Summary: The main reason I was wanting a new smart streaming device was because I'm hearing impaired, and needed the capability of subtitles on internet streaming, which my older BluRay home theater with streaming didn't support. I went into the store to purchase a Roku 3, but when I spotted this unit for the same price and saw that it included a full Google web browser, qwerty keypad on the remote, and Bluetooth I decided on this unit.
Summary: First I must say that the Netgear is almost perfect, good streaming media player, navigates the web and plays your pc media via wifi or usb adapter... The problem is that it looses sound, you need to unplug-plug the HDMI again and again to fix this issue... Then you need to configure Google TV and resync every time you turn you Netgear on. It's obviously a software weak point that needs to be fixed. Hopefully the people at netgear will realize what the problem is.
Summary: I am really happy with this product. It's like having an additional android connected to my TV. I do so many great things with my Nexus phone & tablet but now I can also do this on the TV! :-D I really like the remote but it's really cool to control this with my Nexus. I can install a file explorer and play content on my desktop PC which is a huge plus for me. I love being able to use my DVR camera software and am able to side load APKs like Google+.
Pros: A good hub to your media devices. Very easy to watch Netflix, HBOgo, Youtube and live TV. PIP ability to run live TV while you are browsing the box or internet. Really like the remote though at time it could be tricky to use.
Cons: Personal media support is thin. Very few file formats are supported. Included aVia app doesn't pretty much nothing. Doesn't play much files. Also doesn't recognize thumb drive or load any media from thumb drive.