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D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player

D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player
alaScore 62

31 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and reliability, whereas many are negative about the image quality. Comments are divided on the design.

usability, reliability, price

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 62/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of D-Link DSM 120 Wireless Music Player from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

29% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: D-Link WIRELESS MUSIC PLAYER 2.5 ( DSM-120 )

Expert review by:

D-Link DSM-120

 

Review summary D-Link first entered the digital media receiver category in early 2005 with the launch of its DSM-320 , a unit capable of streaming video, digital images, and audio from networked PCs and from the Internet. The 2006 update of the...

Streams audio from networked PCs; streams and copies music from USB-connected drives and certain MP3 players; expandable via the addition of an optional internal hard drive; plays DRM-protected WMAs; plays Live365 Internet radio service; includes...

Not available with preinstalled hard drive; not compatible with Rhapsody on-demand music streaming service; no compatibility with iPod; can't stream music to other UPnP client devices; poor compatibility with USB devices.

Capable of playing tracks from networked PCs, the Internet, USB-connected drives, certain MP3 players, and an optional internal hard drive, the D-Link DSM-120 is the most versatile digital audio receiver in its price range.

Expert review by:

D-Link DSM-120 Wireless Music Player

 

Riding on the MP3 wave is D-Link with their latest Wireless Music Player. What's great about the DSM-120 is that it can also perform as a standalone media player simply by slotting in a 2.5-inch hard disk.

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"Does what it is supposed to do."

 

Good choice for streaming music to different locations in the house.

Inexpensive.

No support to WPA2.

Consumer review by:

D-Link DSM-120

 

Good choice for streaming music to different locations in the house.

Inexpensive

No support to WPA2

Consumer review by:

"Good value for the price"

 

The great differenciator of this device is the optional HD so you can store up to 30Gb of music directly on it and don't have to turn your PC on each time you want to listen to music.

The optional HD which allows listening to music without a PC

Radios limited to live365.com content. Poor user interface.

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D-Link DSM-120

 

The great differenciator of this device is the optional HD so you can store up to 30Gb of music directly on it and don't have to turn your PC on each time you want to listen to music.

The optional HD which allows listening to music without a PC

Radios limited to live365.com content. Poor user interface

Consumer review by:

Does what it is supposed to do.

 

Good choice for streaming music to different locations in the house.

Inexpensive ; Small form factor ; Wireless

No support to WPA2

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Good value for the price

 

The great differenciator of this device is the optional HD so you can store up to 30Gb of music directly on it and don't have to turn your PC on each time you want to listen to music. Also access to HD content is a little faster than access ... Expand...

The optional HD which allows listening to music without a PC

Radios limited to live365.com content. Poor user interface

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"AVOID AVOID AVOI!!"

 

I wish I had read the reviews of this terrible device before I bought it. Here's the deal DO NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE!! I opened up the packaged, connected the device to my wireless network and it immediately asked to upgrade the firmware. I thought...

NONE! NONE! NONE!

BAD DESIGN!

Consumer review by:

"MAJOR firmware issue (do not buy)"

 

I selected this unit over the Roku, because I liked the ability to add a hard disk.

Easy to read, can add hard drive

Auto Firmware upgrade destroys unit (unusable)

Product Specifications

The D-Link MediaLounge Wireless Music Player frees your music from the confines of your computer. Stream your entire music library over your 802.11b/g wireless or wired network using the DSM-120. Standing a mere eight inches tall, and only an inch and a half inch thick (without stand), the Wireless Music Player is compact enough to feel right at home on a bookshelf, nightstand, or kitchen counter. The brushed aluminum and tinted glass front of the device radiates with style, so you can wall mount your Wireless Music Player if you like. Find and listen to any song on your computer with ease using the included remote control and easy-to-read LCD screen. Want to explore new musical genres? The DSM-120 can also connect to Internet radio stations, and play live streaming music from around the world. Want to store hundreds of hours of music directly on the device, allowing you to enjoy your music even when your PC is turned off? You can attach a USB flash drive or USB hard drive to the DSM-120 and play music from the drive. Want a more permanent option? Install a 2.5" internal hard drive, transfer your songs, and enjoy your music even when your PC is turned off. Along with the D-Link Media Server Software, the DSM-120 comes with an easy to use utility so you can easily transfer music to the Music Player's optional hard drive wirelessly, or by using the included USB cable. You can also use One Touch Copy to transfer music from a USB drive to the internal hard drive. The Wireless Music Player gives you multiple audio output options including a stereo mini jack, optical audio out, and composite audio. Simply connect your favorite pair of multimedia speakers and enjoy. Or connect the DSM-120 to you home theater A/V receiver and enjoy your tunes on your home speaker system. Along with playing WMA and MP3 files stored on your computer, the DSM-120 includes many useful features such as an alarm clock and sleep timer. Get your day started with something upbeat or drift off to sleep with relaxing melodies. A built-in Setup Wizard simplifies the setup process. Configuring the wireless settings is simplified using Windows Connect Now. Using Windows Connect Now, simply configure your wireless settings on your PC, and then transfer the settings to the DSM-120 using a USB flash drive. Enjoy music stored on your computer from anywhere on your wireless network with the DSM-120 Wireless Music Player. Just add a pair of multimedia speakers and liberate your music library today.

Built-in Display

Type:LCD

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:120 Wireless Music Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link DSM

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback

Radio

Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None
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