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Sony SMPN200 Network Media and Internet Streamer
Sony SMPN200 Network Media and Internet Streamer

81 of 87 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent little box already, but I hope it gets better, 22 Nov 2011
A really easy to set up little media player, which allows us to play youtube, bbc iplayer, channel 5, and subscription services such as Lovefilm and a great free live rock/pop gig site called moshcam, right on our TV. I'm reviewing the service available in the UK here - USA-based machines currently have a lot more streaming services (like Hulu) available to them. There are other services available in the UK such as Berlin Philharmonic digital concert hall etc. The picture and sound really is high quality and glitchless.

I've read that Sony promise to update the player software continuously as new content-providing partner agreements are sewn up. This is good, as the box is currently sorely missing itv player and channel 4's 4OD service, the latter of which which is available on the internet version of youtube, but not via the Sony player - presumably because of rights issues. I would be very surprised if Netflix UK isn't added to the mix when it launches. The player also has a web browser, but that isn't much use as it doesn't have flash or the equivalent software which would allow embedded video on, for example the Guardian website to be streamed on TV.

I would say the SMPN200 is definitely worth the price, even with the slightly limited 'startup' range of content partners at November 2011. I look forward to more content, particularly from other UK broadcasters, becoming available over time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars fell apart very quickly, 31 July 2011
I suppose you get what you pay for, but the zip on this broke within a day of getting it. A bit rubbish really.


I Control Your Heart Beat - Single
I Control Your Heart Beat - Single
Price: 0.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Funky pop brilliance, 31 July 2011
Like a pop infused cross between Stevie Wonder and Prince, with a little Will Young swirled into the mix, this first single from Elia is a perfect calling card, giving a flavour of what else is to come. For the full-on Elia, you really do have to seek him out on stage, where he is absolutely in his element, but I Control Your Heartbeat will do for now.... a nice opening salvo.


I Control Your Heart Beat
I Control Your Heart Beat

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Funky Pop!, 30 July 2011
Like a pop infused cross between Stevie Wonder and Prince, with a little Will Young swirled into the mix, this first single from Elia is a perfect calling card, giving a flavour of what else is to come. For the full-on Elia, you really do have to seek him out on stage, where he really is in his element, but I Control Your Heartbeat will do for now.


Valhalla Dancehall
Valhalla Dancehall
Price: 10.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishingly great., 13 Jan 2011
This review is from: Valhalla Dancehall (Audio CD)
In a nutshell, this album is their finest to date. Better than their Mercury-nominated 'Do You Like Rock Music'. Better than 'The Decline of British Sea Power.' Yes, it really is that good. If you have ever enjoyed a BSP gig, or a BSP song, you simply must own this album. It is their meisterwerk.


Railway Architecture
Railway Architecture
Price: 11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful British Eccentricity, 13 Sep 2010
This review is from: Railway Architecture (Audio CD)
Imagine an album that sounds like the lovechild of Sparks' Kimono My House and Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish and you will at least have a starting point as to what Silvery's Railway Architecture sounds like. A very good album indeed, which will enthral and delight anyone who likes their pop music to be imaginative, eccentric and have more hooks than a fisherman's tackle box.


Mississauga Goddam
Mississauga Goddam
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 10.32

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets, 27 July 2004
This review is from: Mississauga Goddam (Audio CD)
Mississauga Goddam is an exhilarating, uplifting fantastic album. Its that simple. Buying it is probably the easiest thing you can do to make yourself feel good that doesn't involve feeling bad about yourself afterwards. Do it!


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