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Linksys KiSS 1600

Linksys KiSS 1600
alaScore 81

49 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Linksys KiSS 1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Linksys Kiss1600

 

Its odd size means the Linksys may stand out among the hardware in your living room

DVD drive ; Access to internet services ; Decent image quality

Limited selection of tools ; Basic menu ; Quite bulky

There's also no shuffle or repeat facility, nor is album art displayed. Furthermore, while it played back video without problems, pictures took around a second to draw on screen, which was painful to watch

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Linksys KiSS 1600

 

Linksys KiSS 1600 review: When Linksys, the consumer arm of networking giant Cisco, acquired KiSS Technology, it clearly had one thing in mind - taking over the space where consumer electronics, downloaded video content and wireless networking collide

Wide format support, Easy setup

Wireless-N is coming

A decent enough stop-gap but wireless-N could pose some problems

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Linksys KiSS 1600 review

 

Linksys KiSS 1600 review: When Linksys, the consumer arm of networking giant Cisco, acquired KiSS Technology, it clearly had one thing in mind - taking over the space where consumer electronics, downloaded video content and wireless networking collide

Wide format suort ; Easy setu

Wireless-N is coming

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Expert review by:

LinksysKISS 1600

 

Linksys' all-in-one, hi-def media streamer is just itching to throw video around your house over Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Watch your back, Apple TV

Good playback of HD material. Likes most file-types. That upscaling DVD player

Poor HD wireless streaming. Yucky menus

Expert review by:

Linksys KiSS 1600 review

 

The Linksys KiSS 1600 isn't without its problems but because the firmware can be updated these could be ironed out with time. The KiSS 1600 represents great value for money compared to Apple TV, and it offers greatly increased file support and...

Picture quality ; Sound quality ; Features ; File support ; Styling ; Ease of use ; Menu system

HDMI problems ; No multi-region DVD support ; No DVD upscaling via component ; No support for HD 'MKV' files ; No YouTube or Internet video support yet

If you want a rival, Apple TV is it. Obviously, the Apple adds a hard drive but doesn't have a DVD drive. We don't think the Linksys needs a hard drive, and we think a DVD player is a lot more useful. We aren't happy that DVDs won't play upscaled via...

Expert review by:

Linksys KiSS 1600 wireless HD media player

 

The Linksys KiSS 1600 wireless HD media player can play a variety of audio and video formats delivered to it across a network. But the Linksys KiSS 1600 shares a common feature list with other media players we've reviewed. It also houses a DVD player,...

The Linksys KiSS 1600 aims to be an all-in-one media solution. It has many plus points - the DVD, good AV connectivity, wide format support - but the inadequate interface is a let-down, which hinders its easy use. Recent reviews. See also: Apple iTunes...

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PC Pro: Product Reviews: Linksys KiSS 1600

 

Superb format support and output options, but the interface is painfully basic.

Consumer review by:

LinkSys KISS 1600

 

I was looking for a dvd player and something that could stream media files across a home network. That's exactly what the KiSS 1600 does. It plays divx/xvid with ease

The interface is a bit on the basic side

Product Specifications

The slim Nokia 1600 phone sports a color display, speakerphone, changeable faceplates, and polyphonic ringtones.

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI:No / Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback:No / Yes
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes
UPnP: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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