Our Verdict A respectable offering if not an inspiring one For Good value decent out-of-the-box spec Against Can crash at times some quality issues Reviewed on 6th July 2011 At £90, the Digital Stream DPS-1000 is a cheap streamer, yet it makes the Apple TV look under-equipped thanks to its provision for BBC iPlayer, LoveFilm and Blinkbox streaming. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube are also on tap, and while there’s no wi-fi as standard, an extra-cost USB dongle sorts that quickly. So far so good, although the Digital Stream’s lack of dedicated audio outputs means it’s not easy to use it with an analogue amp for music use. On the other hand, the DPS-1000 does include a Scart, making it great upgrade choice for owners of old CRT sets. Other gripes? The user interface doesn’t like to be rushed, and text entry sometimes takes ages. For all its promise, the Blinkbox service (in beta at present) is frustrating, too. More after the break It’s blocky and prone to hanging – not acceptable in a paid-for service, and disappointing next to the iPlayer performance. Still, given its price, it’s a fair buy. See all our media server reviews Follow whathifi on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook Related News Universal signs-up with MQA for more hi-res music streams Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 03:26pm Pioneer launches SX-S30DAB network receiver in UK Fri, 03 Feb 2017, 12:02pm Sprint buys 33 per cent of Tidal in new deal Mon, 23 Jan 2017, 03:20pm Record labels and streaming services announce support for hi-res music Mon, 09 Jan 2017, 03:54pm Streaming video revenues overtake DVD sales for the first time Fri, 06 Jan 2017, 01:10pm Digital Stream DPS-1000 Music streamers Streaming Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.