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.
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...
New pricing makes this a great buy for a very good product!
J. Sopha, Amazon
29 July 2009
Summary: In summary - the DMA-2100 is very much worthy of your $100. It's not perfect - but for the price, you won't come close to finding anything else this simple and effective. Candidly speaking, I am pretty darn technical, so I am confident in my review.
Summary: I purchased two of these extenders in Januray to go with my two XBox 360's, and I am nothing but pleased. I ended up buying a QuadCore 6600-based PC to use as the media center, mainly because I didn't want to have to go through the hassle of upgrading my older machine to Vista.
Summary: It plays our recorded TV, pictures, DVDs ripped to XviD (not DVDs in the player), and music from the other room with an interface that looks just like Vista Media Center. Wife acceptance factor = high. We are using wired ethernet (100) and a 1080p tv via HDMI. The supplied remote is good.
Summary: I now have three Linksys media center extenders in my home. We have a 10/100/1000 router with 7 computers, and media tv and the 3 Linksys MCE. Each of these work very well. Very small box in size and the visual performance is excellent.