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6.3 out of 10

Netgear EVA8000

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Overall 8

Good Potential

TF "TF", Amazon
8 January 2010
  • Summary: I have had this unit for almost a year. I had the older model EVA700 prior. I like the EVA8000. I use it hard wired to my ReadyNas Duo server through a switch. Music sounds great, and it can also stream FLAC files. Movies stream very well too, but some hi res HD files sometimes stall with a message saying the "network performance being insufficient - buffering". This has not happened often.
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Overall 10

Excellent networked media player

Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: As a long-time user of networked media devices (I have three AudioTrons), I was looking for something that would make my DVD collection as useful as my CD collection is. I also recently purchased a high-capacity RAID/NAS box (5.5TB usable), so had plenty of space in which to "back up" my DVD collection (at around 6GB per DVD on average).
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Overall 7

"Great for wired video streaming!! Lots of features!!"

rickhackley, CNET
28 November 2008
  • Pros: I have had this unit for 8 months now and can access all shared media from the PC on my network. Will play ISO, AVI and VOB formats. Just rip your DVDs to a USB, NAS unit or media server and away you go.
  • Cons: Does not support 1GB wired and Draft N wireless. In 100 yr old house, wireless G and N Routerscould not push signal from rear upstairs to front living room. Relocated Terastation NAS to shared gigabit switch in living room and all is streaming well
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Overall 10


Gregory H. Ponto, Amazon
23 November 2008
  • Summary: Here is the situation: I have more than 600 DVDs that I am in the process of ripping onto hard drives. They are ripped in standard DVD format (VOB/IFO) full quality, no compression/encoding, just raw dvd files. I wanted full menu support from the DVDs; basically I wanted the simulation of sticking a DVD in the drive without having to actually do so. This product accomplished this 100% and then some.
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Overall 1

"Avoid this product - It does not work as advertised!"

SkykingUSA, CNET
21 September 2008
  • Pros: It has many great features (if/when they work) and it looks like an a/v component, not a computer component. I also really like that it does not require a computer to work (not a media extender) & works with a NAS device too.
  • Cons: I hate that most of the features didn't work for me, and when they did work, they didn't work for long. I received my first unit in June and am now with my 4th unit in Sept and none of them worked right. Frequent reboots are the biggest problem.
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Overall 6

Technical user device

W. Lee, Amazon
25 August 2008
  • Summary: I am in a Network Admin so the network setup was a snap (both wireless and wired) BUT...Nothing worked. Every media format I tried to play would give me the "media format is not supported" message. Image files would not display and mp3's would not play. Even after several cold reboots. I registred on the forums and downloaded the latest Beta firmware and DEW and installed both. Finally it started to work.
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Overall 6

"Don't rely on wireless connection"

loudmutha, CNET
16 August 2008
  • Pros: Works great when set up right
  • Cons: A pig of a machine when not set up right
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Overall 2

Mine was DOA

Electronics nut, Amazon
9 July 2008
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this unit but mine was essentailly DOA. I spent several hours with Netgear tech support and it wouldn't read networked files nor files from a usb stick directly plugged into the unit. Many other reviews which I have read note Quality Control issues on these units and unfortunatly mine was one of the bad ones too.
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Overall 9

"Excellent Compatibility"

cosmic_invaders, CNET
8 July 2008
  • Pros: Wide array of supported codecs, containers
  • Cons: Wish the UI was sleek as Apple TV
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Overall 6

EVA8000 After 1 Month - Good, not Great, but what is better?

SkykingUSA, Amazon
27 June 2008
  • Summary: It's really more of a 3.75, but definitely not a 4, so I had to rate it a 3. I have had my EVA for about 4 weeks. I have had pretty mixed results when watching video files. The device either locks up or reboots itself at 2-3 times per week, which I am not happy about. It seems to give me the best performance when I am watching a ripped DVD (using DVD Shrink with no compression).
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