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...... delete all data on your computer and re-install all software ..... Netgear documentation,manuals, support disappoints significantly. How can you use the Netgear Digital Entertainer? ...
Summary: I love this thing. I can RIP DVDs or Blue-rays with the Dolby digital or DTS sound track and play them back no problem.It will play every file format I through at it. If you rip a DVD into I ISO file you can navigate all of the menus just as if you were playing it off the actual disk. It will even read and play RSS feeds so I have it play my favorite podcasts, although you have to know how to edit the text file labeled RSS which I just edit with my laptop.
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. Product is EOL(end of life) and support is basically non-existent. 2. GUI is VERY basic and hard to navigate with included remote. 3. Wrong hard drive installed in my new-in-box unit. 4.
Summary: I purchased this unit to upgrade from an eva800. While the interface isn't perfect it's very decent and the wireless n support worked without any issue. I was able to hook this right up to my wireless network. If you enable sharing, you can put your media files right on the included hard drive from other machines on your network.
Summary: Great 500GB drive included. Handles all formats. Only 4 stars due to buffer issue with play blue ray files,, even on USB drive. If you need a basic unit to play movies this is a very nice one for the price. It plays ico flies (which I have mostly of) that other low price units wont touch. If you want a better interface and want to pay more then go with a Dune or Popcorn Hr.
Summary: This is an entry level device that can be good for basic internet radio play and access to other media files you have stored on devices within your network. I would recommend spending more money and getting a device that is more suited to media and entertainment than this device. However, you cant beat the price.
Summary: PC was filling up with movies and TV series. NAS couldn't play the 1080 content without issues. I was looking at a graphics card upgrade but found this to have have more for less. Easy to use and works with every media format I have thrown at it. Good piece of techno.
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. Even though they admitted this sometime during the first month or so, they kept promising a solution until I could no longer return the item to Amazon.