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Philips HMP2000

Philips HMP2000
alaScore 88

77 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Philips HMP2000. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Philips HMP2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Philips HMP2000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Philips HMP2000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design. The size also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, size, design

reliability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Philips HMP2000/05 Wireless HD Media Player with NetflixPhilips HMP2000/05 Wireless HD Media Player with Netflix

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Philips HMP2000 Review

 

Smart TV is gaining traction, but not everybody wants to upgrade every set in their house just to add native streaming support for Netflix and similar services. Philips believes it has the answer with the HMP2000 , a compact Netflix adapter that also...

There’s plenty to like about the Philips HMP2000: setup is straightforward, navigation is user-friendly, and it does what it promises without fuss. The potentially limiting factor is how onboard you are with streaming services, since if you harbor...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Philips HMP2000

 

Philips' basic media box is great for Netflix but otherwise limited

Compact design ; Crisp picture quality ; Attractive onscreen menus

Sluggish operation & clunky remote ; Limited web content (no iPlayer) ; No DTS or DivX support

Great, but Philips missed an opportunity by omitting DLNA or uPnP network streaming from the feature list, which would have enhanced its credentials as an all-round media player.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box

 

There is no doubt that 2012 will be the year of the smart TV. But if you already own a TV, and don't want to upgrade it just to get access to internet services, then don't despair, you have options. Priced at a penny under £50, the Philips HMP2000...

Simple, compact, great quality video, price

Limited functions, poor remote

Priced at a penny under £50, the Philips HMP2000 Smart Media Box is almost cheap enough to be an impulse buy. There are plenty of more fully featured solutions out there that do much more, but for Netflix customers, it's an easy win.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : James Barnes (techadvisor.co.uk)

Philips HMP2000 review

 

The Philips HMP2000 can add Netflix streaming content to any TV with an HDMI socket – but little else.

If all you want is Netflix the Philips HMP2000 can be recommended, but other devices costing only a little more, offer a great deal more usefulness. The glaring omissions are BBC iPlayer and DLNA connectivity.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Philips HMP2000 review

 

If you've been hankering to get Netflix on your TV, Philips has a cheap way to do so with its HMP2000 media player. This tiny wedge is the height of simplicity, with just a single HDMI port on the rear. There's no Ethernet socket at all and connection...

High quality Netflix streaming and a neat, quiet box, but the attractive interface is slow to respond and the remote control small and uncomfortable

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (reghardware.co.uk)

Philips HMP2000 HD Media Player

 

Review Philips describes its new HMP2000 as a ‘smart media box', along the lines of rivals such as the AppleTV and Western Digital's WDTV Live [1]. However, it would probably be more accurate to describe it as a Netflix [2] box, since Netflix is...

If your existing HD TV doesn’t have Internet connectivity already built in then, if you shop around, for a mere £45 the HMP2000 does provide a quick and affordable way of using your TV with your new Netflix account. However, the lack of additional VOD...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (itreviews.co.uk)

Philips HMP2000 Netflix Box review

 

A quick fix for Netflix, but this Wi-Fi box isn't as smart as it could be. Boxee, WD Live and other tiny streamers are trying their...

Excellent Netflix & YouTube presentation, affordable, small size, WiFi, file support over USB

Patchy AVI support, lacks BBC iPlayer, no DLNA/UPnP streaming

The lack of media streaming and BBC iPlayer hampers this otherwise spick-and-span smart TV add-on, but purely judged as a Netflix box it appears good value. Netflix integration is excellent and digital file support from a USB stick is comprehensive...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

purchase

 

the remote is ok but need for improvement,I found netflix ok youtube a nightmare having to move around online qwerty screen

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Excellent Value

 

Easy and quick to set up. A bit disappointed in the remote control as skow to respond but replaced battery and now seems to work better. Excellent for the price. Used mainoy to watch films on Netflix.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Very good

 

Its great it's like having a smart tv at a fraction of the price.

Aug, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Crosstalk (1kHz):70
Dynamic Range:80
Frequency range:30 - 20000
MP3 bit rates:32 - 320
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90
Sound enhancement technology:Dolby Digital

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Power:10
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):10
Power Requirements:110 - 240 V

Ergonomics

Firmware upgradeable: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, TUR, UKR / CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, POL, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, TUR, UKR / CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, GRE, HUN, ITA, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SWE, TUR, UKR / ENG, ESP
On/Off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, PCM / MP3, PCM, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:psb, smi, srt, ssa, sub
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV9
Video compression formats:H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.264, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,VC-1,WMV / H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,VC-1,WMV / H.264,MKV,MPEG1,MPEG2,VC-1,WMV9

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Distortion and noise (1kHz):65
Dynamic range (1kHz):80
Quantity:1
Type:Desktop
Video playback: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:2.44
Package height:5.51
Package width:8.66

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Power:10
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):10
Power Requirements:110 - 240 V

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Google applications:Youtube

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Storage media type: No

System Requirements

Compatibility:Netflix\nYouTube / YouTube\nVudu\nNetflix
Compatible products:Netflix\nYouTube / YouTube\nVudu\nNetflix

Video

Full HD:No / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.94
Height:1.97
Package depth:2.44
Package dimensions (WxDxH):8.66 x 2.44 x 5.51
Package height:5.51
Package width:8.66
Width:3.54