Reviews and Problems with Netgear NeoTV Max (NTV300SL)
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Netgear NeoTV Max Streaming Player Review
17 April 2014
Summary: When it came to the set up and ease of use of the NeoTV Max, this streaming player shined. However, this is pretty much where the compliments stop. We had an okay experience when watching shows and movies, but there were too many times when the player would freeze or constantly try and buffer something that we were watching.
Excerpt: “What’s the best way to connect my PC to my TV?” is a question I am frequently asked. While many TVs have PC connections and many laptops have HDMI outputs, there’s still the issue of controlling the computer while sitting on the couch. The NTV-300SL (aka the NeoTV 300 Max) is a great, relatively inexpensive solution that lets you keep your laptop in your lap.
Excerpt: Today we look at Netgear’s next-generation of multimedia player, the $69.99 shipped NeoTV MAX. The NeoTV MAX is designed to play your personal media from external drives and DLNA media serves. Netgear wanted their users to be able access the ever-increasing online content that is available. From Youtube, Hulu, Vudu, Pandora, Spotify, and others, Netgear wants you to have every opportunity to grab your content without relying on your cable or satellite provider.
Conclusion: Media player primarily focused on Internet streaming services with support for Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)
Pros: "N300" wireless, Easy setup, QWERTY keyboard on back of remote, Supports Intel WiDi, Large number of Internet content providers
Cons: Remote lacks page up/down navigation buttons, WiDi can be difficult to set up, DLNA only; no share browsing to access local content, Very limited video format support, No user manual, 2.4 GHz only