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Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus Digital Video Recorder

by NEUROS

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  • Product Type - MPEG4 Recorder
  • -ISO Standard MPEG4 SP encoding with AAC-LC audio.
  • -MPEG4+AMR Audio for 3GP settings.
  • Audio Encoding - all modes=128kbps AAC except AMR for 3GP settings
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5 inches, 3 inches, 1 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000HLZKH0
  • Item model number: 4030500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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Want to watch your favorite TV show or movies on your iPod video, PSP, or mobile phone without hassling with an online subscription service? Turn to the Neuros MPEG-4 Recorder 2 Plus, which works like a mini digital VCR but eliminates all fees, hassles, and file conversion. The Recorder 2 Plus--an enhanced version of the original Recorder 2--is easy to use, as it plugs into any existing home theater component via simple RCA cables. Once connected, it records from any analog video source, including cable or satellite TV, DVD players, camcorders, VCRs, and PVRs such as TiVo. And because the Recorder 2 Plus uses compact memory cards as the storage medium, you can play back the resulting video files on your TV or easily transfer them to the digital devices you already own, such as PSPs, iPod videos, laptops, PDAs, and SmartPhones.

The applications of the Recorder 2 Plus are virtually endless. You can watch your favorite late-night talk show or morning news show on your commute or during your lunch break, enjoy the movies of your choice during a cross-country flight, capture your video game highlights and e-mail them to friends or opponents, or digitize your home movies for viewing with friends. Everything is at your fingertips.

The quality of the recordings depends on the quality of the original content and signal, but the Neuros Recorder 2 Plus captures its footage at 30 frames per second with a 640 x 480 resolution (close to DVD quality). Users can then save the content via one of several resolution/compression options. The resolution methods include VGA for TV playback; WQGVA for the PSP; QVGA (15 and 30 frames per second) and QVGA 3GP for handhelds such as the PSP, iPod, SmartPhones, PDAs, and Pocket PCs; and QCIF and QCIF 3GP for mobile phones. The compression options, meanwhile, consist of superfine, fine, normal, and economy. Note that the superfine and fine settings are only available for the VGA resolution.

Operating the Neuros requires almost no learning curve, as the device uses your TV screen for all the menu controls. With its credit-card-sized remote, it's a cinch to move through the menus and select the handheld device you want to use for viewing. Simply choose the iPod or PSP, for example, and the Recorder 2 Plus encodes the recording into the proper format, so you don't have to worry about details like frame rates, bit rates, or codec types. The device even offers programmable and timer recording functions, just like a traditional VCR.

The Recorder 2 Plus records onto the following memory cards: Secure Digital (SD), MiniSD, MicroSD (Transflash), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Compact Flash (CF) type I and II, Memory Stick Pro, Duo and Pro Duo, and Microdrive. Other details include a JPEG photo viewer with a slide-show option, a one-click record feature from the remote, and upgradeable firmware. The Recorder 2 Plus measures 4.6 by 0.71 by 3.42 inches (W x H x D) and is backed by a 90-day warranty on labor and a one-year warranty on parts.

What's in the Box
Recorder 2 Plus system, standard A/V RCA cables, power supply, remote control, software CD-ROM, user's manual.

Product Description

1)NO FEES - Record Live TV, movies, TV shows and home videos from any source (Cable/Satellite TV, DVD, DVR/PVR, VCR, Camcorder, Console Games...) 2)NO CONVERSION - Files play directly on most handhelds .. Video iPod, PSPs, Smartphones and mobile phones, PDA/Pocket PC, PMP and laptops. 3)NO HASSLE - No PC required. Set up and use like a VCR. Record onto standard flash memory cards, memory stick, Mini-SD and microdrive.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It couldn't have cost more than 40.00 bucks at any time!
Donna Allon
The main problem was the formating requirements to make the memory card compatible with the recorder.
R. Bailey
The video quality when played back on my Psp is outstanding, even on lowest setting.
M. Sharkey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Russell L. Dillingham on July 13, 2007
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The recorder works just fine, but I found the manual not as clear about some of the operations as I would have liked. It took me over an hour to figure out how to complete some of the operations, and I've been working with electronic products for over 30 years. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I use this recorder with my home survellience system, as I have 2 cameras monitoring my home when I am gone. I have to use it in the 640 resolution because my monitor is a TV set, and in this highest resolution it will only record for 5 hours. But that's better than the 2 hours I was getting when recording to my DVD recorder.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Veronica C. Burgess on January 12, 2008
I just bought this product and wanted to post a little review after my first initial recordings and a little time spent on the Neuros Technology forums. Here are some of the pros and cons I came up with about this recorder:

Pros: The movie I recorded using the Recorder 2 showed up immediately on my PSP. No extra conversion to deal with. I was also able to use it to put a movie on the my friends Zune although it took the Zune's software about three hours to complete that task. Of course, I was able to import the movie into my iTunes library and sync to my iPod which took about 3 minutes!

Cons: The on-screen display is circa 1997! Would be nice to see it updated. Also the recorder cannot be operated without the remote! No buttons on the neuros at all. Be aware that although you can record for as long as your memory card has space, it will create a new file after two hours. That's right, DVD movies over two hours long will result multiple files! I was able to splice the two together using video editing software but who wants to go through that! The last thing is that the quality is slightly under what I would have expected but I think it may be the quality of the RCA cables it came with. I think I will take a suggestion from a neuros forum member and buy Monster Gold camcorder cables and see what happens.

Overall, it works for what I bought it for which is to expand movie selections for the PSP. If it works with Zune (can't really be sure yet), great! It definately works with my iPod and Smartphone. I can't complain about that because so far so good there.

I give four stars for the cluncky interface which is difficult to navigate and may be impossible for a novice!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Lunceford on January 9, 2007
Originally picked up a V-Mate from Sandisk, but the Neuros outperforms in terms of features and video quality.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Heathcliff R. Rios on March 8, 2007
Works great!!!!!! Is so easy to use and install. Now I'm watching all my favorite programs on my spare time.No more hassle of converting files just put the sd card record and watch it on my PDA.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Sharkey on January 21, 2008
At last a product that works as advertised. I record my tivo'd shows to my memorystick, pop it into my Psp and take it with me wherever I go. I watch my favorite shows on the crosstrainer at the gym, on my lunch, or while waiting for an appointment. It even makes taking my wife shopping painless. I can record from Dvd, Tivo, cable, vcr, etc.. On the lowest quality recording I fit four hours of recording per gigabyte on my memorystick. The video quality when played back on my Psp is outstanding, even on lowest setting. My only warning is, do not lose the little remote that comes with the unit. There is no other way to operate the device.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary N. Brooks on February 10, 2008
This product generally did what I purchased it to do, mainly record video from several sources, DVR and digital video camera and allow me to play them on my ipod. The recorded quality was very good and I was able to view my videos on both my ipod and smartphone. My only complaint is with the build quality. Both the cable connections for the video and the power supply shorted in and out when wiggled even slightly. Had this not been a problem I would have rated it with 4 or 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Ross on August 3, 2012
the item did what it was advertised to do at first i converted all the movies i wanted then out of the blue it just stopped working. the device will not even turn on. I would say good product but for a limited time only ... if it cost 25 bucks then i would say it was worth the money now i have to order another one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By musiclover1966 on August 7, 2008
I find this unit not very reliable for recording - the flimsy 1/8" connectors for A/V on the back cause video to come and go and I have to jiggle it to get a picture for recording - them sometime in the middle of recording it'll move just enough and leave me with a blank video screen with audio. OR I'll get the video channels but one of the audio channels will be off - just the left channel is recorded.

Additionally on the highest level of Quality (TV mode) the video compression is still poor and very blocky - I was expecting much higher quality at this setting then I get.

If you're considering buying this I recommend considering instead a A/V capture card for your computer - which should not have the flimsy connectors to it to cause you grief.
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