Sony Wireless Media Player (SMP-N200) Review

IMAG0816 The Sony Wireless Media Player SMP-N200 was announced in September and is an upgrade to the Sony SMP-N100 that came out last year. The SMP-N200 is small and streamline wireless media player, its got a USB port as well as component and HDM-out ports. The SMP-N200 also has DLNA capability which allows users to connect and control a network of devices and enjoy music and videos stored on other devices, including a PC or tablet. In addition to the remote control that is included, a free download of the Sony Media Remote app is available for iOS and Android devices, and gives users the option of using a smartphone to control their SMP-N200 Streaming Player. The Streaming Player with Wi-Fi can be connected to any TV with an HDMI connection (sold separately). If you’ve used up all the HDMI inputs on your TV or would like to upgrade an older TV, you can also connect via the component video or composite video connections

When it comes to streaming media over your home wireless network, the SMP-N200 is flawless, it plays every file format we tried it with, Xvid, Divx, H.264, Mpeg, wireless at 1080p. Plus you have a host of online video streaming that is easily accessible on the system like, Vudu, YouTube, Crackle, and more.   The overall interface is easy to use, with a very similar layout as the PS3. It does have a web Browser which I most say is really not worth the time, also navigating the browser can be a pain with the remote or smart phone.

In all the SMP-N200 is an excellent media player and does a fantastic job at streaming media content over Wi-Fi, it is flawless again i can’t stress how flawless it is and Sony has done an excellent job here with the Sony Media Player SMP-N200

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SONY TRANSFORMS ANY TV INTO A SMART TV WITH SMP-N200 STREAMING PLAYER
The First 3D Streaming Set-Top-Box Also Delivers Live Content with Greater Control
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2011 – Sony Electronics today announced availability for the next generation, SMP-N200 Streaming Player to market. Adding 3D*, live content streaming, and other features that were previously unavailable on the original Streaming Player. The versatile set-top box delivers a robust line-up of connected services through a variety of connection options, including composite, component, HDMI and WiFi; which gives consumers the ability to upgrade ANY television to a connected television in just seconds. Originally announced recently last month at IFA, in Berlin, and named among the top 10 new products at the show, the SMP-N200 begins hitting store shelves in the U.S. in October for around $99.99.

“The Streaming Player is ideal for consumers who want to upgrade to a connected television, but are happy with the TV they currently have,” said Charles Speidel, vice president of Sony’s Home Audio and Video Group. “Whether using it in the family room or on a secondary television in the house this new set-top-box offers access to the full complement of streaming content available from Sony, without committing to the cost of a new Bravia.”

Compact and stylish to complement any decor, the second-generation Streaming Player uses Sony technology to boost the quality of streaming content for the TV screen. View movies, TV shows, videos and photos on the big screen instead of a PC monitor or listen to music on-demand through a home speaker system with just some clicks of the remote control. With a robust line-up of online movies in HD and 3D, internet radio options and the full array of Sony Entertainment Network (including the Sony 3D Experience), the Streaming Player brings the best of connected television to any screen.

The SMP-N200 also has DLNA capability which allows users to connect and control a network of devices and enjoy music and videos stored on other devices, including a PC or tablet. In addition to the remote control that is included, a free download of the Sony Media Remote app is available for iOS and Android devices, and gives users the option of using a smartphone to control their SMP-N200 Streaming Player.
*Requires a 3D TV