Summary: This media player has most the things I wanted. It streams quality music from my PC to my stereo. The worst part about this media player is the Twonky software you install on your computer. It "will not" organize tracks in the same order as on the CD (by track number). Tech support is completely worthless and I get conflicting information depending on who answers my email.
Summary: I just bought the NP2500/37. I like it very much except for the fact that it does not have integrated speakers. I intend to use this device mostly in my kitchen, and I don't want to add two extra speakers on my kitchen countertops. And of course, I have to pay extra to buy these speakers.
Poor Interface & small buffer; Works As Advertised
Jacob Hantla "hantla.com", Amazon
14 May 2009
Summary: The Philips NP2500 Network Music player is a device that connects wireless (or via ethernet) to your home network and internet connection. It uses this connection to access and play music files. The player has a small buffer to deal with internet lags, but I regularly had my player pausing to refill the buffer, especially with internet radio and rhapsody, even though I'm on a very high speed cable internet connection. These files come from 3 different locations: 1.
One of its functions is great, the others...not so much
Jonathan Strawn, Amazon
13 May 2009
Summary: The entire problem with this player is that it does one thing really well, but has a couple of other features thrown in addition that don't work as advertised. As a player for Rhapsody, this really rocks. The songs come up quickly, the interface is easy to navigate, and all the songs feature artwork that looks great on the small but crisp LCD. The only downside is that it requires a paid Rhapsody account, although the free month is a nice introduction.