Reviews and Problems with Netgear Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000
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"Lots of Internet TV/ Video options, but lacks better UI"
30 August 2010
Pros: EVA2000 was easy to setup and connect to my network (wired). I connected STB through PlayOn software, you could easily connect through Windows Media Player. PlayOn offers you lot more channels (Hulu, SpikeTV ...) and view media of my NAS on the TV.
Cons: I wished it had on/off button or reset button atleast, because right now you have to unplug it. Also, better on-screen user interface because, right now you have to scroll through the list for everything.
Summary: I declare Netgear EVA2000 is a good streamer because watching movies with my EVA2000 is wonderful, there are no hitches and videos and music stream in peacefully. Netgear has definitely thought of customers that don't have NAS because they can get to plug in the USB. I am a habitual YouTube user and my Digital Entertainer Live helps watch all my favorite videos and songs.
Summary: Just got this box last week. It's a good idea, and does a lot of stuff, but it needs a little improvement. It will play media from a home media server or Windows Media Extender. However, it will not find my Buffalo Terastation NAS on my network, so I can't play any of my stored files there, unless I share them thru the media extender. It plays videos on Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix, but only if you install the PlayOn ([...
The only one that gets Hulu and Netflix.............
Average guy "Database Admin", Amazon
18 November 2009
Summary: I wanted a player that gets Netflix and Hulu. To get these two sites on this device you need the Playon software running on a PC, but it works great with this player. (Playon Cost $30) And as a bonus I get all kinds of internet content straight from the player with no PC running (the Playon software). I also hooked up an external drive formated as NTFS and it plays content from that. Generally speaking it plays everything I have tried and is easy to use and setup.
Summary: I was looking for a way to stream my media files stored on my PC to one of my standard def TV. I thought I'd give the netgear digital entertainer a try. Right out of the box it was very easy to setup, just the power, ethernet to my home network and the hdmi cable to my standard def TV. Once you have that set up, then it's a matter of installing the playon software on your pc (which allows the netgear device to see your media files).
Summary: This product is perfect for my additional TV. The size of the unit and ability to hook to my home network was easy to install and use. I also liked the ability to move it without any issues. It is plug and play in any room of the house or even in the backyard hooked to a projector for the kids :). We watch Netflix movies all the time and have some cartoons for the kids on standby at any given time so this is a great solution for the money.