Summary: The Philips NP2900 is a great-sounding Wi-Fi radio with a unique color display, but it doesn't offer enough features to justify its price premium over competitors.
Pros: Excellent sound quality for its size; unique color screen that displays album art; full Rhapsody integration; provides access to thousands of Internet radio stations; stylish exterior design; easy setup to stream music from connected PCs.
Cons: Interface can get sluggish with large music libraries; slight delay between tracks; no support for Pandora, Last.fm, or Slacker; included remote occasionally confusing.
Summary: Philips describes its Philips Streamium NP2900 network music player as a way of experiencing music without borders. It acts as a wireless server providing access to the tunes stored on your home PC or on other connected devices and can also be used as an internet radio.
Summary: Streaming music around the house and tuning into the world’s finest radio stations are nothing new, so it’s a little baffling to find that there are still so few affordable network media players. Our current favourite is the Logitech Squeezebox Boom , but it finally looks to have a challenger in the form of Philips NP2900, which is wall-mountable and packs a lovely full colour screen.
Excerpt: The moment we started playing a file through Philips' latest Streamium it was obvious that the NP2900 was a cut above your average streaming audio player. Although it measures just 99x347x69mm, it produces a beautifully rich, warm and powerful sound. We're usually sceptical of sound-enhancing features, but Philips' LivingSound uses clever processing to allow the four small speakers to produce a big sound that filled our labs.
Excerpt: Ağdan müzik çalabilen Streamium serisine yeni eklenen NP2900, renkli ekranıyla şık bir görünüm sergiliyor. Cihazı açtığınızda Ethernet yuvasından ya da kablosuz ağ üzerinden ağa hızla dahil olan cihaz, Windows Media Player kullanıyorsanız bilgisayarınızdaki tüm şarkıları kolayca çalabiliyor. Dilerseniz CD’sindeki TwonkyMedia adlı yazılımla bilgisayarınızı Philips için sunucuya dönüştürebilmeniz de mümkün.