Summary: I'm a big fan of the DLink DSM-520 as a media receiver. So the DSM-320RD seemed like a great product. It's a media receiver in the same product line as the DLink DSM-520, but it's newer and it has a built-in DVD player. When I plugged it in and started using it, the first thing that was apparent is that the menus were MUCH faster, and looked MUCH better. I was happy. Then I started playing my media. The playback is decent, but... It freezes up a lot.
Summary: I bought this primarily so I could play music from my PC over my stereo system for the house. It works well and the sound is good (I have a D-Link router so no problems with compatibility). However, I have just two complaints: 1) The software interface on the PC needs a lot of improvement. This is where you designate various folders containing multimedia content to be accessed by the DSM-320.
Summary: Hardware 5 stars, software 0 stars = 3 stars. Once you get a good media server = 5 stars. Like many users in these reviews I like the hardware, but absolutely hate the media server software that was included with it. I have 900 albums and over 11,000 MP3 files to serve, and use a Windows 2000 Pro machine with a fast 150GB SATA hard drive, 2.4G Pentium and 1G of RAM, which should deal with most any software just fine. I do not serve pictures or video.