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.
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.
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.
Summary: So - This is progress? Fifty years ago, you switched on your radio and waited a minute or so for the valves to warm up, a quick twist of the dial got you the program you wanted. Sometimes there was a bit of buzz, and often a hiss in the background. Once the transistor was invented, there was no delay at all - you tuned in straight away and had excellent sound.