Summary: I picked this unit up, brand-new about 6 months ago as a closeout 'elsewhere', for a 1/5th of the list price, yes 1/5th. Don't know where this current pricing comes from! As for the unit, it is relatively nice, slim, good connectivity but w/ busy lights. As an older unit, firmware upgrades are non-existent.
Summary: I bought a PLA401Kit, a PLA470 4-port, and a DMA1100 for my home setup. Hooking up the PLA401 near my broadband router was a cinch. To test the system, I ran into the other room and plugged in the 2nd PLA401...five seconds later my ethernet connection was recognized...WOW! I installed the DMA1100 media server into the media room.
Summary: I have this and the PLA-401 powerline ethernet bridge and it's awesome. It streams my pictures, music, tv shows, movies and with ORB I even managed to stream shoutcast radio and get this...tvu streams to the TV downstairs. This was an experiment and I managed to get this off newegg for $99 and the pla-401 for $60 and that was a nice deal.
Summary: Magical digital media box in my living room. I've been watching the video I downloaded on my computer for years since college. Sometimes, my friends and cousins like to come and watch the videos i downloaded with me on my computer. Man, it gets crowded sometimes around my little monitor. This nice looking box does justice in sharing and streaming all my videos and pics I have onto my big plasma TV so all of us don't have to hawl over my computer.