Expanding on its first streaming media player introduced last year, Netgear has introduced three new offerings of varying price points and feature levels.
The NeoTV Max is the top of the line model, featuring DLNA support and a USB port for connecting media players, 3D Vudu support, and a QWERTY keyboard equipped remote.
The NeoTV Pro, the mid-market model, features Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology for wirelessly mirroring content from a PC to TV and built-in N300 Wi-Fi. The entry level model NeoTV is essentially the base model the other two build off of, with several hundred of streaming channels (more than Roku, according to the company), 1080p resolution, quick start buttons, built-in N150 Wi-Fi, and an Ethernet port for a wired connection.
Other improvements over the first generation NeoTV offering all three models offer include a faster processor—from 530 MHz to 800 MHz, which is a “significant, 70-80 percent improvement,” according to Damir Skripic, product manager, connected entertaining devices for Netgear—a smaller form factor; HTML5 support, which allows for more channels like Rhapsody and Flickr; 5.1 surround sound to Netflix, as well as subtitles support for most of that content.
Along with these new streaming players, Netgear also introduces the Push2TV wireless display adapter, encompassing both WiDi and the Miracast open standard for wirelessly mirroring content from non-iOS-based mobile devices to TVs in up to 1080p. The Push2TV can be powered traditionally through a standard wall outlet or using a TV’s USB port. The small adaptor measures 83 mm, less than half the size of a standard pencil.
Netgear products are available from major electronics retailers and e-commerce sites. The NeoTV is available for $49.99, the NeoTV Pro for $59.99, and the NeoTV Max is available for $69.99, while the Push2TV is $59.99.