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Sony SMP-N100

Sony SMP-N100
alaScore 90

119 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Sony SMP-N100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Sony SMP-N100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SMP-N100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony SMP-N100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Player with Wi-Fi

May, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Sony SMP-N100 review: Sony SMP-N100

 

Affordable streaming box that includes Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon VOD, Pandora, and Slacker apps; built-in Wi-Fi; plays your own media files via DLNA network streaming or USB; supports TV with analog video connections; controllable by iPhone app.

User interface needs work; initial setup doesn't handle Wi-Fi; lacks advanced Netflix features like search and browsing categories; slightly more expensive than competitors.

Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Sony SMP-N100 review

 

There must be plenty of readers who have spent the best part of a grand on a cutting-edge full HD TV, only to discover that its replacement model is ‘network-enabled'. Increasingly popular, this feature enables you to stream video from various...

Excellent picture and sound quality; good spread of online content

Lacks internet radio; some file types have to be ported in via USB port

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Martin Pipe (techradar.com)

Sony SMP-N100 review

 

Martin Pipe likes Sony's first standalone networkable multimedia player

Excellent picture and sound quality ; Good spread of online content

Lacks internet radio ; Some file types have to be ported in via USB port

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Steve May (pocket-lint.com)

Sony SMP-N100 - Pocket-lint

 

The SMP-N100 is Sony's first dedicated IPTV and network media player. Once the exclusive province of relatively esoteric PC brands, this sector of the

Well built and appointed media player, strong IPTV selection including BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Lovefilm

Limited file support when it comes to network streaming, only really of use if you intend to feed it media files directly via front-mounted USB

As a straight (non IPTV) media streaming device the SMP-N100 falls short. An inability to play popular formats over a network make the N100 a runner-up in a streaming race currently dominated by devices like the WD TV Live

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony SMP-N100 USB media player

 

Sony SMP-N100 USB media player review: This media streamer offers with inbuilt Wi-Fi

Inbuilt Wi-Fi, impressive playback performance, user-friendly interface

No recording capabilities, uninspired design

The Sony SMP-N100 is an HD media player that can wirelessly stream content from a PC to a TV over your home network. While its price is a little on the steep side, it remains a reliable and user-friendly product.

Nov, 2010

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony SMP-N100

 

Turn your dinosaur of a TV into a multimedia-streaming, Bravia Internet Video-enabled, high-tech dream machine with this nifty set top box from Sony

Caters for any age of TV ; Nice interface ; Excellent online service

The box looks rather utilitarian ; Codec support not totally comprehensive ; Only one USB port

There's room for improvement with the N100, certainly, and you might also consider that you can get Sony Blu-ray players offering broadly similar functionality for - in the case of the Sony BDP-S480 - only around £50 more. However, if £100 is your...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony SMP-N100 review

 

Apple TV aside, most media streamers are aimed at knowledgeable enthusiast, not first-timers. So which camp does Sony's SMP-N100 belong to?

For first-timers or easy-lifers, the Netbox is great, but if you’re more knowledgeable it’ll frustrate as much as it delights

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Jager, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony SMP-N100 review

 

The Sony SMP-N100 USB media player is Sony's answer to digital video streamers such as the Western Digital WD TV Live. When connected to a USB storage device, the Sony SMP-N100 will play pretty much any video file you care to throw at it. It can also...

The Sony SMP-N100 is an HD media player that can wirelessly stream content from a PC to a TV over your home network. While it's price is a little on the steep side, it remains a reliable and user-friendly product.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Denis Gallagher (choice.com.au)

Sony SMP-N100 first look

 

Hook this handy device up to your TV to enjoy video, audio and image files stored on your network.

The Sony SMP-N100 also provides access to over 20 internet TV channels under Sony?s BRAVIA Internet banner.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: will.melmoth (cnet.com)

"Quickly became obsolete when I got a "smart" TV."

 

I experienced a lot of buffering delays with Netflix using the SMP-N100 over my wireless network. However if I use the TV's wireless adapter and Netflix connection buffering was much less.

Has Component Video output as well as HDMI which is useful if your TV has limited HDMI inputs.

Relatively poor wireless connectivity.

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
CDMA Modem: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
GPRS: No
GSM: No
HSDPA: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: Yes
TV Cable Net Function: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host: No
Wibree: No
WiMAX: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes
WUSB: No
ZigBee: No

Connectivity

ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: No
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB:USB 2.0
W-LAN 802.11n Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11a Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No
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