Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 was announced last December, but it's taken a while for reviews to emerge. Promising a huge collection of supported video and audio codecs, plus 1080p output, wireless and wired HD streaming, YouTube and a removable 500GB hard-drive, the EVA9150 landed on My Digital Entertainers test bench for a good going-over.
With just a few weeks until CES 2009, we’ve been seeing hints of what tech will be showing its head at the biggest consumer electronics event of the year. Unsurprisingly, netbooks are taking top billing, with MSI confirming three of them. In fact the budget ultraportables are selling so well, they bested the ever-popular iPhone 3G in Summer sales. Acer are sitting pretty in the top spot, with their latest model – a 3G-integrated Aspire One – launching this weekend.
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
Facing the increasingly crowded multimedia streaming players market, Netgear is set to launch its elite lineup of a digital media player with price and features that may fall short of competitions. The new EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite streaming media player, though packs with largest storage for its kind (500GB), supports free videos and photos from Youtube and Flicker, and with 1080P full HD output on contents from your PC, is planning to launch at a suggested retail of $400 without major content providers on-boarded.
Netgear has pushed out a heap of new 802.11n networking devices today, including routers, modem routers and USB adapters. The WNR2000 and DGN2000 routers are both backward-compatible with WiFi b/g, have four ethernet ports and differ only in that the DGN2000 has a built-in ADSL2+ modem. Each has Netgear's Push 'N' Connect setup system, which allows you to add new wireless devices to the network with a button press rather than remembering a password.
Netgear introduced a little industrial chic to their Network Attached Storage (NAS) range at IFA 2007 with the ReadyNAS NV+; up to 2TB of X-RAID protected backup, in the shape of a hot-swappable quad-caddy drive.
Check out the exclusive SlashGear video of the Netgear ReadyNAS after the cut
Have you been thinking about switching over your home network to a powerline-based setup? This newest gadget from Netgear might make the switch a little more appealing.
We looked at Netgear’s SPH-101 Skype phone last December, praising it for the convenience of cheap or low-cost VOIP calls and remaining silently critical of the whopping MRSP. Well, my favourite cam-whore Kevin Tofel has grappled with the handset itself and finds it comes up trumps if portability floats your sexy boat.
Sometimes it’s all just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Blogger Jeremy Toeman, on a guest stint with Netgear, managed to get his devilish digits on their brand-new EVA8000 Wireless Digital Entertainer HD, a slab of lounge entertainment that can burrow happily through your standard network shares and stream video, music and images to your TV.
I’m a hard-sell when it comes to VoIP handsets, in fact some might say I was just plain picky. I can’t see the point of anything that has to be plugged in to a USB port (unless you’ve got a server at home, would you really want to leave your PC on all the time on the off-chance that you want to make a call?) and I want as much of the software functionality available from the handset itself without having to go to a computer to set it up. Well, NETGEAR have met my arduous demands and actually gone a bit further; their SPH200D works both with Skype and your PSTN landline, allowing calls to and from both to be managed simultaneously.
Based on the DECT standard, a full-colour screen, speakerphone and capacity for up to four handsets registered to each base-station round out what’s on offer for the $199.99 MRSP. It’s available now.
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