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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of D-Link PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

usability, price, design

image quality, 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 66/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Electronics Made Easy (

D-Link DPG-1200: Review


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 connectivity, VGA video, Composite video or Composite Audio and video connectivity, VeohTV, Mouse like remote

Windows Only

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

D-Link DPG-1200 PC-on-TV Review


Easy way to get your PC displayed on your TV, No video / audio codec hassles, Relatively inexpensive, No fan, no noise

Picture breakup with full-screen video, Windows only, Doesn't display DirectX apps

Remotely displays your Windows PC desktop on a TV via wired or wireless network connection

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Simply Awful


I will never purchase another D-Link product. May the rest in peace.

Strong, sturdy packaging box. Pretty colors

Extremely slow playback with Internet wireless cable connection. Watching a video (if you can actually get it to play), is very choppy and at time freezes up. The remote control is very unresponsive and useless. The TV Screen resolution is very poor...

May, 2009

Consumer review (

This thing sucks


One could easily buy a cheap computer for less money and get full HD and 5.1 surround.

Was easy to set up wired and wireless.

Bad choppy video. I have a gigabit network using a dlink router and it was still choppy. Sometimes sound not synced with picture.

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

Does what it's advertised to do


This product works better with ethernet wire than wireless but is still OK if you have a good signal. In spite of the poor support, I would recommend this if you need it to do what it is designed to do. It works.

Works as advertised. Does the job it is intended for. Once you get used to the new interface, it's ok

A little peculiar on start-up sequence ; D-Link support is not very good. Off-shore and difficult to communicate with. The problem is not the product but the support at D-Link

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

Don't waste your money


It basically amounts to an expensive music player.

The color scheme matched my router.

The wireless is a pain to setup if you have any sort of security running, WPA limited to 23 chars.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Not a great solution


Setup was easy, and the system is fairly intuitive.

The quality of the picture displayed on the TV was less than optimal, even when displaying a static image (no motion, low bandwidth...). There was flickering on the screen that I couldn't resolve, and image quality was just not as good as other...

Jun, 2008

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


Color of product:White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power Requirements:5V, 2.5A

File formats

Image formats supported:JPG


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


Antenna gain level (max):2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Security algorithms:WPA, WPA2
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):0 - 65

Other Features

Antenna Type:2.4 GHz Swivel-type
Compliance industry standards:802.11g, 802.3u, TCP/IP
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:100
I/O ports:Output:\n1 x VGA\n1 x YPbPr/YCbCr\n1 x Composite
Supported data transfer rates:10, 100Mbps
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.8
Package height:3.7
Package weight:3.11
Package width:8.2

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1


Power Requirements:5V, 2.5A


Device Type: None

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1280 x 720

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:130
Minimum processor:1.8GHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4

TV Tuner

Type: None


Full HD: No
Maximum video resolution:720 x 567

Weight & Dimensions

Package depth:10.8
Package height:3.7
Package weight:3.11
Package width:8.19