D-Link introduces DSM-750 Media Center Extender appliance the same day its competitor Linksys announced its first version of the 2-inch Media Center Extender. It seems like D-Link can do as well as Linksys, if not better.
The DSM-750 is an Extender for Windows Media Center that lets users smoothly stream multimedia content from their Windows Vista-powered computers to a high-definition TV set or even to a Standard-Definition TV.
The new media streaming server joins the already existing D-Link MediaLounge portfolio. The unit comes with the same software interface as its previous models, that lets users stream content directly from the web or from a network PC. Using the device, home-theater enthusiasts will be able to access recorded shows, online video, and other types of multimedia content available on the PC.
D-Link's DSM-750 Media Extender can deliver high-definition video resolutions of up to 1080p, for an enhanced multimedia experience using a HDTV-ready television set. The extender is wirelessly connected to the network and uses the 802.11n draft specifications, which allows for enhanced data transfer rates. Although that the streaming server uses the 2.4 GHz radio by default, users can switch to the less congested 5GHz spectrum to minimize the interference.
HD video playback is supported in both Windows Media Video 9 or MPEG-2/4 formats, at resolutions of up to 1080 pixels. High-definition content is delivered via the built-in HDMI and Component Video interfaces for flexible connectivity to the HDTV.
D-Link's MediaLounge DSM-750 appliance can be used both as an Extender for Windows Media Center or a Wireless HD Media Player using MediaLounge. Moreover, the device comes with a wireless remote, USB 2.0 port for accessing external storage, and a 10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet jack.
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