updated 05:50 pm EDT, Mon April 20, 2009
NetGear Digital Entertaine
NetGear has begun shipping its latest network media streamer, the EVA9150 that was introduced at CES. The device features a 500GB hard drive that can be swapped with a higher-capacity component for additional storage. Users can play Blu-ray content up to 1080p resolution, H.264, MPEG-4, digital photos, MP3s and television shows. Along with the on-board drive, the EVA9150 can be connected to computers or other storage devices on the network.
Users can stream web-based media such as YouTube, Internet radio, Flickr, RSS and podcasts. The device automatically finds files on the home network and organizes them into a library. Connectivity is provided by an HDMI port, Wireless-N and two USB ports, with support for 1080p upscaling.
The EVA9150 is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems and carries a price of $400.