Summary: I first tried this product using a laptop with 802.11g. I was streaming video from various sites on the internet (watching movies) and then putting them in fullscreen mode. I experimented with photo and video mode. Video mode is lower resolution. Now, using the 802.11g on my laptop and 802.11g on the device, on an 802.11b/g/n network (My router is a DIR-655). This resulted in choppy video. The audio was fine, but the video wasn't.
Summary: I was all excited when i saw this product. I have a desktop and laptop that have Windows 7 on them and wanted to use the Media Center to watch my stuff on my TV vs the Computers. This device is acentially a wi-fi router for your tv so you can use the wifi sytems to link to it and so you computer stuff on the TV. Problem is when I went to my local Fry's store and bought it they negelected to realize it doesnt work with Widows 7.
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The Tech Guy "The Tech Guy", Amazon
6 June 2010
Summary: I made the mistake of not adhearing to the reviews on the Internet. With regards to the vendor, Amazon.... Excellent. I first try to purchase from them as historically they have been great to work with when having issues and good pricing and service. In this case, no exception. With regards to the product...D-link is no help. They do not answer website email concerns regarding this product and do not respond on the phone.
Summary: What can I say... the product sucks. Read many negative reviews but thought it would be different for me. I'm sure most people will do the same as me and think a lousy product will perform different just for them but it won't. I bought more than one just to play my odds... Yeah right! They all suck, used or new they all suck. Don't buy this product, just don't do it.
Summary: I'm rating this item based on my personal experience in stress testing this product for a home-based wireless media network. My rating of 3 stars references my general feeling of the product, not weighing in its glaring flaws. "its OK" is the name of the 3 star rating, and that's exactly what this product is. If you want to use it directly wired to a network, NOT using the wireless feature, "its OK".
Summary: Well.. for a first time product.. it's not bad.. but it's closer to bad.. than it is to good.. Wireless configuration is a pain! Software connection from PC to the device.. works maybe 20% of the time.. Frequent and significant lag on video.. You have to force the output to use Directdraw and not DirectShow.. otherwise embedded video from sites won't show in fullscreen. D-link REALLY needs to go back to the drawing board with this product..
Great idea but I would buy something else right now
Randy K, Amazon
12 August 2009
Summary: I've been looking for something to let me watch my mp4 video collection on TV for some time and in the last year there have been a number of products introduced. When I was at Fry's I saw this on sale for $99 so I decided to give it a try. I was able to get it set up and working with no problems on my wireless network (I work in IT and can generally get stuff working) but I have two major complaints. First, I was using this on an older 32" TV.
Summary: I decided to ignore the poor reviews I had read on this product and purchase it anyway. The quick user guide completely skipped the first screens in the install. The image on the TV was not acceptable using the supplied cable, so I used a component cable I had. The image quality still was quite poor. I selected the video mode and attempted to play a video. The player showed but with a black screen although I could hear the audio.