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Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and connectivity are overall positive. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the battery and portability. There are some mixed views about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Davey Winder (pocket-lint.com)

Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

There are many ways to get around the problem of shifting all that media content you have downloaded, totally legally of course, from your bedroom PC to the living room telly. A big cable trailing along the floor is perhaps the least appealing...

Aesthetics, simple setup, front mounted USB port for portable media playback

No HDMI connector, user interface rough around the edges, HD video playback jerky

A cheap entry into the world of wireless media streaming, but not one without its problems. Firmware updates should be able to solve many of the shortcomings though, so it’s still a rather attractive option in our opinion.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by (pcplus.co.uk)

Netgear EVA700

 

Media streaming isn't anything new, but the largest networking manufacturers seem intent on reinventing the wheel in the quest for the perfect digital home experience. This Netgear box adds something else to the mix

600dpi, 16 seconds start-up time, optional DU-301 duplex unit, Intel Viiv compliant, SCART, S-Video and composite

16ppm (12ppm tested), Set up difficulties

If you can manage to get it set up properly, the EVA700 works well

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer review

 

This media streamer is a bit slow off the blocks

Viiv friendly

Poor menu system

A sound idea, but behind the game

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Roger Gann (techadvisor.co.uk)

Netgear EVA700

 

Netgear's EVA700 digital entertainment adapter, announced back in the summer, has finally hit the shelves.

The Netgear EVA700 is ideal for streaming video around the house, and proved easy to set up and use. It has some rough edges, but nothing that a firmware update or two can't fix.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (pcanswers.co.uk)

Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

This Netgear 'digital entertainer' isn't exactly pioneering. It's been three years since we had streaming of audio and pictures over 802.11b and two years since the first video streamers...

Viiv friendly

Poor menu system

A sound idea, but behind the game

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Netgear - EVA700

 

To fully appreciate the Netgear EVA700, the following items need to be in place: a home network (wired or wireless - up to 'g' speed - will do), including storage with UPnP support, a bucketload of ...

A terrific edition to a home media network, hampered by some unwelcome niggles. It could still be worth investing in, though.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Will Head (reghardware.co.uk)

Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700 wireless media streamer

 

Another day, another media streamer.

Netgear's Digital Entertainer EVA700 is a competent media streamer with good format support. It's a welcome additional HD source too, but it's not without its problems. The ugly interface and basic remote control you can learn to live with, but the...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Andy Shaw (webuser.co.uk)

Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700

 

If you've got a wired network, a bang-up-to-date Intel Viiv computer and a hard disk full of media then this is the device to use to transfer it to your TV.

Expert review by : James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

Netgear's EVA700 is one of the burgeoning range of media streamers available on the market. These take multimedia files from your computer and output ...

Size, 4in screen, Music and video playback, User interface, Good volume levels, Competitive price

Chunky and heavy, Entertainment offering lacks features, Somewhat slow to pick up a GPS signal, Large and bulky window mount, Poor battery life, No external volume control

The Netgear EVA700 is easy to use, simple to set up and supports a good range of file formats. If there's a future firmware release that can fix its problems then Netgear will be on to a winner.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Gaurav Seth (tech.firstpost.com)

NETGEAR EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

Move the digital experience from your PC to the TV

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Bring all your digital content from your PC and the Internet directly to your TV. Digital content is changing the way you get entertainment. You listen to music files and streaming audio, and watch video files and streaming video. But watching on a small computer screen and listening on tiny speakers is keeping you from enjoying the full digital entertainment experience. Now with the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer (EVA700), you can enjoy your digital videos, photos and music with the upgraded video and audio quality of your home entertainment system or TV. The NETGEAR Digital Entertainer makes it easy to seamlessly access thousands of digital files and applications from your computer for viewing and listening in the comfort of your family room.

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver

Design

Colour of product:Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

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

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XVID

Header

Manufacturer:NETGEAR
Model:EVA700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NETGEAR Digital Entertainer

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback

Networking

Networking features:10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ-45

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP
Connectivity Technology:Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Radio System

Device Type: None

System requirements

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

TV Tuner

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):431.8 x 254 x 50.8
Weight:2 / 2000