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.
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.
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.
Summary: play through this device. These may have to be re-encoded. however, they may not. I'm still working on this one. I think there are things you can do on the back end (computer side) to make this work.
Pros: With the sketchy reviews that I've seen all over the internet for this, as well as other media streaming devices, I was a bit apprehensive about this purchase. But, knowing that I am a good "tweaker" I thought I may have a shot at getting this to work well. I was correct. I think part of the prob...
Cons: is no "intel viiv" on my computer at all. I have the device attached to a TV less than 40ft away. It is streaming wirelessly via a 802.11g signal (from an at&t supplied 2-Wire router), through 4 walls, at about a 15 degree angle. Before the DSM, I would DL my movies, burn them to a dvd and play t...
Summary: I bought this for two reasons: hi-def video & normal audio (mp3) playback from a 2tb NAS that contains my movies & music. Plugged everything in (ac adapter, hdmi, ethernet cable), & pow, it all worked right out of the box (using Windows XP Pro SP2).
Pros: Excellent connectivity, does what it's supposed to do.
This is recommended but you have to know what you are doing.
10 December 2007
Summary: Finally, something I can recommend: the Dlink DSM-510. Here's my story. My wife bought me DSM-510 around Thanksgiving for this Christmas. They had it on sale. I did lots of research before hand to ensure that I knew what I was doing.
Summary: I run TwonkyMedia and Nero MediaHome which allows me to get the best of both worlds. Twonky Offers hundreds of internet radio streams and Nero now has reliable transcoding.
Pros: The new Nero 188.8.131.52 software offers many improvements for this little media player. Improved speed and the transcoding is much improved. Best settings are MPEG2 high bit-rate. Works well over wireless G
Cons: Would be nice if Nero Scout would keep the media files in folder rather than lumping them all in one long list. After changing the transcoding you have to re-start the the DSM-510.