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D-Link DSM-320RD

D-Link DSM-320RD
alaScore 82

261 reviews

Nov, 2019

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 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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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 82/100 = 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 also gets good feedback.

price, usability

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

Nov, 2019

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. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

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

Nov, 2019

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

 

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 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 : 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.

More media hub reviews:• Nvidia Shield TV (2017)• DirecTV Now• Google Chromecast Ultra• Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote• Roku Ultra• more

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

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