Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Linksys Wireless Media Center HDMI

Linksys Wireless Media Center HDMI
alaScore 85

34 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Linksys Wireless Media Center HDMI. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Linksys Wireless Media Center HDMI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 28 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Expert review by: Amber Lupala (rbmods.com)

Linksys Wireless Media Center Extender

 

Introduction Have you built or thinking about building a home theater PC but don't want to put the computer next to your TV?If so, today's review might be of interest to you; Geeks.com, popular online retailers, sent us a Linksys Wireless Media Center...

Easy installation ; Sleek design with easy to use front panel ; Solid audio/video quality ; Component video output

Does not play or stream DVD video ; Not compatible with Windows Vista ; Remote missing some functions

The Linksys Wireless Windows Media Center Extender is simply a must-have product for those running Windows Media Center 2005 and wishing to display video remotely on a TV. If you're thinking about setting up a HTPC but don't want to have a computer...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (cnet.com.au)

Linksys Media Center Extender DMA2100

 

The smaller cousin of the 2200 is surprisingly more interesting than you'd expect, although it's still somewhat eclipsed by the streaming capabilities of other units.

Very small form factor ; Decent range of file support ; 802.11n wireless ; Simple installation

Windows Vista only ; An Xbox 360 might be a better, but noisier, bet

The 2100's performance was essentially identical to the 2200 in our tests — and as mentioned above, we ran the two side by side to make sure of the fact. While it lacks the upscaling DVD component of the 2200, we can't imagine there are too many...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: David Flynn (theage.com.au)

Linksys DMA2100

 

Products such as Linksys DMA "media centre extenders" are the missing link between your PC and home-theatre.

Linksys has done its homework to make the set-up process aspainless as we've seen in a media centre add-on. Once things are upand running, the box performs exceptionally well, handling mostcommon music and video formats including the internet...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: pablo (newegg.com)

wired - yes, wireless - not at all

 

it may have been a defective unit - they were being unloaded at $110 albeit from a reputable source. i know the problem is with the DMA2100, and must send it back.

i truly wanted this to work, because the notion ob being able to wirelessly stream stuff from my computer leveraging mediua center was quite exciting. with HDTV resolution to boot.

unfortunately the wireless setup did not work out of the box. i should note i have a Linksys WRT610N wireless router that has never shown any compatibiity with any piece of equipment, ever. i took the DMA2100 to where i could connect it using the...

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: DT (newegg.com)

Works Great !

 

Ill probably be buying another one for the rec room in the basement.

Works just as described. Using it to extend the Media Center Capabilities and Data from our VMCPC and Home Server to the living room. Started off wireless but noticed some glitching while watching backed up DVDs. Now hardwired Cat 5e and it works...

I only gave a 4 due to a little lag in response from when you hit a button on the remote to when the extender responds. Not bad but worth mentioning thatit can get a little annoying.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: HDjunkie (newegg.com)

Great product...bad price

 

I'm sure newegg will remove this review promptly for being honest.

Works great. Compatible with windows 7.

Ridiculous price. I'm not sure how newegg justifies doubling the price of this. Perplexing considering newegg usually has the best prices.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: KB (newegg.com)

Works great!

 

Draws a fair amount of resources from the PC when pulling media from the HDD. For me, this is important because I'm using an older PC that's been upgraded to Vista. I find that when the MCE is running from the library, the PC is pretty much useless....

Displays my music library with album art, flawlessly streams audio & SD video across my 802.11g network from the external USB HDD on my wired PC (network optimizer says I'm JUST shy of HD bandwidth). Provides good control over picture libraries, and...

A little rocky getting it set up -- took several tries before the device would communicate with WMC. Takes a little while to boot up from a powered down state.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: sleayer (newegg.com)

expensive now

 

that dma2100 is very smal and work fine with cable. Wireless is too slow to use mediacenter from pc

the price. I pay on neweggs site 115$ CAN for that. Now the price is crazy

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: dB (newegg.com)

Forget wireless

 

Be aware that you won't have access to a Vista 'DVD-library' -- everything else (recorded TV, music, live TV, internet radio, etc) works great.

Work great when hard-wired. Easy to set up.

Wireless far to klugey to tolerate, even using the recommended router (Linksys WRT610N Dual-N).

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Action_Jackson (newegg.com)

DMA2100

 

Buy it while you can.

Good deal.

Signal Strength issues. Solved this when I relocated my router. Gotta love it!!

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

It's great to store photos, music and movies on your computer. But it's hard to share them with friends and family. What if you could view digital photos, movies and high definition programs on your TV, and listen to downloaded music on your home theater sound system? With the Linksys Media Center Extender you can!

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.4in
Height:4.4in
Weight:1.5lbs
Width:6.7in

Header

Country Kits:Canada
Manufacturer:Linksys
Model:DMA2100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Linksys Media Center Extender

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:MS Windows Vista Media Center compatible

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback

Networking

Frequency band:2.4/5

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:FCC, CE, IC
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Radio

Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):6.69 x 4.45 x 7.4
Weight:24.7