Summary: This product is way better than advertised even by the manufacturer. First, it is easy to install and configure; it's a very nice looking piece of equipment; and most of all, it works beautifully. It plays many more formats than advertised, e.g. Divx and VOB files(video), AC3 and DTS (audio). Also, the player is not limited to AVI files smaller than 2GB, as alluded to in the FAQ of the manual. The player has all the video and audio outputs you'll ever need, e.g.
Summary: This unit has worked well for me. Connected with PlayOn software on Windows Home Server. HDMI output is a nice addition. Netflix and Hulu are my favorites. Local media videos and music work well, also. The PlayOn software had a few glitches to begin with, but PlayOn is constantly updating their software and it is currently working very well.
Summary: Received the D-Link DSM-520 in a timely manner. I bought it with the intention of using it to stream Active-TV which was one of its main selling points. I quickly ran into problems. I could never get the DSM-520 to connect to Active-TV application. I placed a support call and was given a case number. The agent could not get off the phone fast enough. I had to tell him that "no, this is not fixed I need for you to stay on the line".
Summary: I have owned a Mvix 760 for the last year and it finally broke. I decided to give this a try thinking it might be slicker and easier to use for my wife. Overall, completely underwhelmed by it. I ended up returning it (first thing I have ever returned on Amazon) for the following reasons: - FF/REW is 4x ONLY and can't be used at the same time as the search function (you have a choice of either to search or ff) - Audio/Video out of sync after ff or search - While it worked...
Summary: Pros: 1) Pretty easy to set up. The interface for entering the network security key is awkward, but considering you won't be doing much data entry it's no big deal. 2) It works with a Harmony 880 remote. 3) It streams video from a d-link dns-343 network attached storage just fine. The dsm-320 I replaced with this would hang streaming from the dns-343.
Summary: I have owned a DSM-520 for 2 years now. It's an excellent device but most of the reviews here come from a misunderstanding of what is slow and how to use it. First, be sure to update the firmware on the device to the latest level which can be done online or through the USB port. Second, the included server software that loads on a PC is inferior and responsible for the lockups and pausing.
Summary: HI I did the research on this and they said it was great except for installation, actually it was easy ( the installation) and we are very happy. I would rec'd this product. I also bought the media player which works but is harder to use.
Summary: This is a very interesting kettle of fish... I should also note upfront that I don't use wireless streaming (even though I have wireless-N) because I had planned ahead and run a gigabit cable to the wall behind the unit. In general, it does what it does pretty well, but there is a lot it doesn't do (and doesn't even try to do). As long as you know what to expect, it is a decent unit, but certainly not a perfect media player.
Summary: Every few years, I buy another media player and get my hopes dashed again. The Media Lounge is down there with the rest of them. The software that comes with it is good for streaming stuff that's on your hard drive. Many of the rest of 'picks' are pay-for items--some of which have already been beaten to death. If never see the Napster logo again it'll be too soon.... Tversity, a separate product, improves the 520. It allows you to stream content from the Internet.