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Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150
alaScore 90

41 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150


Weak video streaming prevents Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 from being a perfect entertainment center addition.

Excellent file support. Intuitive user interface. Easy-to-use multifunction remote. HD-compatible. Several connectivity options. 500GB hard drive. Built-in YouTube, Flickr, Internet radio support.

Video streaming is very weak. Graphics are rather plain. Sometimes displays wrong album art. Pricey.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

NetGear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 review


Many of the networked-media players we've looked at recently rely heavily on interfacing with Windows Media Center, the digital media hub software that's available on many--but not all--PCs running Windows XP and Vista. Some models, such as the HP...

Network media streamer; enormous file playback compatibility; can access media RSS feeds and play many online video files; includes user-replaceable 500GB hard drive; 802.11a/b/g/n compatible; doesn't require Windows Media Center; plays YouTube videos...

A bit pricey; occasionally crashes; can't play any DRM iTunes Store video purchases; no access to Flash-based online video; and no streaming video services, like Netflix or Amazon Video On Demand.

While it's a bit pricey and far from perfect, the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 offers an easy way to access the widest array of digital audio, photo, and, especially, video files for the do-it-yourself crowd.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150


Netgear's EVA9150 improves on the previous-generation Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 in just about every way. But its best feature has to be the integrated 500GB hard drive, which adds a mere $50 to the new product's price tag. Its inability to stream...

Dual-band 802.11n; strong codec and container support; 500GB hard drive included

No love for Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu

Netgear developed a very good user interface that’s easily navigated from the couch using the full-featured remote control. The EVA9150’s onboard processor upscales digital photos and source video—including YouTube content—to 1080p for output through...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

NETGEAR EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite Reviewed


Hard drive buffering provides uninterrupted playback with almost any speed network, No computer required for YouTube, Flickr & other Internet content, Smooth 1080p / 24 playback, Improved remote with ability to control other devices

Internet video content limited to partners, User Interface still clunky in spots

Disk-based Network Multimedia Player supporting many formats and Internet Video and photos without requiring a companion PC.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (

Netgear EVA9150


While the Netgear EVA9150 is far from perfect, it offers an easy way to access the widest array of digital audio, photo and video files for the do-it-yourself crowd.

Extensive format compatibility ; Streams RSS feeds and YouTube videos ; Includes user-replaceable 500GB hard drive ; 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi compatibility ; Doesn't require Windows Media Center

Occasionally crashes ; Can't play DRM iTunes Store and Flash-based videos

Minor glitches and a few crashes aside, the feature set and enormous compatibility found with the Digital Entertainer Elite gives it a huge leg up over competing models. The fact that it doesn't require Windows Media Center is a big advantage and its...

Jul, 2009


Expert review by (

Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite review


The EVA9150 is the successor to the EVA8000, which won a Best Buy award in our last group test.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150 is a good media streamer, let down by a clunky interface


Jam-packed with features, but it struggles to compete with the best.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (

NetGear - EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite


The Netgear EVA8000 is one the few media streamers we've really been impressed by over the last couple of years, and this is largely to do with the fact that the company successfully updated and revised ...

It's difficult to find enough good things to say about the Entertainer Elite, which builds on the EVA8000 primarily through a more responsive interface, better streaming performance and file management and an excellent remote control. When you throw in...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Will Head (

Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite


A very good media streamer with comprehensive format support, but the price takes the shine off a little

The EVA9150 is a very good network streamer with comprehensive format support and good quality playback. The new additions such as the hard drive and 802.11n support are welcome features and, overall, it's more refined than its predecessor. However,...

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Good - But Not Perfect.


I have had no problems with anything I have tried to play media wise, iso's, mkv's, avi's... all without a hiccup. Was a bit annoying to get photo's to slideshow when played from a digital camera plugged directly into the USB port... but I don't think...

Will play just about anything thrown at it. Blends with other equipment, Polished GUI (Not perfect, but aesthetically pleasing)

Headache with Windows 7. Internet Apps Lacking - No YouTube, NetFlix Support and will never get due to no more updates. PS3 does everything this does except ISOs and mkv's (But I just convert mkv's into a compatible format).

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Plays video, MP3s and digital photos from your PC, Mac or network attached storage device (NAS) to your HDTV Streams media directly from the Internet such as YouTube, Internet radio, Flickr photos, RSS, and podcasts Automatically finds all digital media files on your home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library Play your files stored on your PC, Mac, or directly from network attached storage (NAS) device Get instant access to content on a USB flash drive, digital camera, iPod, or other USB storage device via the USB ports Enjoy full HD up to 1080p when playing back Windows Media Video 9, H-264, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 files Automatically up-converts videos and photos to full 1080p HD resolution via HDMI output Plays unprotected DVD images stored on your PC, Mac, or NAS including menus, subtitles, and special features Easy playback of Windows Media DRM protected content from major online services 'Follow me' feature allows you to pause a song or video in one room and resume it in another room Simple wireless connection at a push of a button with Push 'N' Connect feature using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) Energy-efficient power supply and automatic power-saving mode consume as little as 0.01 watts

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Color of product:Black

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type:Digital player (HDD)

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power Requirements:100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 2.5A

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, LPCM, M4A, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, PNG
Video compression formats:DivX, MOV, MP4, MPG, VOB, Xvid


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Elite

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback / WEB browsing


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4/5
Security algorithms:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPS

Other Features

Battery Type:AA
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista,\nMac OSX 10.4
Compliance industry standards:802.11a/b/g/n
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Data Transfer Rate:10
Number of batteries supported:2
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI, RCA

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Power Requirements:100-240V, 50-60 Hz, 2.5A


Device Type: None


Hard Drive Capacity:500

System Requirements

Internet connection required: Yes
Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:120
Optical drive required: Yes

TV Tuner

Type: None

Weight & Dimensions