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D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200

D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200
alaScore 67

19 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The reliability and size get negative views, while there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

usability

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 19 reviews)

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D-Link DPG-1200

 

In conclusion, the D-Link DPG-1200 may be the perfect solution for the average PC owner who is looking for an easier way to share their media collection with friends and family. With the ability view and record web based videos, this device provides...

Wired or Wireless PC connectivityVGA video, Composite video or Composite Audio and video connectivityVeohTVMouse like remote

Windows Only

If you have ever found yourself wishing you could view all your favorite...

Consumer review by:

As an IT Professional, I like this product.

 

If you are a technical person with a high speed Internet connection, this product works as advertised. It is also a bargain for the price. Fry's Electronics sells it for $99. I read the other reviews, which are very negative. The installation was no...

I do not have cable and use the product to watch streaming video over the Internet. With my high speed connection, the performance is consistent enough for me. I own 2 DPG-1200 devices

It is not compatible with Windows 7. I phoned tech support and was told that they are working on bringing it up to this level

Consumer review by:

Stay Away..Junk and no tech support

 

I really was excited to order this product for my birthday until I got it out of the box and seen how it operated and the setup of the device. The software would take my display resolution as low as it would go when you started the pc on tv software...

when you could get it to work it was nice to control PC with remote

The whole experience from setup to trying to keep it working

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Great concept, but nowhere near ready for Prime Time

 

2 Thumbs up for concept, but certainly not ready for prime time.

A simple network interface for audio/video is exaclty what we need

VERY fickle installation, terrible customer support. MAJOR audio driver problem

Consumer review by:

Look away! This product is not worthy!

 

Spent many hours with DLINK tech support going in circles with tech staff. After getting very dizzy being spun in circles, I was told "Hmm that should have worked." No refunds will be given!

Has a great concept, bad bad implementaion

Software to setup is terrible. Any apps that use video dont work. Dont even think about using it for any real media

Consumer review by:

Un Desastre Total, muy malo.

 

La idea no es mala, pero es lento. Con wifi no sirve. y para colmo dejo de funcionar..malo...malo. No pierdan el tiempo comprando esto.

No le encuentro ninguno

Todo el aparato

Consumer review by:

I've had 3 of these things. None have worked.

 

What more can I say. Stay away from this product and this company. If for some odd reason you decide to buy this product, don't buy it directly from D-Link. Get it from a retailer that will take it back or give you a refund.

There is nothing to like about this product

The 3 DPG-1200 I received had multiple problems. 2 of the 3 worked just once. When I asked for a refund after 3 devices and over 20 man hours, I got no where

Consumer review by:

Nightmare Device - Stay Away

 

I bought this last April and it worked 3 times!! the image was choppy and the sound was off. I have high quality broadband but it did not make any difference. I had to install and re-install the software so many times that I lost count. same goes for...

not a single one - stay away

It does not work

Consumer review by:

As an IT Professional, I like this product.

 

If you are a technical person with a high speed Internet connection, this product works as advertised. It is also a bargain for the price. Fry's Electronics sells it for $99. I read the other reviews, which are very negative. The installation was no...

I do not have cable and use the product to watch streaming video over the Internet. With my high speed connection, the performance is consistent enough for me. I own 2 DPG-1200 devices

It is not compatible with Windows 7. I phoned tech support and was told that they are working on bringing it up to this level

Consumer review by:

not ready for prime time

 

I really wanted this device to work as advertised but could not get it to. It was very difficult to get it to stay connected to my network. I asked for help from D-link but got nowhere with their customer reps. It seemed they actually knew little about...

good idea; looks nice

connection problems

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Product Specifications

The D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player lets you use your television to watch movies, view photos and listen to music that are playing on your desktop or notebook computer. You can even watch Internet videos from your favorite web sites. Relax from the comfort of your couch as you play your favorite media on your big screen TV. The PC-on-TV takes care of the problem that many popular media players only allow for certain file formats to be played on their device by simply streaming the file playing on your PC to your big screen TV. With multiple video outputs to choose from, the PC-on-TV can connect to almost any TV. The PC-on-TV allows you to connect to a network - enabled computers located in different parts of the house. Control your PC from your TV using the included remote and play movies or launch applications you would like with a mouse. Navigate around your screen with the trackball and get exactly where you want to go on your PC you would like with your mouse. Along with the trackball included left and right click buttons so you can access files and folders you would like when sitting in front of your PC.

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:1.2in
Weight:12.7oz
Width:4.8in

Header

Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / WEB browsing

Radio

Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None
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