Summary: I have family overseas and this device allows me to communicate with them using my internet connection (both wired and wireless) and a TV. The quality of the video and audio is pretty good. The only issue is the lack of WAP in the wireless settings, but other than that is a 5 star product.
Summary: My wife and I wanted to get a video phone that would enable us to talk with our DEAF daughter and son-in-law using sign language. They have a Sorenson video phone and we had experience with that. The D-Link DVC-1100 uses Sorenson video compression technology so we knew how it could work. Many of the reviews I read almost dissuaded me from buying the wireless VP. However, I really wanted the flexibility of wireless if possible.
Summary: (I'm cross posting this to both DVC-1000 and DVC-1100 product description pages.) I really wanted to like this gadget, but I've ultimately been disappointed. The idea is COOL, being able to see your family and carry on a FREE Internet phone conversation with them, and the price is much less than other videophone solutions out there. Alas, there are a few problems still to be worked out with this device.
Poor resolution, not reliable, and poor customer service
10 January 2006
Summary: I was disappointed with the image resolution once I get over the hurdle of setting it up. Even worse is when the image capture component stopped working in less than 1 year. When I finally mananaged to get around to figure out what was really failing (why no video), it's past the 1 year warranty, and when contacting D-Link Customer Service/Support, I was told that my only option is to buy another (no repair possible). You think?
Summary: I brought this device because I needed to communicate with my school. I am working on an advanced degree and often I'm not in the area when classes are in session. I was told to buy a H323 (if you don't know what that is don't worry) compatible device so that could communicate with the rest of the university. I shopped around and this was by far the cheapest. I brought this device and when I went to set it up the next month, the IT department when crazy.
Summary: Having spent hundreds of dollars now on trying to make this gadget work--and the jury is still out--all I can say is, you are on YOUR OWN for installing and using this piece of equipment. The customer service kids read the manual to me over the phone, the manual I was holding in my own hand. The sales people gave me no information whatever about what is required to make this product work, that is, until after I'd bought it, with no possibility of returning it.
Summary: I experienced repeated problems with its wireless network connection: connection was dropped after 2 or 3 days. Because I have a new D-Link 2100AP, I expected smooth operation. But NO. It did not help. I called D-Link tech support but they could not figure out the problem, except asking me to reset my DVC-1100. I returned my 2 DVC-1100 to Amazon and purchased 2 DVC-1000 (wired version) somewhere else. My DVC-1000 works fine for the last 2 weeks.
Summary: The videophone works pretty well, although the setup is a bit complicated if you have a firewall. This is my second DVC-1100 videophone, the camera on the first one failed after 13 months--unfortunately just after the 1-year warranty ran out. I bought another one because there aren't any other consumer-level wireless videophones that work on your TV. I use it to videoconference with my parents so they can see their grandson more often.
Summary: I bought my DVC-1100 wireless device in September 2004 and we used it to video conference with my wife's family in England until it broke in April 2005. My only complaint with the device is that the color and contrast would fluctuate from one call to the next but after a few tries I could get it to an acceptable level.
Summary: My father and I got D-Link wireless routers and the DVC1100 so that he could see his grand-daughter grow up (we live far away). Since we got these things, they have been nothing but trouble. My father has sent his back 2 times. I have had to call tech supprt every time I have tried to use the phone (except once...that was nice). I am by no means a computer genius, but definitely know a great deal about computers in general, wireless interent, etc.