Internet video consumption is growing rapidly, and many people are finding their choice of video source (the internet) is still cut off from their preferred video viewing medium/location (the TV and loungeroom). People want to access internet video from a TV and two products debuted by Netgear at CES today offer just that. The US$200 Internet TV Player (ITV2000) enables internet video on a HDTV or old analog TV, but it was the US$400 Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) that really blew our socks off. Think of the EVA9150 as a wireless video jukebox that automatically finds all digital media files on the home network (including Win, Mac and Linux PCs) and organizes them into an accessible library supporting almost any file format, to deliver a configurable living space media experience. F’rinstance you can pause a video in one room and resume it in another or synchronize music/video playback for every room.
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