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NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Elite Now Shipping Worldwide | eHomeUpgrade

 NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Elite Now Shipping Worldwide | eHomeUpgrade

My Comments:

Previously, I had made some comments about the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Elite network media receiver / server that was previewed last year. I had mentioned about Netgear considering the possibility of extending its functionality as a DLNA media server, especially since it has a user-replaceable 500G SATA hard disk built in.  The original model that was talked up happened to be the EVA-9000 but this model that is now released is the EVA-9150, but this unit is part of the same series.

Now it is released worldwide rather than being “dribbled out” in to different countries over the year. It is selling for a manufacturer’s retail price of USD$399 which may mean a likely street price of USD$300-350. This may make the unit more suitable for people who have invested in good-quality flat-screen installations.

It would also come off as being useful in the “small-business” context for “digital signage” and similar applications, whether you upload the pictures to the hard drive or hook the unit up to a computer or NAS running a suitable DLNA server. Here, a “showcase” of regularly-used material can be kept on the hard disk, but other material can be held on computers that are on the business network.

I am certain expecting that this could bring Netgear further in to the network media receiver market and will make this market competitive.

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21 April 2009 - Posted by | UPnP AV / DLNA media-playback hardware) | ,

3 Comments »

  1. This blog’s where its happenning. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by _joey_ | 22 April 2009 | Reply

  2. Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

    Comment by mrred | 22 April 2009 | Reply

  3. This almost encourages to blog.

    Comment by Benjamin Servotnik | 14 October 2009 | Reply


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