I have a Sony SMP-N200 net streamer that is driving me bonkers. I have fibre broadband. The N200 often pauses to buffer. This can be in either Lovefilm or Iplayer for example. If I watch the control bar whilst a movie is playing out, it regularly buffers a little ahead of current play point, with about a 20mbps connection.
During a programme, this can drop to 0mbps, causing a few minutes pause whist it decides to start again.
I have ruled out the internet connection as the cause, as Lovefilm (for example) plays back just fine and I get no dropouts with anything else.
I swapped the box today for the same model, which has the same problem. I started a movie from lovefilm on my seperate Bravia TV, using a wired connection. The N200, also wired soon dropped the movie.
I can only assume that there is a problem with the N200?
Software version M10.R.0615