This device eliminates the need to have a PC next to your home theater system without the noise and heat of the fans. Because the DSM-320 is wireless, the PC can be in another room. It comes with its own remote to control the different aspects of this media player - the sound system, audio visuals, and online media. One reviewer found it to blend in nicely with the components of a home theater system because it is very slim and minimalistic in style. One drawback to using this media player is having to install software on your PC and then calibrate the software for your particular system. This media player does have a good antenna with one tester running it with three walls between it and the PC without any loss of picture quality.