Netgear EVA9000 gives YouTube 720p HD video demo

Dec 12, 2008
Netgear EVA9000 gives YouTube 720p HD video demo

Netgear's EVA9000 Digital Entertainer Elite has been quietly wowing the preview crowds with some pre-CES demonstrations.  The 500GB mediaplayer is capable of streaming HD 720p video over your WiFi draft-n network, in addition to pumping out full 1080p high-definition content from your PC. 

Check out the video demo after the cut

Despite Netgear's assertion that the EVA9000 is aimed more at the technologically-minded early adopter, rather than the audience for something like Roku's Netflix streamer, this brief glimpse of the GUI looks to be relatively slick and well thought-out.  Netgear currently don't have a deal in place with Netflix, to bring their streaming media via the Digital Entertainer Elite, but they haven't apparently ruled that out as a possibility.

What it will be able to do from launch is handle Bittorrent downloads, stream in as high a definition up to 1080p as your broadband connection (and content source) can handle, and allow for user-replacement of the 500GB of standard storage.  It's expected in Q1 2009, priced at around $400.


[via last100]

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