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Sony’s Upcoming SMP-N100 Networked Media Player Packs a Punch

Sony is getting set to launch a new media streamer product that spins off the original Sony DMX-NV1 Bravia Internet Video Link. Unlike the original product, however, which only worked with compatible Sony HDTVs, the new Sony SMP-N100 Networked Media Player (MSRP $129) can work with any TV set — much like Sony’s other Blu-ray and PS3 products. The Bravia Internet Video powered device comes loaded with Sony’s trademark XMB user interface and is being position to compete with the likes of the Roku Player, WD TV Live Plus, Popbox, etc. and can playback media from online services, networked storage/PCs via DLNA, and from attached USB drives. The SMP-N100 offers built-in 802.11n connectivity and can be connected to a TV sets via composite, component, or HDMI.

Word has it that an iPhone/iPad app is in the works to control the device similar to the one currently available for Bravia Internet enabled Blu-ray players.

Full hands-on evaluation at CE Pro.

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