Get BRAVIA Internet Video and Whole Home Content Streaming With Sony SMP-N100

  • Posted on: 27 September 2010
  • By: chw staff

Coming next month is the Sony 'Network Media Player' SMP-N100, a compact media player for BRAVIA  Internet Video and  whole home content streaming.  It is DLNA compliant and Wi-Fi accessible, a complement to your existing Sony appliances and other home entertainment systems. The SMP-N100 can be use to access YouTube, catch-up TV platforms and movies.  Especially for YouTube, you can stream it to your HDTV, and it's all accessed through the XrossMedia Bar on-screen menus or via free apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch and Android-based devices.

Wi-Fi connectivity: cable-free whole-house entertainment
Integrated wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) allows you to connect to the internet, or stream content from computers or storage devices on a home network, anywhere there's a TV screen. Watch your favourite movies, or catch up with TV shows you've missed, in the kitchen, bedroom or study; or use multiple SMP-N100 units to allow the whole family instant access to their favourite entertainment -- wirelessly.


DLNA compliance and multi-codec compatibility: play almost any format
The SMP-N100 is DLNA-compliant, for instant 'plug and play' connection to all similar devices on the home network, and wide-ranging codec compatibility means it will not only play most movie formats, and support both FAT32 and NTFS file systems, but also play audio tracks and even display your photos. That puts all your entertainment at your fingertips, and you can also play content -- including DivXHD, MKV and AVCHD -- files locally via a front-panel USB socket.

XrossMedia Bar and iPhone/iPodTouch/Android apps: simple, intuitive control
The SMP-N100 gives simple, intuitive access to all your content using the Sony XrossMedia Bar on-screen menu system and a remote control handset, but its innovative control interface doesn't end there. Using free apps available from the Apple App Store or the Android Market, it's possible to control all your entertainment using an iPhone, iPod Touch or any device running Android, giving total control in the palm of your hand.

media player remote

Connectivity for TV - and beyond
As well as its high-definition 1080p HDMI output, the SMP-N100 can also connect to a wide range of home cinema equipment. Composite and component video outputs are provided, along with both optical and electrical digital audio outputs, and should you want to use a wired network there's an Ethernet port in addition to the built-in Wi-Fi. It is compatibility with the latest high-definition audio codecs, including DTS 2.0+Digital Out and DOLBY DIGITAL PLUS.

Monolithic design to match the latest Sony TVs
The SMP-N100 is simple, clean-looking and unobtrusive, its Monolithic design matching the latest Sony BRAVIA TVs. Even the Wi-Fi antenna is hidden away inside, to keep things as neat as possible.