D-Link has announced a combination streaming music adapter and wireless extender.
ZyXEL today announced the DMA1100P, which it says is the first
digital media adapter with built-in HomePlug AV Powerline technology.
The adapter supports 1080i high definition (HD) streaming, has an HDMI port
and automatically discovers UPnP AV and DLNA servers. A Windows-based DLNA server
is also included with the appliance.
The DMA1100P will be available next month at an MSRP of $270.
Sling Media today announced the retail launch of the new Slingbox SOLO.
The SOLO is a mid-line addition positioned between the Slingbox AV and Slingbox PRO that connects to a standard definition or high definition set top box. It includes standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) video support and increased streaming performance (full VGA resolution, up to 8Mbps around the home).
DRM tends to put a crimp in wireless audio streaming flexibility. But Jim Buzbee found that Sondigo's Sirocco handily works around the problem.
No digital media adapter does it all, but Jim Buzbee thinks Netgear's EVA700 comes close, as long as you don't mind a bland user interface.
Before you get excited, let's stop right here: Onkyo does not have on of the first wireless USB, short W-USB, audio transmitters. But the company apparently will offer a USB device that can wirelessly transmit audio streams from a PC to a home stereo system just in time for the Christmas season.
Jim Buzbee found that this media adapter covers the basics, but lacks UPnP AV and wide format support.
Manufacturers continue to play with NAS configurations in their fight for marketshare. Jim Buzbee takes a look at a D-Link NAS that aims to please with a combination of media serving, gigabit Ethernet, wireless and BYOD features.
ViewSonic recently decided to expand into the home networking space with a line of products aimed at multimedia networking. The WMA100 Media Adapter can play digital audio, video and still image files, but Jim Buzbee found that it took some getting used to the product's way of doing things.
Roku Labs' SoundBridge Network Music Player has been getting rave reviews, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Jim Buzbee found a lot to like beyond its unique and elegant styling, though it, of course, still has room for improvement.