Mar 08

DPG-1200 Description:

D-Link’s PC-on-TV Media Player DPG-1200 allows you to stream movies, photos, and music wirelessly from your PC to your home entertainment system. Everything’s better from the comfort of a couch.

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WHAT YOU CAN WATCH

Watch movies, TV shows or share photos with friends and family on your big screen TV. You can even watch Internet videos from your favorite web sites1.

FORGET ABOUT FILE FORMATS

Today, there are numerous music and movie file formats so it can be a bit overwhelming. Many popular media players only allow for certain file formats to be played on their device. The PC-on-TV takes care of this problem by simply streaming the file playing on your PC to your big screen TV2.

MULTIPLE WAYS TO CONNECT

With multiple video outputs to choose from, the PC-on-TV can connect to almost any TV. Whether you have a TV with RCA (composite) inputs, or a brand new LCD TV with VGA or component inputs, the PC-on-TV can connect to it.

WIRED OR WIRELESS

The PC-on-TV allows you to connect to a network- enabled computer located in a different part of the house. Connect to your notebook that is in your bedroom or the desktop computer sitting in the office. Control your PC from your TV using the included remote and play movies or launch applications like you would with a mouse.

DPG-1200 Reviews:

1.”As an IT Professional, I like this product.” by dapresley

Pros: I do not have cable and use the product to watch streaming video over the Internet. With my high speed connection, the performance is consistent enough for me. I own 2 DPG-1200 devices.

Cons: It is not compatible with Windows 7. I phoned tech support and was told that they are working on bringing it up to this level.

Summary: If you are a technical person with a high speed Internet connection, this product works as advertised. It is also a bargain for the price. Fry’s Electronics sells it for $99. I read the other reviews, which are very negative. The installation was no more trouble for me than any that involve several components.

2.”Great concept, but nowhere near ready for Prime Time” by johnk5k

Pros: A simple network interface for audio/video is exaclty what we need

Cons: VERY fickle installation, terrible customer support. MAJOR audio driver problem.

Summary: 2 Thumbs up for concept, but certainly not ready for prime time.
The current (March 2009) release version of the DPG-1200 is very fickle, installation can be nightmarish. It reconfigures your audio and video drivers so that in the final step of the installation wizard you can?t even find the finish button! Multiple hits on the ENTER key usually work, but if you panic and default out of the install it is Control Panel time because you are left with no audio, and an 800 x 600 display.

The most subtle but unacceptable problem with the DPG-2100 is the D-Link PC2TV audio driver which emphasizes your low frequency (bass) so severely that you?ll think that there is something very wrong with your stereo, this problem alone puts the DPG on the scrapheap until D-Link gets it figured out.

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Mar 08

1.Why do WHQL certification messages appear during installation?

During the driver installation, you may see WHQL warning massages. The PC-on-TV device drivers have received certification, but may be in the process of being re-certified for this latest version. Click Yes to these messages.

2.Does Power-Save mode interfere with PC-on-TV device operations?

Most laptops have a power management feature (power-save mode) that allows the management of power to its subsystems when the laptop is running on battery power.

One of the settings is to put the onboard wireless adapter on “power save mode”. When this is enabled (default setting in most cases), it makes the wireless adapter go to sleep several times a second to reduce power consumption. This behavior is acceptable for data but for ‘real time’ applications, like graphics & video display, there is significant adverse impact on the link quality and performance required for this type of application.

When the PC-on-TV device application is launched, it disables the “power save” feature of the wireless adapter and enables it when the application is exited. This only applies if the feature is enabled at the time of PC-on-TV device launch.

3.Why does the background text resolution look unclear when video is playing in Windowed mode?

The software algorithm automatically detects video playing and optimizes for video rather than text/graphics. Quality text/graphics resume whenever the mouse is moved.

4.The recommended player is installed, but it still doesn’t work?

Check to see if DirectDraw is enabled:

Step 1: Open Windows® Start, Run, and type: dxdiag

Step 2: Wait for the diagnostic to run.

Step 3: Click on the Video 2 tab, which should correspond to the PC-on-TV device.

If DirectDraw is disabled, click on the Enable button. The DirectDraw players such as PowerDVD should now work.

5.What is the best mode for viewing pictures and presentations?

Pictures and presentations (such as Microsoft Power Point) are best displayed using “Photo” mode. This option can be selected from the main dialog interface by clicking on the “Photo” button.

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6.How can I play a DVD in extended mode?

To play a DVD in extended mode, enable DirectDraw: 

  • 1.Open Windows Start menu and select Run.
  • 2. Enter the following command: dxdiag
  • 3. Go to the Display tab and click the Enable button.

7.How do I remove the black border around my TV screen when using the DPG-1200 (PC to TV)?

Enabling “Auto Scaling” on your TV will remove the black border around your TV. If your TV does not support this feature a small black border will be displayed around your Television screen.

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Mar 07

D-Link expects significant growth in its 2011 net profit from 2010 but a small increase in corresponding consolidated revenues, and slight growth in gross margin, according to company president and CEO Tony Tsao at a March 4 investors conference.

D-Link looks to the large market potential derived from construction of communication network infrastructure in emerging and Asia Pacific markets, growing demand for devices used in smart TVs in Europe as well as market demand for consumer networking products sold through retail channels in North America in 2011, Tsao pointed out.

D-Link posted net EPS of NT$1.89 (US$0.06) in 2010 and plans to deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$1.30.

D-Link: Percentage breakdown of revenues, 2010
By market
Emerging markets and Asia Pacific 57%
Europe 25%
North America 18%
By product line
WLAN 38%
Switches 32%
Broadband 20%
Digital home 8%
Others 2%

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, March 2011

D-Link: Financial report, 2010 (NT$m)
Item Amount Y/Y
Consolidated revenues 33,857 9.16%
Gross margin 32.38% up 1.86pp
Net operating profit 976 147.09%
Net profit 1,235 132.58%

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, March 2011

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Mar 07

There are two options to reset D-Link USB Print Server DP-301U:

1.Using PS Admin to reset:

Step 1 Open the PS Admin software, select the print server you wish to reset to factory defaults, and then click Factory Reset.

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Step 2: Click Yes.

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Step 3: Once the reset procedure has been completed, you will see the following screen:

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Step 4: Click OK. The device is now set to factory default settings.

2.By reset button

Step 1: Locate the hole on the back of the print server above the word RESET.

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Step 2: Using a paper clip, press and hold the Reset button for about 5 seconds and then release.

Step 3: After the print server reboots it will be reset to the factory default settings.

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Mar 07

Network professional D-Link announced a mixture router with 200Mbps energy collection networking and Wi-Fi referred to since the D-Link Hybrid Wireless-N PowerLine Router.

The D-Link Wireless-N PowerLine Router (DHP-1320) blended wired and wireless residence systems in an IPv6-reader router which the organization says provides possibilities to extend residence system protection and appreciate high-bandwidth applications.

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The DHP-1320 also qualities three 10/100 Ethernet ports, WiFi Protected set up (WPS), produced in QoS engine and is also centered on an Atheros chipset providing the firm’s Hy-Fi modern advances so which you can expand wireless coverage.

D-Link also unveiled a raft of compatible equipment along the lines of the PowerLine AV 4-port change with 200Mb PowerLine networking.

The unit is now accessible in North America and by means of the D-Link on-line store straight wiith an MSRP of $129.99.

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