Gadget of the Day: D-Link DSM-330 HD DivX streamer

Do you love downloading TV shows and the odd film, legally, from the internet? We do. But those darn DivX formats can be a pain, can’t they. Old

Do you love downloading TV shows and the odd film, legally, from the internet? We do. But those darn DivX formats can be a pain, can’t they. Older DVD players don’t like them and computers need foreign new codecs installed to watch them. What to do?D-Link has the kind of answer we love here at Stuff. The D-Link DSM-330 DivX player will stream your DivX, and high-definition DivX, files to your TV. It can use your wireless network, but for its HD support, we think its hard wire connection would work better.DivX, if you’re not familiar with it, is a compression format for large video files. Once crammed up into a DivX file, videos can be chucked across the web like small pebbles. For more info, check out the DivX website.D-Link is claiming the DSM-330 is ‘the world’s first DivX Connected consumer electronics device’. We disagree. The DivX website lists a number of devices that can play DivX. Stuff’s online news editor, Richard Preston, happily uses the TivX by DViCO – very similar in spec to the DSM-330. But what makes the DSM-330 special to us is its HDMI support and effortless wireless streaming. The DivX format is well-supported, and as HD media is so large, being able to squeeze it into small spaces is pretty tootin’ important.Released in early November, you can pre-order the DSM-330 on Amazon.co.uk for £130.EssentialsD-Link DSM-330 HD DivX streamer Price: £130On sale: Early NovemberContact: D-LinkRelated stories:News: DivX cameraHands on: DivX compatible Archos PVR