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