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Linksys DMA2200
5.7 out of 10

Linksys DMA2200

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Overall 2
2.0

Not so good

Anonymous, Newegg
29 June 2009
  • Summary: For those that would say a little understanding of networking would help or anything to that extent, I am a network engineer. I went through Linksys trouble shooting and they even agree it's not the network. I'm just glad I only payed $120 for this thing.
  • Pros: Great when and if it works.
  • Cons: I got mine and matched it to a Linksys wireless N router and for about 2 weeks it worked great. After that it stopped playing movies and music. It would connect to the PC but just wouldn't play. I trouble shot this with Linksys tech support and they RMA'd it. I got the new unit and it didn't work...
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Overall 2
2.0

would not recommend

Matt E., Newegg
3 June 2009
  • Summary: If it allowed me to play my dvd library without transcoding I probably would of keept it.
  • Pros: small, quiet, input connectors, ease of use
  • Cons: Lack of file support, Only plays media hosted on Media center box, Picture quailty poor, Hangs often, no Wake on lan or magic packet support.
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Overall 2
2.0

Roll the dice

william B., Newegg
28 April 2009
  • Summary: I should have known better, the price was to good to be true to be a real value, I hope newegg reviews this product and realizes that it does not do them any favors at any price when it comes to their image from the customers eyes, this experence left me very disappointed and concerned
  • Pros: In theory a great product, clean and simple design with a great objective....
  • Cons: Dvd picture quality was very poor the remote was something you might buy for a couple bucks, really trash. support was terrible i was told by Janice @ Linksys that a lot of other calls were also about not being able to successfully associate the media center with this device, and it never did con...
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece Of Junk

George V., Newegg
22 April 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy this thing, Even if they sell it for 2 dollars it is not worth it.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Shuts down on its own, Disconects from the network every couple of minutes. And if you can get it to work the word "Buffering" Is on the screen at all times. This product should have never been released to the public. Called techsupport and all they could say is that it should work fine. Basicall...
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Overall 2
2.0

horrible machine...

kevin c., Newegg
16 April 2009
  • Summary: my xbox 360 and TiVo are setup to stream pics and movies thru the home network, and they both work great, The TiVo is actually my favorite for streaming music, but you have to pay subscription fee for streaming videos.. i got this with a combo deal including gears of war 2..
  • Pros: it turns on....
  • Cons: it wont even play dvd without getting stuck. I can get it connected to vista, but is takes forever for it to pull the media center menu up.. forget about trying to play music, dont even waste your time trying to play a movie thru the extender at all....won't happen.. can't update firmware ---thru...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Joseph R., Newegg
25 March 2009
  • Summary: Please please please do not waste your time with this unit. I own this and the DSM-750... the DSM-750 BLOWS THIS UNIT AWAY. It plays all formats, is compatible with WMC and uPNP, and can even play video from a USB port. I got the Linksys for $100 less than the DSM-750, and now I see why.
  • Pros: Compatible with Windows Media Center, somewhat decent wireless networking. Remote is fine.
  • Cons: Complete and utter junk. Plays music fine, but has so much trouble playing video. NOT DIVX COMPATIBLE, meaning you either have to change the FourCC on all your vids or your collection isnt payable (how lame is that). Usually shuts off about 80% of the way through a movie, which is unbelievably fr...
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Overall 1
1.0

Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2200

darkjamzi, CNET
6 January 2009
  • Summary: After having set the player up it took me 3 tries to connect it to my pc. After finally having it connected the connection kept dropping several times in 15 minutes time. It says it plays internet radio, but unlike my dp500 it relies on windows media center.
  • Pros: nothing really
  • Cons: not able to make region free. poor quality
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Overall 2
2.0

not as expected

Rick D., Newegg
24 December 2008
  • Pros: newegg shipped this out quick and i received it in pristine condition. the unit itself looks pretty sturdy, small form, (a bit long but it is smaller than most other MCE out there. Quick start-up, and comes with all cables except HDMI (what does these days?)
  • Cons: Updating via wireless is impossible, do yourself a favor and connect via wired do the firmware update before setting this up as wireless. as a wired unit on a gigabit network, it still shows a little bit of lag but not too much to be a pain in the neck. Once you move it to a wireless (G or N) net...
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Overall 2
2.0

HDMI does not work out of Box

Dinh L., Newegg
2 December 2008
  • Pros: Good in theory,
  • Cons: Rather sluggish over wireless, even with N router. And HDMI did not work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wait til they make one that works!

Anonymous, Newegg
27 October 2008
  • Summary: However I have alway found good product in the past with NEWEGG, and would buy from them again in the future.
  • Pros: Looks sleek in appearance.
  • Cons: After many hours of attempting to set up the extender I finally call Linksys and they tell me there are KNOWN issues that prevent its installation. I spend an hour with a tech guy who isn't able to help me; who then tells me they will call with a higher tech guy to try to fix the problem. Save yo...
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