Monday, 8 April 2013
Netgear EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live
multimedia from anywhere in our homes is a great thing. You can stream
your music, watch movies, and basically free all of your entertainment
from the confines of your computer. Add into that the ability to stream
live HD movies and downloadable content 24/7 right onto your big screen
and you basically have the idea behind the latest set-top box from
Netgear, the EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live.
Netgear is no stranger to the world of high-definition media players.
They actually have a pretty respectable product portfolio in that area.
In order to attract a wider audience to the world of integrated
multimedia, Netgear's EVA2000 is a much lower-priced model that lacks
some of the bells and whistles of the more expensive models like the
EVA8000 or EVA9150.
The new EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live skimps on the full HD and
supports 720p HD. It also lacks an internal hard drive and does away
with the built-in wireless. The? EVA2000 basically relies on wired
100Mbps Ethernet-based access to receive its online. It features the
usual cast of characters when it comes to available content and has
integrated support for YouTube, CinemaNow and VuNow. There certainly
wasn't any effort made to change the design of the box. The thing looks
like a router. As for additional connectivity, the EVA2000 also has two
USB ports so you can hook up your external storage devices, one HDMI
output and one RCA for you old-schoolers. If you want the wireless
feature you'll have to spring for a USB adapter.
The new EVA2000 features the same menu-driven interface found on the
other Netgear devices and supports a wide variety of video and audio
formats like Matroska videos and raw VOB files from DVDs. If you are
worried about compatibility, don't, the Digital Entertainment Live works
with both Windows and Mac machines as well as DLNA-aware devices for
live streaming of online content. The Netgear EVA2000 Digital
Entertainer Live is available now for $150 with the optional USB
wireless adapter retailing for $40. For more information and to find out
how to purchase your own, head on over to www.netgear.com.