Summary: I am very disappointed with this radio, which absolutely is not worth the high price. It is presented as a dual-mode radio with 1) WiFi streaming and 2) with regular wireless tuning, and 3) as a portable. Which would be great. But it fails at all three of these. The WiFi reception is very weak, failing to pick up WiFi in parts of our house, where all other devices pick up a strong signal.
Excerpt: Bit disappointed with this. Easy to set up and link to router. Once working, it forces you to update to the latest software. If you don't the radio is frozen and you can't use it. Manual indicates that the update could take "up to 5 minutes". Still not updated after 4 hours. It did eventually update but it took overnight. Fairly simple to use, but sound quality is poor and muffled.
Summary: After an over WiFi software update all my interface problems disappeared but... and its a big but for people that like talk radio Due to no bass/treble adjustment talk radio station all sound muffled and its hard to hear what some presenters are even saying This is due to the "one flow"'s Bossiness every thing sounds like "woowodb dooobb wwoo woob doooob woob" to me :¬(
Summary: It was okay for many months, then suddenly stopped connecting to the internet. Tried several times, even sought the assistance of knowledgeable friends but without any success. I am unable to recommend this product.
Summary: The Pure Lounge system is great but the radio is not very reliable. After 18 months it was inconsistent, working some days and then not others. Needing regular reboots and re-entering the network information. Finally it stopped working completely.. after several exchanges with the online support I returned it for repairs because it was still within the 2 year guarantee. I had bought my mother the same radio and she had the same software/hardware failure within 3 months.
Excerpt: Firstly, unless you have exceptionally reliable and strong wi-fi then you need to buy an Ethernet adapter. Even with the adapter the listen again stops suddenly, that can be five minutes into the programme or 45 minutes in. I haven't had a successful listen again yet with this radio. Even the DAB has a habit of dropping out. However, it has an easy to read screen that is lit letters only, not with a bright back-light that drowns out the letters.
Summary: I've had this over a year now. The internet service via Pure Connect is poor, with frequent interruptions and (attempted) reconnections. I have a good high speed internet connection and my WiFi is fine, have several devices which don't have a problem. Infuriatingly it sometimes get stuck and hangs. Can't change source or turn off. How to reset? Guide doesn't tell you, look online and find you should press a button for a couple of seconds.
24 seconds to turn on, muffled sound, horrible interface, expensive rechargeable battery
J. Masi "Winky Dink", Amazon
18 March 2013
Summary: It's radio is so frustrating. It is good looking and portable, but the positives end there. It takes 24 seconds from when you press the power button for sound to come out of it. That is too long. My Roberts Internet/DAB/FM radio turns "on" almost immediately after pressing the power button. Though 24 seconds doesn't sound like a lot, it is forever when you're used to other radios. The rechargeable battery costs a huge packet.
Looks nice, sounds good, but it needs the patience of a legion of saints to set up!
13 February 2013
Summary: This is my fourth Pure digital radio and, on present showing, it will most certainly be my last. The radio itself seems to work fine, as one might expect. The problems start with the network-based additions - which were the reason for paying the price premium and buying it in the first place. The actual connection to my home WiFi was straightforward enough, even if the printed manual was no help at all in doing it.