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Sony SMP-N100

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Sony SMP-N100 Review – Network Media Player with Wi-Fi, Netflix and Hulu Plus

Review Horizon
20 April 2011
  • Conclusion: As I mentioned before, SMP-N100 is a very weird animal: Offers a certain degree of local support while also implementing all three big streaming clients (Netflix, Amazon VoD and Hulu Plus). No other box does that and, at $89 at Amazon, is a very good deal.
  • Pros: Excellent streaming clients support, cheap, brand recognition, decent codec support from USB storage, decodes Dolby Digital / DTS natively
  • Cons: Limited codec support via DLNA, ugly interface, older style Netflix client
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony SMP-N100 media streamer

stuffmideast.com
6 April 2011
  • Summary: For first-timers or easy-lifers, the Netbox is great, but if you’re more knowledgeable it’ll frustrate as much as it delights
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SMP-N100

CNET
12 March 2010
  • Summary: Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.
  • Pros: Affordable streaming box that includes Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon VOD, Pandora, and Slacker apps; built-in Wi-Fi; plays your own media files via DLNA network streaming or USB; supports TV with analog video connections; controllable by iPhone app.
  • Cons: User interface needs work; initial setup doesn't handle Wi-Fi; lacks advanced Netflix features like search and browsing categories; slightly more expensive than competitors.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

Sony SMP-N100 review

homecinemachoice.com
2 May 2011
  • Excerpt: There must be plenty of readers who have spent the best part of a grand on a cutting-edge full HD TV, only to discover that its replacement model is ‘network-enabled’. Increasingly popular, this feature enables you to stream video from various websites, install widgets and play video content, music or photos stored on devices connected to your home network.
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Overall 8
7.5

Sony SMP-N100 USB media player review: This media streamer offers with inbuilt Wi-Fi

Good Gear Guide.au
26 April 2011
  • Summary: The Sony SMP-N100 is an HD media player that can wirelessly stream content from a PC to a TV over your home network. While its price is a little on the steep side, it remains a reliable and user-friendly product.
  • Pros: Inbuilt Wi-Fi, impressive playback performance, user-friendly interface
  • Cons: No recording capabilities, uninspired design
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony SMP-N100 review

Stuff.tv
23 March 2011
  • Summary: Given the strength of Sony’s net-friendly TVs and Blu-ray players, it’s no surprise that the company’s new SMP-N100 media streamer is a thoroughly equipped, well-developed little device. Dubbed the Netbox, the Sony offers more of a plug ’n’ play experience than more open-source rivals such as the Boxee Box. Instead, it provides a range of consistently high-quality content, much like the similarly approachable Apple TV, and it’s this simplicity that cements its appeal.
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Sony SMP-N100

TechRadar UK
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: There must be plenty of readers who have spent the best part of a grand on a cutting-edge full HD TV, only to discover that its replacement model is 'network-enabled'. Increasingly popular, this feature enables you to stream video from various websites, install widgets and play video content, music or photos stored on devices connected to your home network.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony SMP-N100

What Hi-Fi?
7 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Appealing, and as close to 'fit and forget' as streamers get
  • Pros: Qriocity service, HD support, DLNA, iPlayer and LoveFilm, good performance
  • Cons: Occasional connection issues, won't play many formats over your network, bizarrely
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony SMP-N100 review

Pocket Lint
2 February 2011
  • Conclusion: As a straight (non IPTV) media streaming device the SMP-N100 falls short. An inability to play popular formats over a network make the N100 a runner-up in a streaming race currently dominated by devices like the WD TV Live However, for those that do not own (nor plan on buying) a Sony TV, Sony Blu-ray player or PS3, this smart-looking media player could prove highly attractive.
  • Pros: Well built and appointed media player, strong IPTV selection including BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Lovefilm
  • Cons: Limited file support when it comes to network streaming, only really of use if you intend to feed it media files directly via front-mounted USB
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Sony SMP-N100 first look

CHOICE
4 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Hook this handy device up to your TV to enjoy video, audio and image files stored on your network.
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