Summary: Works great for watching movies stored on USB hard drives. My movies are in ISO format, and I'm able to watch them with no problems. I'm not interested in streaming media, so for me this all I need. Just connect to TV with HDMI cable and you're ready to watch a movie or view pictures.
Summary: I only paid $116.00 for this unit so I will tell you for the money it is pretty good. I have found a few minor bugs but all in all it is good. I have to admit of all the media player in the under $200 price range this one has the best instruction book and customer support. If you are budget minded and want to have reliability and quality this is the unit. I use it with a free standing external hard drive and connection to my router for internet tv and it is perfect.
Summary: NTV550 is a solid performing unit with some great capabilities and few issues. Easily handles BluRay ISO streaming over my local gigabit network; DVDs are zero problems. Setup is very easy, although I was surprised that there was no included PRINTED manual (which isn't as big deal these days). Does include a printed install guide, which is sufficient to get you going. Interface is solid and fairly intuitive.
Summary: After using the NeoTV 550 for a couple days now, my initial reactions are really positive. Pros: * Setup was simple. The Neo saw all my media shared and immediately scanned them without issue. The options are all pretty straightforward (except for SACK processing, whatever that is). * So far the Neo has played every file I've thrown at it with flying colors. It's played back 75 or so files I tested with no problems.
Summary: This is a review of the Netgear NeoTV 550 with updated firmware version 3.0.268 EU. I received the device from a European retailer on Nov 30, 2010. The Netgear NeoTV 550 is a complex product to review. Your success with the device is highly dependent upon situational factors such as usage, media source, network speeds, and user technical ability. While the device is easy to use, it requires a home theater geek to properly and optimally set up the device.
Summary: ein einziges manko: der HDMI-handshake mit dem TV-gerät (auch verschiedenste marken) funktioniert nicht immer. für mich egal, es reicht der komponentenausgang völlig! aus diesem grund nur 4 sterne. in kombination mit dem "Media Center Master" (bitte googeln) sehr überzeugend! ich kann das gerät nur empfehlen!