SONY Network hijacks re-streams everything - buffers every 30 secs - unwatchable
Terry Y., Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: DO NOT BUY.. Nice unit if you want to play local network DNLA stuff, or watch from USB HD, but for anything online it is useless. It hijacks the network connection; For absolutely no reasonable excuse this unit has to connect to the SONY 'entertainment' network/servers and then it 're-streams' ALL...
Summary: I first owned a SMP-N100 and for the most part was satisfied except for occasional buffering issues. About 6 months ago, I bought a Sony television on clearance from a big box store and was pleasantly surprised that the TV included a SMP-N200.
Summary: I needed a streamer with component outputs for my old HDTV. This was the only one I found, and it works great. Setup was easy and picture is outstanding. Update: I have been having more and more problems with this streamer playing Netflix. The feeds bog down and become unplayable.
Summary: I bought this player after we cut our cable thinking that it would be a good replacement. In short, it was not. The interface was kinda clunky, but the setup was quick. Reason for a 1 star rating... It would like up 5/8ths the way through a tv show. Smoking hot.
Summary: So I've managed to make my rounds from Roku to Apple TV to a friend's PS3, to the Sony (which I'm now returning to Amazon), and I can officially say that I've given up and I'm getting a second Roku for the bedroom.
Summary: The player worked fine until it stopped working. I contacted the customer care and they suggested repairing it. Parts are covered under warranty, but labor is not though I just bought it just 6 months back. So, I have to pay $25 for getting it repaired, 1/2 the price of it.
Summary: I read some of the reviews and decided that this is the streaming player for which I have been searching. I bought it and set it up with no problem. However, to fully enjoy a movie I need subtitles. This player, to my utmost surprise, does not support subtitles.