Summary: I purchased Sony Player after owning a ROKU box and Cutting the CABLE. In my opinion the Sony is a much better product than Roku. In addition to streaming Netflix, Hulu and whatever else, the Sony also plays video files off my PC via my wireless network, AMAZING. PC can be easily set-up via Itunes or Win 7 media player. I also tested with Flash drive with movies and worked with no problems. So far it played MPEG and AVI file formats with clarity and no skipping.
Summary: I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my husband and was blown away by all of its features. In fact, we may eventually give up cable and subscribe to online media publications making it more affordable to view television programming. Comcast, watch out.............
Summary: The product works great and the video downstreaming is great quality!! The only problem was getting setup as the instructions were not clear you had to have a code for this unit to input to Netflex to get the unit to work!! A call to information and online service center really help speed the process.
Excellent device at a great price - ideal value for the money
Geoffrey P. Tucker, Amazon
14 December 2011
Summary: I've had my streamer for a few weeks now and I am very happy with it. I have had no issues with it losing its Internet connection like other people have commented (perhaps their wifi routers are not fast enough?). It offers smooth playback, never stutters. I wish it had Vudu on it but that's an issue between Vudu and Sony, not the device's fault.
Summary: I just got my SMP-N100. I was shopping around and originally was going to get a roku and an HDMI to component video converter. I bought my 47" Panasonic rear projection back in the early 2000's. It was High-Def ready. Since HDMI was not around back then it had the state of the art inputs.. component video. This streaming player has built in component video out as well as HDMI. I was able to fairly easily get it set up and streaming.
Summary: This sony player is just what I needed to complete my new LED TV system. Very easy to setup. Don't forget to first install the updates before anything else. All apps work great! Even the DLNA works gr8. I have a macbook with TVMobili installed as the server and there's no issue with playing the movies/music/pics etc. I see several reviewers comment about problems in this area. Maybe it's specific to windows. All in all I'm lovin' it.
Summary: I did all sorts of research which landed me on this box and I am very satisfied and often impressed with its operation. Good- Plays everything through the front Media Port via USB. Expected streaming - Netflix, Hulu, Youtube all there and works. DNLA compliant. Plays windows 7 media center content quickly and with little drama. Has Standard AND HD output. Wifi and Wired network. Small and quiet. No fan or noise. Bad- Remote could glow in the dark.
Summary: This is a great device if you are computer knowledgeable. The Dlna works great with windows 7 after you tinker with your home group making sure you allow access to files and transfer to windows media folder. Netflix and Hulu work well too. I have it set up in my 11 year old's room and she loves it. For the money I paid it is exceeding my expectations. I do not understand why there is so many negative reviews. I plan to buy at least one more if not two for our home.
Summary: This was my first purchase of a streaming player and decided to get a Sony due to the features, reviews and the Sony tablet I own. --WIFI was simple and easy to set up --I was streaming Slacker, Youtube, Pandora in no time at all. --If you have Nextflix, Amazon or one of the other channels that require signing in then have your laptop near by as you need to register the device --The picture on my TV (42 inch Toshiba) looked better streaming then the signal I get via...