USB Flash Drives (Dlink DSM - 330)
I recently bought a Dlink DSM-300 "DivX Connected" Media streamer, and to my disappointment, discovered that you could not use USB flash drive (or external HD) on the front to play video/photos/music.
I find this extremely disappointing as i thought i had found the perfect wireless media player....
What were Dlink thining when putting this right at the front of this unit (in full view), when really all it is, is maintenance port.... hardly ever touched in every day usage.
I am now considering buying a Dlink DSM-510, which although is DivX Certified, is not "DivX connected", and therefore won't get the really fancy interface (which i like), or Apple TV (which i wasn't too keen on before).
Although i really like the Stage 6, and most other functions of this unit, i most probably will be sending back to Amazon, because it is simply not what i thought it was....
Im sure i am not the only one that has had this issue, especially when i have read reviews specifying that you can use the front port to play music and videos (see links below).
I find that having my PC Turned on all the time is very tiresome, i might as well use Orb through my Wii.
I have a couple of questions which im surprised have not already been raised in this forum before.
1. When will new firmware be available to use the front USB port as a UPNP input device (weeks, months, years? ever?)
2. In regards to DivX connected. Will there be any other manufactures creating boxes like the Dlink DSM-330, if so who is currently developing hardware, and what are the timescales on this (approx eg, as in Netgear Q2, 2008). Also will this hardware manufacture support UPNP...! What i will probably do, is wait for someone to bring one out...
I eagerly await your comments, as i would like to keep this unit knowing there are going to be new software updates very soon that will satisfy my requirements.