neuros OSD Media Center - 6011000

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Total Reviews
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4.3
Overall Satisfaction
4.3
Value
4.3
Ease of Use
4
Performance

When I read the description of this device, I decided I had to check it out. I had no compelling reason, other than it seemed to be able to do a number of things with video. It also looked like it could provide a mechanism to link my computer and the TV. My kids love the fact that it will record video directly to an iPod, as they have been bugging me for some time to convert some of their videos to a format they could watch at the gym. I have made a wireless connection between my existing network on a different floor of the house and the Neuros OSD by converting an older Linksys wireless router to DD-WRT firmware, and then setting it up to run as a wireless bridge. Works great as a way to stream video to the TV!

-Satisfied buyer quote

I wanted something TIVO like without the monthly fees and the Neuros seemed to fit the bill. Maybe not as handy as the TIVO and a little harder to schedule, but it works great! I use a USB harddrive for saving things which is working well and I'll be hooking it to my home network soon. I've also programmed its remote to control my VCR (where I get the TV signal), so now I can schedule by channel. This feature works very well. The YouTube feature is neat and I'm sure the open source community will be adding many more features as well. I also have an S-Video out on my PC, so I can digitize the output from the PC. This could be a great way to make tutorials and such. Overall, at times it can be a little quirky, but well worth the investment.

-Scott quote

Nice and compact device

by Jeeth on 5/18/2008

I got this box two days back and was testing with all possible ways. I found that it is very easy to setup and people will love this who really know the power of Open source(Linux). I could easily install VNC server and could able to get the menu on laptop, there are many people contributing to this product, I hope soon we will find lot more application or plugins. Right now the only drawback is it records on FAT32 format and it is not possible to create more than 32 GB using this format, If you want to go for more than 32 GB then you need to format using some third party (open source) softwares but the disadvantage is the FAT32 is slow in copy/read files. I have not tried the network sharing, hope that will solve the FAT32 problem, I could found in forums that people are trying to build plugin to read ntfs partition. Overall, I really Love this small and cute box. Read More

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on 6/10/2008

I've given these out as gifts, and each time all those persons' friends and relatives end up buying one too. You won't remember how you got along without one. Unlike the previous review, I have not had a single problem with it, maybe he got a damaged unit or something. Also I called customer service for a minor question and got right through. Read More

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Product Overview

The Neuros OSD connects to your TV or home theater system and allows you to archive all of your DVDs, VHS tapes and video content.

Plug the Neuros OSD into your TV, connect it to your DVD Player or VCR, and safely and legally record your movies into a digital library! It works with home movies too. Just plug your video camera into the OSD, push play, and your memories are digitized.

With the Neuros OSD, you can store hundreds of hours of video in one location (like an external hard drive) and get rid of those bulky cases, put an end to DVD damage, and instantly access any of your videos, with the push of a button on a remote. You can even transfer your video content to a portable device (video iPod, PSP, mobile phone, etc.) to watch on the go, or email your home movies to friends and family.

Specifications

Manufacturer Neuros
Mfg Part# 6011000
SKU 202969219
UPC 180106601100
UPC 14 00180106601100
Features
Organizing your digital library and putting it all at your fingertips
Eliminating DVD and VHS cases to free up space
Allowing you to watch your video content on the go (traveling, commuting, etc.)
Accessing and sharing your home videos
Tech Specs
Video Standard
Compatible with NTSC, Pal and Secam (input only) standards
Video Recording
ISO Standard MPEG-4 SP encoding (MP4, ASF)
QVGA (320x240) @30fps with AAC-LC/MP3/G.726 audio for smartphones, PSP™, iPod™, iPhone™ and PDA’s.
VGA setting (640x480) @30fps for PC, TV playback.
Record from any standard video source with RCA output (DVD, VCR, Camcorder, Cable/Satellite box, DVR/TiVo, Video Game Console, ...)
Video Player
MPEG-4 SP with MP3 audio, 30fps up to D1 resolution (720x480)
Quicktime 6
MPEG-4 AAC-LC stereo
MP4 format at up to D1 resolution
H.263 with MP3 audio
FLV (for Playback of YouTube videos)
ASF
AVI (including Divx and Xvid)
MP4
WMV (up to QVGA)
MOV
MPG
MPEG
You can also see a more detailed
table of supported video formats
for playback.
YouTube browser
Watch YouTube videos on your TV
Search the entire Youtube library using keywords
build a list with all your favorite videos
Photo Viewer
JPEG decoder (baseline up to 32M pixel)
BMP
GIF (nonanimated)
Thumbnail view
Zoom in/out (2x, 4x)
Audio Player
Stereo MP3/WMA @ 30-320kbps (CBR & VBR)
Ogg Vorbis
FLAC
WAV
Stereo MPEG-4 AAC-LC
G.726
Features
Schedule (timer) recording
Customizable slide shows
One-click record
IR Blaster to control your set-top box
Run 3rd party applications
USB Host
Record to and playback content from any USB mass storage device
Ethernet
Connect to your network
Save recordings to network storage
UPnP support
Stream Audio/Video from Internet
Download multimedia content from Internet
Connect to Windows Networks (Samba client support)
Complete System Includes
Standard A/V RCA Interface Cables (European units also contain SCART adapters)
110-240V AC/DC Power Supply
Stand
IR Blaster
Remote Control
Abbreviated Users Manual
Dimensions and Weight
14 x 14 x 3.2 cm (5.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches)
Weight 230g (8oz)
Upgradeability
System updates and 3rd party applications available at www.neurostechnology.com/support/
Automatic built-in software update
Storage Card Compatibility
Memory Stick: Duo and Pro Duo
Compact Flash: Type I and Type II
Microdrives with CF type II interface
Secure Digital (SD)
Multi Media Card (MMC)
USB thumbdrives
External Hard Drives
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