D-Link MediaLounge DSM-520

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Morning all, I finally decided last week to order the D-Link DSM-520 from Komplett.co.uk at £172 inc VAT & del. Reasons for buying : I wanted to stream HD movies, photos and music. Reviews have been mixed, admittedly, but seemed to indicate that this was the best of the bunch. I also ... Read review

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D-Link DSM-520 - HD heaven, or hell ?

AdvantagesPlays MP3, photo and movie over your network to your HiFi/TV.

DisadvantagesStutters very badly on any HD content.

"...last week to order the D-Link DSM-520 from Komplett.co.uk at £172 inc VAT & del. Reasons for buying : I wanted to stream HD movies, photos and music. Reviews have been mixed, admittedly, but seemed to indicate that this was the best of the bunch. I also looked at the Freecom and the Pinnacle before deciding. The DSM-520 arrived on Monday 4th Dec 2006, and was installed very easily and quickly. That part at least was painless. I used D-Link's own ..." Read review
05.12.2006

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Experience the high-definition difference with the D-Link MediaLounge Wireless HD Media Player. Stream music, photos, and high-definition videos to your home entertainment system with the DSM-520 Wireless HD Media Player. The DSM-520 connects to your existing home network using either 802.11g wireless technology or via Ethernet cable. The DSM-520 Wireless HD Media Player supports all your favorite media formats, including support for high-definition video in either Windows Media Video 9 or MPEG-4 format. Enjoy videos with resolutions of up to 1080i for the best picture quality from your high-definition television. For compatible television systems, the DSM-520 features a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connection. HDMI offers a pure digital connection for both audio and video. Other video connectors include component, S-video, and composite output, ensuring compatibility with virtually all televisions. The DSM-520 also supports coax and optical digital audio output for delivering high fidelity digital surround sound. D-Link has partnered with premium online service providers to offer access to a vast array of online radio stations and music download services. The DSM-520 supports Microsoft PlaysForSure, which means you can use the Windows Media Connect feature of Window XP SP2 to playback files protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM). Access your entire library of premium downloaded songs and videos directly from your MediaLounge Wireless HD Media Player. The DSM-520 Wireless HD Media Player includes a USB 2.0 port in the front panel for instant access to music, photos, and videos stored on removable USB flash drives or hard drives. A built-in Setup Wizard makes setting up the DSM-520 simple, and is made even easier with Windows Connect Now. Configuring the wireless settings is as simple as running the Wireless Network Setup Wizard from Windows XP SP2, and transferring the wireless settings to the DSM-520 using a USB flash drive. A sleek 17-inch black aluminum chassis with smoked mirror front panel houses the DSM-520. The stylish Wireless HD Media Player blends in with your other home entertainment devices, making your home theater setup complete.

General

MPN DSM-520
Product Type Digital multimedia receiver
Width 42.5 cm
Depth 28.6 cm
Height 3.8 cm
Weight 2.5 kg
Enclosure Colour Black, smoke
Enclosure Material Aluminium

System

A/V System Recommended Use PC multimedia
Features Upgradable firmware

Connectors

Optical Digital Output Yes
Coaxial Digital Output Yes

Network & internet multimedia

Functionality Digital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback
Connectivity Wireless, wired
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Connectivity Protocols IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Network Protocols Supported TCP, HTTP, DHCP, IP
Supported Audio Formats MP3, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF
Supported Video Formats MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Xvid, AVI
Supported Pictures Formats BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, JPEG2000
Encryption 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP)
Analogue Video Standards Composite video, S-Video, component video

Slot(s)

Type USB 2.0

Remote control

Type Remote control
Technology Infrared

Connections

Connector Type Audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ¦ Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear ¦ Network ( RJ-45 ) - rear ¦ HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories Remote control
Compliant Standards CSA, FCC

Power

Type Internal
Power Consumption Operational 10 Watt

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