[mythtv-users] Is there a good hardware upnp client?

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Thu Feb 22 18:20:14 UTC 2007

> I am intrigued by products like the Dlink DSM520 and would love to
> have such a small quiet box do the living room work.  I can schedule
> and do all the other myth tasks from vlc or the fe/be in another room
> but in the living room all I need is a decent interface that can
> playback video and music with little fuss.
> Does this exist?  I don't really need technical assistance but some
> usability reports would be much appreciated

I like my I-O Data LinkPLayer 2 just fine. HD-upscales DVD (with proper
firmware) and network files over component (what I wanted since my older
RPTV doesn't have digital inputs). With my current myth SVN (12306) I can
see lists via uPnP of all music and all recordings, and play content from
them, but access via the genre hierarchy doesn't work properly - this may be
fixed now. The LinkPlayer sits on top of my FE/BE so I don't use it for myth
all that much, the supplied remote isn't super either. I think they are
still a screaming deal at $250 - actually the original LinkPlayer 2 appears
to be now discontinued and maybe out of stock, but there is a new
Viiv-certified version for $280.

Digital Connection has a "Zensonic Z500" that does HD upscaling, direct CIFS
access, uPnP, w/WiFi for about the same price...interesting.

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