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Netgear threw a press event last night to show off some of the products it will be debuting at CES next month. Among them was its new set-top box, the EVA 9000 Digital Entertainer Elite, which, to my pleasant surprise, can stream HD YouTube videos to […]

Netgear threw a press event last night to show off some of the products it will be debuting at CES next month. Among them was its new set-top box, the EVA 9000 Digital Entertainer Elite, which, to my pleasant surprise, can stream HD YouTube videos to an actual HD TV.

How does it look? Awesome. Take a look for yourself. (The demo of YouTube kicks in around the 1:50 mark)

Watching YouTube HD on a big screen, you get a glimpse at YouTube’s future: premium content from networks and studios delivered straight to your TV sans any cable provider. And it makes you realize why the company reversed its position on pre-rolls as they will look just like commercials on a big screen and probably be more tolerated since people will be in their living rooms.

Beyond YouTube, the Netgear box can manage your BitTorrents as well as other video content on your network, and streams other web video like podcasts and such. It currently doesn’t stream Netflix content, but the Netgear rep didn’t rule that out as a possibility. The Digital Entertainer Elite will ship in the first quarter of next year and will be priced at $399. By Netgear’s own admission, the Digital Entertainer Elite is more for the tech-savvy, early adopter, not your average Roku user.

  1. AppleTV has been doing this for nearly a year.

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  2. [...] friends over at NewTeeVee got a glimpse last night of a new set-top box from Netgear that, amongst other features, can stream [...]

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  3. Chris – an expensive solution to an inexpensive problem. I’ve been watching YouTube on my HDTV for a while now. All you need is your PC and an inexpensive cable: PCTVCables.com.

    The problem with HD over the Internet is the Internet. Even watching SD video isn’t always free of stopping, buffering or dragging.

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  4. [...] NewTeeVee // SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: “Cómo ver YouTube en HD en una tele… vía Netgear”, url: “http://www.theinquirer.es/2008/12/11/como-ver-youtube-en-hd-en-una-tele-via-netgear.html” }); [...]

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  5. [...] company — see our previous post for more details. Attached here is a video preview the device recorded by the guys at NewTeeVee with some commentary from Netgear’s Senior of Product Marketing, David Henry. While the video [...]

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  6. [...] EVA9150 web links CrunchGear Archive Hands-on with the Netgear EVA9000 Digital Entertainer Elite Netgear Set to Take on Apple TV with Updated Media Player | Gadget Lab from Wired.com YouTube HD on a Big TV (via Netgear) NewTeeVee [...]

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  8. [...] Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments Post tags: Break, Ces, Dual Band, Elite, Engadget, Fcc, Fri, Hd, Hdtv, Home Entertainment, Living Room, Nbsp, Netgear, User Interface, Youtube Posted in: Gadżety | | [...]

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  9. [...] Reading? Netgear’s EVA9000 Digital Entertainer Elite has been quietly wowing the preview crowds with some pre-CES demonstrations.  The 500GB mediaplayer is capable of [...]

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