Friday, June 13, 2008

Divx Connected HD Media Player In The House

D-Link DSM-330 Divx Connected HD Media Player

I received my D-Link DSM-330 HD Media Player review unit this week and am prepping for a review I hope to have up next week.  This nifty little box is the first Divx Connected device for North America and it looks pretty interesting.

It’s small and silent.  It can be connected via Ethernet or wireless (802.11g).  And handles HD video up to 720p across those wireless networks via HDMI.  Best of all it’s running on an open platform so there are 3rd party plugins and customizations that can make this thing even better – some are already available.

Features are very similar to your typical HTPC (Movies, Music, Photos, Online Content) minus the TV functionality.  I’d put the DSM-330 right in the Apple TV market without the need for iTunes.  The DSM-330 can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $250 if you can’t wait for the review.

I’ll have a complete review with my experiences with this new box up on the Geek Tonic blog next week.  Subscribe to this blog to make sure you don’t miss any updates.

Dave at ZatzNotFunny has a review unit as well and posted a more detailed first look/unboxing post on the DSM-330 today and will be doing a review shortly as well so if you don’t already, put ZNF on your favorites list!