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Sony SMP-N100
6.9 out of 10

Sony SMP-N100

Sony SMP-N100 The Sony SMP-N100 is a network media player Read more

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Overall 10
10

great for streaming

Joan Lipson "bookwoman", Amazon
8 March 2013
  • Summary: I love this It was easy to connect, and it is great for streaming This was my introduction to streaming
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Overall 10
10

Makes any TV a Smart TV

Denis J., Newegg
25 March 2012
  • Summary: Unfortunately did not buy on newegg got it at $50 ( def. buy at that price). I'm happy that this plays avi. As many Sony BD players do not . ..Also to the guy about ISO, should have done more research when looking for something very specific especially with Sony, since they produce movies ...
  • Pros: This unit is great, it does many things that you would get in a $1500 TV.best thing about it is wireless and you get it cheaper than the wireless LAN stick for new Tvs. I have it connected to my NAS system reads all formats that I can throw at it.
  • Cons: The menu is Sony style( as seen on their smart Tvs and BD players). Which can be little confusing till you familiarize your self with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Don't pay more than $50!!!

Steve, Amazon
7 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this on Amazon less than a month ago for $49.99, and I was going to buy one for my dad as well. I logged on 3 days ago, and the price had risen to $69.99! I logged on yesterday... $89.99. TODAY they want $104.00?!? WTF Amazon??? So please, DON'T DO IT!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Quickly became obsolete when I got a "smart" TV.

will.melmoth, CNET
1 March 2012
  • Summary: I experienced a lot of buffering delays with Netflix using the SMP-N100 over my wireless network. However if I use the TV's wireless adapter and Netflix connection buffering was much less.
  • Pros: Has Component Video output as well as HDMI which is useful if your TV has limited HDMI inputs.
  • Cons: Relatively poor wireless connectivity.
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Overall 4
4.0

What a disappointment!

Ruth K., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Pros: Plays from DNLA server(See cons). Full 1080P HD. That's about it.
  • Cons: Very limited on what file types can be played. No ISO or MKV compatibility. Get with it Sony. MKV is one of the best and most popular video formats and you don't support it. I know mkv gets a bad rap because many movies on file sharing networks are mkv, but the mkv format in my opinion is hands d...
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Overall 2
2.0

Is of No Use to Me

Aerocasillas, Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought this over a year ago. I chose Sony because I thought it would be better than the cheaper WD units (which will play ISO files). Instead, I do not use the device at all except to occasionally check to see if Sony has added NetFlix to their menu choices.
  • Pros: Solid build, compact Wireless connection to LinkSys router is reliable
  • Cons: Does not play ISO files - unlike the less expensive Western Digital units Does not provide access to NetFlix in Costa Rica - my service of choice Manual is of little help. Slow to respond to commands I find the menuing system to be painfully cumbersome
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Overall 8
8.0

Much Better Than I Expected!

PPHaley, CNET
1 February 2012
  • Summary: Out the box it feels solid, well built and has a host of connections on the back. This is connected via HDMI to my TV for best quality and least wires. Its also connected via ethernet to get the top speeds from my internet.
  • Pros: + Solid, well built and has a host of connections on the back, + Setup was simple and took a few minutes, + Menu system is alright, + Image viewer works fine, + USB media playback, + Works with any TV
  • Cons: - Lack of ITVs on demand service and 4oD, - Navigating Youtube is difficult with the annoying input system used
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Overall 2
2.0

Sucks for Netflix

Kydex, Amazon
12 January 2012
  • Summary: If you are serious about buying this, do what I failed to do before I wasted the money. Search for "Sony Netflix Interface" and see how many bad reviews there are, and for how long Sony has apparently not cared. I bought this specifically for use with Netflix.
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Overall 1
1.0

A big disappointment to say the least!

Hanksterock, CNET
10 January 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this N100 in the hopes to receive a (space saver) do it all device as far as wi-fi players goes. I am very disappointed with the component/technical quality because I found that the player does not in fact receive signal well and its function responses are way too slow no matter where I...
  • Pros: So many great features of programs if you can utilize them all. it is light & small and fits anywhere with all the audio jacking hook-up you'll need for quality sound.
  • Cons: Won't retrieve proper feed or transition so, what good is it having so many great features if you can't take advantage of them properly? Some users are saying it's because of a third party feed streaming. Well, I just know that it's junk!
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Wonderfully for Me

S. V. Divelbiss "shera1381", Amazon
7 January 2012
  • Summary: I have no idea why some of these reviews are so awful, because my experience was great. I looked into buying either apple tv or a roku at first, but since I do not own an HDTV and both of those lack the old school composite hookups, I ended up looking for something I didn't need an adapter for.
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