Sony SMP-N100 comparison

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Sony SMP-N100

Sony SMP-N100
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Roku 3

Roku 3
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Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast
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WD TV Live (2011)

WD TV Live (2011)
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Price $217 at 1 store $94 to $106 at 7 stores $31 to $40 at 5 stores $71 to $216 at 11 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews 3.0 stars out of 36 reviews 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date September 15, 2010 March 06, 2013 July 24, 2013 October 03, 2011
The Bottom Line Sony's SMP-N100 streaming-video box isn't the easiest to use, but it offers an unparalleled feature set at its price. The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. Google's $35 Chromecast stick is a cheap and easy way to add streaming video and music to your TV, but it still isn't as fully featured as similarly priced Roku boxes. The WD TV Live (2011) offers a solid combination of must-have streaming services and excellent USB and network file support, making it one of the best devices of its kind available for under $100.

Basic specs

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Image standards JPG
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TIFF
JPG
BMP
GIF
Video standards WMV
ASF
DivX
MPEG-4
PS
M2TS
MKV
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
AVCHD
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VOB
MKV
MPEG-1
TS
TP
M2TS
FLV
Audio standards WMA
LPCM
WAV
AAC
MP3
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WAV
PCM
WMA
AAC
FLAC
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Product type Digital multimedia receiver
Streaming player
TV streaming adapter
Digital multimedia receiver
Playback capabilities Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Internet video playback
Internet radio playback
Internet gaming
Content streaming
Web browsing
Internet video playback
Digital video playback
Internet radio playback
Digital audio playback
Digital photo playback
Connector type 1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 Composite video/audio output RCA phono x 3 Installed Rear
1 Rear
1 Component video output RCA phono x 3 Installed Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
1 USB 4 pin USB Type A Installed Front
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Front
1 4 pin USB Type A Installed Rear
1 Rear
1 SPDIF output Rear
1 RJ-45 Installed Rear
1 Composite video/audio output Mini-phone 3.5 mm Installed Rear
Audio output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
Remote control type Remote control
Enhanced remote control
Info unavailable Remote control
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