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NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000
alaScore 89

84 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 34 expert reviews and 50 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 62/100. The average review date is Feb 17, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 256047 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rick Broida (

Netgear Digital Entertainer EVA8000


This bulky box sends all kinds of media from your PC to your TV — even protected iTunes and Windows Media music. Unfortunately, standard-def video

Comes with HDMI and analog cables. Record and play TV shows (if your PC has a tuner). Streams Internet radio, YouTube, and Flickr galleries

Nearly as large as a cable box. Ugly interface is no match for Apple TV. Queued media starts slowly. Doesn't auto-update when you add media to your PC

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


Supports both Apple and Windows Media DRM, Can work as a DVR

Setup menu is hard to get to, Occasional stutter on 1080p high-def content

The pricey EVA8000 offers versatile features and DRM support that you won't find anywhere else.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


The Digital Entertainer HD can do a lot of things Apple TV can't but is nowhere near as user-friendly.

Very versatile media extender. Plays lots of DRM-protected files. Can access YouTube and Flickr over the Internet. Records TV via your computer. Plays content directly off USB drives.

Crashes more than Billy Joel. The complex setup process may prove tricky even for networking pros. Interface graphics and device itself are ugly. No hard drive. Can't auto-update its media library.

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Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

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NetGear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Extensive format support for a wide variety of audio and video files, including high-def content; streams purchased iTunes songs from Windows PCs; lightning-fast onscreen user interface; streams YouTube videos, public Flickr photo galleries, and...

No 802.11n Wi-Fi, and wireless performance was not flawless; protected iTunes songs take 15 seconds to load; interface isn't quite as simple as Apple TV's; would occasionally freeze up and require unplugging and plugging back in; large compared to...

While it's not as slick as Apple TV and its performance isn't flawless, the Netgear EVA8000's awesome array of features should delight tech-savvy digital media hounds.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : John Brandon (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


The Netgear Digital Entertainer HD is functionally superior to the Apple TV but lacks Apple's seamless integration.

Supports multiple video formats ; Easily finds media content on your PC ; Plays back YouTube videos ; Internet radio support ; HDMI port

Struggles with 1080p files ; Basic setup mode is time-consuming ; Remote is too small

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Brown (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


We like Netgear's EVA8000—a lot. Its industrial design fits in with the rest of our AV gear, its user interface is as elegant and polished as it is easy to use, it supports resolutions up to 1080p with an HDMI port, and that's just the beginning. But...

Interface support for popular Internet media; program guide and PVR for PC TV tuners

No Rhapsody support; crashed once during testing

Like MediaGate’s product, the EVA8000 can act as a USB host, but its port is conveniently located right up front. And unlike the MG-350HD, Netgear’s box can stream digital photos and digital music at the same time (it loaded images much faster, too)....

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

Netgear EVA8000 Review - YouTube, Flickr, iTunes and more


Supports playback of many video formats, Supports playback of YouTube and Flickr content, HDMI port (1080i)

Still has a number of bugs, User Interface needs work, GIF files not supported, YouTube, Flickr and iTunes features require Windows

Powerful Network Multimedia Player supporting many formats, Internet video and photos and iTunes DRM playback

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


Digital entertainment is becoming very popular and people don't want to sit in front of a computer to watch it. Recently several devices have come out that give you the ability to show video, music and pictures from your computer on your TV. The...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


Those looking to broaden their home entertainment system by adding PC content to the mix will love the EVA8000. Not only can it stream videos and musi...

Can stream YouTube and Flickr content, music, videos and Internet radio stations; it's easy to set up and use; it has HDMI and component video output ports; it has digital audio output ports, it can play content purchased from the iTunes store

The aspect ratio had to be changed every time in order to watch videos on our 4:3 TV, it lacks 802.11 draft-n networking

This media streaming device is cable of streaming videos, music, photos, even YouTube content. It's easy to set up and use, and should please anyone who's looking to broaden their home entertainment palette.

Sep, 2007


Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000


Can Netgear's latest DMA really stream HD video over Wi-Fi? Jon sits down in his living room to find out.

The EVA8000 is clearly an extremely capable media streaming system. Not only is it able to play HD video over a pretty sluggish 802.11g network – an impressive feat in its own right – but it can also be used to stream, listen to and display a large...

May, 2007

Product Specifications

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.


Equalizer: Yes
MP3 bit rates:320 kbps
WMA bit rates:192

Built-in Display

Type: None

Combined Device

Type:Digital multimedia receiver


Color of product:Black / Silver

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.5A / 100-240V/50-60Hz/2.5A

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio recording formats:MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC
Image formats supported:BMP, PNG
Video compression format:avi, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, XviD
Video formats supported:avi,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV,XviD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD

Network & Internet Multimedia

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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:802.11g, DLNA, UPnP AV, WMC, SMB
Security algorithms:WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g

Other Features

Audio Output:S/PDIF
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:HDMI, RCA, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Ethernet, S-VideoS-Video, SCART
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Requirements:100-240V, 50-60Hz, 2.5A / 100-240V/50-60Hz/2.5A


Device Type: None

System Requirements

Minimum hard disk space:20
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium 500 MHz / ntel Pentium 500 MHz
Minimum RAM:128

TV Tuner

Type: None


Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 10 x 2