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Sony's superb home server is perfect for those wanting a storage device to stream their films, photos or music directly to their PC, Playstation 3 or Sony Bravia TV!

Sony Home Share

All-in-one home server for total control of your multimedia entertainment

Store all your music, photos and video in one convenient place and enjoy through your TV
Transfer files to your home server wirelessly with one simple touch of a button
Access multimedia stored on your home server wherever you are using the Internet
Easily share photo slideshows and music collections online with friends and family.

£349.99 @ John Lewis
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#1
Looks like just a NAS? If so, probably a bit steep pricewise, though you're paying for the good brand and cool looks. (not voted)
#2
Any MKV support?
#3
kroozing
Any MKV support?


It's Sony, so I doubt it.
It may be the cheapest you can get it, but it's still massively overpriced for what it is.
#4
Does look nice though
#5
honestly i don't get it. you could probably buy an acer revo and 1tb drive for this, and thats a fully functioning computer. only downside that would use 2 psus
#6
It looks like someone put R2D2 in a waffle iron.

Ugly, but a good brand, and cheaper than I've seen it before, so hot.
#7
H&R for the find as it's a good price & it's by Sony but didn't this get a poor review in Computer Shopper.
#8
I agree. It's a great deal for the item, but it was overpriced to begin with.
#9
kroozing
Any MKV support?


Presumably it's "just" a NAS with something like Twonky on it, and that won't support mkv-playback.

Agree with other statements, why not just buy a dedicated streamer (PlayON HD/O! Play/WDTV/Xtreamer etc) and an external drive for the same (if not cheaper) cost!
#10
Couldn't find a review on CS
#11
Don't agree with Sony being a great brand any more. They used to be, but are no better than any other half decent electronics firm these days.
#12
Multimedia Compatible Image Format: JPEG, BMP, PNG
Compatible Audio Format: WAV, MP3, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, AAC, WMA
Compatible Video Format: AVCHD, MPEG2, HDV(MPEG2-TS)

pretty useless imo imo get a better quality streamer a popcorn or maybe a sumvision enclosure with many many more compatible formats it cna stream.

Didnt vote
#13
siliconbits
Couldn't find a review on CS


I know, I've just looked as well. It was certainly in one of the PC mags a few months back. Can't see it on the Sony.co.uk site either. Must've bombed?
#14
With no MKV support makes this pretty much useless for alot of people.
#15
tech_guy
I know, I've just looked as well. It was certainly in one of the PC mags a few months back. Can't see it on the Sony.co.uk site either. Must've bombed?


It's a two year old model from what I can see. If only Sumvision had a better looking enclosure.
#16
999tigger
Multimedia Compatible Image Format: JPEG, BMP, PNG
Compatible Audio Format: WAV, MP3, ATRAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, AAC, WMA
Compatible Video Format: AVCHD, MPEG2, HDV(MPEG2-TS)

pretty useless imo imo get a better quality streamer a popcorn or maybe a sumvision enclosure with many many more compatible formats it cna stream.


Wow that is technical stuff... from a none tecnical person get the popcorn, you can get a huge bag for £1 these days, they do a nice Maple Syrup on in Aldi
#17
Orbital
They used to be, but are no better than any other half decent electronics firm these days.


Except their TVs, mp3 players and headphones... bluray players, games consoles...
#18
Popcorn's have had their day IMO.... I don't like it much as a snack either.
#19
montblanc
Except their TVs, mp3 players and headphones... bluray players, games consoles...

Actually the TV's have gone downhill as of late (with common faults and design flaws).
Agree with the rest though (and you missed out cameras and camcorders, which I like from Sony).
#20
Its a much better streamer than this would be.
#21
But that doesn't seem that hard now does it!
#22
Blimey, that sounds fab.
One of it's selling points is that it has a 56K modem in it, apparently.
That alone must make it a collector's item.

I wonder if it makes all those 1990s ping-pooong, ping-pooong cccchhhhhh noises when it's trying to connect to the internet. Wonder if it'll connect to Compuserve ?
#23
NitrousUK
Looks like just a NAS? If so, probably a bit steep pricewise, though you're paying for the good brand and cool looks. (not voted)


Vote on the deal (price/offer) rather than the product &/or whether it is suitable for you.

BFN,

fp.
#24
Orbital
Don't agree with Sony being a great brand any more. They used to be, but are no better than any other half decent electronics firm these days.


I received some negative comments in a "Misc" thread I created just under four weeks ago:

Sony UK (Electronics division) announces scrappage scheme

Serious question:

Do a majority of consumers not rate Sony (products) highly any more (if they ever did before, of course)?

BFN,

fp.
#25
Downfall
It looks like someone put R2D2 in a waffle iron.

.


LOL :-D
#26
This is not a streamer, just a NAS. It needs a player to decode and play the media and it is that player that needs to be compatible with the file formats. Use network shares on this and it will stream any format to a compatible device. It is comparable with a Netgear Readynas rather than a popcornhour.

It is the PS3 etc that has the compatibility problems not this.
#27
I'm not voting either way.

This piece of kit cant do anymore than a ~£100 NAS. Thats from a good reputable company too.
#28
I'm more a Panasonic fan, but Sony are pretty decent still. The problem is that all their lower range items are largely made out of other peoples components these days, for instance they use the same panels as many Samsung TV's. As the market requires ever cheaper and more complicated technology, Sony have met this by producing lots of fairly quickly slapped together products which are not up to their old school standards.
#29
montblanc
Except their TVs, mp3 players and headphones... bluray players, games consoles...


Sony trade off an image the gained in the 80's and 90's of pioneering engineering and rock solid build quality. None of that applies to Sony any more. Especially build quality. None of the devices you point out above are better if bought from Sony. Apart from the PS3 as no one else makes it :)
#30
As much as it pains me to say it, the Bravia LCD's are pretty decent.
#31
sibeer
I'm more a Panasonic fan, but Sony are pretty decent still. The problem is that all their lower range items are largely made out of other peoples components these days, for instance they use the same panels as many Samsung TV's. As the market requires ever cheaper and more complicated technology, Sony have met this by producing lots of fairly quickly slapped together products which are not up to their old school standards.


Thanks.

If faced with a decision between a Panasonic product & a comparable Sony product you would pick the former, but it sounds that even though Sony's prices are relatively high do you feel that the quality of their goods no longer justify the cost. Is that the case?

If Sony's products were cheaper, say, on a par with other manufacturers do you think their reputation is still valued enough to be choice, or do you think they will not (ever) regain the ground they have lost?

For instance, if the Panasonic-branded product was not available for, say, six months & it was a product you wanted (not needed) would you wait or buy the Sony-branded one instead?

(Question open to all, not just sibeer)

BFN,

fp.
#32
Broadsword
As much as it pains me to say it, the Bravia LCD's are pretty decent.


:)

Our first HD-TV (November 2008) was a Bravia. The new 3D-TV era will have to wait for us to consider now as it is hard to justify buying a(nother) new TV for at least the next five years.

(The Toshiba Cathode Ray Tube "Phat" screen we bought in 1997 is still going strong & has moved home with us seven times; so maybe if that died then we may upgrade, but not for the foreseeable future).

BFN,

fp.
#33
fanpages
Vote on the deal (price/offer) rather than the product &/or whether it is suitable for you.

BFN,

fp.


But he said he didn't vote....he was just commenting...
#34
fanpages


Serious question:

Do a majority of consumers not rate Sony (products) highly any more (if they ever did before, of course)?



I'm the opposite way round, I used to really dislike Sony when they were in the position Apple are now and could basically sell anything on the name which meant a lot of their products weren't very good. Since they've lost that name I've found their products have massively improved particularly their laptops some of which are incredible machines with nothing really like them, particularly their ultralights such as the TX. I bought one a few years back because it was very small and light but unlike rivals it came with a high capacity battery (which was better than most extended batteries) and an onboard optical drive. It's extended battery at 13,000mah is the highest capacity battery I've seen in a laptop and powers the machine for a long time.

At the moment I'm trying to get a hold of a Z11, while people are claiming it's not possible for Apple to fit a Core i3 and discrete graphics card in a 13in chassis at the moment Sony have produced a 13.1in machine which can have a dual core i7 and quad SSD's in a smaller and lighter chassis as well as a 1080p screen.

Despite that though I do think Sony still try to sell on their name and produce garbage, I'd never buy anything just because of the name. Unfortunately this NAS device doesn't look anything great for the money.

John
#35
Off deal talk:

Sony's traditional strengths (TVs, Hi-Fi, portable music systems) have fallen in quality. The price premium remains, but the quality isn't there except at the top end.

Sony's newer stuff is generally decent, especially top-end laptops, though camera's and similar are just fine rather than great.


In general Sony have gone from a premium producer of consumer products, with an appropriate price-premium to match, to a "normal" brand with some decent stuff but most "meh".

On the console front, they've made a very decent and powerful system, and then systematically removed features and projected such an arrogance that I'm no longer going to support them.
#36
axum
But he said he didn't vote....he was just commenting...


So was I.

BFN,

fp.
#37
Err, ok...
#38
Johnmcl7
I'm the opposite way round, I used to really dislike Sony when they were in the position Apple are now and could basically sell anything on the name which meant a lot of their products weren't very good. Since they've lost that name I've found their products have massively improved ...

Despite that though I do think Sony still try to sell on their name and produce garbage, I'd never buy anything just because of the name. Unfortunately this NAS device doesn't look anything great for the money.

John


Thanks John.

I agree with you about this product; it doesn't seem to offer anything (substantially) different from products of a similar nature (from other manufacturers)... and I guess that is why the price has fallen so much.

I would not expect (anybody) to buy anything just because it was made by a particular manufacturer. The fact that this item is Sony-branded obviously does not entice you (now), even if it did in the past.

However, is part of this decision now down to the global economy & your (I am presuming) diminished disposable income?

Previously I would expect that a Sony-branded product that had dropped to less than half price would be very favourable, but the impression I am getting from you & the other comments in this thread (& my "Misc" thread) is that Sony need to improve not only their image, but also the quality of their products to be considered a market-player again.

Is that fair?

BFN,

fp.
#39
What does it do that this dosent - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/615351/iomega-home-media-1tb-nas-network-h?p=7979984

I agree its cheap for this model, but its still overpriced for what it is.
#40
Nothing, the point's been made, it's a NAS, a nice looking one with a Sony badge on it granted, but just a NAS.

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