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D-Link DSM-510 High-Definition Media Player

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  • 802.11g
  • 802.11g + RJ-45
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Composite Audio and Video Optical Digital Audio with Support for 5.1 Channel Audio
  • Supported Video Formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2,

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The DSM-510 from D-Link is designed to work with your Intel Viiv PC for exceptional streaming media to your TV. The 802.11g wireless connection lets you connect to your home network without wires. Or, you can use the Fast Ethernet port for a speedy wired connection. Then you can connect it to your TV with the HDMI or composite connection.

The Intel Viiv Zone provides a growing choice of on-demand content including music, movies, sports and TV shows. You can also access the content on your PC. There is also a USB 2.0 port to access content on flash drives. No matter where you have your content stored you can play it on your TV with D-Link.

  • newegg Versatile Connectivity The D-Link DSM-510 provides broadband Ethernet and wireless network connectivity for easy access to all the media files over your home network.
  • newegg Multimedia Playback The D-Link DSM-510 supports a large variety of digital media file formats including MP3, WAV, WMA and Ogg Vorbis audio, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DVR-MS and Xvid video, as well as JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and GIF images.
  • newegg High Definition Video Support with HDMI Connect the D-Link DSM-510 to an HDMI-compatible TV via an HDMI cable and you can enjoy high-definition video playback at up to 1080i resolution.
  • newegg USB Host Function Plug your MP3 player, USB flash drive or other USB storage devices into the D-Link DSM-510 and enjoy the media content through your HDTV or other home entertainment equipment.
  • newegg Full-function Remote Control With the full-function remote control, take command of all playback functions without leaving your comfortable chair.

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Supported Formats
Supported Video Formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, XviD with MP3 or PCM, AVI (MPEG-4 Layer Only), DVR-MS
Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA & AIFF (PCM Only), WAV Audio, Ogg Vorbis
Supported Image Formats: JPEG (Grayscale, RGB & YCbCy only), JPEG2000, TIFF (RGB only), BMP (Non-compressed), PNG, GIF
Network Interface
802.11g + RJ-45
Wireless Standard
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
Composite Audio and Video
Optical Digital Audio with Support for 5.1 Channel Audio
5V, 3A


Streams High-Definition (HD) Video, Music, Photos, and Online Media from a PC to Your Home Entertainment System
Take Advantage of The Benefits of Intel Viiv Technology Including Access to a Wide Variety of Global, On-Demand Entertainment Services
Instant Access to Music, Photos, and Videos Stored on Removable USB Flash Drives

Dimensions & Weight

5.7" x 5.5" x 1.3"
0.6 lbs.

Package Contents

Package Contents
Quick Installation Guide
Power Adapter
Resource Disk
RJ45 Cable
Remote control
Other Cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • Ronnie F.
  • 2/25/2010 3:49:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsD-link DSM 510

Pros: Sometime it works

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

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  • Luke H.
  • 5/30/2008 6:10:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsehhh...

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 Firmware is buggy. I use a Harmony remote and it has to start all the devices and change all inputs in a certain order. Well, in order for the HDMI output to work on the DSM-510 it must see the TV on, if it doesn't it will switch to analog EVERY TIME! So i turn my system on then restart the DSM to get my video. Not the mention all the random freeze ups that require the DSM to unplugged to restart.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: 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 well. I was correct. I think part of the problem of the many low reviews is a lack of patience and understanding of networking technologies. Setting up this device is not of the "plug & play" variety. It will most likely require some good networking / technological understanding & troubleshooting skills. If you don't feel confident in this area, or know somebody who is, you may want to pass on this device. I don't recommend calling technical support. You are dealing with someone who makes basically minimum wage and really can't tell you much about anything.

Anyway, as far as the DSM-510, I think it is an awesome device that works very well in my application. i run winXP pro x64 bit ed. AMD dual core 64 bit processor. There

Cons: 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 would DL my movies, burn them to a dvd and play them on my philip's dvd player. I no longer have to burn my dvd's because I can play them through the DSM straight to my tv as soon as they are dl'ed (unless you must re-encode the movie). This is a huge plus because my dvd collection is getting out of control. also, I usually only watch a movie once. So, unless I want to keep it after I watch it, I just delete it.

As far as move format compatibility goes, I have had no problems playing divx, xvid, wma, wmv, and most avi files. I played a HD (720p) movie (wmv format) flawlessly, no skipping, and the picture was crystal clear. Again, wirelessly over 802.11g. I have not yet figured out how to get Mpeg-4 (aka h.264, or .mp4) files to

Other Thoughts: 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 streaming software that is used, than the DSM device itself. Good media streaming server software is hard to find. I am using twonky media, but am unimpressed. my 30 trial is about to run out so I am also playing with tversity (free, but a very high learning curve, if you want it to actually be usefull (not plug & play at all!)). I have not tried the nero software so I can't comment on that. Windows Media Player 10 + has a built in media server in which you can automatically serve up your media files. But, they have to be in the standard "my videos, my music, and my pics" directories. If you want something simple and don't need a lot of options, that is the quickest way to go. Last thought: use Divx converter to convert your files t

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1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute piece of junk

Pros: absolutely no pros unless you are doing what the linux/suse guys are doing.

WinXP users don't even bother, absolute waste of time

Cons: 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 screen, freezes on reboot. unplug reboot. finally another setup screen.
plug in WD USB 160GB passport drive with MPEG2 rips of half dozen movies. NONE played at all. neither did any MP4.
check manual, upgrade bios. upgrade to v1.07 plug USB HDD and still same, won't play a darn thing. photos look like junk too. this is a waste of time
won't bother launching NERO 8 home server. if box won't play media on local usb.

MVIX 710 still being used but hoped to get to a smaller profile.

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  • Mark P.
  • 12/15/2007 10:40:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally!

Pros: 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.

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

Other Thoughts: 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 D-link worked like a charm. The TwonkyVision saw the D-link and the D-link saw the server. I will need to make sure some of my videos are in the right format, but it supports the major ones. I am using a linux file server (Gentoo) and a wired connection (I'm not a fan of wireless for video streaming)

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  • Rick K.
  • 12/14/2007 7:42:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsThis ain't worth my time

Pros: Does an excellent job of playing music and pictures off my PC. I could also attach an external USB storage device and it automatically detected it. I could then play stuff off this storage via the menu selection. Has some pretty good positives in comparison to my TiVo HD. It has jacks for HDMI and Digitial Audio. As regards video, it did manage to play my home videos. Pretty easy to setup . The menus are much more slick than the old 320 model. Very compact box.

Cons: It totally craps out while playing most videos. It does not play the VOB files that I grabbed from some of my DVDs (I had the D-Link device on the high speed cable mode - as against wireless). I had a much better experience with the D-Link 320 product, so I am going back to it (the 320 plays just about anything you can come up with). AND>>>>>To install the D-Link supplied Nero software, it made me uninstall every other Nero App I had on my PC (now after returning this product back to the store I will need to re-install the old apps again, what a pain!). I decided to not use the NERO HOME MEDIA ESSENTIAL (desktop s/w) as it took ages to scroll through selection on my TV via the D-Link remote. I tried out TWONKY MEDIA and it was such a life saver. The videos still crash...but it had about 370 internet radio channels! The user interface is much faster too with Twonky Media. D-Link Tech support was totally clueless - with the same run-of-the-mill recommendations, and didn't help a bit.

Other Thoughts: D-Link is on the right track, but this product would be consumer ready by next year hopefully. TiVo HD is still the king, not many bugs, and plays my videos, audio and pics. The only problem I have with TiVo is does not support plugging in a USB hard drive (which the Dlink does) but only a eSATA hard drive (which I don't have) and does not play videos from my hard drive, but has to transfer it before it plays it. Thus, I cannot have too much content stored on my TiVo but have to constantly delete and make room for more. That is why this DLINK solution makes a lot of sense i.e play off my PCs hard drives. I wonder how the D-Link 520 is, but it is much more expensive. At $99 the D-Link 510 seemed like a great buy - but as it can't play my VOBs, I have no choice but to take it back to the store.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2007 4:29:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorked flawlessly for me

Pros: The on screen interface is very intuitive and simple to navigate. If you want to stream movies and music from a media server it does that much flawlessly. I highly recommend using TwonkyMedia as your media server software if you are using a Linux box. It works GREAT with the DSM-510. See other thoughts below.

Cons: Not very much in the way of interface customization. The menus are very much fixed. It'd be nice if you could hide certain menus that you don't want to use. On the upside it does allow an option resume on the last screen you were using so you always end up where you want to be most of the time when you boot it up. No points deducted

Other Thoughts: Works FLAWLESSLY with TwonkyMedia running on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10.2. All you have to do to get a connection is to assign the DSM-510 a static IP on your router then assign and then open Twonky's web interface and assign that IP and the DSM-510 to the list of allowed devices. Done!!! It also helps to open up ports 9000, 9001, 9002, 9003, 9004 and 9005 in your Linux firewall. If you aren't using SUSE Linux, then ignore that last step.

DO NOT USE the Nero software as your media server on a Windows machine. If you are using XP or Vista on your media server machine, then simply use Windows Media Player 11 to share the files to the DSM-510. It works well and is supported.

If you need transcoding capabilities I can't help you. I know nothing about it. All of my movies are encoded in formats that run natively on the DSM-510 so I simply don't know anything about it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/24/2007 7:55:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate on Previous Review

Pros: The new Nero software offers many improvements for this little media player. Improved speed and the transcoding is much improved. Best settings are MPEG2 high bit-rate. Works well over wireless G

Cons: Would be nice if Nero Scout would keep the media files in folder rather than lumping them all in one long list. After changing the transcoding you have to re-start the the DSM-510.

Other Thoughts: I run TwonkyMedia and Nero MediaHome which allows me to get the best of both worlds. Twonky Offers hundreds of internet radio streams and Nero now has reliable transcoding.

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  • Eric W.
  • 5/9/2007 8:38:49 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsRespect due to this device

Pros: Viiv, Viiv, Viiv; Streams all media over wireless LAN from Vista HPE 32-bit with no problems at all; whatever file types Viiv support will get streamed

Cons: Viiv setup takes some time to complete (requires Viiv PC and Viiv router)

Other Thoughts: Anyone streaming media through a Viiv network, wired or wireless, will tell you there is no other way to go but Viiv. Everything is working perfectly. I suggest getting an online membership to Vongo and stream the movies to the DSM-510.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2007 3:22:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The hardware is easy to set up and connect to the media server. Great streaming and sound quality over an encrypted pre-n wireless network. Easy to use navigate and use over all.

Cons: Nero Home Essentials, Lack of folder structure when browsing audio/video. Constantly turned off when browsing audio. Kept giving errors when trying to playback media.

Other Thoughts: Don't install the S/W that comes with this. For a little extra go and buy TwonkyMedia. Easier to setup. Faster interface than Nero and faster to start movies and playback audio. Resolved all my issues with Nero Home Essentials and added Internet Radio available via the media player. Also install a Codec Pack to get more available playback formats. You don't need to buy NeroRecode or transcode your audio/video.

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