Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)

The Good The Netgear NeoTV is a good media streamer that provides a generous and diverse collection of preprogrammed content channels. It works great with an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection for resolutions up to 1080p. The optional smartphone app is a nice touch, too.

The Bad NeoTV has very limited functionality not going much beyond just streaming. There's no expansion port and users can only connect the device to a TV via an HDMI cable.

The Bottom Line While it's a capable streamer the lack of any expandable memory and its limited connectivity really limit its universal appeal. It's also priced too high compared to the most recent Roku offerings.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 5.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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Review

Netgear NeoTV (NTV200)

When Netgear announced a short time ago that they'd be going right after Roku by undercutting the 2 XS's price, it finally appeared that the media streaming market would get some long overdue competition.

It's only fitting that as I was handing in my Netgear NeoTV review that Roku bit back, delivering to CNET a new and very capable LT model that costs only $50. The LT doesn't sacrifice any major functionality, and the device retains all the content support that Roku's success has been founded on.

Netgear's NeoTV is certainly an attractively priced device, going for around $75 depending where you shop online. Its main (and pretty much only) functionality is content delivery, with tons of preprogrammed channels built into its user interface.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $80
  • Brand NetGear
  • Internet Streaming Services Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Flingo
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