Sony’s SMP-N200 (review)

To date, the SMP-N200 is my favorite media player.  When I purchased my first SMP, it was the only media player that supported both Amazon Prime and Netflix.  It is still the least expensive device to support both popular streaming services.  The SMP also streams CinemaNow, Crackle, Flixster, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Vudu, and other, less interesting (to me) channels.  It is DLNA compliant and can stream files off Windows computers.  The SMP-N200 has unsurpassed connectivity.  It supports wired and wireless connections; hdmi, compoment, and composite video; optical audio; resolutions to 1080p.  Best of all, it has a usb port that can host media files on a usb disk.  This is what the SMP does best.

Files encoded as AAC, AVC-HD, DivX, DivX HD, JPEG, LPCM, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Simple MPEG-4, WMA, or WMV can be played directly off a FAT32 or NTFS disk attached to the USB port.  Folders are supported.  When the selected file finishes playing, the next file plays automatically.  Files play in alphabetic order.  This is what I love about the SMP.  If you carefully name and/or organize your media files, it’s possible to stream file after file in a predictable order.  This means you can queue up a marathon of movies or television or music videos for unattended playback.

Until my Roku can do this, there will always be a place on the top of my set for an SMP-N200.

By Len Mullen Posted in Review

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