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ZyXEL NMP-1100W

ZyXEL NMP-1100W
alaScore 74

22 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the ZyXEL NMP-1100W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ZyXEL NMP-1100W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of ZyXEL NMP-1100W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ZyXEL NMP1100W 802.11g Music Bridge W/ Dolby Digital Live and DTS

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ZyXEL NMP-1100W Wireless Music Box - Retail

 

My recommendation to ZyXEL: provide user with additional options to compress audio before transmission. Use algorithm similar to AAC. This would prevent the buffer failure issue. I have yet to contact the company, but I do plan to.

Product does what it is SPECed to do. Connects using various security settings, works great under vista x64 and 32. Easy to work with. Good software design. Provides an organized sensical design.

Performance and Buffer. Not sure why the company decided to go with 48khz sampling rate with uncompressed transmission without maintaining a decent buffer. I have tested it using WPA and WPA2, TKIP and AES, but not WEP. Maybe WEP or OPEN, the buffer...

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4 probably 5

 

Before this one I had purchased a Linksys one. It didn't work with Vista even it was printed on the box that it was compatible. Zyxel did it right yet again.

Works with Vista & XP without any issues. Strong WiFi unit. Audio settings a very nice touch. Easy to setup and configure.

The ""use system speakers"" setting when it is disabled doesn't seem to work. I have to manually redirect my system's audio to go out to the wireless music box. It should automatically do this when it is connected but it doesn't. Hopefully this will be...

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Shoddy Performance

 

Emailed customer service, got no reply. Also emailed them several weeks ago about my missing mail-in-rebate, and never got a response. Will NEVER buy a Zyxel product again.

When it works, it's convenient. Offers DTS playability, which sounds nice with a good HT setup.

BUFFER, BUFFER, BUFFER! Constantly low buffer makes my music cut in and out consistently. I can't listen to music anymore due to such poor performance. When the buffer is 100%, it works great. But most of the time, the buffer swings all over the place,...

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Well, if it actually worked....

 

Looks good on paper, but the instruction manual was extremely confusing, never explaining why you have to connect the "wireless" device to the computer with an Ethernet cable. But I did, and it seemed like it found my LAN and I entered my WEP code, but...

Looks good on paper. Nice design.

Instruction manual very confusing, even for a power user like me. It didn't work at all - my LAN couldn't find it, and it couldn't find my LAN.

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Nice WiFi Media Player

 

Works very well connected to a powered set of computer speakers as a kind of virtual stereo. Very happy with the product.

The device can act as both an Access Point for wifi or as a network media player. The web-based setup screen works well and the system was up and running in about 4 minutes. The system has an advanced DSP that can provide sound field effects and adjust...

Although there is a simple setup routine via ethernet cable connection to a computer, the system requires the user to know a little bit about the wifi network addresses and how security is enabled (WPA, etc and the key). May require extra effort from a...

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5 stars but could have been 1 star because...

 

Cannot send audio to your stereo and your locally attached computer speakers at the same time. One or the other option, not both. Once you get streaming to work, you can switch back and forth, though. This limitation appears to be a Windows thing.

Once you understand the sequence of starting the software, this works great. You MUST start the ZyXEL software before starting any application that plays audio. Otherwise you will be very annoyed at no results and inclined to give it one star at best....

ZyXEL should do a better job in their documentation and installation process of explaining how to get this product to grab the audio stream.

Product Specifications

Whether you use a stereo receiver or a set of 5.1 speakers, the NMP 1100W Wireless Music Box will stream digital music files from your computer to your speakers via a wireless connection. The NMP-1100W can receive and play any format of digital music files that your computer sends. The NMP-1100W has control software based on C-Media technology which allows your computer to automatically scan and find the Wireless Music Box. Once the computer detects and connects with the Wireless Music Box, you can start playing your music files directly from your hard drive. You may also retrieve music files directly from your Network Attached Storage. The NWP-1100W Wireless Music Box supports Dolby Digital Live and DTS 5.1 channel. Also, the Wireless Music Box gives you 13 choices of simulated environments, 12 different user-defined equalized patterns, and options to choose 2, 4 or 6 channel output. Equipped with 802.11g wireless capability and one 10/100 fast Ethernet port, the Wireless Music Box gives you the freedom of choosing from 2 network connection methods: wireless or wired. Supporting 64/128-bit WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption, you can add the Wireless Music Box into any existing home network without making any changes.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:1.1in
Weight:14.8oz
Width:5.5in

Header

Manufacturer:ZyXEL Communications
Model:NMP-1100W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ZyXEL

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback

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