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Sony SMP-N100

Sony SMP-N100
alaScore 89

189 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony SMP-N100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony SMP-N100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design.


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

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Sony SMP-N100 review: Sony SMP-N100


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 : Chris Jager (

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


Expert review by : John Archer (

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 : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony SMP-N100 review


Sony's first stab at the music server market is a worthy contender to go head-to-head with Apple's TV

Qriocity service ; HD support ; DLNA ; iPlayer and LoveFilm ; good performance

Occasional connection issues ; won't play many formats over your network, bizarrely

Appealing, and as close to 'fit and forget' as streamers get

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

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 (

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 : Steve May (

Sony SMP-N100


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 market is now being groomed by the big TV makers, which means a whole new tranche of telly-watchers...

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 : Martin Pipe (

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 : Ian Morris (

Sony SMP-N100 review


One of our favourite features of Sony's TVs and Blu-ray players is their network playback capability. They're also equipped with Sony's Bravia Internet Video service, which allows you to catch up with TV shows, download movies and use the company's...

Compact; great picture quality; good format support; breezy user interface.

Only one USB port and it's not brilliantly placed.

The Sony SMP-N100 networked media streamer gets pretty much everything right. Its codec support could be more comprehensive, but its Internet features really shine.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Jager, (

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

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):16-bit/192kHz
Sample rate:192


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


Built-in display:No / Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off: Yes
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):14


LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX HD, MKV / AVCHD, DIVX, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video compression formats:AVCHD, DivX, MKV / AVCHD, DivX, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Link/Act LED: Yes
Remote Control Type:RMT-D301
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1 / 3
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off:Y
Power consumption (typical):14


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No
Supported file systems:FAT32, NTFS


Analog signal format system:PAL
Full HD:No / Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions