This device can be used to stream music from your PC to any Hi-Fi in yourhome. It works with both MP3 and WMA formats, and supports all thefunctionality you'd expect, such as browsing for music by Artist, Album,Genre, as well the ability to have custom playlists.
The MP101 comes with its own remote control (which has a good range), andthe white on black display on the device is very clear and can be readfrom across a room. The silver-fronted case is well built and blends inwell with other A/V equipment.
It can connect to your network through standard Ethernet or wirelesslyusing 802.11b/g. For poorly secured WiFi networks (tut tut) you simplyplug it in and press a couple of buttons to get started. If you'veimplemented basic good practices such as hiding your SID, enabling WEP,etc. it can be easily configured manually.
Sound quality is perfectly adequate with a good balance across the range,and only serious audiophiles would have cause for complaint.
The inclusion of a display is an advantage over the Linksys Media Adapter,although this product also handles other media whereas the MP101 is musiconly. The Hauppauge Media MVP also handles other media such as pictures,but doesn't currently support a wireless interface and doesn't support theWindows Media WMA format.
Overall, a great product that is well built and easy to use.