Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music. These devices are anything but one-size-fits-all. First, there's the question of design.
Summary: Great product that worked out of the box. I'll explain... This is EXACTLY the product I needed. I have an ATI TV Tuner Card installed on my computer and over time have created a large collection of my favorite TV shows in mpeg format. I have the choice of sitting at my desk chair and watching these shows, or burning them to a DVD, then taking the DVD to the den and viewing the DVD on the large screen TV. No more "sneaker" net for me.
Summary: After reading some of the reviews of this unit both on amazon and other websites, I was a bit worried about this unit's Wireless capabilities, and being able to play the files that i have on my hard drive. I am happy to report that the unit works flawlessly (firmware 1.07) . Right out of the box i was able to get and maintain a connection of 80-90+ (out of 100).
Summary: Below I describe a few UPnP compliant software applications that enable you to make much better use of the DSM-320. Without these applications, I would describe the DSM-320 as a good product. With these applications, I would describe it as a great product. Sorry if this review is a little technical, but I want to get this information out there. It took me some time to figure it out.
The best thing that ever happened to my home theater!!!
Francisco Diaz "Regular IT guy", Amazon
15 July 2005
Summary: I have a 5.1 home theater system and a projector in my living room. I've been using it for more than a week and I like it a lot. The only problem it has is that it works with WEP and not WPA (wireless geeks know what I am talking about). Anyway, I connected the thing and set it up in less than 5 minutes. I am using it wirelessly and oh my God! It really works like a sharm. The sound is excellent, images are very, very good, and videos look great.
Summary: I also bought this so that I can listen to online radio via my entertainment center. This device works great for that. For all thsoe who are using wireless ... try wired, even if the wire looks bad, just try it, it's much more reliable and has more bandwidth available. It just makes more sense. I like the user interface even though some things a little confusing. You get over that in about 2 minutes of using it. No biggy.
Summary: Ok, I did a lot of research before purchasing the DSM-320. There were a number of reviews that complained about a few issues, but after reading Marc Stephens review on Amazon I was confident the device did exactly what I wanted and more. First off, let me tell you the product is amazing!!
Summary: My Situation: I've been online a while and collected a number of downloads. Xmass pictures from friends and family, video footage from the war in Afghanistan, by own attempts at editing home movies and 1000's of JPG's that I've taken with my digital camera. I have a large CD collection and I've started to copy the songs on to my hard drive so I could use them on my MP3 Player and I've down loaded some songs from the Net as well from some of the smaller independent bands...
Summary: I first had this media player from D-Link a month or so ago. I've seen, I believe, two firmware upgrades and they both solved some small things, and I heard there is a big one coming soon. So updates will always be made to this media player with very little interaction by you, the user. Basically it updates automatically, you just say Yes, as long as it is connected to the Internet. Which you usually have setup by default because you want the Radio@AOL features right?
Summary: I have to give this product 5 stars because of what it can do, not a lower score because of what it can't do. Yes there are quirks that need to be worked out. But if you look at this product with an overall view and compare it to other products out on the market like it, this D-Link Wireless Media Player, DSM-320, beats them all hands down.