Summary: fastfoward/rewind painfully slow. Search function (ability to enter time to skip to) can only be used if FF/rewind are disabled. Doing any repositioning at all causes sound to go out of sync by up to 10 seconds. windows software is incapable of running a whole day without the gui crashing.
Pros: Someday a firmware fix might fix it. Without serious fixes, it is unusable.
Cons: fastforward are unusable; sound plays out of sync. hidef unusable. software is garbage.
Summary: When I sent in an email to their technical support, the support rep told me to reinstall the media server on my PC. Um....not using a PC, I'm using THEIR product with its built in media server!! He obviously didn't even READ my email! I wrote him back explaining the problem several times.
Pros: Initial setup was an absolute breeze! I was impressed with how easy it was to set up the device, even though I've got WEP encryption and an odd IP address range on my WLAN.
Cons: I bought this with the D-Link DSM-G600 Network Storage Enclosure. DSM-G600 has a built in UPnP media server. D-Link says the DSM-520 works with UPnP media servers, but cautions that compatibility may be an issue. D-Link markets the two devices as working together. At first, the two devices were a...
Summary: This is another example of something that looks good on paper but is implemented poorly. I haven't had the opportunity to try models from other manufacturers so I can't offer a comparison. I suspect this category of product is still in it's infancy and other models won't be much better.
Pros: Attractive packaging; Same form factor as a dvd player.
Cons: Video: This was the main reason I bought the unit. I have a computer with a hauppauge capture card and I wanted to play the video on my TV. The box does play the video but there is no way to navigate. Once you activate FF/REV there is no way to resume playback when you get to the target position....
Excerpt: Morning all, I finally decided last week to order the D-Link DSM-520 from Komplett.co.uk at £172 inc VAT & del. Reasons for buying : I wanted to stream HD movies, photos and music. Reviews have been mixed, admittedly, but seemed to indicate that this was the best of the bunch.
Pros: Plays MP3, photo and movie over your network to your HiFi/TV .