Sony SMP-N100 Review – Network Media Player with Wi-Fi, Netflix and Hulu Plus
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
Excerpt: Sony 's first toe in in the streaming water comes in the shape of the Netbox SMP-N100. The Netbox delivers open-format media streaming as well as supplied online content from the company's new Qriocity service.
Pros: Qriocity service, HD support, DLNA, iPlayer and LoveFilm, good performance
Cons: Occasional connection issues, won', t play many formats over your network, bizarrely
Sony SMP-N100 USB media player review: This media streamer offers with inbuilt Wi-Fi
Good Gear Guide.au
23 May 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.
Excerpt: The Sony SMP-N100 USB media player is Sony 's answer to digital video streamers such as the Western Digital WD TV Live . When connected to a USB storage device, the Sony SMP-N100 will play pretty much any video file you care to throw at it. It can also play sound files and display photos.
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.
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.
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.