Ref Elderly parents. Not sure how uptodate your parents are but the interface is touch screen, sliding menus around, scrolling lists etc, a la iPhone. Fine for my techy head but simple changes like volume require sliding fingers on the screen. I certainly wouldn't get one for my grandparents (even though they are 90 and on Skype, Sky+, dvd recorders, hi def etc!). Also as stated before the FM reception seems very poor, not an issue fo rme but would be for them I expect.