Summary: This device is awesome for playing back your video library on your computer. It checks for updates to both the server software and firmware automatically so you are always getting the latest version of the product. They are constantly adding more features, and I absolutely love this device.
Summary: I researched dozens of streaming boxes and considered building an HTPC but this box has the best price/performance ratio and was the best option.
Pros: Quick UI and remote response. High quality video, especially for DivX/XviD files. Great plug-ins, might write my own. Fast and easy setup. 100% quiet.
Cons: Some plug-ins are buggy. Need to have server always on (But this helps keep the box responsive and quick). Not uPnP AV compliant (but doesn't really need to be). Needs a hack in order to play more formats. USB port is only for firmware upgrades.
Summary: i didn't try wireless, but only because I had put a lan port behind my media area when I moved in the house. I did try putting the server on a wireless machine and that worked fine (it just didn't exercise the wireless on the DSM330) Since I bought it there's been a firmware release.
Pros: I bought this with little understanding of video and audio formats. I was seeking to collect all of the media in the house onto a hard drive, mostly to put it into a format accessible to wife and kids (after a few broken DVD players.) Also the ability to play back foreign content "region free" wa...
Cons: You need to have a PC server available to make it work (actually you can have more than one. Rather than tying up my desktop, I built a small lowcost HTPC just for this. I kept two servers running while I made the transition to the new one.) 720p might be a con, I still have an SDTV in my house. ...
Summary: I've been using DivX Connected for over a year now and can tell you that the product is even better then when it launched. One of the problems with more traditional DivX devices is that because they don't connect to the net, once they ship them, the technology has a tendency to become obsolete.
Summary: I've been using the DivX Connected box for over a year now as I got it while it was in beta test. We use it a lot and it works very, very well at what it was designed to do: play on your TV/stereo the media that are located on your PC.
Summary: Overall I love it. I can play all my downloaded media content, home videos, and browse family photos on my tv. It would be nice if it handled a gigabit network connection, because browsing media can stutter sometimes.
Summary: The previous reviewer mentioned the community hacks for additional video support. I got to be straightforward. These can be tricky but once you get your head around it they work.
Pros: I just got this today after reading a lot about it the past year. This is a great device if you have a lot of DivX/Xvid content. The device is easy to set up to your wireless network. Photo and music streaming works very smooth as well. There is still room for improvement on the content side but ...
Cons: Server software runs off the PC so you need to have the PC running all the time. But that’s not really a biggie to me. 720p only but I use it with my 720p HDTV anyways.
Awesome device...access ALL of your media on your TV
Benjamin C., Newegg
7 July 2008
Summary: the themes and plugins are the coolest. check out divx labs for more of them.
Pros: This is a phenomenal product. I've been using it since early beta and i can't live without it now. Its all i watch. Pull all of your media accross your network to your TV. Music, Photos, Videos of all formats (with an easy hack). The plug-ins are the greatest. Open platform so all your internet m...
Cons: i can't wait till they get the DivX Connected platform built into other devices so i can have it built into my DVD player and don't need a separate box.
Awesome product. I stopped watching TV and all i use is this box
4 July 2008
Summary: get this box. its so worth it. Check labs.divx.com for plug-ins and themes.
Pros: This box is phenomenal. If you have a lot of media on your PC's you want this box. I watch all my movies, photos, music etc on my home theater and its awesome. The plug-ins on this box are great too. You can watch all the great internet shows and watch videos from all the good video sites. This b...
Cons: Not many. This box plays all formats with a quick hack.
Summary: After doing lots of research I finally opted for the D-Link 330, a bargain at £99 on Amazon and being a bit of a self-proclaimed 'techie' was very impressed with the kit upon opening the box. Setting this up was very simple, using the quickstart guide I got this up and running in under 5 minutes.