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NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000
alaScore 90

84 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

 

Those looking to broaden their home entertainment system by adding PC content to the mix will love the EVA8000. Not only can it stream videos and musi...

Can stream YouTube and Flickr content, music, videos and Internet radio stations; it's easy to set up and use; it has HDMI and component video output ports; it has digital audio output ports, it can play content purchased from the iTunes store

The aspect ratio had to be changed every time in order to watch videos on our 4:3 TV, it lacks 802.11 draft-n networking

This media streaming device is cable of streaming videos, music, photos, even YouTube content. It's easy to set up and use, and should please anyone who's looking to broaden their home entertainment palette.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Jeremy Roche, and Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

Netgear's EVA8000 is a streaming media player designed to plug into your high-definition television, allowing you to enjoy your videos and listen to music stored on your network from the comfort of your lounge.

Extensive file format support ; YouTube and Flickr browsing ; Plays purchased (DRM) music ; Supports streaming HD from PC to TV

Fiddly set-up process ; Slow start-up and laggy interface ; No 802.11n support

While improved since we last saw it, the interface is nowhere near as clean as Windows Media Center, Apple TV, or even XBMC -- although it is generations ahead of Zensonic's Z500. Fortunately our stability issues have been resolved, with only one crash...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: The Age (theage.com.au)

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000

 

The widest format support, plus flawless wireless streaming, put this among the best network players we've seen so far

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jeremy Roche and Craig Simms (applesource.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

Netgear's EVA8000 is a streaming media player designed to plug into your high-definition television, allowing you to enjoy your videos and listen to music stored on your network from the comfort of your lounge.

Extensive file format support ; YouTube and Flickr browsing ; Plays purchased (DRM) music ; Supports streaming HD from PC to TV

Fiddly set-up process ; Slow start-up and laggy interface ; No 802.11n support

While improved since we last saw it, the interface is nowhere near as clean as Windows Media Center, Apple TV, or even XBMC -- although it is generations ahead of Zensonic's Z500. Fortunately our stability issues have been resolved, with only one crash...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Town Crier (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

What is the problem here Netgear - teh device is unreliable and your service is appalling? The device did not work properly out of the box - hazy unreadable welcome screen then suddenly after about 30 secs TV went no signal and unresponsive to remote...

Hard to tell as it has not yet turned on

Apart from not working out of the box and impossible service, I'm not sure

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: myUsername (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

Quite happy with it, but to honest it all feels experimental (as i already knew when i bought one). The library file EVA uses has grown to 15 MB and i think this makes avi playback from USB stick impossible (stutter, subtitles gone, freezes etc.)

Plays almost everything

Bad interface, hard to input text through the remote, slow performance when indexing

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: wireless internet (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

Modern day music, and latter day music for that matter, has two sides. Junk and not junk. Junk sells, and is what you hear when you tune your radio to any popular radio station. If there's anything meaningful behind it, it was engineered that way.

Listen good music and quality music

some listen bad muic

May, 2008

Consumer review by: mmocatta (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

For those who have a ton of Music and Video Divx this is the easy way of having access to all you media

easy nav and streams really well

be good if it read the itunes xml play lists to save conversion

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: aklawrence (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

 

Setup wasn't that bad if you use the enclosed CD. The bad part was that after doing the initial install there is a fairly significant update that you can install. After the update you have to do the entire setup process again.

Small footprint. Streaming photos, audio, and video

Only 802.11g support, redundant setups after updating firmware, crashed playing 2 different videos. Expensive. Could buy another xbox 360 for same or less

Feb, 2008
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Product Specifications

Audio

Equalizer:Y / Yes
MP3 bit rates:320 Kbps
WMA bit rates:192

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:25.4cm
Height:5.1cm
Weight:2kg
Width:43.2cm

Display

Built-in Display:Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio recording formats:MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC
Image formats supported:BMP, PNG
Video formats supported:AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XVID

Header

Manufacturer:NETGEAR
Model:EVA8000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback/Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback / WEB browsing

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100
Networking features:802.11g, DLNA, UPnP AV, WMC, SMB
Security algorithms:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g

Other features

Audio output:S/PDIF
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Type:Desktop

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / Y
Interface:HDMI, RCA, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Ethernet, S-VideoS-Video, SCART
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100 - 240
Power requirements:100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.5A / 100-240V/50-60Hz/2.5A

Radio System

Device Type: None

System requirements

Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 500 MHz / ntel Pentium 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:128

TV Tuner

Type: None

Video

Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.4 / 254
Dimensions (WxDxH):431.8 x 254 x 50.8
Height :5.08 / 50.8
Weight:2 / 2000
Width:43.2 / 431.8