Netgear’s Digital Entertainer EVA8000

I may finally have found something that competes with a modded XBox 1 for home video/audio streaming.  Netgear’s new EVA8000 sports HDMI and Component outputs, and can spit out 1080p.

It comes with a wireless setup, but I’m thinking you’ll need to use standard wired ethernet to stream full 1080p.  Fine by me, because then I can detach the aerials and get a clean looking component.

It streams pretty much anything, and Netgear claims that it:


Automatically finds all the digital media files on your home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library


[via Engadget]

[tags]HD, video, streaming, netgear, 1080p[/tags]


  1. buffalo’s linktheater plays a huge range of codecs you wouldn’t expect, and is pretty sweet with the terastation (1tb drive array) I already own from them.

    admittedly rather than bother with the linktheater, for the extra cash I found a mac mini running front row on my hdtv (what HD-ready plasma or LCD doesn’t come with a vga input these days?) to be the more compelling option to pull video / etc straight from the terastation’s network share.

    Speaking of the original xbox: I’m still sour on the 360’s inability to deal with Microsoft’s own network share architecture. The whole contraption winds up being an overpriced TIVO / space heater. I’m keen on seeing some comprable modchips arrive.

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