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6.8 out of 10

Sony SMP-N100

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

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Reviews and Problems with Sony SMP-N100

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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

Not what I would expect from Sony

Frank, Amazon
29 January 2012
  • Summary: I have to say that I am very disappointed with this unit, for the following reasons: - It is UNBELIEVABLY slow. It takes at least 5 minutes to start playing a file from the DLNA server. It is so slow, I thought it was broken. - It only supports external storage that is plugged directly into the player. It can't use an external drive on my home network. I also have an LG BD570 and it supports both direct-attached and network attached devices.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice Idea, poor execution

VinceB, Amazon
31 October 2011
  • Summary: Based on the Sony name, I purchased the Sony SMP-N100 primarily for watching Amazon Instant Video. I wish I had not. Pros: 1) The connection to my WIFI network was simple. 2) A wide list of internet content providers is supported. Cons: 1) Once the unit connects to the network an update is identified as available. All attempts (wired or WIFI) result in failure. It claims there is a network issue. 2) Connecting to any internet content goes through a three phases.
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Overall 4
4.0

No support for Chinese file names or Unicode character set

BuyerOfThings, Amazon
22 October 2011
  • Summary: This unit does not support Chinese file names, and this probably applies to any international character set that relies on Unicode (e.g. Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic). It seems a bit ironic considering that Sony is a Japanese company, and Japanese character set also relies on Unicode. Files names that are 100% Unicode are completely ignored by the Sony player.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointing

S. Brown, Amazon
4 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought this because it was on sale and I was thinking of replacing my Roku. After I hooked it up and used it for a day I realized I had made a mistake. The Roku is much better than this product. Pros: 1)The unit does have a lot of options for connecting your devices. 2) It was fairly easy to hook up and get running. 3)It does not take up a lot of shelf room. 4) The menu style will be familiar to people who have used Playstations. 5)Nice sized remote.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Interface, good selection of online services, BAD BAD for streaming your own content

Bill "Bill in Arizona", Amazon
4 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this as I saw it on the shelves for $99.00 and thought it may be all the things I've ever wanted in my Western Digital Media Player, and could use on our big television set for family use; the thinking was that Sony has finally done it all right. I take this home, start looking for all of my network shares, since Western Digital plays over the network any content I throw at it, and can't. Sony DOES NOT allow basic Windows shares to be accessed!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not all that

Craig_PHX, Amazon
20 October 2010
  • Summary: My SMP-N100 arrived today, easy to set up, connected to my 802.11N WIFI without problems. Updated to the latest firmware, M05.R.071. The display is similar to the PS3's, and it's easy to navigate. At this time, the only thing that works well, or at all is Netflix. It's supposed to support Pandora, Slacker Radio, NPR, and many others. I tried accessing my Pandora account, but I receive a "content error" after it tried to play a few songs.
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Overall 4
4.0

Hält nicht, was er verspricht!

NightFire2XS, Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: Habe das Gerät vor wenige Tagen gekauft. War als Ersatz für eine WDTV Live Box gedacht. Warum das Gerät als "Network Media Player" verkauft wird, ist mir relativ schleierhaft. Bis auf DLNA Streaming und Internet-Videos abspielen kann das Gerät nichts. Es ist nicht möglich Dateien eines Netzwerkshares wiederzugeben. Eine für ein Gerät dieses "Typs" essentielle Funktion. Das Gerät ist somit aus meiner Sicht vollkommen nutzlos und wurde zurückgeschickt.
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Overall 4
4.0

Netter Versuch, mehr nicht

ardbeg, Amazon
13 January 2011
  • Summary: schade, wieder wird man von einem "Großen" der Branche enttäuscht .... Oft kritisiert, wollte sich SONY hier den gängigen Videoformaten öffnen. Leider las das Gerät weder meine MKV- noch AVI-Dateien und erkannte nicht einmal eine FAT32 formatierte externe Festplatte. Zwei Punkte gibts für das Design und die Fernbedienung. Parallel hatte ich den LG DP1 in Betrieb, der las immerhin alles an Dateien, hatte aber andere Schwächen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unverständlich schlecht für einen Markenhersteller

Andreas Lorenz "PDA Fan", Amazon
9 January 2011
  • Summary: Ich habe mir das Gerät vor allem zum Streamen von Musik und Bildern vom Linux Server (DLNA) auf die Anlage und den Fernseher gekauft. Die Verarbeitung von Gerät und Fernbedienung ist gut, wie vom Vorredner beschrieben, nur dafür vergebe ich noch keine 5 Sterne, selbst wenn ~100€ preiswert sind und sehr viele Anschlüsse inklusive sind.
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