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LINKSYS DMA2200 Media Center Extender with DVD

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Ethernet, USB for Service purpose only
  • Ethernet, HDMI 1,2 w.HDCP, Component, Composite, Stereo RCA, S-Video, SPDIF RCA+Toslink, 2-pin IEC Mains Power connector. 3. Antennas, USB p
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Your Windows Vista Media Center (Home Premium or Ultimate edition) has it all: photos, movies, music built-in DVD player; with an optional TV tuner, you can even watch your favorite show on it. But your tv and easy chair are in the livingroom, and the computer is down the hall, or upstairs. Enter LinkSys's Media Center Extender.

You've already got a local network, so hooking it up is a cinch: connect your Vista computer to the LAN, hook in a cable from your router or use your wireless router to connect the Extender, and hook the other end of the Extender to your TV. Now you can do pretty much anything you could do with the Vista Media Center, but on the screen or in the room of your choice.

Going wireless means you don't even have to route new cables, and it is compatible with both the 802.11b/g standard and the 802.11n standard for maximum compatibility with older routers or the newest. Take a look and decide for yourself; we'll be ready when you are.

  • newegg Complete Home Entertainment Solution With the LINKSYS DMA2200, stream your digital media collection from your Windows Vista Media Center-based PC to your living room TV or HDTV, watch, pause, rewind and record live TV programming (PC-embedded or optional TV tuner required), or access a broad set of Internet Radio stations and online services from all over the world.
  • newegg Upscaling DVD Player The Linksys DMA2200's built-in DVD player upscales video content up to 1080p resolution for watching DVD videos in high definition on your HDTV.
  • newegg Dual-band Wireless-N Support With support for dual-band Wireless-N, the Linksys DMA2200 smoothly streams HD content from virtually anywhere in your home without running wires.
  • newegg Expanded Connectivity The Linksys DMA2200 supports comprehensive video and audio outputs including HDMI 1.2, Component, Composite, S-Video, S/PDIF RCA and Stereo RCA, and features a 10/100 Ethernet port for wired network connection and a USB port for firmware upgrades.
  • newegg Learning Remote Control The included remote control with learning capabilities puts all TV and AV controls in your hand, so you can easily navigate through the on-screen menus, and take command of all playback functions in the comfort of your chair.

Learn more about the Linksys DMA2200

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
DMA2200

Spec

Supported Formats
Audio from Disc: CD-Audio / LPCM - WAV
Audio from Vista PC: PCM Audio,MP3,WMA,WMA-Pro,AC-3,MPEG Audio,AAC-LC Stereo via Vista Media Center extension
Video from Disc: DVD/MPEG2
Video from Vista PC: MPEG-1,MPEG-2,WMV9 (Standard and High Definition),VC-1 Advanced Profile 4.0
Pictures from Vista PC: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Network Interface
Ethernet, USB for Service purpose only
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ports
Ethernet, HDMI 1,2 w.HDCP, Component, Composite, Stereo RCA, S-Video, SPDIF RCA+Toslink, 2-pin IEC Mains Power connector. 3. Antennas, USB port is for Service purpose only, not for file playback.
Power
100-240V, 18W
Build in universial SMPS with low standby consumption <1W
Dimensions
12.9" x 9.1" x 4.9"
Weight
4.85 lbs.

Features

Features
The Linksys DMA2200 integrates the latest in 1080i upscale DVD players with Windows Media Center and your digital music, movies and photos to any TV in your home without running wires.
Integrated high bandwidth, dual-band 802.11n wireless.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Scott S.
  • 9/3/2009 8:51:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMediocre

Pros: Watch Live TV, recorded TV, pictures, videos, and DVDs. HDMI, Composite HD, RCA standard, and s-video outputs.

Upgrading firmware is very easy, however the firmware updates have yet to address the many minor flaws of the devices.

Technical support is OK, but hard to reach.

Cons: So many minor flaws:

- Remote SUCKS; it has very little range
- DVD playback will sometimes stutter because the device is reconnecting to the computer, even though a computer connection shouldn't even be required
- The DVD player doesn't do the volume correctly. You have to turn you volume WAY up when watching a DVD, but then when it goes back to a DVD menu it's blaring loud. Firmware updates do not fix this
- Bandwidth sensitive; the less wireless bandwidth you have the more issues you'll have with stuttering video and sluggish menus
- Does not always play with wireless good. It didn't want to work with my routers security alpha-phrase. Tech support told me to use a hexadecimal code instead and that did clear up the issue
- LOOOOOONG boot times. Want to insert a DVD? Well if the device is off it takes 1-2 minutes for it to boot up and open the DVD tray so you can insert a DVD.

Other Thoughts: This device is neat and I've had it for almost a year. However, with all the issues I had I wish I just would have rented a DVR from the cable company.

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  • Conrad R.
  • 7/10/2009 11:19:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsWhat's the point ?

Pros: Does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: Why not just buy an Xbox360 instead ? It has the Windows Media Center built in just like this device, but it also has the gaming, Netflix, and other features that this lacks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/29/2009 6:16:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot so good

Pros: Great when and if it works.

Cons: I got mine and matched it to a Linksys wireless N router and for about 2 weeks it worked great. After that it stopped playing movies and music. It would connect to the PC but just wouldn't play. I trouble shot this with Linksys tech support and they RMA'd it. I got the new unit and it didn't work out of the box. I trouble shot it again and they RMA'd it yet again. I got my third unit in and it was even worse. The others worked when wired to the network but this one wouldn't work at all.

Other Thoughts: For those that would say a little understanding of networking would help or anything to that extent, I am a network engineer. I went through Linksys trouble shooting and they even agree it's not the network. I'm just glad I only payed $120 for this thing. I ended up taking an old PC, added a wireless N card (not Linksys!) and a Firefly remote. Put it on my home network and mapped the media computers drives and this works a lot better than the DMA 2200 ever will! For a bit more money I can even add a Blu Ray player to it too.

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  • Jeremiah L.
  • 6/27/2009 6:52:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFreakin' Sweet!

Pros: This was very simple to set up. I tried setting it up both wired and wirelessly, and it has great video quality both ways. It was super fast, very easy, and is now my favorite toy. If you have a Media Center PC and want to be able to use it in more than one room at once, you should ~totally~ buy this!

Cons: None. It is that awesome.

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  • Mr. H.
  • 6/5/2009 9:18:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot Quite there

Pros: Compact, built in wireless, up scaling DVD player, quiet

Cons: Slow, no support, discontinued model, very limited codec support. Constant network problems.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for $130 dollars, can't imaging paying close to $300 for this thing. It's a good idea that just doesn't have the support or refinement to make it worth it. I was able to get it to work fairly reliably by running a dedicated ethernet cable, scouring the net for hours looking for solutions, trying different tweeks and then finally a different NIC card. Not two many people can get this to work without a great amount of time invested. Mine was actually more reliable when I ran it wireless, but the interface was just to slow for me to put up with it. I had also bought a Xbox 360 arcade to see which one to keep. The Xbox has it's own set of issues, but it run the media center far more reliably, smoother and faster, plus it can also play games and is supported. It's only downside was that the fan noise is a little to loud to be next to a TV. I was able to solve this by putting it behind the wall in the garage. Not the ideal solution, but the controller is RF so it works fine.

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  • Matt E.
  • 6/3/2009 6:01:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswould not recommend

Pros: small, quiet, input connectors, ease of use

Cons: Lack of file support, Only plays media hosted on Media center box, Picture quailty poor, Hangs often, no Wake on lan or magic packet support.

Other Thoughts: If it allowed me to play my dvd library without transcoding I probably would of keept it.

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  • David R.
  • 5/27/2009 9:06:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfectly

Pros: Easy to set up
High Def.
Built in DVD

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Was very easy to install, probably around 10 minutes. Unit is so easy to work even the wife had it figured out with no tech support needed!!!!
You will not be disappointed!

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  • David E.
  • 5/27/2009 3:01:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than expected

Pros: Cheap (when on sale, only $99), works great for me on a wired setup, but only slightly slower start-up with wireless.

Cons: A teensy bit slow, but I expected that given the reviews. Starting tends to be a little tedious when you only want to watch a DVD. Can't watch hulu with it, but that's a media center limitation.

Other Thoughts: I'm not watching anything in HD, but if you have a tuner in your pc, this thing is great...access any of your shows that you've saved on the pc via the remote, with no problems. Still not sure why all the low ratings, this thing has been well worth the money.

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  • Corinthian N.
  • 5/12/2009 3:41:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMedia Extender

Pros: Price compared to all the other sites was $200 cheaper. Unit is Small, Silent, DVD Player is very quiet, and unit is easy to setup. Works great over the gigabit ethernet.

Cons: Remote control is not programmable but does auto-learning which I have not been able to get to work with the TV.

Other Thoughts: I was using a spare Xbox 360 for a Media Center Extender but it red ringed. I like the Linksys much better because it is almost silent vs. the Xbox which sounds like a jet engine. The Xbox Media Center menu system looks warmer (Blue background is darker) than the Linksys but who cares since the video quality is the same. At the Newegg price these are a better buy for a Media Center Extender than an Xbox 360.

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  • Steven B.
  • 5/10/2009 3:21:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works good after firmware update.

Cons: none

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