D-Link’s PC-on-TV 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.
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.
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.