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 Spotify hints at plans for a voice-controlled wearable Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 11:37am Yamaha's MusicCast could help you learn to play the piano Fri, 07 Apr 2017, 12:41pm Qobuz Sublime+ will offer hi-res streaming on smartphones, tablets and PCs Wed, 05 Apr 2017, 05:50pm Spotify offers Premium users two weeks' exclusive access to albums Tue, 04 Apr 2017, 05:36pm 9 years ago today was a big day for iTunes Mon, 03 Apr 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.