Summary: If your media is on your USB drives this player is amazing. It plays everything and loads fast even if you have tons and tons of files. I love that you can associate the CD or DVD art with the files and that it can display 30 images at once. Scrolling is fast in the event there are 1000s of files and seeing images is way better than just reading the titles.
Summary: I've read some of the reviews here and I"m surprised by some of the negative responses, poor software, doesn't read all formats, slow connection. I've owned a neotv 550 for 3 years and not once has it not performed to my expectations in fact, it's exceeded them. I thought i would buy the latest iteration NeoTV Max, cheaper and less performance.
Summary: My Netgear has been such a nice addition to my equipment. It'll play any file type I throw at it. I have the HDMI connected to my TV and a couple of large portable hard drives. The unit allows me to browse through the files on my drives and watch whatever I want to. Very cool tech.
Could have more functionality, still great for DVD and Blu-ray ISO and hi-def audio, i.e. hi-rez flac
Mihail A. Popa, Amazon
17 April 2013
Summary: Too bad they discontinued it and there's no real alternative. The looks is not the coolest. It's better than Logitech Squeezebox Touch, WD Live Hub and the Boxee. There is no Cinavia, which is also great. Get it while you can, for the the price it is a real bargain.
Summary: I gave a review of the Boxee Box which I like along with this box which I bought quite a while ago. This box has no netflix, and no real online apps to speak of at all. But if you want a cheap box to play all video formats from a NAS drive this will do just that. I even had an MKV file with audio that was not synced at all with the video. This box allows you yo advance or delay audio by up to 2 seconds. Just a good box for watching your collection.
Summary: Excellent ratio price/quality. Works very silently. Plays many formats. I advise. Remarkable decision. The disk can be taken away. I have many devices of this company. Everything is simple at height!
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a media player that displayed my movies with Cover Art. I was using my samsung blue ray player but it would only display the movies and folders like you see on your computer (crap). I now have the nicest media player on the planet! In large part, thanks to a product called tagsuite.exe, which would go get all of the movie info (cover art, movie description, actors, rating, year released, everything!) for each of my movies from IMDB.com.
Not at yesterday's Price point . . . Thanks Kellards :)
Nat Ray, Amazon
16 December 2011
Summary: This is a great little box when set up properly. I'd like to buy another, but not at today's price point (December 15, 2011). I purchased one from Amazon on the 8th of December, this month, for $109.95. I'll wait until the holiday shopping spree is over before I check back for a decent price :) *** UPDATE *** Kellards has stepped to the plate and is selling the NeoTV550 at the price I paid on the 8th. I've ordered another, hopefully, it will arrive before Christmas.
Summary: I purchased an NTV550 for my dad this past Fathers Day. The NTV550 replaced an aging laptop that I had hooked up to the flat panel Sony HDTV in our living room (via HDMI), and connected to our LAN wirelessly. This setup was to access a media library hosted on a remote computer on our network consisting of pictures, movies, TV shows and music.
Why I chose the NeoTV 550 over other media players
Bob L., Amazon
20 June 2011
Summary: As a former owner of the first generation media player appliance that practically started it all (affordable, powerful, simple), the Western Digital WD TV HD 1080P Media Player , I have been holding out for a very long time in getting a replacement. I've tinkered with XBMC software on the PC, played around with different TV and Bluray player content streaming capabilities, and sometimes used the Sony PS3 for displaying some of my music, movies and photos.