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Sony SMP-N100 Media Player review

Sony SMP-N100 Media Player

Reviewed by:
Chris Thompson, .
Lots of value for a small price

Plays Youtube, Pandora, Netflix and many more services on your TV in 1080p resolution.

4 of 5

We recently picked up a Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Player with Wi-Fi media box at NewEgg for about $50. We’ve had it about a month now and it looks like we’ll keep it. We originally liked that is was wireless, giving us the ability to go online with our TV where our computer and DSL connection were not available. Unfortunately that option didn’t work out that well, the wireless connection wasn’t as robust as I hoped it could be. Let’s take a closer look at the SMP N100 in this review.

Sony SMP-N100 front view

The Review:

Unfortunately, Sony’s wireless was a bit flaky and we decided to use the network cable option which is working much better. Even when we had >80% signal strength menu loads were delayed or sometimes timed out. It got to the point of frustration and I just switched to wired full time.
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2002 – 2007 Honda Accord V6 EX oil change reset procedure

Here’s the oil change procedure for the 2006 Honda Accord V6 EX. This is the seventh generation Accord so if you don’t have a 2006, your procedure might slightly differ. It was easy, again the important part is preparing ahead. We had 30% oil life remaining but don’t drive the car much so an early change was due. This procedure explains how to do the oil change and how to reset the oil life indicator.

Total time: About 30 minutes my first time and taking pictures.

Tools & Parts needed:
1. Ramps (I used old Rhino Ramps)
2. 4.5 quarts of Mobil-1 5W-30
3. Socket set with 17mm socket wrench to remove the oil drain plug
4. Bosch 3323 oil filter
5. Gloves, oil pan, towels or newspaper

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2006 Honda Accord oil life indicator

2006 Honda Accord V6 EX engine oil dip stick and add oil location, The pink arrow shows where the dip stick is to check the oil, then on the right you can see where engine oil can be added.

Step-by-step procedure:

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