Same HW in this box?

Take a look on this:

Netgear EVA2000:

SW is much more functional  :slight_smile:

I’d take a WDTV over that any day of the week. From what i’ve heard, The netgear box has  been really poorly reviewed (Disclaimer: I haven’t seen the reviews - just going off of what I’ve heard other people say), and has a lot less features…Don’t get me wrong… it’s prolly not a bad product - I just doubt it holds a candle to the Live.

Take for example:

From Netgear:

  • Codec format: WMV 7/8/9, VC1, VP6, H.263, H.264, MPEG 1/2/4

From WD:

Video – MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264), MT2S, TP, TRP, TS, MP4, ASF, VOB (unprotected or unencrypted)

The Live has also played tons of non-officially supported codecs i’ve thrown at it.

The netgear also only supports the 3 basic windows formats - FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS - so if you have a mac, forget about it…

Anyway just my personal opinion… I edited my reply instead of replying back, after realizing how poor my post sounded… Thanks for pointing out how unclear I was :slight_smile:

I’d take a WDTV over that any day of the week. Have you seen how poor its reviews are?

Poor reviews - do you mean Netgear?

I had a phone call with my friend today, who has bought this Netgear. Everything works just perfect from the box, including logging in to YouTube account (guess all WD TV Live reboots to factory settings after this).

What actually people do not like in Netgear?

Yep, seems that our WD box is more capable. Only one bad thing is a crappy firmware


maybe you are not fully right here, since you’ve mixed video codecs and videocontainers together in case of WD.

Netgear EVA2000:

  • Codec format: WMV 7/8/9, VC1, VP6, H.263, H.264, MPEG 1/2/4
  • Container format: AVI, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, Xvid, MOV, MP4, MPEG2-PS, MPEG2-TS, DVD VOB, FLV, Matroska, ASF

WD TV Live:

  • Video - AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9

What’s a difference?

But seems that WD is more capable aboutresolutions:

  • H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
  • H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.

Netgear is about 720p, if I’m right

Yes, WD delivers 1080 p beautifully on a HD television. That’s why I bought it.

However, I am disappointed by the firmware problems and lack of WIN 7 support as advertised. I wonder if they will live up to their promises.