Summary: I have a Roku player which I paid more for and does less. I was so happy to find this product. The only drawback to it is the user interface is, let's just say, less then polished. Having said that, I will deal with the quirks to get more than the middle of the line Roku offers (and somethings more than the top of the line) for less than the cheapest Roku. So what do you get over the Roku? 1. A hard wired Ethernet connection. Better then wireless for sure.
Summary: I purchased this player due to Sony's reputation for quality. It fell far short of expectations. For comparison I purchased a Roku and you'd think the product names were switched, the Roku is the type of Streaming Video Player I expected to get from Sony. Purchase the Roku, save time, money and get what you payed for.
Summary: If you're looking to use this device, like I was, for streaming PlayOn video content to your Television...don't bother. It does not support streaming live video streams through DLNA and Sony has no intention of resolving this problem. Edit: It does work with the previous model SMP-N100. I know this because I now I have this model and it works great. I didn't spend much time reviewing the rest of it's features, but other ways of viewing video content seemed to work well.
Overall the Sony N100 and N200 both feel like unfinished products, which is too bad because I very much WANTED to like them...
Marc Johnson, Amazon
16 January 2012
Summary: I bought 2 of each model from Best Buy 2-3 weeks back when they were both on sale (N100 for $50 / N200 for $80) with the intention of comparing the older and newer models. I figured if the older, cheaper model was adequate I'd keep 'em and return the more expensive newer models. However, both models are disappointing. The N100 and N200 both have identical interfaces which are very similar to the so-so PS3 interface, only slower/less responsive.
Summary: Well, the folks at Amazon will be glad to learn that I bought this to take advantage of my Amazon Prime membership at home. I was very excited about the purchase, and this product did deliver everything it promised. The box itself is small and unobtrusive -- about the size of 4 CD jewel boxes stacked together. It sits in front of our large TV, and you barely notice it sitting there. Set up was easy, but not quick (you can thank the DVD-type remote for that).
Summary: Sony has its own user interface and the result is no subtitle feature when you watch Netflix movies. Hopefully Sony will upgrade the software in the future. I sent email to Sony's support dept and Sony confirmed there is no subtitle function at this point. This box has to be returned.
Summary: I would not recommend buying the Sony SMP-N200 Sony SMP-N200 Streaming Media Player with Wi-Fi . The physical appearance is nice and the remote is better then expected, however it will only read 3 folders deep. When it does read mp3 files it seems to take a long time in between commands, I think it must be because the processor is to slow, what ever the reason it is frustrating waiting so long between commands.
Summary: I recently purchased the N200 Media Player, primarily to stream my own music, video and pics. I have both my Windows 7 computer (with my media) and the n200 hard wired to my router, and still it takes forever for the n200 to stream my files, if it even does at all. What is worse is that I decided to attach my USB drive directly to the N200 unit to see how fast that would be.
Feels like an early beta product not ready for a market
17 October 2011
Summary: The main reason to purchase this device was it's ability (at least advertised) to support both online services like Amazon VOD, Netflix, Vudu, etc and DLNA streaming. Well, the bottom line is simple: I am going to return it and keep my WDTV Live Plus media player and Roku. Why? Because DLNA (and even playing video files from a locally attached USB storage) is a total joke.