones and 78's, so when a guest starts asking about bluray, mp something or other and bose systems I get palpitations!

What do you guys provide that is up to date and idiot proof for me to install and guests to use that ain't going to need a second mortgage?

Thanks for any advice, for systems.........not medication, lol
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COYS



Joined: 06 Jun 2015
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Location: Greek Islands

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An iPod/phone dock/charger with an aux facility. Covers almost all modern day music carriers. Compact & no CD's to store or tastes to account for.
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Mouse



Joined: 20 Jun 2006
Posts: 7104
Location: Balearics

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Bluetooth speaker.

We've ditched the ipod/mp3 as no one seems to use them anymore......but Bluetooth they do.

Mind you it's easy these days to pack a Bluetooth speaker (we do) but ours does get used.

Forget the CDS. ....people can download music easily these days.

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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 301
Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the UK you have to be very careful. Holiday lets are considered "commercial premises" and the playing of copyrighted music requires a licence. Leaving CDs for guest use would fall under that.

Of course being the UK it is more complicated than that as there are some exemptions. You would need to check the licensing rules where you are
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SusanMay



Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 52
Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got this. It's got Bluetooth, radio (fm and DAB), AUX and a CD. Good name. It is very light weight but it does the job and it pretty cheap we thought. Pay a bit more if you fancy something a bit sturdier.

https://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-sc-pm250bebs-bluetooth-micro-hi-fi-system-with-fm-dab-radio-xbs-master-sound/p2581480

Something like it would maybe suit you? You mention Bose. Bose are known for their Bluetooth speakers. Very good but expensive and not as versatile. I'd be worried about putting one in a holiday home, mainly because of the cost of them
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akwe-xavante



Joined: 01 Jul 2015
Posts: 222
Location: East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't provide anything at all other than a Blu-ray player for one of the TV's and a DaB radio. That's it.

Nobody has asked for anything at all or commented about the lack of anything.

I believe and find that today the majority have online access to there own music using there own devices they bring with them.

iPads, Smart and iPhones etc

I can't see a need to provide additional devices or ways and means for guests to listen to music or video they bring with them in the form of vinyl, tape (What's that!), or cd anymore as there music is stored online in the cloud nowadays and they take it everywhere with them as they go about there daily activities.

The Blu-ray player does get used occasionally by older guests or guests with young children as some guests do bring there own favourite DVD movies with them.

Everybody else carries there music and video in there pocket all day every day today.
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amandajane



Joined: 14 Jul 2014
Posts: 165
Location: South hams, devon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a Boombar sound bar Bluetooth speaker. Works well and was very cheap as we got it on Tesco double up points a year or two ago.
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Sanchisimo



Joined: 03 Apr 2010
Posts: 106
Location: Andalucķa, Spain

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We bought a bluetooth soundbar for the tv to give better sound when watching telly and say it can connect to devices. However I think people (myself included) bring their own. The quality of small portable speakers these days are so good.
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 847
Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We recently bought a John Lewis own brand Bluetooth speaker to see how it went down with guests. We use it with our iPads and iPhones - it's very easy to connect.

Before that we had a mini hifi which had a tape deck (remember those?), CD player and radio. The CD player stopped working and we had a long debate about whether it was worth replacing it. Hence the Bluetooth speaker. If that worked out I was planning on replacing the hifi with a digital radio. At the moment we tell guests before they come that there's a radio and Bluetooth speaker available for them.

Guess what - our last guests rang up to complain that the CD player wasn't working and they'd bought loads of CDs with them. So it looks like we won't be abandoning CDs altogether just yet. Susanmay's Panasonic looks like it might fit the bill.
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Martha



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Chamonix

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two BOSE bluetooth speakers - well, actually neither were originally Bluetooth but we were able to convert both.

One has a little square widget that plugs into the old iPhone socket. The other has a CD and radio, and the bluetooth converter goes into the other auxiliary socket. Both work great, no problems so far touch wood!
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