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Netgear-eva8000.1040479
6.1 out of 10

Netgear EVA8000

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Overall 6
6.0

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
6.0

"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 6
6.0

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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Overall 6
6.0

Lots of Limitations and uncertain future but I still keep it with me

Ricardo Remis, Amazon
22 May 2008
  • Summary: After more than a year with my EVA this product could be your dream machine or your worst nightmare depending for what you want it for: Let's make it simple This product is good for you if... - You'd like to watch You Tube in your big screen TV - You'd like to hear your big collection of Music you have in your PC (even I tunes.
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Overall 6
6.0

HD? Only if HD stands for Halts Daily

Harold Manback, Amazon
1 March 2008
  • Summary: Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD Like some other reviewers I was hesitant to become an early adopter of an untried technology and my fears turned out to have been well-founded. The EVA8000 is best described as a brilliant concept that has been very poorly implemented. It does play a broad variety of media types, for which I will grant it [EDIT: ONE star]. It will play DVDs in folders, which is nice if you have lots of movies stored on HDD.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Great when it works"

andyiacovou, CNET
1 August 2007
  • Pros: Good features, easy set-up, ahead of its time
  • Cons: Doesn't work, too buggy,
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Overall 6
6.0

Not ready for Prime Time

A. C. Eberhardt "Aceface3", Amazon
6 May 2007
  • Summary: This product needs some software and firmware upgrades to make it a viable media center. Specifically the UI structure still seems to be in Beta mode. Setup was painless (altho if you are VISTA OS make sure you upgrade the firmware), Internet Radio worked well and playing AVI & WMV files worked well, it could not find my iTunes playlists either. But the biggest bust is the confused state of the UI which makes this product unusable (especially for VOB files).
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Overall 5
5.0

"Do More Research"

jroyale, CNET
12 April 2007
Overall 6
6.0

Da hat Netgear noch etwas zu tun!

Stephan Schindele, Amazon
18 December 2008
  • Summary: Ich habe die EVA 3 Tage lang bei mir zuhause getestet. Ich habe einen Windows Home Server mit Twonky laufen und einen Buffalo Linktheater. Keinen von beiden hat die Box über uPnP erkannt. Über SMB sind die Verzeichnisse zwar schnell gefunden worden, das Indizieren jedoch konnte nicht abgeschlossen werden, da die EVA über 20000 Fotos und 17000 Audiostücke gefunden hat (angeblich!) Woher sie das genommen hat, weiß ich nicht.
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Overall 6
6.0

SMB super, UPnP nicht (wie ngegeben) da?!!?

Frank Roth "Samun", Amazon
13 May 2008
  • Summary: Erst einmal zum Gerät selbst: Baubreite wie ein Hifi-Gerät, Material: "Edelplastik" (aber nicht hässlich!) Alle Kabel werden mitgeliefert! Nun zu den Funktionen: Gerät über SMB (Windowsfreigabe) - in meinem Fall über Laufwerksfreigabe auf dem Mac problemlos möglich, alle Lieder/Fotos/Filme werden problemlos erkannt/abgespielt... die mitgelieferte Software wurde nicht benötigt. Wirklich super - auch von der Bild/Tonqualität...!
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