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Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)

Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)
alaScore 82

13 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Netgear NeoTV (NTV200) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Netgear NeoTV NTV200 Review

 

Craving a spot at the commercial online media buffet, but not at all interested in ripping your own media? Netgear has just the right dish. The NeoTV taps your broadband connection to serve up Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, YouTube, Picasa, and plenty of...

No USB ports; no analog outputs; can't access media stored on your own network

No USB ports; no analog outputs; can't access media stored on your own network

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Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)

 

When Netgear announced a short time ago that they'd be going right after Roku by undercutting the 2 XS's price , it finally appeared that the media streaming market would get some long overdue competition.

The Netgear NeoTV is a good media streamer that provides a generous and diverse collection of preprogrammed content channels. It works great with an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection for resolutions up to 1080p. The optional smartphone app is a nice touch,...

NeoTV has very limited functionality not going much beyond just streaming. There's no expansion port and users can only connect the device to a TV via an HDMI cable.

While it's a capable streamer the lack of any expandable memory and its limited connectivity really limit its universal appeal. It's also priced too high compared to the most recent Roku offerings.

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"This just SUCKS!"

 

VERY misleading! I thought I could at least direct it from my computer wirelessly, but NOOOOOOOPE- SORRY - NO-CAN-DO! I hate it! I think my friend who gave it to me MUST have done it as a joke! That reminds me to put on my TO DO list for the morning:...

Is there one at least? OH WAIT-I didn't have to pay for it. it was a gift

It was a gift:( Nothing worth watching. I would rather just hardwire my computer to my TV and just use it as a second monitor as I have done in the past.

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"This product is extremely limited and very misleading."

 

A BUNCH OF USELESS OUTDATED APPS, APPS FOR CHANNELS OR PODCASTS THAT DON'T APPLY TO GENERAL PUBLIC. SKATEBOARDING TV, MOTORSPORT PODCASTS, NOTHING SPORTS OR AMERICAN RELATED. GET A DIFFERENT WEBTV BOX. THIS ONE SUCKS AND ISN'T WORTH THE MONEY. THERE IS...

NETFLIX & YOUTUBE..

VERY LIMITED NEWS STATIONS THAT ARE OUTDATED & RANDOM CHANNELS YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT SUCK- ANYWAY- WHICH ARE OUTDATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH NO NEW RELEASES. SOME APPS DON'T EVEN WORK AT ALL. POKER GAME FREEZES UP EVERY TIME I BEGIN TO PLAY.

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"regret the purchase returning and rebuying roku hd"

 

thought id save a buck or two by purchasing the netgear neotv ntv-300. i even called presales ahead of time. though this device does contain both wired as well as wireless capabilities(roku would cost TWICE if not three times the price for all that)...

price is 25 dollars cheaper

absolutely NO apps that are free except the ones i can get free on my pc already-even tech support admitted that netgear versus the roku that roku has WAY more subscription contracts.

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"I'll agree with the pure garbage comment. NTV300"

 

Until DESIRABLE entertainment content can be streamed to watch for FREE with these devices I'm opting out. A penny saved is a penny earned - make your money off ads. Or, have a special category for FREE content on each channel (if there is any). I did...

Hooks up easily. HD to the TV.

I want to view free internet entertainment content. And, there is free content, just none I want to watch. Anything that I might want to watch that would be free to view over the air or free with my PC is not available.

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"CNET NEEDS TO RE-EVALUATE WITH NEW PRICE IN MIND"

 

This CNET Article was written when the price of this device was 80 dollars. It's now 49.99 at wal-mart. That makes this technically the best streaming video player on the market for the price! It smokes the Roku LT in feature content and video quality.

1080p video, hulu, netflix, pandora, youtube, vudu. This thing is better than Roku 2

none! This thing is awesome!

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"Streaming is goood, lots of content & HD when available"

 

If you are debating between this and the ROKU I prefer the functionality of the ROKU, menu responsiveness is great on the ROKU in comparison to the NEO TV, otherwise wireless connectivity is great on both units and streaming is pretty decent ...

HD content when available, great for streaming, good buffering

Poor menu responsiveness, annoying but it does function. Rewind/Fastforward is ok but difficult to manage.

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"Super media streamer works with no glitches!"

 

Best features include being able to viewing the photos you have in your Picasa on-line albums on your TV (makes up somewhat for not being able to connect directly from your PC). You can also 'fling' (using Flingo) Youtube and Vimeo videos to your TV....

Easy to set up; software updates automaticaly when you hook up to your wifi; great channel selection; huge number of available channels, and most do not require membership; easy to access menus; 1080p quality (when available from source).

Entry of movie names is a little cumbersome, but certainly does not take 10 minutes to enter a title (just a few seconds for each letter); I use my computer to move movies into Netflix Instant Queue (they're waiting for me when I fire up the NeoTV).

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"PURE GARBAGE; Stay away!"

 

Big mistake buying this item. It's navigation was the most excruciating process I've ever endured with electronics. It takes 10 minutes minimum to enter the title of a movie on the remote. Didn't they do a focus group or something before launching this...

Absolutely none- very difficult to use; giving it the minimum 1/2 star rating is beyond too much.

Horrible navigation; the remote makes it impossible to type the names of movies, shows, or channels that you want to watch. It could take 10 minutes or so to enter the name of a movie, and proceed to watch it. Just gave up.

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