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News Netgear's Digital Entertainer could replace HTPCs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

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  2. Mr T

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    Looks very nice. Presumably silent too?
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    very interesting wonder what the video quality is like looks like a winner tho. although i would still prefer a PC to play the odd Big screen game on:)
     
  4. Tim S

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    during the demo I saw, video quality looked superb. :)
     
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    i was waiting for something like this on the horizon.....
     
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    Ugh, it's missing a dvd drive. How am I supposed to play all the stuff I have backed up?
     
  7. Lowsidex2

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    I've played with a couple devices like this but the flaw is ALL of them so far has been the windows media center style interface that is severely lacking. I keep videos and music in long folder trees to sort them and I basically want a windows explorer type interface to view and select the content to play. I also want an interface that will properly play DvDs stored on my harddisks. The pictures I see don't look promising.
     
  8. airchie

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    This player looks cool.
    Does it do upscaling too, so that your lower-res movie files are scaled up nicely for your TV or does it leave that to the TV?

    Put it in a DVD drive shared on the network? :)

    Maybe you could create a network share somewhere with shortened names that has shortcuts/mountpoints to the proper location of the files?
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

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    oh this looks nice but please oh please tell me that it supports wireless N ...
     
  10. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Look like a copy of the apple TV but without the ties to the apple store and itunes. Will probably be quite hackable I expect.
     
  11. keir

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    Very swish
     
  12. Xir

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    ...it automatically discovers media on storage devices and PCs connected to your network...

    Do you really want a device to automatically find ALL the pictures and video's on your PC and make them available to anybody touching the remote?

    (Like...your girlfriend, your grandma, a visiting friend)

    ;)

    Xir
     
  13. VictorianBloke

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    Any idea how big a drive this has in it for recording and possible upgrading?
     
  14. [USRF]Obiwan

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    It seems it has a usb connection so maybe a external dvd/hd-dvd/br drive could be connected to the netgear
     
  15. airchie

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    Not sure it would even have a drive, and what would it record?
    I don't think it has a tuner in it... :)
     
  16. timmehtimmeh

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    I came really close to buying an EVA 8000 last year but got worried that it would just end up being another £170 piece of hardware that doesn't play all media formats.

    Ideally, it would play, h.264 (.mkv) 1080p encodes yet from the reviews I read - it was apparent it was not up to actually doing this - even over the gigabit home network.

    would like to see a proper bit-tech review!!!!
     
  17. timmehtimmeh

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    the wireless feature when paired with HD content is said to be useless. To be used with any content that is over for example 700MB/Hour - it would need to be wired.
     
  18. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    with it being netgear does that mean youll need to install software to make the networking to your pc work like their nas boxes?
     
  19. airchie

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    I'm not sure all their NAS boxes would need the software. ;)
     
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    Are we going to get a full BitTech review of this? Am really considering getting one of these
     
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