"Great Product!"on by custommx3
Pros It's amazing how Netgear was able to get such great performance in such a small design. This unit has lots of apps, games, and media streaming services. I can use it read Facebook, watch Netflix, or play a game right from my remote. Speaking of remote, it
Cons No Problems!
Summary This device does not have the ability to play streaming video/audio except from predefined sources (netflix, ect). Consider the NeoTV 550 if you want to stream from your own source
Pros Easy to set up; software updates automaticaly when you hook up to your wifi; great channel selection; huge number of available channels, and most do not require membership; easy to access menus; 1080p quality (when available from source).
Cons Entry of movie names is a little cumbersome, but certainly does not take 10 minutes to enter a title (just a few seconds for each letter); I use my computer to move movies into Netflix Instant Queue (they're waiting for me when I fire up the NeoTV).
Summary Best features include being able to viewing the photos you have in your Picasa on-line albums on your TV (makes up somewhat for not being able to connect directly from your PC). You can also 'fling' (using Flingo) Youtube and Vimeo videos to your TV. The NeoTV connects to the Netflix & Vudu paid sites, and also to Pandora, Napster, Facebook, ACM, and tons more free channels.
IMHO, the NeoTV NTV200 is a reliable, easy to use option for those of us who don't have smart TVs yet, but do have an HDMI input or two. And its an affordably good deal.
Pros price is 25 dollars cheaper
Cons absolutely NO apps that are free except the ones i can get free on my pc already-even tech support admitted that netgear versus the roku that roku has WAY more subscription contracts.
Summary thought id save a buck or two by purchasing the netgear neotv ntv-300. i even called presales ahead of time. though this device does contain both wired as well as wireless capabilities(roku would cost TWICE if not three times the price for all that) the savings is NOT WORTH IT. this player is just a glorified pc. there is no 8ctave network(which is FREE and contains lots of good programming local and countrywide) there is NO VEVO APP(another free program) NO FREE MOVIE CHANNELS OR APPS. no disney, the interface is not very user friendly and the remote control response is HORRIBLE compared to roku.
there also is no search
WASTE OF MONEY with these players. go with roku.
Pros Hooks up easily. HD to the TV.
Cons I want to view free internet entertainment content. And, there is free content, just none I want to watch. Anything that I might want to watch that would be free to view over the air or free with my PC is not available.
Summary Until DESIRABLE entertainment content can be streamed to watch for FREE with these devices I'm opting out. A penny saved is a penny earned - make your money off ads. Or, have a special category for FREE content on each channel (if there is any). I did not have the patience to browse every title to "maybe" find one that did not have to be rented, purchased, or subscribed to.
I am returning it to the place of purchase.
Pros 1080p video, hulu, netflix, pandora, youtube, vudu. This thing is better than Roku 2
Cons none! This thing is awesome!
Summary This CNET Article was written when the price of this device was 80 dollars. It's now 49.99 at wal-mart. That makes this technically the best streaming video player on the market for the price! It smokes the Roku LT in feature content and video quality.