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Netgear EVA8000
5.2 out of 10

Netgear EVA8000

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken Technology

MICHAEL S., Newegg
10 May 2008
  • Pros: Excellent return policy.
  • Cons: Out of the box, the EVA8000 immediately connected to my wired and wireless network, but for some reason was unable to sustain enough througput to play video. Within 24 hours of receiving the EVA8000, the device either rebooted or froze immeditately after every power-up.
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Overall 2
2.0

Returned 4 of 4

Ed R., Newegg
18 March 2008
  • Pros: Conceptually, this product is great. It supports lots of video file formats, internet radio, digital audio, and has all the needed connectors. It was fairly easy to set up.
  • Cons: I purchased 4 units on a recommendation from a friend who owns a high-end A/V store. Unfortunately, I had to send all 4 back because they didn't work. Contacting technical support determined the problem was a hardware issue. 4 out of 4 units being bad is scary. There definitely are some quality p...
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Overall 2
2.0

Update: Returned It

Anonymous, Newegg
24 January 2008
  • Summary: I thought I would update my previous review since my EVA8000 has now died. All of a sudden one day, it kept crashing when playing ANY file. Firmware upgrades/betas did not work. Then it got stuck in a power-up loop. I returned this item.
  • Pros: Worked well for 2 weeks.
  • Cons: Unit is now a useless brick.
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Overall 2
2.0

stay away from it

Tech User, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: This product is full of defects. Definitly not ready to ship to the market. After 4 days of operation it would not boot any more. Tech Support was not able to hard reset it. Other defects: If you apply the online firmware update then you cannot use 802.11G WPA encryption any more.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time

giraudtheunwilling, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: I won't bother repeating what the other reviewers have said, except to summarize: 1. This product could be great 2. It isn't, because it is totally unstable and buggy I'm a software developer too and so I am comfortable enough with the odd peculiarity or minor bug.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great idea poor execution

Cyrus Brown, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: I had great expectations for this product. I own an earlier generation media streamer based on a chip from Sigma, the company that makes the newer gen chip that is used in the EVA8000. Sadly it will not play HD content properly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great idea - poor implementation. Wait for a new version.

Todd Reasinger, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: I know, I know - buying a new model as soon as it's released is risky, but I'm pretty tolerate of little glitches and willing to spend time doing firmware upgrades, ect... but the EVA 8000 is worse than most early release versions of a computer product (and the technical support is non-existent).
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Overall 2
2.0

**Major** disappointment to this failry tech savvy user (IT professional)

Everett B. White, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: Short version: I cannot express how excited I was to get this device, but after two and a half long weeks and well over 12 hours on the phone with some very polite (but ultimately inept) Indians, I had to acknowledge this experience for what it was: and exercise in futility.
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Overall 2
2.0

eva800

Paul A. Castagna, Amazon
27 December 2007
  • Summary: The product did not work with windows vista ultimate. After many hours and constant escalation up the chain at netgear. The product would not recognize most of the folders that I was trying to share and gave different share results each time it scanned.
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