Look elsewhere if you are looking for a network media player
G. E. Johnson, Amazon
2 June 2010
Summary: Firstly let me agree with many other reviewers that the Avanti Flow is brilliant in many respects: build quality, sound quality, looks, and the wide range of music sources that it covers (indeed I can't imagine a more complete product). So far a 5 star product; no arguments. HOWEVER, if one of your principal requirements is to stream music files from a server then AVOID THIS PRODUCT LIKE THE PLAGUE! Now, let me first explain where I am coming from.
Summary: I've had the MP53 for only a few days and it is much better overall than the Flow. Both systems offer DAB with ipod docking, but where the Pure Avanti Flow provides internet radio and streamed music from your pc, the Roberts MP53 has a more traditional cd player but with USB and SD card play/record functionality. The sound on the Pure is better, but not that much, but where it falls down is in the functionality and the remote.
Can't understand why everyone is raving about this!
K. Peryer "Busy mum who hasnt time for this....", Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: I was really excited about this product when I first got it. Since then it has been nothing but a source of frustration. It is beautiful looking machine and promises so much. It has great sound quality. These are the only good things I can say about it. Despite its premium price it is really frustrating to use and disappointing.