Summary: I bought this device from Circuit city in May 2008 for approximately $79 (yes you read it right; seventy nine), no wonder they went out of business. I have had this device for almost a year and half now and I have greatly enjoyed it. First I tried to set it up using its wireless features and it sure found my router and it was on the network in few minutes.
Summary: The product works great. Installing the product requieres some advance knowledge about networks and computers. It integrates gretly with windows media player 11, wich makes it easier, though the original manual and firmware wich it comes with doesn't says anything about it. D-Link Support, as always, doesn't help much. As a player it works flawlessly. The down side is on the networking hand, requierd bandwith for 720p is too high for 802.11G, but for divx dvd it's ok.
James Wire "Windows home server and TiVo were made for each other.", Amazon
30 November 2008
Summary: The DSM 510 is really a great concept and works pretty well. Wired network hookup was straight forward and easy to accomplish. It quickly found my Windows Home Server and all of the media on it. If there are any weaknesses they are the lack of sorting options and the remote arrow keys producing multiple responses. As expected the device will not work with my DVI-I input on my monitor with an HDMI to DVI-I cable, for now the composite output is acceptable.
Summary: Ok, I will agree with some of the people here that this thing does have its problem, but with a little tweaking it works well. I have my connected through a Netgear MIMO router to a Vista (boo) machine. I bought this from my brother in law who went full scale media center pc. I am running .jpgs, .mpeg and .avi. Mostly .avi files. It streams great with no skips or problems over wireless on both the unit and the computer.
Summary: I have a large movie and music and photo collection stored on a ReadyNAS and I hoped to use this usint to play the media through the network onto my TV. My needs are simple so I thought that this unit might be for me. I had no trouble getting the unit set up and working but during playback the unit stutters sporadically and then locks up. The only way to recover is to do a cold start by unplugging the unit.
D-Link HIGH-DEF MEDIA PLAYER-802.11G USB HDMI VIIV
8 June 2008
Summary: It is a great divice when it works as it supposed to be. The main reason I bought it for is to translate video files (and also pictures and music) from my computer room to a living room. While there is no issue with music and pictures the video files have many playback problems.Also, Nero software that comes with this D-Link is not a best one. I tryed it but end up with TwonkyMedia.So, this product requires some work before it becomes fully functional.
Pros: small size, HDMI and USB 2.0 connection, remote
Summary: This media server handles the most common file types in use today like MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DVR-MS, XVID, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and GIF. It comes with an HDMI port so it will mesh well with today's newest receivers and other home video equipment. You can stream content via 802.11g or, for better reliability, hard wired via ethernet cables.
Pros: Plays most common file formats available today, HDMI port, 802.11g + RJ-45 hook-up, small footprint.
Cons: Wireless can be problematic. Best kept to people that are tech savvy.
Summary: I just purchased this unit after much consideration and reading online. The mixed reviews are completely understandable; this is not a device for the low-tech individual. If you know enough to get a home network up and running, then you'll be fine, I promise. The unit itself is very nice looking and well built.
Summary: This network media player is not capable of wireless HD video playback, even if you put it right next to your wireless router. If you plan to use it for HD video, use it via Ethernet, or buy a Pre-N player for that.
Summary: I've been wanting to do the full PC to TV thing for a while now so that I could watch my Divx movies from Bittorrent, but never had the cash or time to set up the entire rig. I also wanted to run my music through my surround that is set up on my TV. Both of these things I have done before with my computer with the S-Video out on my Video card and a 40ft stereo cable running from one room to the other.