“ NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 - Digital multimedia receiver „
A great addition to any HD tv you may have in your house, perfect for a secondary TV such as a bedroom this will allow you to stream from your PC to the TV over wifi in HD. Although there isn't exactly what could be considered a huge amount of HD on the net you are legally allowed to rip Blu-Ray/HD-DVD movies.
Streaming devices for music and standard definition video have been around for a couple of years now and have done their job perfectly, it is just recently that HD streamers have become available for reasonable prices. The EVA8000 coming in at just below £200 is a lot cheaper than a blu-ray player with more features.
-A 1080i HDMI socket (although this will be upgraded to 1080p via new firmware)
- Coax and Optical Digital outs
The EVA offers two different ways to stream the footage, wi-fi or Ethernet, I would definitely recommend using Ethernet if possible as the faster transfer rates will give a much smoother playback quality as some higher quality video is too bandwidth hungry for a 54mbps wireless network to handle.
The Quality produced by the EVA is simply astounding with both vibrant colours and crisp lines it is definitely as good as playing of a blu-ray player, although this is only on a 26" screen so defects could be exacerbated by a larger TV.
Finally files formats compatible with the product:
MPEG-2 (SD and HD)
MPEG-4 (SD and HD)
MP4 and MOV files
NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 streams movies, videos, music, Internet radio, and photos from your home PCs and storage devices to your HDTV. It automatically finds all the digital media files on your home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library.
|Product Description:||NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 - digital multimedia receiver|
|Product Type:||Digital multimedia receiver|
|Compatibility:||Intel VIIV Technology|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||43.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 5.1 cm|
|Remote Control:||Remote control - infrared|
|Power:||AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz )|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 year warranty|