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Netgear EVA9150

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Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

maximum pc
23 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Netgear’s EVA9150 improves on the previous-generation Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 in just about every way. But its best feature has to be the integrated 500GB hard drive, which adds a mere $50 to the new product’s price tag. Its inability to stream movies from a Netflix or Amazon account or connect to Hulu, on the other hand, are major shortcomings. Aside from that, the EVA9150 is the next best thing to putting a home-theater PC in your entertainment center.
  • Pros: Dual-band 802.11n; strong codec and container support; 500GB hard drive included.
  • Cons: No love for Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.
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Overall 6

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

PC Magazine
7 November 2009
  • Conclusion: With a huge hard drive and excellent file support, Netgear's EVA9150 is a strong media extender, but its weakness with streaming video will likely be a deal-breaker for many.
  • Pros: Excellent file support. Intuitive user interface. Easy-to-use multifunction remote. HD-compatible. Several connectivity options. 500GB hard drive. Built-in YouTube, Flickr, Internet radio support.
  • Cons: Video streaming is very weak. Graphics are rather plain. Sometimes displays wrong album art. Pricey.
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Overall 7

NetGear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

14 October 2009
  • Summary: While it's a bit pricey and far from perfect, the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 offers an easy way to access the widest array of digital audio, photo, and, especially, video files for the do-it-yourself crowd.
  • Pros: Network media streamer; enormous file playback compatibility; can access media RSS feeds and play many online video files; includes user-replaceable 500GB hard drive; 802.11a/b/g/n compatible; doesn't require Windows Media Center; plays YouTube videos (h.264).
  • Cons: A bit pricey; occasionally crashes; can't play any DRM iTunes Store video purchases; no access to Flash-based online video; and no streaming video services, like Netflix or Amazon Video On Demand.
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NETGEAR EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite Reviewed

4 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Disk-based Network Multimedia Player supporting many formats and Internet Video and photos without requiring a companion PC.
  • Pros: Hard drive buffering provides uninterrupted playback with almost any speed network, No computer required for YouTube, Flickr & other Internet content, Smooth 1080p / 24 playback, Improved remote with ability to control other devices
  • Cons: Internet video content limited to partners, User Interface still clunky in spots
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Overall 5
Performance 5

Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 is a good media streamer, let down by a clunky interface

PC Authority
30 September 2009
  • Summary: Jam-packed with features, but it struggles to compete with the best.
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Overall 7
Value for money 5
Features 7

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

PC Pro
24 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Netgear's latest media streamer is jam-packed with features, but it struggles to compete with the best
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Netgear EVA9150

TechRadar UK
2 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The Netgear EVA9150 media server, otherwise known as the 'Digital Entertainer Elite', is one of a rash of devices for playing media stashed away on a computer or network hard drive.
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Overall 7

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150: Streaming-Alleskönner

15 May 2009
  • Summary: Mit seinem Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 verkauft Netgear ein Gerät, das Multimediadateien ohne Windows Media Center vom Rechner via Netzwerk oder WLAN zum Fernseher streamt. Dabei bringt das Gerät nicht nur ein eigenes Interface mit, es unterstützt auch annähernd jedes Dateiformat im Universum. Der Zugriff auf Online-Inhalte funktioniert ebenfalls. Allerdings ist das Modell nicht ganz billig.
  • Pros: streamt Medien via Netzwerk, unterstützt extrem viele Dateiformate, greift mittels RSS-Feeds auf Medien zu, spielt Online-Videos ab, kommt mit austauschbarer 500-GByte-Festplatte, hat WLAN nach IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n an Bord, benötigt kein Windows Media Center, spielt Youtube-Videos (h.264)
  • Cons: etwas teuer, stürzt gelegentlich ab, spielt keine DRM-geschützten Videos aus dem iTunes Store, greift nicht auf flashbasierte Online-Videos zu, kein Zugriff auf Videostreaming-Dienste
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