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D-Link DSM-330

D-Link DSM-330
alaScore 82

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the D-Link DSM-330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 30 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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D-Link DSM-330 DivX Connected HD Media Player

 

This streaming-media player is long on potential but short on execution.

Lets you stream content directly from the Internet ; Video quality is very good

Installation is tricky ; DivX content is hard to find

The makers still say that the device will debut in the United States before the end of June at a price of less than $300. But I would have a very hard time recommending it to anybody until its content and distribution issues work out

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D-Link DSM-330 DivX-Connected HD Media Player Review

 

All cables are included, All cables are included

Slow interface, Limited format support, Server software requirement, Price, Slow interface, Limited format support, Server software requirement, Price

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DLink DSM 330 DivX Connected HD Media Player

 

Since its inception as a bit of a pirate codec, DivX has come along in leaps and bounds, and matured very nicely to the point it is now well respected. Indeed, DivX HD has garnered much praise as a vehicle for Internet-based video with much less...

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Consumer review by:

Best damn streamer on the market

 

Better than Apple TV by leaps and bounds plus there's active development for new plug-ins which will open the DSM-330 into even cooler functionality. And there's an active forum on the Divx Connected Website where you can air your suggestions and...

Sexy Divx interface. Shows photos, music and videos beautifully on an HDTV. No need for iTunes. Just tell the box where your media is stored and it plays perfectly

Software still in beta. A few glitches still need to be worked out in future versions of the software. Not Wireless-N so video is limited to 720p when transmitted wirelessly

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Good Performance and Value

 

i didn't try wireless, but only because I had put a lan port behind my media area when I moved in the house. I did try putting the server on a wireless machine and that worked fine (it just didn't exercise the wireless on the DSM330) Since I bought it...

I bought this with little understanding of video and audio formats. I was seeking to collect all of the media in the house onto a hard drive, mostly to put it into a format accessible to wife and kids (after a few broken DVD players.) Also the ability...

You need to have a PC server available to make it work (actually you can have more than one. Rather than tying up my desktop, I built a small lowcost HTPC just for this. I kept two servers running while I made the transition to the new one.) ; 720p...

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Very Useful Piece of Equipment

 

Overall, this a great unit and I am very pleased with my purchase. As said, it much easier than me hooking up my laptop and copying my videos to a thumb drive to play on my TV. I haven't tried going wired yet but I'm sure it would run a little better...

Plays my DivX videos smoothly over the wireless (I'm using a Linksys G router w/ WPA enabled) with great resolution. Makes watching my videos so much eaiser than before when I was using thumb drives and a laptop. Another great feature about the product...

With the wireless, it sometimes disconnects from the DivX Connected server or the server freezes up and I have to go restart it (I'm running Vista so that probably doesn't help). The unit takes awhile to connect to the server upon startup, but then...

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Really wanted it to work

 

I realize there don't seem to be many users reporting similar problems as those I experienced. Perhaps I had a lemon, but lemon or not it's apparent the firmware is a work in progress. I really tried - even sought help from D-Link support (terrible),...

Small, quiet, D-Link thoughtfully cables are included

WPA encryption is poorly implemented. Would not accept a 64 key password. I changed my network key to 32 characters, but it still would connect to my network only when encryption was turned off. Had no problem generating thumbnails of my photos, but...

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Another satisfied customer

 

This is a good purchase for the dollars spent. I am going to set the system up as a wired connection and I'm sure I will be more than pleased with what it can do.

I like it. Prevously purchased EVA 8000 and although it had more bells and whistles, I like this much better because it works. Very easy to set up took me about 20 minutes and I'm no super tech

No internet radio yet but I hope this will be a firmware upgrade in near future. Wireless signal interrupted quite often and this interferes with my music and videos

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Very Satisfied

 

I have mine connected by wire to a gigabit switch. I have not played with the wireless settings because of the wired ability.

It works much to my suprise. I have read horror stories about other media players (D-Link and Netgear) being DOA or having issues that made them less than useful. I installed this on my HP Mediasmart server so that it would be accessable from...

I wish it supported more video and music formats. My friends share flash videos because of their smaller size. I have to convert them to .avi or .wmv files in order for them to play. You would think they would also have some type of support for iTunes...

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Almost got it, lacks AC3/DTS sound support

 

I almost got this, but due to lack of AC3/DTS audio support not going to get it. The MediaGate MG-450HD goes for same price, and offers internal HDD expansion which can be used as a NAS. That one does lack 720p support for DivX, but supports WMV-HD and...

The SCART to SCART cable is actually a SCART to Component HD cable, which allows 720p connection to older TVs that do not sport a HDMI plug.

It has no AC3 or DTS audio support and DVD ISO support is unknown.

Product Specifications

DivX Connected finally makes HD on your TV a reality with high-quality DivX video playback up to 720p HD. Use included HDMI output for the best quality on your HDTV, or use S-video, component or composite cables for your standard TV. Leverage your PC power and enjoy fast, smooth, stutter-free video, music and photo playback in a rich, remote-controlled TV interface, and add functionality with a quick update to the DivX Connected PC software. The DSM-330's only function is to stream media to your TV, making it infinitely scalable with add-on services and plug-ins. Installation includes a wizard to guide you through connecting the DSM-330 to your network and TV, and setting up and scanning your media. This product comes with DivX Connected PC software, a simple tool to convert videos to DivX, plus all necessary cables and connectors. Add the DSM-330 to your wired or wireless home network and access media from all your PCs, hard drives and online. Get music, photos and video using 802.11b/g or Ethernet connections and enjoy the high-quality media experience in your home theater.

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.2in
Height:1.4in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:6.4in

Header

Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:330 DivX Connected HD Media 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 / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback

Radio

Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None
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