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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 connectivity and sound are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the battery and portability. Comments are divided on 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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

NETGEAR EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

Move the digital experience from your PC to the TV

2007-03

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.

2007-02

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.

2007-03

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

2007-02

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

2008-03

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.

2007-01

Expert review by : Asher Moses (cnet.com.au)

Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer

 

The first Viiv-certified media extender shows much promise for those looking to share multimedia content around the home.

Extremely easy to install and configure ; Plays files direct from USB devices ; All major audio/video formats supported ; Both wired and wireless connectivity ; WEP and WPA wireless security supported ; Intel Viiv-certified

No HDMI connector ; Lacks an LCD display for status and file information ; User interface could be improved

The EVA700 offers everything we love about Zensonic's Z500 digital media extender -- such as extensive format support and connectivity options -- and also manages to rectify many of its flaws such as the lack of WPA security and unintuitive...

2006-10

Expert review by : Khalid Hosein (gizmosforgeeks.com)

Review: Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA700

 

The Netgear Digital EntertainerEVA700 (and EVA8000) are Netgear‘s entries into the networked multimedia device category, essentially bringing the content on your computer network into your traditional audio/video entertainment center. I had high hopes...

Even at it’s relatively low price, it’s not worth the aggravation that you'll have to endure in using its slow GUI that also needs quite a bit of usability improvements.

2007-09

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

2007-02

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.

2007-01

Product Specifications

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