Joining the ranks in today’s CES announcement from Netgear is a new version of the company’s Digital Entertainer media player line.
The Digital Entertainer Express (EVA9100) fits into the product range under the existing Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) and Digital Entertainer Live (EVA2000) and provides full 1080p media streaming from a connected network device as well as attached USB hard drive or other media device.
Internet content is also provides, courtesy of links to Internet Radio (250 stations), Flickr, RSS feeds and other online video sources. A bundled trial of the PlayOn media service provides streaming content from Hulu, Netflix®, Amazon Video On Demand, BBC iPlayer and CBS.
Two USB ports are provided for connecting to hard drives, digital cameras, mobile phones and camcorders and the Digital Entertainer can aggregate and index content from across multiple devices allowing the user to navigate all content in a single view. Neat! Simple connection to the router is provided, courtesy of a new Push ‘N’ Connect feature which, when combined with Netgear’s USB wireless adaptor allows connection to the router without the need for a password.
File format support is strong, with the usual suspects represented – you can find a full list over at Netgear’s website.
If you’re in the US, expect to see the EVA9100 in stores imminently at an MSRP of $229.