September 5th 2011 5:00 pm

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CNET says:

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Sony's SMP-N200 streaming-media box supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, Vudu, and Pandora. It's also DLNA-compliant, so it can stream media from your home network, including Xvid and MKV files. The external design is also considerably improved over last year's, especially the new simple remote. [But] the user interface is poorly designed for a streaming-media box, especially when browsing movies via cover art that is too small to read quote


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Critic reviews

8.1
3 reviews
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    6.0

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User reviews

7.0
3 reviews
7.0
CNET Oct 10, 2011

Sony's SMP-N200 streaming-media box packs a lot of functionality, but it's hampered by a subpar user interface.

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8.0
Home Theater Review Nov 3, 2011

Some early reviews suggest that the user experience is less than intuitive, compared with those other boxes. If you like all the things the SMP-N200 brings to the table, we recommend you give it a test drive to see the interface for yourself.

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10
What Hi-Fi Nov 17, 2011

Whether streaming the BBC iPlayer in HD or a Video Unlimited (née Qriocity) film, the Sony’s sharpness is outstanding, and even with lower-resolution video files, it does its best to reject irksome digital blocking.

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10
FAL FAL

Easy to use/setup and a nice value for a $50 media player. Plays 90% of Streaming Video and Media Files. Remote needs a volume button. Web Browser doesn't display flash video. 9/10 I have this, here's a short review and FAQ answered. 4/5 USB Media Player +Under $50 NEW(at Amazon) and a nice...

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