Does Netgear stream protected AAC after all?

Website for EVA8000 omits previous claims

As we reported from CES on 7 January, Netgear claimed its new EVA8000 could stream protected iTunes content.

Strange then, that Netgear's web page for the new model omits any mention of the support for purchased content - even specifying 'AAC (unprotected)'. As mentioned, the content could be streamed from a Windows PC, but not a Mac.

Could it be that the company has cold feet about this function? Could it be to do with the mooted licensing of FairPlay, Apple 's DRM tech?

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At the press conference, held at 9am PST last Sunday week, the company had been a little cagey about mentioning the support for protected content and wouldn't say any more about the methodology behind the feature.

Whatever, we've asked Netgear to explain itself - we'll bring you the update as we get it.