Sony Unveils SMP-N100 Network Media Player

Sony has released more details about its forthcoming SMP-N100 network media player, one which will be pitted against the new Apple TV.

The set top box, which costs around £120 and will be available in October, will provide internet access via Sony Bravia's services and offer a variety of content from the likes of Youtube, Demand Five, BBC iPlayer and Lovefilm - no mention of other services like 4OD or ITV Player.

It beats the Apple TV by offering full HD, 1080p video support, comes with a USB port and offers integrated Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to other DLNA compliant devices.

Sony lists compatibility with DTS 2.0+Digital Out and Dolby Digital Plus, AVCHD, DivX HD, Xvid and MKV amongst other things. As expected it comes with an array of I/Os including HDMI, Optical Out, Composite & component video, ethernet port etc.

Interestingly you will be able to control the box using apps for the iPhone or for Android fo free, bypassing the remote control.