Overview: The Sony Network Media Player (SMP-N100) lets you access a
variety of online entertainment from Sony's Bravia Internet Video server and content stored on
your PC through your home network setup. The Sony Network Media Player
lets you stream movies, TV episodes, videos, and music from Netflix, YouTube,
Pandora, Hulu Plus, and more to your television and home entertainment system. You can also connect a USB drive, your PC, or other DLNA compliant device in order to access stored music, video, and photo
files. You can enjoy all this digital content in up to Full HD 1080p via HDMI (your
connected TV must support 1080p). You can even download the free "Media Remote
to turn your iPhone, iPod touch, or compatible Android phone into a versatile
Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Sony SMP-N100 is equipped with an
Ethernet (LAN) jack for connecting the Network Media Player to your home network
and computer. Via the unit's Ethernet connection you can enjoy music, video,
and still-image files stored on your computer. You can also browse internet
content (text-based), listen to internet radio (via Bravia Internet), and watch
online movies (via Bravia Internet).
Note: The unit's Ethernet (LAN) jack is a RJ-45/100BASE-TX
Built-in Wireless LAN: The Sony SMP-N100 also features
built-in Wi-Fi which allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home
network. The Network Media Player's built-in Wi-Fi provides a wireless network
connection with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect
to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free
Note: A wireless connection requires a home network with
an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.
Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as a
gateway to Internet audio/video content, delivering a variety of on-demand
entertainment straight to your connected home entertainment system. Once
connection (via Ethernet or WiFi) to your network and setup is complete, Bravia
Internet Video allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV
episodes, videos, and music from a large selection of entertainment apps.
Currently Bravia Internet Video offers the following online content (as of July
Bravia Internet Video Entertainment Library
Note: Bravia Internet Video Requires home network with a
connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content).
Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed
and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees
and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice
(visit Sony.com for latest information regarding online content).
DLNA Certified: The SMP-N100 can be connected to your
compatible PC using a hardwired Ethernet (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection,
via your home network. DLNA certification allows you to enjoy
various content from your home network, such as photo, music, and video files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA
Certified media server) on your connected home entertainment system. This eliminates the need to copy your photo,
video, and music files to a separate USB storage device. The unit can recognize
up to 20 folders and 999 files per folder from a single DLNA server. Supported file types
||MP3, LPCM, WAV
USB Port: An integrated front-panel USB (type-A) port makes it easy to
connect your compatible digital camera, camcorder, or USB-enabled MP3 player and
enjoy pictures, videos, and music on your connected entertainment system. You
can even plug in a USB storage device to play a wide variety of file formats.
Your USB device must be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS. The unit can recognize up to
5 folders and 500 files per folder from a single USB device. Supported file types
||AVCHD, DivX, MKV, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4
||AAC, MP3, LPCM, WMA, WAV
The unit's USB port does not support the Apple iPod, iPhone,
System/Firmware Updates: System/Firmware updates are done
through the SMP-N100's Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi, via the on-line
Sony server. The unit will periodically inform you of newer software version
information. Firmware version
M05.R.071 is initially installed (as of July 2011). Visit the
Sony esupport site for additional information on what type of firmware
updates are available.
HDMI Output: Use the Sony Network Media Player's HDMI output
to add high-definition multimedia streaming to any home entertainment system
equipped with an HDMI port (up to 1080p). You can also
connect to virtually any home A/V system using the component (up to 1080i) or composite
(480i only) video
Precision CinemaHD Upscaler: Precision Cinema HD upscale uses high
bandwidth digital-to-analog conversion and processing to detect image changes at
the pixel level, rather than at the level of whole scan lines. Additionally,
separate algorithms are used to process the moving and still parts of an image,
resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion
1080p HDMI Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the Network Media
Player is capable of upscaling the resolution of your standard definition
network content to 1080p.
Deep Color: The Sony SMP-N100 supports a color depth of up
to 12 bits. Connecting the Network Media Player and a TV that supports Deep
Color via HDMI allows more accurate color reproduction than when connecting it
to a TV that does not support Deep Color. The Deep Color function can be set to
10-bit, 12-bit, Auto, or Off.
x.v.Color: The SMP-N100 supports x.v.Color, meaning it's
ready for x.v.Color discs when they become available in the future.
Screen Settings: The Sony SMP-N100 features the following
- TV Type: You can select a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio for
the unit's video output to match your connected Television's screen aspect
- Screen Format: You can select the display configuration
for a 4:3 screen picture on a 16:9 wide screen television. You can select
from the following:
- Original: select when connected to a TV with a wide
mode function; displays a 4:3 screen picture in 16:9 aspect ratio even
on a wide-screen TV
- Fixed Aspect Ratio: changes the picture size to fit
the screen size with the original picture aspect ratio
Video Settings: The Sony SMP-N100 offers the following video
- Picture Quality Mode: You can select from 3 preset
pictures settings (Standard, Brighter, Theater) for different lighting
- FNR: Reduces the random noise appearing in the picture.
- BNR: Reduces the mosaic-like block noise in the
- MNR: Reduces minor noise around the picture outlines
I/P Noise Reduction: I/P Noise Reduction improves the picture quality
of Internet entertainment, so you can enjoy crisp, clear images on your
Cinema Conversion Mode: The Sony Network Media Player offers
two Cinema Conversion Modes - Auto and Video.
- Auto: The player automatically detects whether the
material is video-based or film-based, and switches to the appropriate
- Video: The conversion method suited for video-based
material will always be selected regardless of the content.
Theater Mode: By pressing the "Theater" button on the remote control,
the Network Media Player optimizes its video output for watching movies. The
Theater Mod only functions when connected to a Sony compatible A/V receiver or
Audio Outputs: The Sony SMP-N100 Network Media Player
features a digital audio output (optical) and one analog audio output (RCA).
- Digital Audio Outputs: The SMP-N100 is equipped with an
optical digital output. The Audio menu allows you to select the digital
audio format that is passed through the optical digital output. Settings
allow you to transfer Dolby Digital and/or DTS sound tracks, or down-mix
surround bitstreams to 2-channel PCM audio.
- Analog Audio: There is a pair of stereo analog RCA
192kHz/24-bit DAC: The Sony Network Media Player (SMP-N100) features a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter
for high-quality sound reproduction.
Audio Settings: The SMP-N100 allows you to adjust the
following audio settings:
- AV SYNC: Synchronize the picture and sound by delaying
the audio output in relation to the picture output; 0 to 120 milliseconds
- Audio DRC: The player offers three dynamic range
compression levels - Auto, Standard, or Wide Range.
On-Screen Display: The Sony Network Media Player features an
easy-to-navigation On-Screen Menu. The SMP-N100's on-screen menu can be
displayed on your connected TV via HDMI, component, or composite video.
Note: The unit does not offer a front-panel display.
Favorites: You can save up to 18 of your favorite Internet content
programs for easy access from the SMP-N100's Favorites List.
Parental Control: You can enter a four-digit password to set
restriction levels for Internet video playback. Playback of some Internet videos
can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or
replaced with different scenes. You can also Allow or Block all unrated Internet
Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the player for more than 10 minutes while an on-screen display, such as the
home menu, is displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display devices from becoming damaged.
Auto Standby: If any button on the remote is not pressed for more than
30 minutes, the SMP-N100 automatically returns to standby mode.
Wireless Remote Control: The Sony SMP-N100 includes an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the Network Media Player. The wireless remote
control can also be programmed to operate Sony and other brands of televisions.
Note: The Network Media Player itself, only has a front-panel
HDMI Control (Bravia Sync): Sony TVs and A/V receivers compatible with
the HDMI Control function can be controlled via the HDMI connection. This
includes convenient features like One-Touch Play and System Power-Off.
Mobile Device Control: You can turn your iPod touch, iPhone,
iPad (requires iOS 3.1.3 or later), or compatible Android phone into a versatile
remote when you download the free "Media Remote" app. Enjoy basic remote
functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, plus search for information about the movies
you're watching on YouTube, Wikipedia, Twitter, and many BRAVIA Internet Video
Note: Application must be downloaded from the iTunes
application store or Android Market application store. Check Android Market
from your device for compatibility. Requires that the Network Media Player
and remote device be connected to the same wireless network with the remote
device connected through an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended).