D-Link Media Player Now Provides TV Access to YouTube, Google Video, BBC News and Hundreds more Online Video Providers
D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers, keeps changing the way we watch television. Today D-Link announced it has expanded the capabilities of digital media adapters (DMAs) by adding more than 200 channels of Internet TV to its best-selling MediaLounge Wireless HD Media Player (DSM-520), a wireless device that allows users to enjoy videos, music, photos and more from a PC on a TV using a simple remote control.
More than 200 online channels serving millions of Internet videos are brought to the TV by the D-Link HD MediaLounge Player using active-TV technology, a new service that allows easy access to Internet video and entertainment sites with a remote control.
In contrast to competing DMA products, the D-Link DSM-520 with active-TV technology makes it possible for consumers to play video files saved in a wide range of formats and allows users to add additional Internet video sites to the active-TV channel selection themselves. Active-TV technology utilizes a content aggregator developed by MediaMall Technologies, a company that regularly adds additional channels to its lineup of Internet content.
The active-TV line-up includes programming from 36 U.S. channels, offering movies and music videos, radio stations, sports, news entertainment and shopping. In addition to YouTube, some of the notable channels include: Comedy Central, AOL Video, CinemaNow, Google Video, Movielink, ROOtv Music Videos, Akimbo, MTV, Musicmatch, Napster, VH1, ESPN, FOX Sports, MSN TV Today, Reuters News, Yahoo! Sports and eBay.
The new Internet TV lineup also includes international programming from 14 countries, including the BBC and other networks from the United Kingdom, along with digital entertainment from Australia, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Poland and Taiwan.
The D-Link DSM-520 can also access videos, music and photos stored on PCs across a home network, a shared network storage device, as well as files stored on a USB flash drive, or external hard drive via a USB 2.0 port.
The D-Link MediaLounge with expanded Internet programming is now shipping. Existing DSM-520 customers will receive a free upgrade to their products that will allow them to access the new channels. The upgrade is now available for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems.
“Our MediaLounge Player has revolutionized the way people receive and watch digital entertainment. Now you can expand your viewing beyond the PC and bring a vast amount of Internet TV directly to your living room,” said Steven Joe, President and CEO of D-Link Systems, Inc. “There are other media players out there, but they only provide limited programming. With D-Link’s MediaLounge player, the channel line up is already far-reaching and continually expanding.”
The DSM-520 ensures HD picture and digital audio quality with the built-in High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port. The HDMI connection provides the purest digital audio and video signals in a single cable that maximizes the potential of your HD home entertainment center. Other video connectors include component, S-video, and composite output, ensuring compatibility with virtually all television sets. The DSM-520 also supports coax and optical digital audio output for delivering high fidelity digital surround sound.
To learn more about the D-Link DSM-520 MediaLounge Player and for a complete list of programming, please visit www.dlink.com/activetv.
Price and Availability
Firmware enabling active-TV technology is free of charge to existing DSM-520 customers and will be available Oct. 4, 2007 at www.dlink.com. The DSM-520, with an MSRP of $249.99, can be found throughout D-Link’s network of retail outlets and at its online store, www.dlinkshop.com.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.
About MediaMall Technologies
MediaMall Technologies, Inc. enables low-cost and widely available access to Internet video services, delivered over broadband to the Entertainment System, courtesy of the PC. MediaMall Technologies’ flagship product, MediaMall leverages existing network infrastructure, content, and customer premises equipment to deliver a superior customer experience. Through its flexible business models and custom technical solutions, MediaMall Technologies is able to offer its partners a timely, on-target IP-based on-demand entertainment capability. For more information please visit http://www.themediamall.com.