Serious Enthusiasts Only
Dubbed a Digital Media Receiver for the serious enthusiast with a large library of digital media files, Netgear introduced the Digital Entertainer Elite. With a substantial 500 GB hard drive that is upgradable to 1TB, the Digital Receiver plays 1080p content via HDMI and is capable of Blu-Ray quality (according to the company spokesperson). The real question is how will you find or rip media equal to Blu-Ray quality to even store on the device?
Still, it provides a convenient, and relatively inexpensive, way to store and share your digital audio and video files within your main entertainment system without the necessity of integrating a computer. Available next month, the unit sells for $399.