D-Link MediaLounge

The Good 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 coaxial digital audio outputs.

The Bad 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.

The Bottom Line 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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 5.0
6.1 Overall

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Review

D-Link MediaLounge

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 stores, from your PC to your home stereo. Like many other digital media receivers, the DSM-320 ($199) also plays video and image files. It even supports Rhapsody, a leading, on-demand streaming music service. Unfortunately, with at least one router, wireless networking issues periodically stopped this dream machine in its tracks. That significant caveat aside, the versatile DSM-320 is among the best digital media receivers CNET has tested.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand D-Link
  • Type none
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model D-Link MediaLounge DSM-320

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