Excerpt: Rolling a dial through a handful of FM stations seems like an ancient exercise, compared to the nearly limitless variety of free music available through Internet radio and other Internet music stops. Perhaps that’s why Internet radios have become an essential add-on for stereo buffs with even the most impressive CD collections. Nothing can quite match the variety.
Excerpt: The Philips NP2500 is the new wireless network music player that uses Streamium technology. This sleek player is ideal for anyone that wants to listen to Internet radio while away from their PC. You can also share music with a PC by installing TwonkyMedia server as well as access your Rhapsody music account. Keep reading for a full review.
Summary: The Philips Streamium NP2500 offers many of the features available on more expensive digital audio streamers and has an attractive colour display. That display is hard to see from a distance, though, and we noticed some occasional playback hiccups
Pros: Colour screen that displays album art, Provides access to thousands of Internet radio stations, Stylish exterior design, Easy set-up to stream music from connected PCs
Cons: Small screen is difficult to see from across the room, Interface can become sluggish with large music libraries, Slight delay between tracks, Included remote is occasionally confusing