NETGEAR NTV550 NeoTV™ 550 Ultimate HD Media Player

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I bought this product with high hopes that it would be an improvement over my WD Live Plus. I was so wrong. The WD Live and the DLink Boxee are bother superior in every fashion (I own both). Problems with Neo 550 (to name a few): Slow. Players costing half as much as the Neo 550 are better performers. The last firmware update was March 25, and I installed the latest beta which only made things worse. WD Live + on the other hand has an update (meaningful bug fixes and new features) about every 6 weeks. D-Link is issuing quite frequent updates to address issues with their player. Only static scan of my media drives, so you are forced to rescan every time you add a file to a directory, my $79 WD Live would refresh almost instantly and have access to the file. Could not stream 1080p movie from my 1gb/s ultra fast server, where the DLink Boxee and WD Live had absolutely no issues with a smooth image flow. In addition, I am an IT Professional so it is not an issue of not knowing how to set it up and configure on the network. Netgear is talking about adding Cinavia to their play which will render any of the new ripped movies unplayable. They are very coy and unclear on their direction with Cinavia

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What a disappointment

on 7/8/2011

I bought this product with high hopes that it would be an improvement over my WD Live Plus. I was so wrong. The WD Live and the DLink Boxee are bother superior in every fashion (I own both). Problems with Neo 550 (to name a few): Slow. Players costing half as much as the Neo 550 are better performers. The last firmware update was March 25, and I installed the latest beta which only made things worse. WD Live + on the other hand has an update (meaningful bug fixes and new features) about every 6 weeks. D-Link is issuing quite frequent updates to address issues with their player. Only static scan of my media drives, so you are forced to rescan every time you add a file to a directory, my $79 WD Live would refresh almost instantly and have access to the file. Could not stream 1080p movie from my 1gb/s ultra fast server, where the DLink Boxee and WD Live had absolutely no issues with a smooth image flow. In addition, I am an IT Professional so it is not an issue of not knowing how to set it up and configure on the network. Netgear is talking about adding Cinavia to their play which will render any of the new ripped movies unplayable. They are very coy and unclear on their direction with Cinavia Read More

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Product Overview

NeoTV™ 550 Ultimate HD Media Player




  • Plays your digital movies in full high definition 1080p and stunning Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound
  • Simple remote control
  • Automatically scans your networked and local devices, and organizes your movies, music, and photos
  • Live Browsing provides easy and fast access to your media collection
  • Built-in SD card slot for convenient access to personal photos and videos (AVCHD™ compatible)
  • Compatible with a wide range of media file formats including Blu-ray™
  • Delivers your movie sound tracks in HD 7.1 surround sound
  • Improved video and audio navigation using cover art instead of file names

    Remote with shortcuts for quick selection and ease of use

  • Source: Directly access your networked and local devices
  • Audio: On-the-fly language selection
  • Subtitle: Display subtitles and change appearance





  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Netgear
    Mfg Part# NTV550-100NAS
    SKU 219715285
    UPC 606449074505
    UPC 14 00606449074505
    Sales Rank 29015
    Features
    Package Contents:
    NeoTV™ 550 (NTV550 and stand)
    Infrared (IR) remote control
    Two (2) AAA batteries
    Ethernet cable
    AV cable
    Note: HDMI cable not included
    Quick install guide
    Resource CD
    Power adapter (localized to country of sale)
    Tech Specs
    Warranty:
    Localized to country of sale
    System Requirements:
    Analog or HDTV
    Connections:
    Two (2) USB ports (1 front, 1 back)
    SD card slot
    eSATA port
    10/100 Ethernet
    Languages:
    English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish
    Media Sources:
    USB Storage devices
    eSATA storage devices
    SD memory card
    CIFS/Samba, NFS
    UPnP AV and DLNA Servers
    Windows Media Player 11 Media Sharing
    Video and Audio Output:
    HDMI 1.3a, 36bpp deep color, 12 bit xvYCC processing and HDCP 1.2 compliant
    Component video
    Composite video
    Stereo analog audio
    S/PDIF optical digital audio
    Digital Media File Formats:
    Video:
    Codec format:
    H.264 HP@L4.1 to 1080p
    VC1 MP@HL, AP@L3
    WMV 7/8/9
    MPEG-2 MP@HL to 1080p
    MPEG-4 Part 2 ASP@L5 to 10 Mbps (Xvid)
    MPEG1/2/4 SD
    H.263
    Container format: AVI, Xvid, MOV, MP4, MPEG2 PS, MPEG2-TS, DVD ISO/VOB/IFO, MKV, ASF, AVCHD, DivX, WMV, M4A, M2TS, MTS, MP1, MP2, MPG, DVR-MS
    Blu-ray (external USB Blu-ray player not supported)
    Audio:
    Dolby® Digital (AC3), Dolby® Digital Plus, TrueHD
    DTS 2.0+, DTS HD and DTS HD MA (passthru)
    MP3 up to 320 Kbps or variable bit rate (VBR)
    WMA8 and WMA9 up to 192 Kbps or variable bit rate (VBR)
    WMAPro, AAC, FLAC (to 5.1, 192Khz), PCM LPCM/WAV (to 5.1, 192Khz)
    Internet radio (streaming MP3)
    MKA
    Photo:
    JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
    Subtitle:
    SRT, SMI, SSA, SUB, TXT, DVD, PGS
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