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Sony SMPN100B USB Media Player with Built-in Wi-Fi

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  • Amazon Instant Video Compatible
  • Media playback--Stream online content and playback media stored on USB or HDD via the ultra compact Netbox
  • BRAVIA Internet Video--Stream music, video and Catch Up TV direct from the internet via the BRAVIA® Internet Video platform
  • DLNA--Stream music, video and pictures from a PC
  • USB Playback--Play music, video and photo files from a USB device

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  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: SMPN100B.CEK
  • ASIN: B004FQTPO2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 22 Oct. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,991 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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  • USB Player
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    I bought this to try and get BBC iPlayer and LoveFilm services directly on my TV and also to get videos I had on my computer easily onto my TV. Its abilities to play songs and show photos weren't something I cared about. After using it for a while I am mixed between being very pleased with some aspects of how it works and very disappointed with others. What is good? It is small and discrete, easy to set up. Just plug a cable between it and your TV and turn it on, then if you are using a wireless network go into the network settings and follow the instructions. Then it will download and install the latest firmware. The user interface is simple and easy to use as well as being pretty. There are lots of internet video services available immediately, such as BBC iPlayer, 5 On Demand and LoveFilm, which are the ones I have tried. You need to have a LoveFilm subscription for it to work, which I have. It has other video services such as Eurosport, YouTube, DailyMotion and many more that I didn't try. Sony have also prominently placed their own Qriocity service for hiring films, but I didn't try it as I thought that asking either £3.50 for SD and £5 for a HD film was too expensive. I was very impressed with the video quality and smoothness of playback on both iPlayer and LoveFilm. I thought the audio quality on iPlayer was a bit weak and the choice of titles available on LoveFilm quite limited, but these are problems with the services, not the Sony. So it has done a great job of moving these video services away from your computer and on to your TV.

    Where does it fail? Streaming media from your computer is very difficult to set up and even when you have set it up it is close to useless as it doesn't support video.
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    I bought this device about a week ago, and at first, I wasn't too impressed.

    Lets start with the main reason many people will buy this device, Media Streaming. When I connected it to my network, It refused to play media from my PC running PS3 media server (which works fine with my PS3, Xbox, WDTV Live.) I receieved the error alot of reviews mention, not being able to stream movies. After looking around the internet, I found one suggestion to try some software called Serviio. After installing this on my PC, and waiting a couple of hours for my Media files to cache, the device worked without a hitch, and is actually much better than PS3 Media Server. It lets you not only view all your movies and TV shows in a directory but also sort them by actor, director, and many more. If you get this device, make sure you get Serviio (its free!).

    Secondly, the internet TV features. Very good I thought, It has YouTube, Love Film, Sky News, iPlayer, and a good few more, including speciality stuff like extreme sports. All of the Apps run very well & quickly.

    One problem using a couple of the apps is the fact you don't have a keyboard, but fear not! Sony has very nicely produced a free app for touchscreen devices (tested on my iPhone/iPad). Which lets you not only control your Media Player over the network by swiping to navigate menus but also lets you use an onscreen keyboard. Brilliant for YouTube.

    All in all, I am now impressed with this device, but it would be worthless without Serviio, thank god I found it. I hope this solves the streaming issues for everyone who reads this.

    (P.s. BestBuy now price match Amazon, so if you go instore, you can get it cheaper than here!)
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    I have an older Sony TV, which I purchased back around 2008, this does not have any internet features and I have generally used my laptop connected to my TV, if I want to watch iPlayer or YouTube for example...

    This is annoying in many ways, such as -

    1. I can only get sound from my laptop, unless I use a 3.5mm audio cable as-well as my VGA cable
    2. The cable trailing around the room makes a bit of a mess
    3. It would be nice to be able to use my laptop, as-well as having some TV on in the background!

    So, up step the SMP N-100 - the perfect addition to my living room!

    It has 3 types of output, HDMI, component and composite (SCART) - So perfect for any room or TV in the house that you want internet features for...

    There are loads and loads of channels, I mean loads! - iPlayer and YouTube as I mentioned earlier, but also Demand FIVE, Sky News, Lovefilm, Music Unlimited (highly recommended also) Eurosport, the list goes on!

    Another final point, it has Wi-fi built in, so, as my router is miles away from the TV, I can connect without a long Ethernet cable trailing around the house!

    ....Oh and final final point! - The front USB port is an excellent addition, I can watch my pictures and videos on my large TV with no fuss!

    Could not recommended more, if you do not want to upgrade your TV, unlock it's capabilities!
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    Firstly I have to say that looks wise, this little box of tricks wins hands down over other media players. Secondly, if YouTube, BBCi player and being able to stream films from Lovefilm (Account needed)are a big plus for you, then this player might be the one for you.
    But if ,like me, you have a collection of Music, Photos and Films stored on your computer and you want to stream these to your media player, here lies the rub.
    In order to do this you need to download a piece of software (recommended by Sony)to act as a server. This has been mentioned in another review here. Having downloaded 'Serviio' at least three times, I found this software to be very unstable. Once it was up and running, it took at least three hours to memorise the files (it said this was to download covers from the internet)
    When the player found Serviio it then became obvious that streaming your own content was not what this player does best. It would not play Menus on VOB DVD files, it did not find film covers, despite all the time it took to set up or covers for Albums. Music files were only listed by their file numbers (it would only see folder names)this made it pretty useless as far as I am concerned.
    This has been returned to Amazon. I have now purchased the WD Live HD Media player, it may not look as good, but it will play any file type you throw at it.Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player
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