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April 25, 2008

D-Link Helps with Mother's Day Gift Ideas

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributing Editor

With Mother's Day just round the corner, D-Link (News - Alert), a company providing digital home entertainment solutions, has come up with a range of unique gift products to delight mothers on their special day.



 
This includes digital media players capable of streaming video, movies, TV, music and photos from a PC directly to the television, and digital photo frames that display digital photos transmitted wirelessly and presented in slideshow format.
 
The D-Link MediaLounge PC-on-TV player (DPG-1200) can be used on wired or wireless mode to stream popular Web-based content to a TV. The player also supports MPEG-4 & AVI videos apart from DVD movies and a trackball remote makes it a fun to operate.
 
The D-Link MediaLounge Media Center Extender (DSM-750) primarily works as an extender for Windows Media Center from Microsoft (News - Alert). It is compatible with Vista Ultimate and Premium edition, and enables high-speed, wireless streaming and sharing of High-Definition (HD) and standard definition videos, movies, digital photos and music to any location in the home, irrespective of the location of the PC.
 
To enable fast Wi-Fi performance, D-Link's dual band draft 802.11n technology has been utilized in DSM-750, and a convenient remote control, an easy-to-navigate TV user interface, HD video playback with digital surround sound and a USB 2.0 port are included to enable the user to enjoy media stored on a USB drive.
 
Also available is the D-Link Internet Photo Frame (DSM-210) to enable mom to view her favorite photos anywhere in the home. It features a high- resolution 10" LCD display connected over a Wi-Fi home network. Photos can be easily drag and dropped into a "widget" on the computer desktop and photos automatically appear in the photo frame. The frame can be managed from the online portal http://www.internetphotoframe.com to display information like weather, trivia and traffic reports, and has access to Flickr, Picasa and .MAC and display photos stored on the sites. The DSM-210 also has a motion detection feature to save power by turning the frame off and on depending on whether users move in or out of the room.
 
 
Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
 
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