Summary: I was looking for a player to use with Mediatomb. I got very irritated with the Logitech squeezebox as it only supported it's own server which is, quite frankly, awful. Set up was a breeze on this by comparison. I just plugged in. Powered it on. Selected the Mediatomb server and played music. That simple. I store my music as FLAC files and transcode them to PCM for this player (and the PS3). It sounds fine.
Summary: I'm a geek, so if you're a fellow geek I suppose you'll find this review particularly very useful. I had never heard of this device until I was walking through a local store and saw them on a closeout sale. When I walked by it just looked like a neat clock, but when I saw it played internet radio I had to get one. I trust the Philips brand and before purchasing I looked it up on Amazon to see the reviews and Amazon's price.
Summary: I love Philips! They always make cutting edge, slick products. My first experience with their products came on the guise of the "Nino" - a PDA that I used religiously to keep my agenda and download some recordings of American radio stations (while I lived Overseas) and play MP3 files in my car - 14 years ago! - loved it! then Philips pulled the plug on the product (and support!) - I did not like that at all!
Summary: I have to say that the idea of streaming your music from your computer is a great idea. Once you have it set up it works quite well as I run the music from my computer into another room from my stereo and the music is crystal clear. I'm not very computer savvy but the set up was fairly easy. Like another reviewer said it was a little ridiculous trying to enter your password through the remote and I was ready to give up.
Summary: As a subscriber to two satellite radio providers (soon to be one) I was not too sure that I needed this. After all, I get hundreds of premium radio programs to choose from with both Sirius and XM. Now that I have my Streamium Network Player I only use the satellite radio for special programs (such as the comedy channels). I use the Steamium almost all of the time while I am at home. Why? First let me say that I had no problem setting it up.
Summary: I use this to send music from my downstairs computer in my office back upstairs to my home stereo in the living room. Works great! I use it with Windows Media Player on the Vista operating system and have had no problems at all. This was one of the easiest wireless devices I have set up (and I've set up several...access points, routers, XBox, PSP, etc.) Overall this is a great little product for sending music from your PC to any stereo in the house.
Summary: Just the concept of this thing is great. I can keep all my mp3 files on my machine, but still use them throughout the house. That and take advantage of Rhapsody. In our house we have three different mp3 players and they're not compatible with each other, so getting a player to plug into the stereo has never really been an option before now. Installation was extremely simple. Turning on the device it immediately was able to find my wireless network and connect up.
Nice way to bring your music from your PC to your home theater
J. SPIEGEL "Joe", Amazon
23 July 2008
Summary: This is a nicely impressive home theater tool that is not perfect but very good. First, it's PC only Mac folks keep walking there's nothing here. It uses Windows Media Player 11 (supplied and also downloadable) as it's tool for sharing your music on the PC to this unit. You'll also need a WiFi B/G setup in your home (or a wired network if you're really adventurous). When I opened the box my first thought was this device is smaller than I had envisioned.
An Easy, Affordable Option for Bringing your Digital Music Where You Want It
D. R. Jeanclerc "Reader, Listener & Obsessive..., Amazon
22 July 2008
Summary: The Philips Streamium NP1100 player connects your stereo to your PC and its Internet connection, letting you easily access your digital content where you want it. No more sitting in front of your PC to listen to your music! SETUP The NP1100 is basically a wireless access point bundled with a simple on-screen user interface and a remote control. Setup was unbelievably easy - I plugged the NP1100 into my A/V receiver, powered it up, and off it went.