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Sony SMP-N200

post #1 of 137
Thread Starter 
Sony has listed a new model of media player the SMP-N200 has anyone any details of when its expected to hit the streets, my guess it will be similar to the current model with the 2011 internet TV features added.
post #2 of 137
Where did you see the listing? Google returns just this thread, and I don't see it on sonystyle.com.
post #3 of 137
Thread Starter 
Found the item had been listed on Sony's service website, has appeared only in past few days
post #4 of 137
Announced at IFA:
- Link 1
- Link 2

Details are skimpy, other than mention of HD, 3D and DLNA support.
post #5 of 137
Anyone has SMP-N200 to share some of his/her experience. Does the device currently (or at later date!) support new Netflix App w/1080p, 5.1 DD+ & adaptive-stream? How is Amazon prime? How is the video/Audio quality?......

Cheers!
post #6 of 137
Interested in a review also. Been looking at a box for the bedroom TV mainly for Netflix and have been thinking about Apple TV, Roku XDS, and now this new Sony. I know the Apple only does 720p, but so does my bedroom TV.
post #7 of 137
It's listed as "in stock" @ SonyStyle.com so if anyone wants to be first, go ahead. For me the big problem appears to be the very limited format support for local playback - it appears to offer no lossless bitstreaming or FLAC multichannel support.
post #8 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

It's listed as "in stock" @ SonyStyle.com so if anyone wants to be first, go ahead.....


Thanks!
post #9 of 137
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Originally Posted by avf5 View Post

Thanks!

If you're going to get one you can tell us if Netflix/Vudu support full 1080p/DD+ bitstreaming.
post #10 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

If you're going to get one you can tell us if Netflix/Vudu support full 1080p/DD+ bitstreaming.

Ok!
post #11 of 137
Actually I have a lot of questions about it so just post when you get it and I'm sure you'll get plenty. It's priced in the same range as the Roku2 and if it offers similar services I might have to pick one up.
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Actually I have a lot of questions about it....


I'm sure!
post #13 of 137
I just got it saturday. It has a nice selection of channels.
netflix, hulu plus, crackle(free), blip tv(free), and several others that are free.
I was going to get the roku but I am a sony guy so I figured I would give this one a try.
I am able to access music, video and picture from my laptop thru the box.

picture quality
netflix looks good, hulu plus is spotty some channels look nice some look horrible.
the jury is still out

I am going unplugged from cable b/c I think its a waste. netflix and hulu+ will provide all I need for now.

I may consider a slingbox later if this dont work out.
post #14 of 137
Tony, does it have Vudu? How about Amazon?

Also, as far as Netflix goes- 5.1 surround sound? Dolby Digital +? I know it would be hard for you to tell if it is 1080p or not as it probably upscales everything to 1080 anyways.

Have you tried file playback? What does and doesn't it play? I hear it supports MKV off harddrive only.
post #15 of 137
Yes, it has both amazon and vudu(free $5.99 credit)
I have not tried to play anything other than whats on the box.
when I get time I want to try and watch the movies and play music on my laptop thru the box.
post #16 of 137
video: xvid, mpeg-1/2/4, avc, wmv9, avchd, mkv
photo: jpeg, mpo, gif, png
music:mp3, aac, he-aac, wma9, lpcm/wav
dolby digital plus
dts 2.0+ digitalmout
post #17 of 137
How is this thing shipping without a single review for it having popped up on the web ? I'm going to have to buy one, though I'll probably wait for it to become available on Amazon to save tax and shipping.
post #18 of 137
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Originally Posted by tony410 View Post

video: xvid, mpeg-1/2/4, avc, wmv9, avchd, mkv
photo: jpeg, mpo, gif, png
music:mp3, aac, he-aac, wma9, lpcm/wav
dolby digital plus
dts 2.0+ digitalmout

Well, yes, I could copy and paste specs too. I want personal experience.

For example, I don't think it can play .MKV over DLNA, so you'd have to hook up a USB device to really test all it can play.
post #19 of 137
You can read it's not-very-informative manual here.

tony410, could you possible take and post some pictures of its UI? Top level and maybe a couple of levels into Netflix (top, title list, title details, etc), VUDU and Amazon? I'd really appreciate it--I can't find a single picture of the this thing's interface on the web.
post #20 of 137
I don't think Sony sent out review samples of this thing. I looked all over Sony's website for someone to email questions about it (specifically about Netflix) and couldn't find one.

I'll just assume Netflix is 720p until someone says different. You'd think if it was Sony would want everyone to know it was 1080p- they did with the PS3.
post #21 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I don't think Sony sent out review samples of this thing. I looked all over Sony's website for someone to email questions about it (specifically about Netflix) and couldn't find one.

I'll just assume Netflix is 720p until someone says different. You'd think if it was Sony would want everyone to know it was 1080p- they did with the PS3.

It's a good assumption that its only 720P Netflix:

From the Sony's FAQ on the N200:
Which of the channels streams content in full 1080p resolution?
Currently, none of the channels are streaming in 1080p. However, the Streaming Player with Wi-Fi can support up to 1080p, and your personal content can be played back in 1080p via USB. Requires compatible HDTV and HDMI® cable (sold separately).
post #22 of 137
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Originally Posted by RangerOne View Post

From the Sony's FAQ on the N200:
Which of the channels streams content in full 1080p resolution?
Currently, none of the channels are streaming in 1080p.

If this is true it'll have the first VUDU player I've heard of which cannot play the HDX streams.
post #23 of 137
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

If this is true it'll have the first VUDU player I've heard of which cannot play the HDX streams.

They say the device supports up to 1080p....but that no one is streaming 1080p......I don't know anything about HDX streams so either HDX is not in 1080p or Sony is incorrect here........
post #24 of 137
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Originally Posted by cawgijoe View Post

They say the device supports up to 1080p....but that no one is streaming 1080p......I don't know anything about HDX streams so either HDX is not in 1080p or Sony is incorrect here........

HDX has been in 1080P24 for years.
post #25 of 137
The SMP-N200 (smp2) Instillation was quick & easy, within few minutes I was watching Netflix! The UI is responsive, snappy, w/large fonts & easy to navigate.

VUDU offers instant free credit w/on-screen quick sign-in (just enter email), I picked X-Men First Glass then selected preview, the movie started in less than split of a sec.!! And …WOW!! The best audio/video streaming I’ve ever seen, EXCELLENT Quality! Like Blue-ray! The option Display info showed… [HDX 1080p w/5.1 DD+plus], the AVR displayed over HDMI & 2.1 PCM over Optical -out

Netflix Video quality is also very good & accurate w/o artifact/blurring, has no adaptive steaming or 5.1DD+, only 2.0 PCM Via HDMI& Optical audio-out! While streaming contents, Title/Speed [info] could be displayed & from options [IP Content Noise Reduction] can be adjusted to eliminate blurring ...works great!

Amazon prime audio/video very good, w/grid layout, 5.1 PCM via HDMI & 5.1DD (bitstream) over Optical audio-out
It has Hulu plus, Crackle, Pandora, youtube, 3D& more … Video Unlimited & Music Unlimited channels are in service now!

The Device feels like it has more than adequate horsepower w/o corner-cuts & although it’s silent there is maybe some kind of cooling magnesium built-in drives some air out!! It seems to be very stable, I clocked the reboot-time from cold and it was a little under two (2) seconds!!! The SMP2 UI comes with some handy Options; Audio DRC, HDMI Control, Auto Standby Mode & Display info, HDMI Deep Color Output. The device also comes w/IR remote control & HDMI-out (jack), COMPONENT, COMPOSITE, DIGITAL OPTICAL Audio out, RCA L/R Audio, USB, Ethernet (LAN) & Wi-Fi (b/g/n).

Didn’t try DLNA (not my thing) or Internet-Browser, USB, 3D, tablets “throw”, Smartphone remote control App, or Wi-Fi.

In short, its keeper!

Cheers!
post #26 of 137
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Netflix Video quality is also very good, accurate w/o artifact/blurring, has no adaptive steaming or 5.1DD+, only 2.0 PCM Via HDMI& Optical audio-out!

That is just useless. If true, it's probably the least capable Netflix streamer in the market today (well, maybe not as compared to the Wii). Difficult to believe that they'd bring this thing to market with those limitations while the PS3 has the highest level of capabilities for Netflix streaming (shared with Roku 2).
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While streaming contents, Title/Speed [info] could be displayed & from options [IP Content Noise Reduction] can be adjusted to eliminate blurring ...works great!

The information display is very cool--of Netflix streamers that I've played with, only the PS3, PC and Xbox could display any information about encoding bit rate.

Somebody post some pictures of the UI of this thing, please! I can't believe that it's actually shipping without a single review on the net, and no pictures of anything on Sony's site except the box itself.
post #27 of 137
You'd think since the PS3 has 1080p and the SMP-N200 supports DD+ bitstreaming that Netflix would support it here (at least DD+). avf5- You sure you don't have HDMI set to output PCM? Vudu on this device should most definitely support 1080p/DD+ bitstreaming- try it out and see if it does.
post #28 of 137
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

That is just useless. If true, it's probably the least capable Netflix streamer in the market today (well, maybe not as compared to the Wii). Difficult to believe that they'd bring this thing to market with those limitations while the PS3 has the highest level of capabilities for Netflix streaming (shared with Roku 2).
................

Hav ethey even fixed the netflix app on the PS3 yet? After the recent update the audio was still borked. Sending out 8 active audio channels with six of them with dead air.
Does the N200 have this issue?
post #29 of 137
Nope. PS3 Netflix app is still all screwed up. I honestly don't expect Sony will ever fix it- they just don't seem to care about these sort of things.
post #30 of 137
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Hav ethey even fixed the netflix app on the PS3 yet? After the recent update the audio was still borked. Sending out 8 active audio channels with six of them with dead air.
Does the N200 have this issue?

No, they haven't fixed it on the Fats at least. I thought that it worked better on the Slims.

So, given that, the Roku 2 reigns supreme as the most capable Netflix player (that I know about), with 1080p, bitstreamed DD+ and subtitles/captions support. Of course, it is not without its own bugs. (The Roku's most annoying bug, for me, is that it fails to recognize that some titles with 5.1 sound have 5.1 sound, which manifested this weekend with Trollhunter. Others complain that it's colorspace is wrong, which Roku has acknowledged, though my television seems to handle that).
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