Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: This addition to the Philips Streamium range is the Keira Knightley of network media players: pretty, petite and classy. Unlike Ms Knightley (probably), it's also wall-mountable and has a lovely full-colour screen.
Pros: Compact, stylish, wall-mountable and very solidly built, great remote, bright screen, surprisingly big sound
Cons: Treble could be better controlled, lack of format and music service compatibility
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.
Summary: The Philips Streamium NP2900 is a great-sounding Wi-Fi radio with a unique colour display, but it doesn't offer enough features to justify its price premium over competitors
Pros: Excellent sound quality for its size, Unique 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: Interface can become sluggish with large music libraries, Slight delay between tracks, Included remote is occasionally confusing