Summary: Having set up the device it worked perfectly, the sound is great and the DAB radio is very good. However within an hour the remote failed to respond and nothing could coax it into life - fiddling with the batteries failed, changing the batteries failed. Then suddenly it went again and equally suddenly failed again and it remains thus!!
Summary: I am very impressed with this product. Looks great and sounds great with many useful features to play your music wherever you have it stored. I am using it as a DAB alarm clock in the bedroom as well as a general sound system when I am working in my office (which is a corner of the bedroom) and it is excellent for both uses.
Summary: It's worth heeding the 1 and 2 star ratings about this product - the remote is truely worse than useless. As the whole system relies upon the remote, simply turning the power on can be a MAJOR annoyance. Such a shame as we love the sound quality and design. My remote has now ceased to work at all and I'm trying to get a replacement from Hughes Direct via Amazon.
Decent product absolutely ruined by terrible, unresponsive remote control
Richard S, Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: The positives of this product are well documented in the other reviews: sound quality is excellent, display is clear and bright, solid build quality, attractive unit, etc. When I was reading some of the reviews before purchasing the Roberts MP53 I noted a number of people complaining about the remote. I thought this would be a minor negative, that the remote was simply clunky and unattractive. In fact, the remote control barely functions at all.