Sony Network Media Player (SMP-N200) Review - Page 4
Overall and Results
Sony’s SMP-N200 uses the familiar XMB interface and while at first it was a bit hard to understand given some time it became second nature. With the plethora of video services available to you some at a price and others that are for free the Sony SMP-N200 is easily one of the best options available on the market to stream content from the internet onto your TV. With the extra option of being able to stream local content on your home network really was a bright spot to me when reviewing this unit.
Some disappointing things is as follows, lack of physical keyboard to search makes searching a pain, the web browser is beyond weak sauce, even though it says it will stream 1080P Netflix only comes in at 720P without a word from Sony on when to expect the upgrade. Every once in a while the box will freeze up and a restart is needed and it can come at a time when you don’t want it to happen.
- Tons of streaming content
- Great selections of movies
- Quick start up
- Easy installation
- Lack of 1080P for some video services
- Poor keyboard for searching
- Content freezes from time to time
- Not all video formats are supported
With that being said and the calculations are completed we go to the Kyle Scientific Scale-o-Rama we go to our sliding scale of Buy It, Flip It, or Skip It. Sony’s SMP-N200 is a solid entertainment streaming media device that is more than capable of handling your needs. It may not be as flashy as the AppleTV but if you are looking for a device to stream your local content to your TV plus have the option of moving it around from TV to TV to suit your needs then this is the device for you. So the end result is that the Sony Network Media Player (SMP-N200) is a solid BUY IT. It costs $99 but is currently on sale for $69 on Sony’s website you can find it here and get even more information about this device.