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D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected Wireless HD Media Player - £99.99 at Amazon

£99.99 @ Amazon
I already have a D-LINK DSM330 which I purchased from Amazon back in Novemeber when it was first launched. It really is a superb pice of kit, effortlessly streaming video (inc. HD content), audio and …
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I already have a D-LINK DSM330 which I purchased from Amazon back in Novemeber when it was first launched. It really is a superb pice of kit, effortlessly streaming video (inc. HD content), audio and photos plus some online content via plugins (Facebook, Google Maps, Flickr etc.). It also has a great interface, browsing via movie poster images, album covers etc. I had tried various solutions previously - I use it primarily for streaming video to my TV in the living room from my PC upstairs - and always had problems. No problems with this one. Highly recommended if you're looking for a wireless media device.

Just noticed when getting the link to this device when responding to another post that it's now on offer for £99.99 - I paid the full £130! Snap it up at this price!
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#1
no support for mkv, shame
#2
Undecided on this but voted hot.
#3
Sounds good on paper.

How would this compare to xbox though. Would you sooner pay the £100 towards an xbox and use xboxmediacenter to do the streaming ? I use an old xbox to do this and it works brill - plus the fact that the kids have 100+ games to play with aswell. Only gripe is no HD with the xbox - BUT ive never had a 360 so cannot comment on how good that is at doing this.
#4
XBOX350 needs 802.11n wifi (and doesn't include wireless in the box) or powerline ethernet. Also it sounds like a vacuum cleaner. However you can get live TV on it, which is unique.
#5
I dont think this actually streams, your pc is needed to do the work.

Its not a good option really, your better off paying an extra £40 or so and getting a [url]www.popcornhour.com[/url] or a [url]www.istarhd.com[/url] than this.
#6
Broadsword;2179252
I dont think this actually streams, your pc is needed to do the work.

Its not a good option really, your better off paying an extra £40 or so and getting a www.popcornhour.com or a www.istarhd.com than this.


It does stream and PC doesn't need to do anything unless you want it to transcode from some really weird format. This device is based on EM8620L, which is slightly outdated but still very powerful processor.
http://www.sigmadesigns.com/public/Products/EM8620L/EM8620L_series.html

You will need to install UPnP AV server though, such as Twonkyvision or TVersity to get the most out of this device, but it doesn't have to be on PC.
#7
Kommunist
It does stream and PC doesn't need to do anything unless you want it to transcode from some really weird format. This device is based on EM8620L, which is slightly outdated but still very powerful processor.
http://www.sigmadesigns.com/public/Products/EM8620L/EM8620L_series.html

You will need to install UPnP AV server though, such as Twonkyvision or TVersity to get the most out of this device, but it doesn't have to be on PC.


Do you actually have one of these devices?

I ask that because I am pretty certain that this thing does not do the legwork and that the pc does most of the work. It s been mentioned on various forum threads from users and also in this review http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/divx/divx-connected-hands+on-292955.php


- DivX Connected Server runs on PC, and does the file serving as well as the decompression of most video content.
- The box is a pretty thin client, doing basic openGL graphics for the UI and doing much of the processing of content on the PC. The client software (beta) uses 150 MBs of RAM and put the CPU at about 5-20% on a modern notebook while playing back 1080p video. Not bad.


Its not a problem as such, unless you have lots of bandwith strains and maybe a slower pc.

Its a very outdated piece of kit and is not even a bargain at this price.

However if you have a large dvix collection a you need one of these then maybe its worth considering.
#8
I had one of the previous dsmmedia players a few years ago, absolute pile of poo:whistling:

A good idea in theory, in reality a constant pain. Movies locking up half way through, no fast forward, only 2x:x

Need for a pc to be on to run twonky, I gave it up for an xbox with media centre, never looked back.
#9
Broadsword

I have DSM-320 (previous generation) and it works exactly in the way I described - UPnP AV server on PC is needed to "serve" the files and if file is not in "right" format, then it'll be transcoded on PC. If you install server on NAS (on Slug, for example) then no transcoding option is available as there is not enough juice on NAS.
So this is exactly what is happening here - they were trying to play 1080p, which is not supported by the chip and had to be transcoded.

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