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D-Link DSM-510

D-Link DSM-510
alaScore 82

44 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of D-Link DSM-510. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the D-Link DSM-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Expert review by: SmallNetBuilder (

D-Link DSM-510: Save a little, lose a lot


HDMI connection, Support wide array of video formats, Handles third-party UPnP AV servers well

Requires WinXP/2000 PC to transcode many video formats, Bundled Nero MediaHome server a pain to use, Not much cheaper than DSM-520, but requires transcoding PC

Mid-priced UPnP AV multiformat photo, audio and video player supporting up to 1080i

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review

Jan, 2008


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D-Link DSM-510 review


D-Link's DSM-510 earned four stars in our last group test of streaming media receivers.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Review: D-Link DSM-510 media streaming device


Stream your high-definition media with ease

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Ross Burridge (

D-Link DSM-510


Media streamers are growing in capability, with this the first to be DivX accredited. Installation is easy (even more so with a Viiv PC and router), with 802.11g wireless and wired networking options, plus USB for local content. There's no server...

Media streamers are growing in capability, with this the first to be DivX accredited. Installation is easy (even more so with a Viiv PC and router), with 802.11g wireless and wired networking options, plus USB for local content. There's no server...

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jd (

D-link DSM 510


Sometime it works

Even worse that D-link's print servers. Drops servers frequently. No connects. No support from D-link

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: lukeh182 (



I will continue to buy Dlink products, but they really dropped the ball on this device. Maybe with some decent firmware updates this will be a worthwhile investment, but at the rate they put out updates I will have bought a new device.

The picture quality is excellent and the audio is on par as well. Takes a home theater from needing a huge HTPC to this little tiny box. Ability to use wireless is a plus for certain scenarios. I definitely prefer the wired route, more stable.

I own many and only D-Link products and love all of them, but this product has left a sour taste in my mouth. The packaged software is WORTHLESS! It doesn't transcode properly and when it does you can only use it for the 30 day trial period! The...

May, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Works well


play through this device. These may have to be re-encoded. however, they may not. I'm still working on this one. I think there are things you can do on the back end (computer side) to make this work. I think it may have more to do with the media...

With the sketchy reviews that I've seen all over the internet for this, as well as other media streaming devices, I was a bit apprehensive about this purchase. But, knowing that I am a good "tweaker" I thought I may have a shot at getting this to work...

is no "intel viiv" on my computer at all. I have the device attached to a TV less than 40ft away. It is streaming wirelessly via a 802.11g signal (from an at&t supplied 2-Wire router), through 4 walls, at about a 15 degree angle. Before the DSM, I...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: PimpDaddyMofo (

Absolute piece of junk


absolutely no pros unless you are doing what the linux/suse guys are doing ; WinXP users don't even bother, absolute waste of time

out of the box, sealed, new, using hdmi, connect to tv ; 20 minutes to boot up, bull$hit ; unplug, swap out monster hdmi cable to toshiba cable ; same thing, wait 10 minutes to boot up. finally the setup screen, setup wireless, WPA w/password. blue...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Mark (



I have been looking for an appliance such as this. I had tried to build a mythTV box, but I could not quite get is all together. All I really wanted to do was to be able to select music and videos from my central file server and display them. The...

Small, HDMI connection, both wire and wireless connections. Worked right away (I went the TwonkyVision, so I can't speak to the boxed software). Firmware update link on the menu

It would be nice to browse thumbnails for the music and videos

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

The DSM-510 is an Intel Viiv technology verified High-Definition Media Player. Connect to an Intel Viiv technology-based PC for the ultimate multimedia experience! Intel Viiv technology gives you simple wired or wireless setup of the DSM-510, enhanced streaming of your music, photo and video content, playback of protected premium content, access to the Intel Viiv Zone online services, and much more. The DSM-510 streams digital media content over an existing network to a home entertainment center. Access music, photos, and videos stored on a PC using your television. Listen to high-quality digital music on a stereo system, share digital photos with friends and family, and watch your favorite high-definition digital videos on a big screen HDTV. Experience digital media like never before!

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:DSM-510 High-Definition Media Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link MediaLounge

Network & Internet Multimedia

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


Device Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None