D-Link DSM-520: Flexible digital media player with HDMI
June 13, 2006 09:54
Jim Buzbee finds a lot to like in D-Link's HD digital media player, despite reoccurring hassles with MP3 files that have album art.
The ZonePlayer 80: A lower-priced option for Sonos fans
May 23, 2006 09:12
Sonos takes a great product and makes it more affordable. Reviewer Jim Buzbee has finally found a wireless audio player that he will be sorry to part with.
Buffalo's LinkTheater mini: Too Little, Too Late
May 1, 2006 06:55
A $100 networked media adapter handling music, photos and video sure got our attention. But Jim Buzbee found that Buffalo made too many compromises to get under that magic hundred dollar mark.
Squeezebox For In Home Music Distribution
November 30, 2005 05:00
If you want to listen to your digital music collection in your bedroom or in your living room, you don't want to have to fire up a PC.
Linksys Product Preview - WRTSL54GS Media Storage Link Router
October 20, 2005 12:14
Linksys may have a holiday season gift for those looking for a way to stream locally stored digital media content without having to leave a PC on all the time. Tim Higgins previews the WRTSL54GS Media Storage Link Router.
Strom: The digital home is still far from reality
October 19, 2005 12:12
Despite vendors' claims to the contrary, the promise of the digital home remains somewhere off in the misty future. David Strom weighs in with his thoughts on the "digital den".
Review: Sling Media Slingbox
September 6, 2005 10:06
What PVRs did for TV program time-shifting, Sling Media's Slingbox hopes to do for "place-shifting" any video content to anywhere there's an Internet connection. Jim Buzbee takes a look.
Review: Buffalo Technology LinkTheater
April 28, 2005 10:40
The Buffalo Technology LinkTheater combines a progressive-scan DVD player, and networked multimedia adapter capable of handling streaming music and HD display of photos and movies. Jim Buzbee takes it for a spin and finds a lot, but not everything, to like.
Review: NETGEAR MP115 Wireless Digital Media Player
March 22, 2005 11:50
NETGEAR's follow-on to its MP101 Digital Music player handles most popular still, music and video formats through wired and wireless connections. Jim Buzbee reports on his sometimes trying experience with the MP115.
Review: Viewsonic WMG120 Wireless Media Gateway
January 14, 2005 14:00
Our recent look at Viewsonic's WMA100 Media Adapter found a basically good product, but with rough edges in its user interface. This time Jim Buzbee looks at the companion WMG120 Media Gateway, which he found lacking in a number of important areas.
Review: ViewSonic WMA100 Media Adapter
December 28, 2004 09:05
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.
Review: Apple AirPort Express
December 17, 2004 16:00
You might think that the Apple AirPort Express is just a high-priced iTunes peripheral. But while you'd be right about the high price, you'd be missing a product that has a lot to offer wireless networkers from both sides of the OS divide.
Review: Keyspan Express Remote
December 14, 2004 12:00
Anyone who has used Apple's AirPort Express to connect to a remote iTunes server knows the frustration of having to trot back and forth to change playlists or even advance to the next tune. Fortunately, Keyspan's Express Remote lets you stay put and let your fingers do the walking.
Review: Roku Labs M1000 Soundbridge
November 25, 2004 11:25
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.
Life Offline: Bluetake Hi-PHONO BT460EX Bluetooth Hi-Fi Audio Station Kit
November 18, 2004 10:35
Getting the rear speakers in a home theatre setup connected can be a real pain if you're not handy at drilling holes and snaking wires. Bluetake's Hi-PHONO BT460EX Bluetooth Hi-Fi Audio Station Kit offers a way to let Bluetooth to the connecting, but has an unexpected 'feature' that you may not want.
Head to Head: Slim Devices' Squeezebox and Creative's Sound Blaster Wireless Music
September 16, 2004 16:35
Networked music adapters can be a less expensive (though not cheap!) alternative to a Media Center PC for getting your digital music files out of the back bedroom office where your computer sits and into your living room where more comfortable listening options await. Scott Sidel takes a look at two products that both get the job done, but take different approaches in getting there.
icube Play@TV reviewed
July 14, 2004 08:30
There's a lot of multimedia locked in many computers, yearning to be viewed and listened to in the comfort of the family couch potato patch. icube's Play@TV is capable of doing the trick, but we found it to be undistinguished in an increasingly crowded field.
Linksys Wireless-B Media Adapter reviewed
July 30, 2003 14:29
Many consumers are looking for a way to free their growing library of digital pictures and music from their PC prisons. Linksys' WMA11B Wireless-B Media Adapter can provide the bridge to your home's entertainment equipment, but it won't be the answer for everybody. Read our review and see if it's the solution for you!