Re Netgear EVA700
I can agree with you on the merits of the EVA700 - once set up it works nearly without a glitch (seems like the continent is a little favoured; I got my box slightly before Christmas, so I knew what you were writing about).
Two things, however, I find worth mentioning in addition:
1. Wireless setup is a pain in the bum, especially when you have to put in your WEP/WPA key via the Netgear remote into the respective field - and if you sport WPA encryption matters are made worse by a firmware bug (netgear knows about this; a worklaround can be found on Netgear's US EVA700 website.
2. The firmware by and large is not quite where it should be: Sometimes the movie starts to stutter without any reason; you can either end it or try to stop and restart it by using the "Play/Pause" key, thus running the chance that audio and video start to run asynchronous. So, as with all IT equipment, a reboot is the best way to go, which can only be done by pulling the power cord.
One other thing: Windows Media Connect runs only under Windows XP/SP2. So you're basically screwed if the OS of your choice differs from the above, as in my case. However, a little research on the Net quickly shows that about all UPnP media servers run with the EVA700, including (but not limited to) Nero MediaHome (I tested V.6 and 7), Twonkyvision (Twonkymedia), On2Share Pro and wizd.
Just my two cents.
Best regards, Wolfram