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).
Compact and cool design! And I love the Internet radio function!
Huang, Andrea, Amazon
26 October 2008
Summary: This player is really cool! First of all, I don't need to chuck my own hifi away in able to enjoy the digital music. Second, i can listen online and internet radio music!!!!! Third, I also found it is really cool to control my music that i have in my notebook from just pointing the remote control to the player itself!!I don't need to control the music from teh notebook itself or turn on my PC for the internet radio. Very cool ! Love it!
Summary: I really like having internet radio away from PC on a proper sound system. Hooking it up to my router was simple... search, select my network, enter my WEP key and it was working right away. The selection of stations is excellent. Any time I miss a show on NPR or CBC (public radio) I can usually find it again in another time zone. The streaming from the PC is a bit trickier in that I had to configure my PC for sharing.
Summary: I just bought myself a second Streamium NP1100 after I used my first one for two weeks. I now have one in my living room and one in my study. The installation was pretty straightforward and I got the thing working almost instantly. I mainly use internet radio and I love Rhapsody so I hardly use it to listen to my own music from my PC.
Summary: This is the first time I've seen a very simple device. Once you turn it on and you've gone through the very logical steps of joining your wireless network you can use it straight away. There's no installation of PC-SW needed (like I saw for the Squeezebox) and there's no need to enter your email / create an account. Seems Philips really keeps up to its promise and makes devices very easy and simple to use.
Summary: I seldom write reviews but will do it this time because I like this product and also is made by Philips. I like Philips products ever since i started using their dvd player Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player . The price was cheap but performed so well that it was the only player i have at that time that had no problem playing any of my dvds(home-made, little scratched, pirate :P).