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D-Link DSM-510

D-Link DSM-510
alaScore 85

52 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of D-Link DSM-510. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the D-Link DSM-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Davey Winder (

D-link DSM-510 media streamer


Accompanying D-link's revised collection of media streamers is the compact and portable DSM-510, an Intel Viiv oriented media streamer designed to offer access to digital content through a wireless or wired network, local USB storage or Viiv's online...

Impressive streaming performance, very portable, range of content available through Viiv

A tad uninspiring if you can't utilise Intel's service, minor interface and operation issues

If you don't have Viiv support, and can cope with being tied into Windows Media Player 11, the DSM-510 offers a well designed and adaptable solution for streaming content around the home. If you can use it to its potential you'll find an impressive...

Feb, 2008


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D-Link DSM-510 review


D-Link's DSM-510 earned four stars in our last group test of streaming media receivers.

Jun, 2009

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Review: D-Link DSM-510 media streaming device


Stream your high-definition media with ease

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

D-Link DSM-510: Save a little, lose a lot


HDMI connection, Support wide array of video formats, Handles third-party UPnP AV servers well

Requires WinXP/2000 PC to transcode many video formats, Bundled Nero MediaHome server a pain to use, Not much cheaper than DSM-520, but requires transcoding PC

Mid-priced UPnP AV multiformat photo, audio and video player supporting up to 1080i

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : InsideHW (

Expert Review

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

D-Link DSM-510


Easy to set up.Easy to use

Minor problem with compatability of A V I codecs. can only play about 90 % of the films I have

Apr, 2009

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D-Link DSM-510


great connectivity with wired connection to homehub2.0

best to download tversity to do transcoding as not all files supported. Still won't play high framerate Divx

Jan, 2009

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D-Link DSM-510


Slim and discrete

It's colour - silver or black would have been better

Jun, 2008

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D-link DSM 510


Sometime it works

Even worse that D-link's print servers. Drops servers frequently. No connects. No support from D-link

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

D-link DSM 510


Sometime it works

Even worse that D-link's print servers. Drops servers frequently. No connects. No support from D-link

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

The DSM-510 MediaLounge High Definition Media Player allows users to stream music, photo and High-Definition (HD) video files from their PC to their home entertainment system over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network. The DSM-510 supports High-Definition video in Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9), MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and DVR-MS formats. Resolutions of up to 720p/1080i can be achieved for best picture quality on a HDTV using the HDMI connection. Standard televisions may also be connected using Scart or Composite Video cables. The DSM-510 is housed in a small form factor that keeps the cost down, so one can be attached to every television at home. It also includes a USB 2.0 port on the front panel for instant access to multimedia files stored on a removable USB flash drive.


Audio output channels:5.1
MP3 bit rates:< 360 kbps


Certification:FCC B, CSA / FCC Class B, CSA

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Colour of product:White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, OGG, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:AVI, DVR-MS, XviD
Video formats supported:AVI, DVR-MS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID / MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, XVID


Country Kits:Continental Europe
Manufacturer:D-Link Systems
Model:DSM-510 High-Definition Media Player
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:D-Link MediaLounge

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet) / USB
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback


Antenna gain level (max):2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Security algorithms:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 55

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/2000
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11g
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Supported network protocols:HTTP, TCP/IP

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power requirements:5V, 3A

Radio System

Device Type: None


Bundled software:Y


Built-in storage media: No
Storage media type: No

System requirements

Minimum hard disk space:100
Minimum processor:1.0 GHz
Minimum RAM:512
Optical drive required:Y / Yes

TV Tuner

Type: None


Full HD: No