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Media Players / Netgear EVA 8000 Entertainer Pro

Supplier: Broadband Gear

Access and enjoy your digital entertainment easily on your TV and HDTV

Price Guide: POA

Media Players / Netgear EVA 8000 Entertainer Pro

Access and enjoy your digital entertainment easily on your TV and HDTV

  • Streams HD videos, music, Internet radio and digital photos from your home PC's and storage devices to your HDTV
  • Automatically finds all the digital media files on your home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library
  • Easy set up using an on screen TV wizard for a fun entertainment experience
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for HD video resolution up to 1080p

A complete entertainment experience

High Definition Video Support – The Digital Entertainer HD supports high definition playback of Windows® Media Video 9 or MPEG-4 file formats at up to 1080p resolution on your HDTV.

Play Your Purchased Content – The Digital Entertainer HD supports Windows Media DRM (WMDRM10) to playback protected downloaded content from major online services. Requires Windows Media Connect (WMC) server software or Windows Media Player 11.

Multi-Room Playback Features – Using two or more Digital Entertainer HD's in different rooms, synchronize music throughout the house (Party Mode) or pause a video in your living room and resume it in another room (Follow Me).

Personal Video Recording (PVR) – With a TV tuner card installed in your PC, the Digital Entertainer HD can schedule recordings and pause and rewind live TV from your living room (TV Tuner card not included).

Instant Access to USB Devices – Plug your USB flash drive, digital camera, iPOD, or other USB storage device directly into the Digital Entertainer HD and instantly access stored digital media on your HDTV.

Your PC Desktop on TV – Use the remote control and TV to view and access your PC desktop and applications like email or web browser.

Technical Specifications:

  • Network Connections/Speeds
  • Wired LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ-45
  • Wireless 11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 11, 12, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
  • Dual 2 dBi antenna for better wireless reception


  • Hardware-based Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 40/64-bit & 128-bit encryption

 Standards Compliance

  • 802.11g standard compliant (connects to 802.11b or 802.11g networks)
  • DLNA
  • UPnP AV
  • WMC
  • SMB Networking (includes Macintosh)

Digital Media File Formats

  • MP3 up to 320 Kbps or variable bit rate (VBR)
  • WMA8 and WMA9 files up to 192Kbps or variable bit rate (VBR)
  • WMV up to 1080p
  • Internet Radio (streaming MP3, WMA)
  • Video Formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, Xvid
  • Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC
  • Photo Formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
  • Playlist Formats: WPL, ASX, WAX, WVX, PLS, M3U, RMP

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 50.8 x 431.8 x 254 mm (2 x 17 x 10 in)
  • Weight: 2.0 kg (4.4lbs)


  • HDMI for A/V output
  • RCA connector for composite video output
  • RCA connectors for component video output (High Definition support)
  • Digital Audio Output S/PDIF (coaxial/optical)
  • Stereo RCA audio ports
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage interface
  • 2x USB 2.0 port
  • Ethernet port
  • S-Video port
  • SCART connector for regions that require it

 Package Contents

  • Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000)
  • Infrared (IR) Remote Control (2 AA batteries included)
  • Power cable, localized to country of sale
  • Ethernet cable
  • RCA stereo-audio/composite-video cable
  • Component Video Cable
  • Installation guide
  • Windows Resource CD
  • Warranty/Support Information card

Awards won by this device:

PC World "Best Buy"2007

Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) recognized by PC World's editors as a "PC World Best Buy" award winner. The innovative device was ranked first, singled out from six other digital media receivers on the market, including Apple TV. It was the only device to achieve a "Very Good" rating based on performance, versatility, features and ease of use.

LAPTOP's Best of CES Winner2007

What makes the EVA8000 stand out from the pack is its easy, searchable user interface. You have full access to your PC, including the ability to search for the exact YouTube video you want The market is full of similar products, but at first glance, this one stood out for its wide range of capabilities and ease of use.

CNET's Best of CES Award Finalist2007

NETGEAR's Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000) chosen as Best of CES Finalist in the Home Video category.

Useful Information

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