Netgear Introduces NeoTV 550 And 350 Media Players, New Powerline Gear

Sony just recently jumped into the Media Player sector with a new N100 network box, and now an industry mainstay is coming out with another rival: Netgear just debuted the NeoTV 550 and NeoTV 350 HD Media Players. Both of these players play back multi-media stored locally at up to 1080p, with the 550 offering support for files stored on SD cards, USB hard drives and even files on Blu-ray. It supports 7.1 channel audio, but there's no internal storage space to speak of. The 350 is mostly the same but without support for external Blu-ray drives, and while a price isn't listed for it, the 550 will go for $219.


In the meanwhile, Netgear's also introducing a slew of new PowerLine home networking kits, with low-end to high-end units available. Those are all detailed below, but don't expect them to ship before November.

NeoTV 550

Product Overview:
Bring all your digital media to your TV. Play movies, music, and photo collections stored on your networked devices (such as PC,
Mac, and network attached storage). The NeoTV™ 550 also provides easy access to fi les stored on your USB drives and SD cards.
• Plays your digital movies in full high defi nition 1080p and stunning Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound
• Automatically scans your networked and local devices, and organizes your movies, music, and photos
• Live Browsing provides easy and fast access to your media collection
• Built-in SD card slot for convenient access to personal photos and videos (AVCHD™ compatible)
• Compatible with a wide range of media fi le formats including Blu-ray™ playback, menus, navigation and BD-Live™¹
• Delivers your movie sound tracks in HD 7.1 surround sound
• Improved video and audio navigation using cover art instead of fi le names
• Remote with shortcuts for quick selection and ease of use
- Source: Directly access your networked and local devices
- Audio: On-the-fl y language selection
- Subtitle: Display subtitles and change appearance
1 Blu-ray experience requires an external USB or eSATA Blu-ray drive.
NeoTV™ 550
Ultimate HD Media Player
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AV SERIES

Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit

Product Overview:
The NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet for the most demanding applications.
It offers easy, plug-and-play setup and provides faster speeds for the most demanding applications. Perfect for connecting HDTVs,
Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles to your home network and the Internet.
PUSH-AND-SECURE
CONNECTION
MULTIPLAYER
GAMING
ENERGY
SAVING
STREAMING
MULTIMEDIA
MULTIPLE
HD STREAMS
SPEED
500
GIGABIT
CONNECTION
• Extend your network - Extend Internet access throughout your home to any electrical outlet for desktop PCs, gaming consoles
and set-top boxes
• Gigabit-fast wired connections - Speeds up to 500 Mbps enable applications such as streaming mulitmedia, multiplayer gaming,
and multiple HD video streams
• Plug-and-play - Sets up in minutes, no need to confi gure or install software
• Push-and-Secure - Secures the network connection with the touch of a button, no need to remember passwords
• Pick-a-Plug - Automatically tests the connection at any electrical outlet to ensure the highest possible performance
• Energy saving features - Power on/off button, automatically powers down when not connected or not in use, disable LEDs,
packaging manufactured with at least 80% recyclable material
• Expand your existing Powerline network - Backwards compatible with Homeplug AV including NETGEAR Powerline AV 200

Powerline AV 500+ Adapter Kit

Product Overview:
The NETGEAR Powerline AV+ 500 Adapter Kit extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet for the most demanding
applications. It offers easy, plug-and-play setup and provides faster speeds for the most demanding applications. Perfect for connecting
HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles to your home network and the Internet. An extra fi ltered power outlet ensures
you will have space to plug in a power strip for all your home offi ce or home theater devices.
SPEED
500
PUSH-AND-SECURE
CONNECTION
MULTIPLAYER
GAMING
ENERGY
SAVING
STREAMING
MULTIMEDIA
EXTRA
OUTLET
MULTIPLE
HD STREAMS
GIGABIT
CONNECTION
• Extra Outlet - Noise–fi ltered power outlet for additional devices
• Extend your network - Extend Internet access throughout your home to any electrical outlet for desktop PCs, gaming consoles
and set-top boxes
• Gigabit-fast - Speeds up to 500 Mbps enable applications such as streaming mulitmedia, multiplayer gaming, and multiple HD
video streams
• Plug-and-play - Sets up in minutes, no need to confi gure or install software
• Push-and-Secure - Secures the network connection with the touch of a button, no need to remember passwords
• Pick-a-Plug - Automatically tests the connection at any electrical outlet to ensure the highest possible performance
• Energy saving features - Power on/off button, automatically powers down when not connected or not in use, disable LEDs,
packaging manufactured with at least 80% recyclable material
• Expand your existing Powerline network - Backwards compatible with Homeplug AV including NETGEAR Powerline AV 200

Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit

Product Overview:
Extends a high speed Internet connection to any power outlet1
• Perfect for connecting HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles to your home
network and the Internet
• Compact design with push-button security
• Just plug into any electrical outlet
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• Automatically powers down when not connected or not in use
• Disable LEDs to help save energy
• Packaging manufactured with at least 95% recycled materials
Comments
realneil 4 years ago

This market is getting crowded. Best to wait and see what's gonna come out in the next 20 years first.

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