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D-Link DSM-320RD

D-Link DSM-320RD
alaScore 83

261 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews of D-Link DSM-320RD. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the D-Link DSM-320RD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for D-Link DSM-320RD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of D-Link DSM-320RD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

price, usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320RD - DVD player / digital multimedia receiverD-Link MediaLounge DSM-320RD - DVD player / digital multimedia receiver

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for D-Link DSM-320RD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 user reviews of D-Link DSM-320RD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and price, whereas many are negative about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, Audio/Photo/Video, 802.11gD-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player, Audio/Photo/Video, 802.11g

Dec, 2018

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

D-Link DSM-320RD

 

There has long been a gulf between the huge number of media files stored on PCs, and the home audio systems that could reproduce them with their deserved fidelity. The D-Link DSM-320RD, including a progressive scan DVD-player and a 5-in-1 Card Reader,...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Lordpercy.com (lordpercy.com)

D-Link DSM-320

 

Better than a stotty? Ahhhh the rhetorical question, perhaps comparing the all in one streaming media centre from D-Link to a Northern bread product is a little weird but hey that's what you expect from us!

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Active Home staff (Active Home)

D-Link DSM 320

 

A stylish media streaming device with good file support

Has good potential, but can occasionally be frustrating if watching movies

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

D-Link - DSM-320

 

Networking company D-Link has come up with a networked product that crosses over from the world of wireless networking into the Audio Visual arena. The DSM-320 Wireless Media Player is such an unusual product that D-Link ...

D-Link has broken new ground with the DSM-320, and while it's not perfect we feel that most of the faults could be corrected with firmware updates over the coming months. If you own 802.11g hardware and want to stream media from your PC to your TV then...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A good player for newcomers to the media streamer scene, the DSM-320RD doesn't do anything special, but does do a respectable job of streaming video and audio.

Not overly complex, relatively easy to use

No HDMI, some image noise in DVD playback, some compatibility problems with today's file types

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Bruce Buckman (goodgearguide.com.au)

D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player

 

MP3 music; MPEG and DivX/XviD movies; digital photo collections--these manifestations of the digital age have entered most of our lives through our PC...

Space efficient, plays music and displays photos well

Buggy software, difficult for a novice to set up, poor video playback

The D-Link is not yet suitable for the home entertainment buff who wants a plug-and-play device that will deliver streaming audio, pictures and video without fuss.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Bruce Buckman (goodgearguide.com.au)

D-Link DSM-320

 

Space efficient, plays music and displays photos well

Buggy software, difficult for a novice to set up, poor video playback

The D-Link is not yet suitable for the home entertainment buff who wants a plug-and-play device that will deliver streaming audio, pictures and video without fuss.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Nathaniel Wilkins (cnet.com)

D-Link MediaLounge review

 

Review summary Fresh off the heels of a major upgrade, D-Link's MediaLounge DSM-320 is among the first digital media receivers capable of wirelessly streaming rights-managed (DRM) audio files, such as those purchased from the Musicmatch or Napster...

Affordable; streams music, photos, and video; compatible with DRM WMA files downloaded from online music stores; compatible with Rhapsody subscription streaming music service; works with Windows Media Connect server; component-video output; optical and...

Finicky wireless connectivity with non-D-Link routers; lacks front-panel display and controls; doesn't display album artwork; not compatible with files purchased from iTunes Music Store; not Mac compatible.

It's one of the first digital media receivers capable of playing tracks purchased from online music stores, but the DSM-320's wireless performance left us wanting more.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320

 

The D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320 is an affordable digital media hub that has fixed some of its early kinks.

Wired and wireless (802.11g). Low price. Internet radio support. Easy setup.

Some minor glitches remain.

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Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

D-Link DSM-320 Wireless Media Player

 

This is a superior digital media receiver with the right kind of wireless support (802.11g).

If you don't need HD photo/video output (look at Roku media receivers if you do) and you're confident D-Link will fix some of the obvious usability issues, the DSM-320 is just about as good as it gets, especially if you can buy it at its street price....

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

D-Link introduces the latest addition to its multimedia family of products: the D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320RD Wireless Media Player with DVD and Card Reader. The DSM-320RD connects your home entertainment center to an existing network, allowing you to wirelessly stream music, photos and videos from the PC to your television and stereo system. Using 802.11g wireless technology, the DSM-320RD streams media content at a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 54Mbps. You can also stream media content via Ethernet. The DSM-320RD integrates seamlessly with your existing wired or wireless network. Using progressive scan technology, you can watch your favorite DVDs in high resolution (for high-definition and HD-ready TVs) with theater-like sound. In addition to DVDs, this DVD Player will also play SVCD, VCD, CD-R, DVD±RW, CD-RW, CD, and MP3 discs. The DSM-320RD also features a built-in 5-in-1 card reader, which provides a convenient way to view and share digital photos, music, and videos stored on a memory card. Popular memory cards, including SD, Memory Stick, MMC, and Compact Flash (Type I and II) are supported. Online radio support from Live365 and now, with support for Windows Media Connect, files protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) can be streamed from your PC to your living room. Setting up the DSM-320RD is simple, and with support for Windows Connect Now, configuring the wireless settings is easier than ever before! Simply run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard from Windows XP Service Pack 2 and transfer the wireless settings to the DSM-320RD using a USB flash drive (flash drive not provided). Experience digital media like never before with the MediaLounge DSM-320RD Wireless Media Player with DVD and Card Reader. The DSM-320RD provides instant access to digital music, videos, and photos all from the comfort of your living room.

Built-in Display

Type: None

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver/DVD player / digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:28.6cm
Height:3.8cm
Weight:3.1kg
Width:42.5cm

DVD

Type:DVD player/None

File formats

Audio formats supported:AIFF, MP3, WAV, WMA / MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID / AVI, Xvid
Video formats supported:AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, XVID

Header

Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:320 Wireless Media Player/DSM-320RD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link DSM/D-Link MediaLounge

MD System

Type: None

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback/Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback

Networking

Antenna gain level (max):2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100
Frequency band:2.4
Networking features:Wireless LAN, Wired 10/100 LAN
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP / WPA-PSK
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 55

Other features

Antenna type:Swivel-Type Monopole
Compatible operating systems:Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:54
I/O ports:RCA Audio Jacks\nRCA Video\nS-Video\nComponent Video\nOptical Digital Audio (supp. 5.1)\nCoax Digital Audio
Supported protocols:TCP/IP\nHTTP\nDHCP/Static IP Address

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power consumption (typical):10 / 25

Radio System

Device Type: None

Storage

Built-in storage media:N
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Storage media type:N

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Type: None

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None

Video

Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:285.75
Height :38.1
Weight:2494.76
Width:425.45