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    Anything in hardware that would lock Radio to certain region?

    I am in the US and was able to buy a UE Radio but it is the "UK version". I assumed this meant that it just has the UK-type power plug, however, I was wondering if there is anything in the hardware that would "lock" it to the UK region or is it identical to the US version? What I am concerned about is if there is something in the hardware that would prevent me from accessing streaming stations like Pandora that I believe are not available in the UK. Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncb View Post
    I am in the US and was able to buy a UE Radio but it is the "UK version". I assumed this meant that it just has the UK-type power plug, however, I was wondering if there is anything in the hardware that would "lock" it to the UK region or is it identical to the US version? What I am concerned about is if there is something in the hardware that would prevent me from accessing streaming stations like Pandora that I believe are not available in the UK. Thanks for any help.
    I'm pretty certain you'll be ok. AFAIK all the region stuff is a function of your IP address
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    Anything in hardware that would lock Radio to certainregion?

    > I am in the US and was able to buy a UE Radio but it is the "UK
    > version". I assumed this meant that it just has the UK-type power plug,
    > however, I was wondering if there is anything in the hardware that would
    > "lock" it to the UK region or is it identical to the US version? What I
    > am concerned about is if there is something in the hardware that would
    > prevent me from accessing streaming stations like Pandora that I believe
    > are not available in the UK. Thanks for any help.


    No worries: the power brick's plug and the packaging is all that's
    different.

    --

    Michael

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    There is one other difference. The price. It was much more expensive in the UK!
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