I spent some considerable time reading review after review of various products yuising the same or similar chipsets and finally settled on the Netgear.
Overall Im very happy with the performance of the product. Admittedly I am on the same ring main where both units are plugged in and so Im averaging a 300Mbps-215Mbps data rate which is good enough for streaming an uncompressed .mt2s movie directly ripped onto my computer with a file size of 50GB. Various itterations of the source m2ts in H264, MPEG4, MPEG2, MKV containers played flawlessly, as expected. In summary provided that you dnt need to connect the two devices across different ring mains, the streaming performance is adequate for 1080p movie streams.
I have my TV, PS3, 3D Bluray player (all Internet enabled) connected to the hub via ethernet cable and I have one space left free for an additional device, such as an AV Receiver, due sometime in the future.
Of course, no product is perfect, and so my summary of pro's and con's follows:
4-Port Hub to connect multiple devices in a home cinema system.
500Mbps Data-rate, adequate for everything I can throw at it.
Separate power adapter and standard plug, ensuring it doesn't take up two sockets unlike some Integrated units.
Easy to set up and monitor.
Would have been nice to see a 6-Port hub instead of four.
Supplied Software does not work very well in Win7 64-bit. Unable to setup encryption via software.
The Hub doesnt appear to go into sleep mode when not in use. Power consumption and efficiency are key these days.
Based on the aforementoned con's, primarily the software bugs, I have to issue a 4 star instead of 5. With that said, dont let that detract from what is a very good product in my experience and one that does what it says on the tin.