I have a D-link DSM-520. It is great for what it does. I thought it
might be nice to have a true extender for watching and pausing live tv
as well as the rest of the nice new experience that is Vista media
center. D-link is taking forever to get the dsm-750 out the door so I
picked up a dma2100 the other day.
For the most part it is ok. Hardware-wise, it only has a coax and not
optical toslink for digital audio. It's big brother the 2200, I found out
later, has both. Not an issue for me but something to watch out for.
The unit is really small and quiet as advertised. I don't have an N
network and, in my opinion, you really need a hardwire cable to these
types of devices. When you are testing things and getting things set
up it is hard to figure out if the issues you may experience are due
to network lag or some other issue with the computer. A hardwire
network just keeps troubleshooting to a minimum. I have heard people
have luck with powerline networking but I have never tried that.
So the real problem? I have many xvid files encoded with AC3 audio.
These play but the audio stutters. Unwatchable. This and, if you have
dvix files they don't play unless you change the FourCC value to xvid
(whole threads on this over on the Green Button). Combine this with
Barb's comments from here
and I think this thing is going back to the store.
Linksys will likely fix these issues in a firmware update but I don't
think I'll wait.