Netgear NeoTV Streaming Player

75
Global
Score
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Summary

There's really just one reason to spend $50 on the Netgear NeoTV Streaming Player: It may be the cheapest way to get full 1080p streaming from Netflix and other services to your HDTV. That said, it's far from perfect, with a cumbersome user interface, and limited connectivity options; if you have an older HDTV, or are out of HDMI ports, forget about connecting it to your set. If you need more flexibility, and don't need 1080p, you'll get more options with Roku's similarly priced LT and HD models. If you want the flexibility and full HD, the Roku 2 XD is available for about $80. But for 1080p on the cheap, the NeoTV will do the job, as long as you can live with its other limitations.

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Breakdown

Media support
8.0
Ease of use
7.0
Design and form factor
7.5
Video quality
8.0
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Specs

NeoTV

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Napster, Pandora, Other
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
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Specs

NeoTV

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Napster, Pandora, Other
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
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