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D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

Months after they were supposed to ship, it appears that D-Link is finally letting loose with their DSM-750 Extender.  The key advantage of the DSM-750 is that it features both D-Link's MediaLounge software as well as Media Center Extender software.

This will work nearly the same as the Xbox 360 Dashboard.  You will be able to enter the local MediaLounge-based UI that offers features including video and audio playback from networked sources as well as local sources connected via USB.  There is an option on that same UI to launch a Media Center Extender session. 

This means that the DSM-750 has the advantage of working with Windows XP clients that can’t host v2 Extender sessions.  The DSM-750 also features Wireless-N and HDMI, but no DVD player like the Linksys DMA2200.

An exact date for retailers getting stock is unknown at this point, but it definitely should be this month.  You can expect to pay around $265 depending where you shop.

Published Thu, Mar 6 2008 18:16 by chrisl

Comments

# re: D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

I have no interest in non-Media Extender capabilities.  However, the DSM-750 seems to offer better styling than Cisco/Linksys products.  It will also be interesting to see if the Media Extender performance more closely resembles that of the XBox 360.

Friday, March 07, 2008 8:50 AM by John in S.Florida

# re: D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

Are we expecting the D-link model to have more 'horsepower'?  If not why is everyone hoping for better performance on par with the 360?

Friday, March 07, 2008 9:42 AM by FirstSalvo

# re: D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

FirstSalvo, I don't know if anyone has expectations that it has more horsepower.  But the reviews of Cisco/Linksys products seem to indicate that animations are not fluid like XBox 360.  Perhaps DLink implementation is more efficient or tweaked.  I think the question we should be asking, why shouldn't we expect a Media Extender experience on par with the 360?

Friday, March 07, 2008 12:54 PM by John in S.Florida

# re: D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

Are h264 support and other useful features (Divx, VOB file support etc) avaiable in this box?

Sunday, March 09, 2008 1:34 PM by SoloMalee

# D-Link DSM-750 Extender Now Available

We knew it was on the way , but it looks like D-Link is now shipping their DSM-750 Extender . D-Link

Friday, March 28, 2008 8:16 AM by Chris Lanier's Blog

# re: D-Link Finally Gearing Up DSM-750 Extender Launch

H.264 is supported but .mkv is currently not supported by the DSM-750.

The .mkv format would have been the only reason for me to upgrade from the DSM-520.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:19 AM by Marvin Pratt