Summary: I got this to stream movies from the internet. It works great with little problems but it keeps losing contact with my pc and keep having to reconfigure through my pc to re-establish a connection. This has to be a problem with the software but Netgear has not come out with an update to prevent this that I know of. HEAR ME NETGEAR? Other than that, it does do a good job but still will not play all video's on my pc.
Summary: I bought this about a year ago for streaming media from my USB drives, network drive, and computers shared folders... It works great! It has a terrific user interface and a very nice remote control. The downsides that I found are - I have trouble getting it to connect to my Windows 7 computers though... and I consider myself pretty handy with computer networking. - Has trouble playing most .mkv files... either doesn't play or has no audio most of the time.
Summary: Interface is extremely clumpsy. Dont think this was meant for teh US market - look at teh SCART port behind it. Very very poor design. Even after trying with it for about 30 mts, still could not play anything other than radio from the internet. Could not even mount the SMB shares from my own network. DNLA very shaky and non functional.
Summary: I think it is great for playing downloaded files wirelessly from my laptop. It does play everything; if they could fix these three things it would be the best media player around. 1) Does not play sound on 1080 files. I have heard the issue is the sound is too high quality but all the fixes posted on forumns are not working for me. 2) The .6 TB hard drive I have attached disappears and I have to reboot the system to use it every time.
Summary: Fantasic product. I used to own the predecessor to the 9100 - the EVA8000. This one is far superior in terms of performance. The EVA9100 must have more memory available as the performance when switching between videos, buffering, and altogether playing content is fantastic. Netgear got smart by not requiring us to purchase a wireless-ready unit. The 9100 is now $100 cheaper than the when I got the 8000 because of this, and you can still add USB wireless if you want.
Probably the best mass market media player out there
24 April 2010
Summary: When I talk of mass market, I'm talking about the media players for the average consumer; not, for example, those that can only be obtained from specialty retailers and custom electronics pros, e.g. Kaleidescape, etc. Anyway, I own two other media players (D-Link DSM520 and Seagate FreeAgent+) and have extensively researched others (e.g. WD Live, Asus, Zinwell/Briteview, etc.
Summary: Ich hatte nun seit 2011 den Netgear EVA9100 im Einsatz. Dabei habe ich immer brav auf die neuste Firmware-Version aktualisiert. Die Zusammenarbeit mit meinem Netgear ReadyNAS war immer tadellos, ebenso DLNA-Sharing der Bilder (jpg), Videos (mpg, wmv) und Musik (mp3, aac). Die Oberfläche ist OK, Bedienung auch. Das Gerät ist sehr leise, die Boot-Zeit war für mich akzeptabel. YouTube hatte allerdings nie funktioniert, daher bin ich heute auf einen LG BP430 umgestiegen.
Summary: Ich mit dem Nachfolger vom EVA8000 sehr zufrieden. Die Bedienung und der Aufbau ist dem EVA8000 sehr ähnlich, was ja sehr positiv zu bewerten ist, gerade wenn man einige dieser Geräte im Einsatz hat (3x EVA8000, 2x EVA9100 & 1x EVA9150). Einige kleine Funktionen sind hinzugekommen, wie z.B. die erweiterte Energiesparfunktion. Auch der Sigma Design Chip ist nun etwas neuer und performanter: 8634+ (EVA9100) anstatt 8622L (EVA8000).