Summary: Thought this would be the ideal unit for streaming music to a stereo in the living areas without having to dock a phone. Requires a TV to control the UI. The UI is clumsy and quite slow. Creating play lists is painful. Would be nice to go to your computer, tee up the music, fire and forget. Doing the same from the remote control takes several minutes of fiddling. The unit died after a few years of use.
Summary: March 13th, 2010 update: I quit on this thing... We tried to use it for three TV movies today. Scooby Doo played well enough because I dared not to touch a button on the remote or pause. A documentary about the Penn Dutch (Amish) froze halfway through and we finished watching on our age old spare Mint Linux 600MHz laptop. Watched Food Inc and it froze 2/3 of the way through and we finished on the Linux laptop again.
D-Link should be ashamed of this product (piece of wanna-be electronics)
G. Patanella "guidopat", Amazon
29 May 2009
Summary: AVOID it! This is the lowest quality piece of electronics that I've seen in recent years. This should have never passed prototype phase. It is a piece of metal junk! Here are the reasons... 1) This product's DVD player has huge quality issues. The open/close button does not respond several times and requires you to sometimes unplug the device from the wall's outlet (for restart) since it does not have a real on/off relay switch.
Summary: I bought this media player despite the questionable reviews. I figured if they had to do with setup I could figure out. The setup was fairly easy and I got it working in no time. I even got videos to stream from my PC even when the router was on the first floor and the media player was downstairs. The problem is the hardware. D-Link needs to fire all their programmers because they don't know how to program worth anything.
HATE HATE HATE This !@#% Piece of Garbage KILL KILL KILL
Scooter "Scooter", Amazon
2 December 2008
Summary: Even my wife and kids hate this thing. Just work for once, please, without me having to call tech support, who always make you do the same 5 things and nothing works. I want my 15 hours of life back Dlink. This product BLOWS CHUNKS. I want the engineers who created it to have to sit on the phone for a day with various tech support people from another country and be forced to repeat the same 5 steps over and over.
Summary: I bought this when it first came out and was disappointed. I was finally able to play videos, and music even from my PC, but the process was time consuming and never seamlessly enough to be used regularly. skipping through videos was a total waist. often crashing the video and was too picky about just how the video was encoded. every now and then I see it in the back of closet and think. I bet they have fixed all this, so I drag it out to find out still no updates.
Summary: Unfortunately Amazon will not let you select ZERO stars.... This is very poor product. As others have said, great idea, bad implementation: - The DVD play is not always active when powered up. If the you select the DVD when this occurs, then the system will lock up and have to be powered down. - The audio output can be either digital or analog, not both. - Many times while playing a DVD, the unit will power down.
Summary: D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, Audio/Photo/Video, 802.11g This product appears to be running a linux-based OS, and will "crash" on any video file that is over 4 GB in size, and sometimes on smaller files. I was able to get a full refund after sending samples to their engineers who never fixed the problems.