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SONY SMP-N100 Network Media Player with Wi-Fi

SONY SMP-N100 Network Media Player with Wi-Fi
alaScore 70

42 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the SONY SMP-N100 Network Media Player with Wi-Fi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Is of No Use to Me


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...

Solid build, compact ; Wireless connection to LinkSys router is reliable

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...

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Great Item


Ordered one and hooked it up and loved it. Went to order another one and they were sold out. Hope they get more ih soon for Christmas.

Cost, features, Nice unit


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SONY SMP-N100 Network Media Player with Wi-Fi


Compared with Apple TV, the in an out of the player look crude. Its strength over Apple TV should be more open, with multiple format and DLNA support, but these good stuff is prepared by a "poor chef" and we got a not so tasty food.

HD up to 1080 ; Support Amazon Instant video which is free to Prime members

Slow to start video playback. It can take up to 1min to play movies after you press the play button. This happens in Netflix and movies on USB ; MP4, MKV not supported via DLNA. (I changed the suffix from mp4 to AVI, and some videos can be played...


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Great Product, needs a little extra setup


If you are willing to go to a little extra setup effort, this is definitely the best player for $100 or less.

It utilizes almost all internet T.V. services, including Netflix and plays them flawlessly ; It can turn on my desktop remotely ; It can use my android phone and itouch as a remote control ; It can even stream MKV's over the network from my desktop,...

In order to stream MKV's over the network (bypass having to use the USB drive), you will have to install Serviio 6.0.1 or newer on your desktop. Just open the main console, find "Media Player," and choose SMP-100 in the drop down menu. This will...

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Great so far


I have a Cisco wireless router and the unit wouldn't access online content under a "guest" access to my network. It would give me "incorrect server response" errors. It worked once I connected under normal access with security keys inputted.

I bought this on a whim (black Friday/Clearance item at a Meijer). I haven't had much time to play with it but I'm impressed with the speed and quality over the network. Setting up was incredibly easy


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Just love this little device!


Once Newegg gets another shipment of these things, assuming the price is right, I'll be buying at least one more, :)

After reading some of the other reviews, I gave this little gme a try. For $49.99 on Newegg, I figured what the heck, and scooped up 2; one for our room and one for our boys' room ; Setup was a breeze; used the WiFi connection on both. My home is...

The only problem we've had is trying to decide what to watch! LOL ; That, and I should have bought a third one for the family room! :)

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Honestly, so far I have been having SO MUCH FUN playing with this darn thing that I haven't really had a chance to try out the USB Features yet. According to the manual, you can hook up either a USB ThumbDrive OR a USB Hard Drive to it. When I FINALLY...

Got it on sale for $50 at another place. SORRY - NewEgg!!! Can't believe Sony sells it for UNDER $100.00. It's WAY BETTER than the WD model. It's about as big as a Portable DVD Player & comes with an HDMI Out, RGB Video Out, & Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr)...

I REALLY CAN'T THINK OF ANY!!! BOTH INSTALLATION & SETUP WAS SUPER EASY! It plays SO MANY formats (BOTH Audio & Video) it would take up TOO much space for here ; Sorry about that

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Works better than anticipated


The Wifi router you decide to use is crucial to any of these devices. I have heard of some people having stuttering from this device. I am using a Netgear WNDR3700 router with this box and don't have any problems and the internet connection connected...

DLNA certified, Remote that works with TVs to control volume and inputs (can use just one remote to control this box and TV) and virtual remote that you can download for free to work with smartphone (gain access to a QWERTY keyboard to search for...

Has just about every plug on the back except for DVI, VGA, and S Video. Wifi only uses the 2.4ghz N band and not the 5ghz band. Some file types will only play on the USB and not over the network (See sony's site for specifics). I just dedicated an...

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Great Unit


Great unit plays anything you plug in it and has great network response through the wireless. Why do stupid people ask questions and leave reviews on things they don't even own? They leave less than 5 eggs and it hurts the rating when it shouldn't. ...

Cost, easy of use, Plays ANYTHING

none except reading reviews from STUPID people on a unit they don't even own

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Not a owner but had to leave a comment


Did some of you people even read the specs? It clearly tells you what types of files it supports. Honestly, it is becoming horribly painful to see these people leave comments like, "It doesn't support ISO file types," when it never said it did in the...

sounds great but don't own one

can't think of any don't own one