Although the site says it's £99 just found it on Amazon for £74 - http://amzn.to/ztCWEw
I don't know how this unit received 5 stars as its media support is very limited, especially when streamed from your local network. In fact without having a PC/Mac running some transcoding streamer software it is useless.
Most would expect this to work with common NAS sources but this unit fails!
For the same price you can get the WD TV Live streaming media player which supports almost all formats over both DLNA or direct file access to your NAS, PC or Mac. The WD also will playback 1080p content including Blu-ray.
In a head to head the Sony would get 3 stars and the WD 4. Neither are 5 star products as all these sort of vices have some limitation in either features or content.
Does it play iso files?
My Bravia internet TV plays ISO files but via the iSedora DLNA server on my Windows 7 PC so it's more a function of iSedora than the TV playing ISO files natively - I guess the same will apply to the SMP-N200
Can anyone tell me whether it would be able to handle external hard drives up to 2tb or more ?
Would've been great if they manged to put a freeview hd tuner in there aswel. I would have bought one straight away then!
The specs on the Sony website say it will be able to play many formats using DLNA (including AAC & mkv) via an update.
Perhaps you should get in touch with Sony and ask when (if ?) this update will be available.
Until the update is available the device seems crippled.
Does the browser on this support flash playback?
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