Flagship Products in New AV Series Make It Simple to Play Any Content on HDTVs
NETGEAR today announced the NeoTV 350 HD and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Players as the flagship products in the NETGEAR AV Series.
The groundbreaking NeoTV HD Media Players enable users to play their digital videos, photos, or music directly on their HDTVs whether the media is stored locally, on the home network, or the Internet. The AV Series is made up of easy-to-use products that help consumers easily connect their Internet-ready devices such as HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, IPTV set-top boxes, media players and game consoles to the Internet and the home network.
“Our research has found that the biggest catalyst driving Web-connected consumer electronics products is access to premium content such as online video and music as well as personal content such as photos,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. “NETGEAR’s latest offerings capitalize on this demand, and offer a flexible approach in how consumers choose to create a Web-enabled living room by providing either a stand-alone option, such as the NeoTV™ Media Players, or options to enable Web-capable consumer electronics such as televisions and Blu-ray players to be easily broadband-connected.”
New NETGEAR NeoTV HD Media Players
The NeoTV 350 HD and NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Players enable users to play their digital videos, photos, or music directly on their HDTVs and offer the most complete access to media collections, whether stored on USB storage devices, hard drives, memory cards, home media servers, home networks or on the Internet. Both models support HD 1080p, Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound. The NeoTV 550 offers an additional E-SATA port for faster transfer speeds, Blu-ray disc support via external drives and advanced metadata tagging that lets users browse cover art.
Other NeoTV features include a built-in memory card slot for instant photo slideshows on the TV, DLNA/UPnP compatibility for access to media servers, network share connectivity and an optional wireless connection with the AV Series NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001).
The NETGEAR AV Series Connected Entertainment Line
The new NETGEAR AV Series Line, which includes solutions for powerline, wired and wireless environments, is the first line of home networking products specifically designed to meet the user needs, performance, and reliability requirements for connecting disparate parts of the home theater and other digital entertainment devices with the Internet. The line enables consumers to easily activate the Internet-ready features that come with today’s HDTVs, Blu-ray players, media players and game consoles.
“Home theater devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, and game consoles now have the ability to connect to the Internet with the intention of giving consumers a richer entertainment experience,” said Vivek Pathela, VP and GM for Home/Consumer Products at NETGEAR. “The problem is that most people don’t know how to connect them and those who do often experience frustrating set-up and connection issues, video jitters, frame drops, screen freezes and audio/video sync issues. NETGEAR has been addressing these problems for many years, and our AV Series products are designed to deliver superior results for consumers and their connected entertainment needs.”
Easy to find online and in worldwide retail stores with the NETGEAR AV Series logo, consumers can now:
For more product details, availability and how-to tutorials for the AV Series products, please visit: www.netgear.com/avseries
For more information on NETGEAR’s new NeoTV products, visit www.netgear.com/avseries or www.netgear.com/NeoTV