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Summary:

Netgear is trying to compete with Roku, Apple TV and Boxee with its own streaming media player. The NeoTV has a few hundred apps, including Vudu, Netflix and YouTube, but lacks local playback capability and Hulu Plus. Should you buy it? Check out our review.

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Netgear is trying to compete with its former partner Roku with its own streaming media player, the Netgear NeoTV, also know as the NTV 200. Check out our review below:

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What kind of features are you looking for in a player like this one? Is not having Hulu Plus a deal breaker, or do you care more about having YouTube? Please share your thoughts in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.

  1. Nice review. Would’ve liked to see some tv closeups like on your other reviews to have a better look at the interface. I’ m wondering what the youtube and Netflix apps look like. Also audio levels are all over the place.

    I find there are some really good podcasts out there. Problem with every device / program is that they don’t organize them by categories. This makes it impossible to find anything worth watching. Also a lot of podcasts are no longer being actively produces yet they still show up on a lot of programs / devices. So no quality control.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback – we are aware of the audio issue and are working on getting a better version up. Good point on the close-ups, will keep that in mind for next time.

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      1. The audio issue is fixed now.

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  2. Looks like it has both Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant now. Make sure you mention Amazon Instant in your reviews, as it has become a competitor to Netflix. It is now down to $50 now with the Ethernet port. There is another version the NTV500 but it is not clear whether that does streaming, it does come with two USB ports and an SD card slot. The $50 Roku does not come with Ethernet, and is out of stock as of this writing. (The Roku LT). The $60 one is still available. Also be aware that the NeoTV shown here only has HDMI out, not analog outputs.

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    1. Where did you find out that this now has Amazon Instant Video? I am very interested in this if that is now included. I can’t find any other mention of this being available now.

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    2. Where did you see it as Amazon Instant now? I would love to have one if this is in fact true but I can’t find any other information on it.

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  3. I misread a google snippet. I’m sorry. The NeoTV does not have Amazon Instant Video. It does have Hulu Plus. The device is pretty cool, though not as nice as the Roku LT. Go with the Roku LT.

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