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Philips describes its new HMP2000 as a ‘smart media box’, along the lines of rivals such as the AppleTV and Western Digital’s WDTV Live. However, it would probably be more accurate to describe it as a Netflix box, since Netflix is clearly its primary raison d’être. Philips HMP2000 HD networked media player Media smartie: …

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FAIL

Design by committee

Who on earth sits down and thinks "I know lets make a set top box that nothing will stack on"?

Apart from that a very very limited device.

Very much a fail for me.

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Wouldn't the 7000 be more review-worthy?

It's mentioned in passing, but it seems to be a better specified unit, with DLNA support too...

In price and features it's more like the AppleTV or WD... how about a group-test?

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Boxee Box

I've had two of Boxee Boxes since launch, and are the sweetest media players out there...

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Re: Boxee Box

I've got a boxee box. They're buggy as hell- mine now hangs as I try to switch accounts. There's always something not working quite right :/

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Pass!

Philips are really on the downward spiral to a 'stick on' brand if they are not already there. If its "G" its not a hope of doing the 1080p over wireless unless the router is next to it.

All the are hoping for is, seeing the Netflix signs in curry's/tv and putting it on the shelf near bye undercutting the next brand. Its where Philips are these days, following and not leading.

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Re: Pass!

If it was streaming your own content then yeah wireless probably wouldn't be fast enough - but netfix is pretty low bandwidth so it should work fine.

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