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 Tesla rumoured to be creating its own streaming service Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 03:24pm Deezer cuts its price to just 99p for the summer Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 05:24pm Spotify putting 'sponsored' songs in your playlists Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 04:33pm Moon Neo Mind promises to stream music from almost any source Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 05:31pm Qobuz Sublime+ will offer hi-res streaming on smartphones, tablets and PCs Fri, 19 May 2017, 03:35pm 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.