Summary: Not that it's Amazon that has any control of the situation, because all the ones available are through vendors. But, I have to wonder. These are discontinued, no more support, period. Xbox 360 with the "free" live, is still around, still for sale, can be had for less than $100 in most (as in 95%) of the cases AND is the ONLY "authorized" Windows Media Center extender. Heck a brand new 4GB Slim model is only $180.
Summary: Linksys has decided not to patch the firmware to work with Windows 8. I repeat. This product does not work with Windows 8 so if you have it or intend to upgrade in the future do not buy this product.
Summary: After first setting up the media extender it would not identify my network. Following the instructions provided by Cisco I could not get the extender to identify my network. I then called Cisco technical support to help with the problem. I was first told that the unit bought was out of warranty and there was nothing they could do for me.
Summary: The unit was functioning as advertized the first day. The second day, it locked up. Linksys was having Internet problems. The unit will now set up but not pair wirelessly with my computer. The code comes up on the TV but goes away in a few seconds, something about system is too busy even with everything off except Windows Media Center. I have a Linksys WRT610N wireless router with a good signal.
Summary: Okay, we finally decided to kick the ol' satellite to the curb and save a little cash. Went to IPTV with a Netflix subscription on a new BluRay player, but missed the local channels, so we set up my Win7 Pro machine with a TV Tuner. I didn't want an XBox to push it to my theater setup, and was lucky to find these for sale here.
Summary: I was not impressed with this product at all. Almost all of my videos are in mkv format which the media center does not recognize, well it recognized them but doesn't play them. Linksys has no continuing support for this product which means it will never play netflix now that the windows media center netflix plugin uses silverlight. so i can basically stream music and a couple of the movies i have on my hd that i ripped from dvd and not bluray.
Summary: Although the DMA2100 isn't Win7 certified, it will work with this OS. However, to be able to view all the Internet TV content now available via Win7 Media Center, you must install a couple of inexpensive 3rd-party software widgets. Win7 presents Internet TV differently from Vista, so the vast majority of available content will be unavailable at the extender without some software augmentation of the PC. Not a big deal.
Summary: I've got a main PC, running Windows 7, in my home office. This is where I store all my media. Wanting to be able to access my movies and recorded TV shows from my family room, I setup a second PC with Windows 7, bought a new video card, TV tuner, & wireless card (spending more then the cost of this extender).