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Netgear EVA8000
5.7 out of 10

Netgear EVA8000

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear EVA8000

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Overall 4
4.0

Looks Good on Paper -- But...

Hayward Cho, Amazon
10 March 2008
  • Summary: ... does not live up to its potential. When I first saw the specs on this device, I thought it would be the perfect addition to my Home Theater. What I actually got was a finicky, volatile device that did not live up to its promise. First off, video over WLAN was a no-go for me.
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Overall 4
4.0

For early adopters only

Dean Clemmons "crash_harddrive", Amazon
26 January 2008
  • Summary: I bought this to replace a different brand, and as a result ended up having to completely reconfigure my media library. Most network media players are 'UPNP', or universal plug 'n' play and rely on media server software located on a remote computer for library information.
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Overall 4
4.0

DLNA but not really

Pad "Pad", Amazon
23 December 2007
  • Summary: The score that this box deserves depends what you buy it for. I wanted a DNLA player (the box and brochures claim DLNA support). It is not a good DNLA player (1 star or zero stars!).
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Overall 4
4.0

Tons of cool features, good luck getting them to work!

Consult This, Amazon
19 November 2007
  • Summary: I read all the negative reviews, but foolishly and desperately (since there are so few alternatives) decided to give it a try. To make a long story short, after 3 days of trying, I still couldn't complete a full scan of my media (about 2000+) files without crashing the system in the process.
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Overall 4
4.0

Plenty of Potential... but still waiting

Caleb C. Hendrfy "hbelac", Amazon
8 November 2007
  • Summary: NetGear....... Had never purchased a product made by this company until now. Wish today I could still make that statement. The first unit came to me DOA. No sound at all. Set up found my wireless connection and the shared files on my Media Center PC, however, file with no sound = useless.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Buggy and Does Not Do What the Box says

S. Kumar, Amazon
28 October 2007
  • Summary: Wait for an alternative. This unit is still under active development. Much of the functionality that it boasts does not work (for example TV Tuner cards are listed as supported on the box but Netgear openly says this does not work).
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Overall 4
4.0

unreliable

Rob, Amazon
26 September 2007
  • Summary: The machine has a lot of potential, with excellent format support and 1080 capability. The Youtube feature works well. I returned mine because it froze and required rebooting constantly, even while playing small MP3 files. Very frustrating.
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Overall 4
4.0

Crappy support

Greg M. Gurev "Greg G", Amazon
27 June 2007
  • Summary: Unit does not play avi format files from my Canon SD800is camera. Tech support is useless. Very polite technicians but they have no command of the English language and are unable to get results. Although you get to speak with a live person, you would get the same result talking to a pet shop parrot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too quirky and poor UI

Charles Dickens, Amazon
9 June 2007
  • Summary: The biggest issues with this product are its quirkiness (instability) and its poorly designed UI. The quirkiness manifests itself in the box suddenly finding, half way through a video, that it is now "unable to play this media" (even though it was playing it a moment ago).
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't work and lousy tech support

Duncan Ross "nature lover", Amazon
23 April 2007
  • Summary: I have a new PC with Vista and this thing kept crashing. I called tech support and got some guy in India that new nothing. Said he would call back and never did. Get an XBOX360 instead - it does all the same things and works smoothly.
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