Summary: I own the DSM-520 media center and it is 100 times better than this piece of C***. I got the DSM-320 for the bedroom as I thought that I could go with a cheaper model if I wasn't watching that much TV in the bedroom, but after I was unable to watch some of the DIVX videos that I could on the 520, I...
Pros: Can strean audio, video and pictures over wired and wireless. Works great to share photos on the big tube. Music streams great too. Don't need to install software if you are running a Windows Media Center or Windows Media Connect software.
Cons: Streaming video doesn't work too well. Doesn't support that many video formats. Media player has problems streaming even some video formats that are suppose to be supported. Can only use WEP wireless security, which pretty much is no security at all.
Summary: I've had this for nearly a year now. I'm quite disappointed with this purchase especially considering the success I've had with other D-Link products.
Pros: The device does what it claims to.
Cons: The firmware is terrible. The server software is terrible. It takes forever to scroll through any lists. The remote control is also terrible. Half the signals aren't even read by the device. This makes scrolling even more tedious. TVersity improves the scrolling speed and makes finding files easi...
Summary: I understand the 520 is far better. But I wouldn't even consider after this fiasco. Just better get my $50 rebate!
Pros: Okay, maybe alot of work.
Cons: First and foremost, the software is cow dung, so don't install it. If you're using Windows (XP and below), download and install Media Player 11. Use the Media Connect to setup the server. FYI, you cannot stream from an external hard drive and though it will play .wma files, it does not know how t...
Pros: looked good on the first tv i used with the s video connector before the firmware download
Cons: setting up this player was going smoothly untill i downloaded the onscreen firmware update offered.when installing,the update the tv screen went dead,never to recover despite reinstallation,resetting and tech help which was available but nearly unintelligible due to a poor international connectio...
Careful: it is not a Windows Media Center Extender
25 January 2007
Summary: I bought this device mainly to be able to issue TV recordings and watch recorded TV from my TV to my Media Center 2005 PC, but the device does not support this functionality (i.e., does not work as a Media Center Extender).
Pros: - View/show your photos, music, and "videos" you keep on your studio PC on your family room TV - Play your WMR-protected music on your TV
Cons: - Does not work as a Media Center Extender - Very limiting support for video formats
Cons: This software is useless to say the least ..it installs and un-installs great - but to perform like they just threw something together. The device lacks any flexibilty. Its good to have until a linux hack comes along and make it work - say your money,,,wait for the next gen.
Summary: I've had my DSM 320 for a little over a year now, and I have now given up on the unit. While the idea of the wireless media player is very enticing, the problems one encounters on the way make it less than enjoyable.
Summary: I wish they were more honest with there capability so the average user could see it doesn't work for them or at least get with the current file formats supported by the worlds largest operating system - microsoft.
Pros: Installs easily and works out of box.
Cons: Completely useless for most common video formats I get in my new HP computer (dvr-ms and wmv formats). They offer lots of workaround that make this undesireable.
Summary: If you have lossless audio files you'll need to find another device. Unfortuantely the mfg (apparently intentionally) fails to infom consumers of it's lack of full PlaysForSure support . You'll need to take the initiave to review the manual BEFORE purchase. Thanks D-Link !!
Pros: Nice looking, reasonably easy to configure.
Cons: Does not fully support Microsoft "PlaysForSure" as advertised. Does not support WMA Lossless audio format.
Summary: New firmware does not allow me to play movies any more. I suspect they do not want you to be able to play ripped dvd's. Works great for music but the interface is clunky. In retropect, since only music works well, I would have gotten something for music only and has a better interface.