Media Center/streaming multimedia boxes are always interesting, as there isn’t a gadget out there yet that does it all. Networking maker Netgear has stuck to their guns over the past few years and continued rolling out what they like to call Digital Entertainer boxes, the latest being the EVA2000 Digital Entertainer Live.
We reviewed one of their earlier products (the EVA700) and found a box with lots of potential, although it fell short at the time. The EVA2000 builds on that experience.
What you can expect with the EVA2000: play multimedia stored on your computers, USB or NAS devices on your TV, play multimedia from the Web/Internet including sources like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, and even pay-per-view.
You can connect wirelessly but you need to get their wireless adapter (EVAW111); they really need to bundle that into the product. For the under $100 price tag, this could be a decent starter media streamer box.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)