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Netgear readying Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9000 media-streaming device

One of Netgear's new products that it may announce at CES in January has leaked online, and it adds another networked media-streaming device to an already crowded field. The Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9000 has already reached the FCC for testing and approval, which Engadgetwas able to sniff out on Friday.

One of Netgear's new products that it may announce at CES in January has leaked online, and it adds another networked media-streaming device to an already crowded field. The Digital Entertainer Elite EVA9000 has already reached the FCC for testing and approval, which Engadget was able to sniff out on Friday.

The EVA9000 comes with every bell and whistle that you would expect from one of these units, including HDMI, optical and coaxial digital audio, and component-video outputs, 802.11n wireless (and Ethernet port for wired networking), a USB port, and an easily accessible hard drive bay. It handles DviX and Xvid files in addition to the usual audio and video formats, as well as surround-sound processing from Dolby True-HD, DTS 5.1, and DTS-HD Master Audio sources. It's unclear whether it can handle any DVR functions with a hard drive installed on the unit.

Obviously, there are no pricing or availability details yet, but don't be surprised if we find out in Vegas a few weeks from now.