Netgear has rolled out an Internet-connected set-top box designed to play video from YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, CBS.com, CinemaNow and other services directly on a big-screen TV.
The company's Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000, with a list price of $150, also provides menus to let users access personal movies, music and photos stored on a USB hard drive. The EVA2000 includes HDMI and composite cable interfaces, as well as RCA jacks for connecting to older analog TVs. The box includes an Ethernet port; Negear is selling a wireless USB adapter separately for $39.99.
The device also comes with a 14-day trial version of MediaMall Technologies' PlayOn software ($39.99 for the full version), which is able to access Internet video services including Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, BBC iPlayer and CBS.