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D-Link DSM-510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of D-Link DSM-510. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions 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-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Davey Winder (pocket-lint.com)

D-link DSM-510 media streamer

 

Accompanying D-link's revised collection of media streamers is the compact and portable DSM-510, an Intel Viiv oriented media streamer designed to offer access to digital content through a wireless or wired network, local USB storage or Viiv's online...

Impressive streaming performance, very portable, range of content available through Viiv

A tad uninspiring if you can't utilise Intel's service, minor interface and operation issues

If you don't have Viiv support, and can cope with being tied into Windows Media Player 11, the DSM-510 offers a well designed and adaptable solution for streaming content around the home. If you can use it to its potential you'll find an impressive...

2008-02

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

D-Link DSM-510 review

 

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

2009-06

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (smallnetbuilder.com)

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

2008-02

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 
2008-01

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: D-Link DSM-510 media streaming device

 

Stream your high-definition media with ease

2007-12

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

2010-02

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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

2010-02

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ehhh...

 

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...

2008-05

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ehhh...

 

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...

2008-05

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

2008-03

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:5.1
MP3 bit rates:< 360 kbps

Certificates

Certification:FCC B, CSA / FCC Class B, CSA

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.3cm
Height:14cm
Weight:272g
Width:14.5cm

Display

Built-in Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:AVI, DVR-MS, XviD
Video formats supported:AVI, DVR-MS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID / MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID

Header

Country Kits:Continental Europe
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

Networking

Antenna gain level (max):2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Security algorithms:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54
Wi-Fi standards: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

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/2000
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Supported network protocols:HTTP, TCP/IP
Type:Desktop

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Power requirements:5V, 3A

Radio System

Device Type: None

Software

Bundled software:Y

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Storage media type: No

System requirements

Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum processor:1.0 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Optical drive required:Y / Yes

TV Tuner

Type: None

Video

Full HD: No