Reviews and Problems with Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2
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Neuros MPEG-4 Video Recorder 2 review
Hardware in Review
5 March 2010
Summary: Neuros' original MPEG-4 Video Recorder was a bit of a disappointment, but it was a unique device trying to find a market. The Neuros marketers eventually discovered that there was no way a flash memory video recorder was going to compete with hard drive recorders like the TiVo, but there was an emerging market for smaller-resolution video files on handheld devices.
Neuros MPEG4 Video Recorder 2 Video Source to Flash
23 August 2008
Excerpt: The Neuros MPEG-4 Video Recorder 2 is a device that lets you record from any video source directly to a Flash memory card, and the files can then be played on an iPod, PlayStation Portable, or most any portable A/V player.
Excerpt: About a year ago, we reviewed the first version of the Neuros MPEG4 Video Recorder. This device, and now the newer version, the MPEG-4 Recorder 2, are easy-to-use analog-to-digital recorders, so that you can capture video from or audio from sources such as a VCR, DVD player, camcorder, casette player, and so on. The new Recorder 2 has been released with some updates and enhancements to the original product and a slightly different focus.
Summary: The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 is a simple product which functions as a low-budget personal video recorder, something which a lot of people want but don't want to pay for on a monthly basis. Its use as a recorder for portable media players is, of course, more than incidental, but at its heart the product is a cheap, portable PVR.
Conclusion: The Neuros MPEG-4 Video Recorder 2 is a step in the right direction in some ways, and a step backwards in other, less significant ways. Most of the device's value has been added not by its own features or improvements, but by the explosive growth of the handheld video player market. In other words, what the recorder does at its most basic level -- record videos formatted for small screens -- has become a more important function, so the device itself has more intrinsic...