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Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Player with Wi-Fi

3.9 out of 5 stars 383 customer reviews
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  • Instantly stream movies, music, and videos from Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus, and more
  • Enjoy music, photos, and video via front USB slot or from DLNA-compatible network devices; wide file format support
  • Built-in Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) plus Ethernet port for wired connection
  • Connections: 1 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output, 1 analog audio output, 1 USB
  • Includes remote control; can also be controlled via free app for iPhone/iPod touch and select Android phones
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Product Description

Product Description

Enjoy a variety of entertainment with the Sony SMP-N100 Network Media Player. Wirelessly stream movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Slacker, and more. Easily access your music, videos and photos in up to Full HD 1080p when you connect a USB drive or wirelessly stream them over home network using your PC. You can even download the free "BD remote" app to turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote.

From the Manufacturer

Wirelessly stream movies, TV episodes, videos and music from Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and more with the SMP-N100 streaming player with Wi-Fi. Enjoy your digital content in up to Full HD 1080p when you connect a USB drive or wirelessly stream it over your home network using your PC or other DLNA compliant device1. You can even download the free "BD remote" app to turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or compatible Android phone into a versatile remote control.

Sony SMP-N100
Stream your favorite content to any TV

Sony SMP-N100
Turn your smartphone into a versatile remote control with keyboard

#1 Home Video Brand
Sony SMP-N100
Built-in wireless lets you connect to your network without the extra wires

Sony SMP-N100
Integrated USB port makes it easy to share home movies and pictures
Entertainment on Tap

There's always something on. Using your home broadband internet connection, you can instantly experience a world of online entertainment and stream movies, TV shows, videos and music from huge selection of entertainment apps including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus and many more.

Stream to Any TV

Use the HDMI output to add high-definition multimedia streaming to any HD television equipped with an HDMI port (HDMI cable required, sold separately). You can also connect to virtually any other TV using the component or composite video outputs.

Mobile Phone Remote Control

Turn your iPhone, iPod touch, Sony Ericson Xperia X10 or any Android phone into a versatile remote control with keyboard. Download the free "BD remote" app and access movie info, search entertainment topics and more.

Built-in Wireless

Connect to the internet without extra cables. Equipped with integrated Wi-Fi, the streaming player lets you to easily connect to your home's wireless broadband network4 and wirelessly stream content from a large selection of entertainment apps.

Stream Content from Your PC

Enjoy your favorite media files on your TV–all without leaving the couch. This DLNA Certified media player lets you access videos, photos and music stored on your DLNA Certified computer or other DLNA compliant devices using your home network.

What's in the Box

Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Media Player, AV cable, AC power cable, RMT-D301 remote with battery, instruction manual.

#1 Home Video Brand based on units sold for 2010 according to The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service.

Technical Specifications

  • DLNA Certified Client: Yes
  • Format Support: AAC, AVC-HD, DivX, JPEG, MP3, MPG, WMA, WMV
  • Analog Audio 2ch Outputs (L,R): 1
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Outputs: 1
  • Composite Video Outputs: 1
  • Ethernet Ports: 1
  • HDMI Outputs: 1
  • Optical Audio Digital Outputs: 1
  • USB Ports: 1 (front)
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 1-5/8" x 7-3/8" (185x40x185mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb 8oz (680g)

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Sony
Item Weight 1.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 17.4 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
Item model number SMPN100
Color Name BLACK

Additional Information

ASIN B0042SDDXM
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 383 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #42,931 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#914 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#9,469 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 3.1 pounds
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Date First Available September 13, 2010

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By Noway on January 5, 2011
I have no idea why some rate this unit so low. It's no harder to setup than a roku. But seems to elude some.

Purchased this box 2 months ago, and it always works great. Using it wireless with a Zyxel X-550 and I can stream 20M from my pc full hd and 5:1 dolby from a dvd I converted for testing the DLNA support. Video and music from windows 7 works great. Just need to setup the videos and music in windows media player and they all show up on the SMP-N100.

Internet video works flawless also. I use it with Netflix and Huluplus. I have a 15M cable connection so bandwith isn't an issue. I canceled my cable after getting this working. I can get news, etc over the air, everything else over the internet.

I also picked up a Roku XD/S. The Roku is much easier/nicer to fast forward and rewind. I like the Netflix browse list on the Sony over the Roku, it shows 18 selections rather than the 5 on the Roku. The interface is quite a bit better for Hulu with the Roku, the Sony is pretty crude. There are other small advantages in one interface over another.

As for the hardware, there is no question which one is on top. The Sony is much better built, with a full component, composite, optical audio and hdmi jacks. The Roku you need to buy there cable for component support which is a pretty low grade cable. I need component support cause I'm not ready to give up my DLP tv. I like the projection screen rather than looking into a light bulb. The HDMI connections work well on both units when connected to my LCD tv.

The remote for the sony is excellent. Put the code in for the tv and it runs both the box and tv great.

The video quality on both units is very nice. Better than what I use to get on cable.

The main reason I gave it 4 stars is the lack of software updates and I suspect it won't get much if any attention in the future.
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This is a review as well as a comparison with other similar products out there.

I've done extensive research in digital media players and have tried the following models:
a) Roku XDS, b) WD V Live Plus, c) Sony network media player SMP N100, 4) Apple TV and Boxee software on the laptop.

I really wanted to like Roku and was super excited to set is up and have it connected to the internet and was installing apps within minutes. After few days I realized that the hassle of entering a code for every app and then registering on the app providers is too much of a hassle. Even if I wanted to play the content thru USB, it was a hassle with private channels. Another issue with this is that Roku is not DLNA certified so it doesn't work with your other machines on the network. You would need to jump thru the hoops of creating private channels or some elaborate setup to achieve that. If you install too many apps, it runs out of memory and you'd need to uninstall some.

Apple TV has the best interface and the most intuitive one. The only issue is that it only streams via iTunes so sharing thru anything else is a problem. Some people have installed Boxee on AppleTV sort of expands its capabilities in terms of the network support.

WD TV Live Plus is the best so far in my research and trials. It pretty much plays any content you throw at it and it recognizes the formats. There are not a lot of widgets (compared to Roku and Boxee) so you might feel limited in terms of what can be achieved, but if you install a TVersity server on one of the machines on your network then you can pretty much stream any content to the box. Installing TVersity is a snap (and free).
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It's an impressive device for accessing Internet content (movies, music, etc.), seems to work flawlessly over my wired network, and it was easy to set up. Pandora and Slacker Internet Radio and On-demand Internet videos from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and many others work great. For those functions it meets or exceeds my expectations.

However, I also bought the SMP-N100 to play music from my home library stored on a Windows Vista PC and it's disappointing in that area. It did not recognize Windows Media Player 11 or Tversity as valid DLNA servers. I had to buy Twonky for it to recognize my home library through DLNA. But the worst shortcoming is that when you attempt to play a group of music files (based on artist, album, genre, etc.), you can only play them in alphabetical order. There is no shuffle. And there is also no concept of a play queue. So you cannot play songs from one artist and then add songs from another. These are very basic features needed for audio playback and hopefully will be added by Sony with the next firmware upgrade. Otherwise, it's not really usable as a digital audio player.
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I have been looking to replace my WD HD Live for months now. The Western Digital was very slow to recognize my Western Digital hard drive and scrolling through my music collection was very slow. Also, the WD had problems with Hulu. My guess is that the WD is underpowered.

The Sony beats it in all ways that I have found. It looks better, produces better results and is easier to use. As a matter of fact, I just bought a second media player for an older upstairs TV set. Here are some things that I like.

1. Picture quality is outstanding for Internet TV. I use both Hulu Plus and Netflix over Verizon FIOS in full 1080P. Images are crystal clear and razor sharp. An A+ here.

2. It supports Anynet+, which means my Samsung TV remote can control the Sony Media Player. It makes it seem like the media player is built into the set. This is really great because my wife does hate more than one remote. Grade A

3. Another reviewer commented that the unit did not recognize his WD hard drive. I get the same message, however, the files are all there and are playable. I discovered that the issue is that the WD drive has a non-standard partition reserved for WD software -- something to do with automatic backups. When the unit sees that partition, it does not recognize it. But, it does recognize the NFTS drive with all my music and video. No worries at all -- except for that annoying pop-up. Grade: B+, reduced for the pop-up.

4. Faster retrieval from my hard drive. Much quicker at searching and scrolling than my WD drive. Grade A

5. The Sony media player unit is very solidly built and connects well with my Samsung LED TV. Looks nice, not plasticy. Grade A+

So, all in all, I was very happy with the purchase at Costco and recommend the unit.

My big wish? I wish it had XM Radio internet support. That would be sweet.
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