Ditching my DSM-300
I just wanted to make a post to say that regrettably I am ditching my Dlink/Divx box in favour of VMC. After nearly a year with this gadget I can say I have enjoyed it and it's served me pretty well but unfortuantely there are still many issues...
1) The jumpy playback introduced in 1.4 - nearly two months with this bug and still no fix - unacceptable really.
2) The sorting issue which has been present for ages.
3) Forum support getting slacker.
4) There has been a focus on plugins and online stuff (admittley nice) but at the expense of getting existing features right. i.e. better support for other codecs, more functional music 'now playing' screens/options, inclusve metadata fetching for movies/TV. So much could be done better - I appreciate that this takes time but the box has been out for a year.
All these reasons have lead me to hard-wire my upstairs PC to my downstairs 40" Sony LCD TV (not an option for most admitedly). I am now running vista Media Center from my living room and with an ACTIVE support community and abundance of plugins and features I could not be happier. I now have full playback support for all of my files, metadata for all of my movies and TV shows, excellent sorting featues (by genre/actor/director/etc.) and all running with a nice 'air-mouse' remote control which controls media center and also my TV/Amp/DVD Recorder. This is how media playback in the living room is meant to be.
I am in no way trying to sway people away from Divx; I was very excited when I first got my DSM-330 and it is a great gadget. The support team here used to be really excellent (dsalmonsen, SeaBass, slightlyoffbeat) and I want to thank them for their efforts but it does seem to take longer now for people to get responses to posts and some seem to even go ignored (I am certain that this is due to Divx own focus in other areas rather than the individuals :)), and I also want to thank KEROLiUKAS and Kamiwa who were also of great help in the past.
Well, rant over - goodbye DSM-330 and hello Home Entertainment!