Summary: Netgear Digital Entertainer Purchased on Amazon, have had for over 1 year, havent even had 5 functional minutes of viewing time using this item, Netgear support is a joke, tech was in a tent somewhere with cue cards, Tech advised me to......
Summary: This item from Netgear was a great concept; the reality was far less enjoyable... Pros: 1. Sound Quality through digital coax was excellent into high-end audio system. 2. Purchased through Amazon seller Forrest Electronics; really satisfied with them! Cons: 1.
Won't work with XP Home & Netgear won't make up for it
Jerry F. Callahan, Amazon
13 June 2011
Summary: WARNING: Don't buy this item if you expect it to work with Windows XP Home edition. It took hours on the phone before Netgear admitted that this was case, even though it clearly states on packaging and ads that it works with "Windows XP". No exclusions for Home version.
Summary: I have had no problems with anything I have tried to play media wise, iso's, mkv's, avi's... all without a hiccup. Was a bit annoying to get photo's to slideshow when played from a digital camera plugged directly into the USB port... but I don't think this was an intended feature.
Pros: Will play just about anything thrown at it. Blends with other equipment, Polished GUI (Not perfect, but aesthetically pleasing)
Cons: Headache with Windows 7. Internet Apps Lacking - No YouTube, NetFlix Support and will never get due to no more updates. PS3 does everything this does except ISOs and mkv's (But I just convert mkv's into a compatible format).
Summary: My EVA9150 has never streamed Youtube, even though it is one of the first claims in the literature. It is also very hit and miss as to which AV formats it will play. Unfortunately for me, it does not play the VOB files created by my Panasonic DVD recorders, which means I have to convert them all,...
Pros: Build quality, versatlility
Cons: Not streaming youtube, very poor customer support
Summary: Bought this unit some weeks ago. Looked nice and easy to use. (I am an IT specialist, so I am used to deal with complicated stuff). Plugged this into my home theater and first surprise: the image quality was total crap. It's a lie that it outputs 1080p.
Summary: This platform had a lot of potential. Decent CPU, onboard SATA, upgradable firmware and 802.11n. If someone were to ever develop a replacement firmware, it would be a great unit to own.
Pros: Wireless N, Built-In Hard Drive, Nice Remote.
Cons: It does play most videos, however, it doesn't fully support most compression formats. Video/Audio sync issues especially common when using FF/RW. Picture quality is grainy. Filesharing with Windows 7 requires a firmware update to a beta (unsupported) firmware. What's more, Netgear seems to have s...
Summary: Netgear is no longer releasing firmware updates so product is essentially dead from that aspect. Features that are supposed to work, do not. No future releases have been mentioned. Last FW update was last year.
Pros: Does most of what it is supposed to do.
Cons: Don't expect internet features that are stellar. Lots of reboots. GUI is poor.
Summary: If you are someone who had downloaded hundreds of movies off of the internet or maybe you have a massive home movie collection that you want to be able to play on your TV instead of on your PC then this product might be for you.