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Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Digital Video Recorder

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  • Product Type - MPEG4 Recorder
  • Color - Black
  • Works just like digital VCR (no conversion necessary); syncs video with iTunes
  • 30fps@368x208 resolution (16:9, WQVGA setting)wide screen format for PSP
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Technical Details

  • Model: 4030200

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 4.6 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000COYZR8
  • Item model number: 4030200
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,997 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder is a digital VCR for the portable video age. If you own a Video iPod or Sony PSP, the Recorder 2 is a must-have. Instead of buying proprietary UMD discs at 20 each or downloading TV shows for a fee from a limited catalog, you can now create open digital video files from all the content you already own. You can watch content whenever and wherever you want on your Video iPod or Sony PSP. The MPEG-4 Recorder is like an easy-to-use, free-standing VCR that records onto digital memory cards instead of VHS tapes so that the video is playable directly on the PSP , other handheld devices or ready for easy transfer to the new Video iPod.

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So you thought you'd found the ultimate in entertainment freedom with your video iPod? How great is it to be able to catch your favorite television show on your way to work, or check out the latest music video before your big meeting? It's great, all right, if you don't mind shelling out a few bucks for shows that you can watch for free on TV.

Don't fret! The days of having to pay to watch shows on your iPod or other handhelds are over, thanks to the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2. With the Neuros, you can record live TV, your favorite movies, and even sporting events for playback on your Sony PSP, iPod, PDA, smartphone, notebook or other portable device. No conversion hassles, no fees, no problems!

As Easy as a VCR
If you've ever used a VCR, you'll quickly see that the Neuros is a snap to use. Using the standard A/V RCA interface cables, which are included, you simply connect the Neuros into the source you want to record from--such as a cable box, satellite dish, DVD player, camcorder or VHS player--and press record. The Neuros will begin digitizing your show. The Neuros works just like a free-standing VCR, but instead of recording onto VHS tapes, it records directly onto digital memory cards (MS Duo/ProDuo, CF, and Microdrives) so that you can then play your video directly on your PSP, laptop or other handheld devices.

For iPod playback, it's a cinch. After recording your show to a memory card, you insert the card into your computer's card reader and then load the video into your iTunes iPod playlist. You don't have to convert, transcode, compress or do anything else. Just load the video onto your iPod, and away you go. It's that simple. Really.

The Neuros also offers many of the conveniences of a VCR, such as the ability to program up to five recording schedules (once, daily, weekly, or monthly), and a one-click recording feature from the remote. But unlike a VCR, the five-ounce Neuros fits into the palm of your hand, so it can blend unobtrusively in with your home theater system, ready to record at a moment's notice.

Video Wherever You Please
With the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 and almost any handheld, you'll never have to miss your favorite late-night television show or news program again. Just set the Neuros to record at a certain time, go to bed, and when you wake up you simply insert the card into your handheld, and you're ready to go. Ideal for the morning commuter or cross-country traveler, the Neuros lets you watch your favorite programs on the way to work or on your next flight.

But the Neuros lets you do a lot more than watch television shows with your handheld. Because you can plug the Neuros into just about any video source, you can use it to digitize your home movies, show off your kids' baseball games or dance recitals to your colleagues, and even capture last night's video game highlights for playback. You can even use the Neuros to transfer a slide show of your vacation shots for playback on your television. The possibilities are endless. But regardless of how you use the Neuros, the bottom line is that there will never be any fees or conversion hassles when you want to hit the road with your favorite video.

What's in the Box
Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2, standard A/V RCA interface cables, 110-240V AC/DC power supply, remote control and user manual driver and bundle software pack.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

For that purpose, it works very well.
Jenkins Beaming
I wish the light in front would change colors red for being off green for being on.
Arnold Varela
Image quality is fantastic on a Psp, even on lowest setting.
M. Sharkey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By L. Martzinek on July 18, 2006
I've been converting videos for my ipod since November, and just started converting for my PSP a month ago. I've converted hundreds of hours worth of video and used at least 3 different programs for each device. Nothing has given me anywhere near the video quality that this does.

I've bought TV shows on Itunes and watched them on my 27" TV and been amazed at how good the image quality was, but I've never been able to do as well with videos I've converted myself - until now. At the highest quality setting the recordings look just as good as anything I've bought on Itunes, and with 60GB of memory on my ipod file size isn't an issue. (I recorded before and after I installed a very recent firmware upgrade - if you buy this, go to Neuros' site and get the upgrade, it makes a difference)

Converting for PSP is easier than with any program I've used. You record directly onto the memory stick, and then just pop it into the PSP and there it is on the video menu. You only have to deal with the PSP's #&%$@# file naming requirements if you want to move the files off the stick to archive them.

The other big advantage this has over everything else I've used is that this is a one step process - you record it and you can watch it on your device immediately. Everything else I've used was 2 step: you recorded or ripped in real time, then you converted, in real time or longer. This is half the work.

There are only 2 real downsides: You have to hook up the video out to a tv because it has no display of it's own, and it has no memory you can record onto - you need a memory stick or cf card. A potential third issue is the remote - you need it to do everything, even turn it on, so you really, really don't want to lose it.

Overall, this thing is amazing. I wish I had bought it when I got my ipod. I could have saved over $100 that I spent on converting software, and a lot of time.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on September 13, 2006
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The product does everything it claims. However, they could have spent a few more hours and bucks working on the instruction manual, adding another LED to actually let you know the product is active when you hit the on button (because of the slight lag time between functions), not to mention adding a key pad to the top of the device. It took way to long to figure out how to set up this simple device, a couple of extra hints in the instruction manual would be of help, like: video output is on video one, etc. All in all the device is great once you've figure it out. The only items which keeps me from rating this device as the next best thing to sliced bread is the instruction manual and the lack of a attached keypad to the top of the device.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Gray on July 24, 2006
The Recorder 2 makes it trivially easy to get movies and TV shows onto my PSP. You pretty much just press the record button and it does the rest. Recommended!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 20, 2006
This is amazing! When i bought this it changed the value of my psp and psp 1 GB mem. stick. It went from 300$ To 300,000$ in my mind. Now anything thats on t.v. i can watch on my psp. It also works an our comcast digital cable box, Satellite dishes, Tivo,Tv, Xbox, Ps2,Xbox 360 and any thing with the standard yellow cord in red cord in and white cord input it will work with. You simply pop you Memory Stick Duo and press rec. and it will record anything on your t.v screen, from you playing video games or watching the simpsons,Desperate Houswives,South park and Many other shows. Hint:you should have at least a 512 MB mem stick or else you wont get much use out of it
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Charles on July 24, 2006
The Neuros Recorder will record video from any video source in MPEG4 and 3GP format. This device is the easiset way to transfer video content to your Ipod or your PSP. Maybe you have a stack of old VHS tapes and you want to transfer them all to MPEG4 format. Hooking the Neuros up is a snap. Connect the AV cables to your input and output devices, plug in the AC adapter, and insert your memory cards. Instead of buying video content from the Itunes store, you can record it yourself for free.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sullivan on July 24, 2006
If you are tired of downloading multiple shareware programs and other buggy software to make your PSP perform as God intended, this is the product for you.

Works great right out of the box. I was up and running in 15 minutes. Easy, clear instructions and reliable hardware make this a real winner, imho.

Nothing is quite as cool as unlocking the true potential of my PSP. Now that I can watch the tv and movies I want to watch, instead of the couple of dozen psp titles on release, I can never go back.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Boy on July 24, 2006
very user friendly and easy to use. great for those on the go who want to transfer & view their favorites shows, video clips, etc onto their video I-Pods. i know some older users/retirees who are non-tech savvy but have used this device to transfer VHS-formatted family and baby videos to bring along on their travels. would be great if a future version was a little more 'stylish', but functionally this is a very useful device.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter on March 22, 2007
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The old VCR finally gave out, and besides that, we have no space near the new Sharp Aquos LCD flatscreen. The Neuros Recorder 2 is our replacement. Simple on-screen menus do the set up job, although since the unit has no tuner (keeping it very small - a plus), the TV channel must be preset and left on (muted sound OK). This works for us, as we use basic time shifting most of the time.

Our 2 GB Compact Flash card (sold separately) will hold about 2 hrs of programming in super fine mode. These are not for archiving programs, so upload them to your PC and burn a disc for that and erase the card and start over.

While the Neuros Recorder 2 was designed for playback on portable devices, with just 640x480 resolution, it actually is acceptable on our 32" screen when compared with the analog source programming.

We just got it and are starting use, but are pleased so far. If you have space limitations, routing issues with your TV signal cable, or just like a small elegant device, we would recommend this unit.
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