Leigh over at Coolsmartphone has put together a great review of the HTC Media Link.
You can read the full review HERE – but some of the key bits have been pulled out below.
What it does is fairly magical and quite cool
Let’s just explain why you’d want one of these…Over the years our standard TV’s have gone from big, square monsters into flat, wide devices including technology called LCD, HDMI, RGB, DVI, HD and so on. Now there’s another one – DLNA. It stands for “Digital Living Network Alliance” and, to be honest doesn’t really tell us much. Put simply it’s a way for you to send media – pictures, music and video – over WiFi to a TV or other connected device. Some TV’s have this function built-in now but, for the rest of us, there’s this little box.
There are a few caveats. Firstly, you should remember that most media will work. We streamed YouTube videos fine, we streamed music fine, we streamed AVI’s fine, but some xVid stuff with weird decoders wouldn’t.
I can’t fault this. Sure, I’d like someone to say, “This will play everything you throw at it” but hey, it just works. To be able to plug a tiny box into your TV and then beam content to it on your phone is pretty cool. No USB or LAN media boxes, no messing around with copying to DVD’s and CD’s – this trims out a lot of conversion and burning.
You can watch the video for a more detailed demonstration.