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December 15, 2005

Product Review Neuros MPEG 4 Recorder 2!

It's not very often I get really excited about a package that was due to arrive, but this last Thursday I was really excited when the Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 arrived in the mail.

I am sure all you have or still have a VCR recorder. The operation of that device is about as simple as electronics component you own. Well imagine a box that is about the size of a PDA and a lot thiner, that comes with a power cable, two video cables and has two memory slots for a compact flash and a MS Duo card.

Now let me run several scenarios by you, first of you have a Sony PSP, PDA, or any MPEG4 compatible device, and you want video content for that device! With the Neuros MPEG4 Recorder 2 you can record content for those devices as easy as using your VCR. You can record content onto your memory sticks in MPEG4 format and then drop that memory stick into your device and watch the video.

I wanted to see how easy this thing was to use. I inserted a 1 gig compact flash into the unit, turned it on and navigated the menu system with the easy to use remote control and recorded a 30 minute show that was being piped in from my DVR, to the Neuros Recorder, and out to the TV. Once I completed the recording I pulled the card out of the Neuros and inserted it into my Compact Flash slot on my PC, double clicked the file what do I see but a perfectly recorded TV show. Watching on my PDA was just as simple.

Folks I am in love, this is a product that has astounded me. I spent the next 5-6 hours grabbing VCR tapes that I have been putting off converting into a digital recordings, and let me just say I am one very happy camper. The unit must do some internal switching because when I recorded a DVD I simply selected DVD as the input device, when it came to recording from my VCR a simple change in my cabling resulted in great results.

You can choose from a wide range of recording quality settings. Please read the spec sheets as the device has various recording settings the highest of which is 640x480 which is fine for TV shows. Not impressed yet well you can schedule recordings just like you do on your DVR.

Not only does it record but it will also PLAY videos. So you download a MPEG4 video from the net, and you dump it on a memory card insert it into the player and hit play. I am not kidding folks it is that easy.

This company is all about fair use and that is what drew my attention to them. The manufacture is selling these things faster than hotcakes, I am going to be bragging this unit up for quite some time.

Tomorrow I am going to check and see if these videos I have recorded will work on my Video iPod everything I am reading indicates that it probably will work but I am not a 100% sure and have not tested it yet. So don't hold me to it I will let you know. Finally let me just say this, go to their website spend five minutes reading the specifications on this unit and let me know what you think. I will get some sample video's up in the link blog in a few days but I wanted to get this review on the street as it is just to darn hot to sit on any longer. [Neuros]

Disclaimer: Geek News Central was given this device to review, the hardware the device was run and tested were average home computer and television appliances, the product was evaluated with no expectation from the vendor of a positive review.

Posted by dymaxion at December 15, 2005 03:37 PM


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