Summary: The Good: It works great and sounds excellent if you have your music on an external media server or if you're running Windows. It also supports Wireless (WEP, WPA TKIP, WPA2 TKIP/AES). I found it easier to set up the wirelss by plugging it into the network first and using the web interface (just browse to it's ip) The Bad: It doesn't have optical audio out. This is not my first or only music streaming device.
Summary: I originally became interested in this device when I was researching ways to be able to listen to music in my living room from music stored on an external hard drive attached to my computer in my office . Before this purchase, in order to accomplish this, I would have to bring a laptop into the living room, turn it on, connect to a wireless network, load Windows Media Player, choose the songs I wanted to play, connect it to my stereo, and find somewhere to stash the...
Summary: If you're like me and never read the manual when setting up a new piece of AV equipment, you'll have no problems. I use this with wired Ethernet but also found it works well with wireless. If you plan to use the Internet streaming audio feature, run, don't walk to the Philips web site and set up an account to manage your Internet radio stations. The display is black & white at eye level, but at a 15-30 degree angle above the unit takes on a bluish tint.
Summary: I bought this as a Gold Box deal and am very pleased. My hi-fi setup included satellite radio but I did not want to pay the fee. This gives me excellent internet music stations @ no cost! My only beef is that it is not compatible with my Mac for music streaming. I do have other "PCs" that I use with it however.
Very nice unit for streaming Rhapsody account music
Scott O., Amazon
16 September 2009
Summary: I am not going to add much to the previous reviews. I bought the unit to primarily use with my Rhapsody account. This thing works great. Turn it on and set it up. It will search for your wireless network. Just scroll down to the one that is yours. At first it did not ask for my WPA security code (my network is password protected). But I went back into set up and typed it in using the keypad of the remote. (Its just like texting).
Summary: I use the unit to listen to internet radio stations and my music on my PC through my existing stereo while reading or doing paperwork. This unit is simple to use and just does it's job without pretending to be more than it is. Setup took only a couple minutes. Just plugged in the power, attached the audio cables and in a minute or so it was running and doing what I wanted. The Philips web site, however, is useless.
Summary: I have a nice set of Home Theatre System in my living room. In the past if i need to listen to songs on it, i will have to plug it to my mp3 players, which means i need to renew the songs in my mp3 players regularly...just a waste of time. Or the alternative is to bring my laptop to the living room, which is even more stupid...
Summary: Installed the NP1100 on my Marantz receiver and finally can listen to all my music files on my PC. Internet radio, with the radio stations from back home plus a trail of Rhapsody. Only for $179.