This week Netgear made a battery of new product announcements related to home entertainment and Powerline networking. On the media side, the NeoTV 550 & 350 HD players look a lot like last year's Digital Entertainer Elite, minus the 500GB of internal storage and access to VOD services like CinemaNow. Both are however capable of playing a robust list of codecs in full HD from a variety of attached sources like USB, eSATA (in the case of the 550) or SD storage, as well as streaming content from UPnP, DLNA or WMP11 networks. The 550 adds in support for external Blu-ray drives and BD-Live too, all for $219, which should appeal any of the poor souls with an unused standalone drive.

Three new Powerline kits -- AV 200, AV 500, and AV+ 500 -- were also announced to help consumers avoid the pain of stringing Ethernet in every direction. The entry level AV 200 appears to improve on the previous HDXB101 kit by offering the same theoretical 200mbps in addition to push button security enhancements and greener power consumption. The AV 500 kit provides the same and ramps the networking speeds to up to -- you guessed it -- 500mbps, while the "+" version throws in a pass-through filtered AC socket to avoid sacrificing precious outlets. Priced all below $200, every kit will available be by mid November for all the fall home networking your heart could desire. Peep the galleries and PR below for further details.

Netgear NeoTV 550 & 350 HD

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Netgear Powerline AV 200, AV 500, and AV +500

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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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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 ma
terials

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Netgear announces NeoTV 550 & 350 HD Media Players plus other networking goodies