Netgear claims that its Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) is "the most powerful and flexible digital media player available", incorporating the latest video, audio and wireless technologies.

Unveiled at CES 2009 the Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) features an integrated 500GB hard drive (user-upgradeable to larger capacity disks) making it "the world's most powerful home video jukebox".

Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9150

On their TVs consumers can play Blu-ray quality up to 1080p digital video, high-resolution digital photos, MP3s and recorded television shows from their PCs or storage on their network.

They can also enjoy Internet content, such as YouTube, Internet radio, Flickr, RSS feeds, and videos from popular websites. The Digital Entertainer Elite automatically finds all digital media files on the home network and organizes them into a library.

The Digital Entertainer Elite works simultaneously with Windows, Apple Mac and Linux PCs, and Networked Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

It supports the following file formats:

Video formats: AVI, DivX, Xvid WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, VOB, MPG, MP1, MP2, MP4, ISO, IFO, MKV, TS and M2TS

Audio formats: MP1, MP2, MP3, WMA, WMA-Pro, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, LPCM, Dolby AC3 5.1 stereo downmix, Dolby AC3 5.1 passthrough, DTS 5.1 passthrough, Dolby TrueHD Downmix, Dolby+ Passthrough and DTS-HD Master Audio passthrough

Subtitle formats: SUB, SRT, SMI, SAMI, TXT and DVD Subpicture

Video codecs: MP1, MP2, MP4, Xvid, VC-1/WMV-9, H.264 and OpenDivX.

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The Digital Entertainer Elite's two USB ports enable instant access to content on a USB flash drive, digital camera, Apple iPod or other USB storage device.

Three of Netgear's exclusive RangeMax internal metamaterial antennas and Dual-Band wireless 802.11n give the Digital Entertainer Elite "the best wireless performance of any digital media player on the market".

Dual-Band wireless enables the Digital Entertainer Elite to pick from not only three 2.4GHz channels, but up to twenty clearer channels in the 5GHz band.

Multiple Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite units can work in concert throughout a house. Using "Follow Me," consumers can pause a video in one room and resume it in another. While in "Party Mode," they can synchronize music playback for whole-home listening.

The Digital Entertainer Elite also features Netgear's award-winning Push ‘N' Connect to seamlessly and securely connect wireless clients based on Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS), eliminating the need to remember or input password keys.

Further, Netgear's Digital Entertainer Elite includes environmentally friendly features, such as an energy-efficient power supply and auto-sleep mode.

The Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) is expected to be available in February for US$399.

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