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Netgear launches new EVA2000 digital set-top box

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Sep 2009 23:06 User comments (1)

Netgear launches new EVA2000 digital set-top box Netgear has launched the latest multimedia set-top box in its Digital Entertainer Live line-up. The EVA2000 is an easy-to-use and affordable Internet set-top box that enables viewers to play their digital media collections, YouTube videos and a wide range of other Internet content on big-screen TVs. Users can also view newly released pay-per-view movies from Roxio CinemaNow.
"People are amassing a huge amount of their own downloaded and personal digital music, photos, and videos, as well as consuming more and more Internet video," said Phillip Pyo, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for connected home entertainment products. "According to comScore's Video Metrix service, between January 2007 and July 2009, there was a 331 percent jump in the number of minutes of video watched per average viewer per month. It went from 2 hours, 31 minutes to 8 hours, 20 minutes.

The vast majority of people are still watching these videos on small computer screens, so it's logical to assume that the amount of time spent will continue to increase as devices such as the Digital Entertainer Live make it even easier to watch online video on HDTVs. NETGEAR is thrilled to offer an affordable, content-rich, and easy-to-set-up and -use solution that bridges this gap and enables people to fully enjoy their home media collections and online video from popular Internet sites on the best screen in their home -- their big-screen TVs."

Here is some more information..

  • Compatibility: Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing, UPnP AV and DLNA Servers, USB Storage devices
  • Digital Media File Formats
  • Video Format: WMV 7/8/9, VC1, VP6, H.263, H.264, MPEG 1/2/4 Container Format: AVI, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, Xvid, MOV, MP4, MPEG2-PS, MPEG2-TS, DVD VOB, FLV, Matroska, ASF
  • Audio: MP2, MP3, WMA, AAC, WMA Pro, WMA Lossless, WAV, LPCM, Vorbis, AC3, M4A, Dolby Digital
  • Photo: JPEG
  • External USB Drive Formats Supported: FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS
  • Home Network Access: Windows Media Player 11 Media Share, UPnP AV Servers, DLNA Ready
  • Output: HDMI port, AV Composite, Two (2) USB 2.0 Ports, 10/100 Ethernet
  • System Requirements
    • Analog or HDTV
    • Broadband Internet connection of 1.5Mbs
    • For best results visit [link] to test your connection
    • PlayOn: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003/Home Sever, Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Windows

The NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Live (EVA2000) is available in the U.S. through leading retailers, e-commerce sites and value-added resellers at an MSRP of $149.99

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1 user comment

19.9.2009 22:52

good price, good support. wonder what the price will be in the UK and wether to get this or the ASUS O!play, or the WD TV2

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