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.
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: 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.
External Hard Drive Needed for Superior Video & Audio or a Recommended Wired Connection
R. Silver, Amazon
11 December 2007
Summary: I admit I was overwhelmed when I purchased this product as in the past I had Sony's version that I was unable to hook up, no matter how much I followed the directions, called tech support, finally got it working only for it to crash and never come up again. For those without the ViiV computer that this is designed for, relax it's not a big deal.