• Netgear NeoTV 550
72
Based on 22 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • Supports several file formats.
  • Can catalog videos from different devices.
  • Supports 1080p and a wide variety of formats.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • Some supported files wouldn’t play.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Cinema Choice on 80

Netgear, better-known for its NAS boxes and routers, has for some time also been producing network devices of another type – media players. One of its stable is the NeoTV 550, which, thanks to its lack of Android, Boxee, etc, feels reassuringly...

By Home Cinema Choice on 80

It may not boast all of the ‘gadgets’ of the iXtreamer, but the NeoTV 550 will still give media moguls plenty to sink their teeth into. It’s made by Netgear, a company with a good track record in network equipment (I used its ReadyNAS...

By PC Mag on 50

If you have a lot of media stores in your home network's devices, the Netgear NeoTV NTV550 can bring those files to your HDTV, but a too-high price, and a lack of features spoil the deal....

By Macworld UK on 60

Netgear’s NeoTV 550 is a very well connected device, with composite and component video connectors alongside the main HDMI interface for your TV. It also sports a S/PDIF digital audio connector for surround sound output, an eSATA interface for...

By TechRadar on 80

Despite the ongoing march of Blu-ray into homes across the country, there's been no let-up in the number of media devices that enable you to get all the media you've collated on your PC – whether movies, music files or photos...

By Tech2 on 70

We were thoroughly impressed by the Netgear NeoTV 550. It’s a solid player that handles media very well. The very elegantly designed interface is also a thing to look at. Netgear has priced the NeoTV 550 at Rs.14,649, which is a lot of money.A...

By Whathifi.com on 60

The NeoTV follows a more specialist path to streaming nirvana. It comes with next-to-no services built-in (unless you count Flickr and YouTube) and rarely holds your hand through the setup process or day-to-day usage. Its menus are a far cry from the...

By Computeractive on 60

Works fine as a media player and streamer - just don't buy it for the internet features...

By PC World on 70

The NeoTV NTV550 is a solid high-def media streamer for media on your local network, but suffers from lack of Internet media support. Netgear NeoTV NTV550: Strong Media Streamer Is Weak on TV Services NETGEAR NeoTV NTV550 Review, by Yardena Arar...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The Netgear NeoTV NTV550 is a small yet stylish media streamer with good file support and a great menu system. It makes it easy to play videos and music off network locations and attached hard drives. We did experience an intermittent audio problem...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Netgear is back in the media centre market with a decent product. The NeoTV 550 has plenty of options, good multimedia compatibility and a nice user interface. If Netgear is on the ball with manufacturer follow-up then this could shape up to be a...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Apart from a fairly fiddly internet content browser, there’s not much wrong with the NeoTV 550. It’s not special enough to justify its premium price, though....

International Review By AudioVideoHD on 90

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International Review By thg.ru on

Эволюция многих устройств в наши дни идёт...

International Review By Digital Life on 40

NeoTV 550 ger ett bra första intryck genom att inleda med en smärtfri installation av en uppdatering över nätet. Några enkla val senare är jag igång och spelar filmer från min NAS. Den gör ett bra jobb att...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

Er zijn onderhand bijna even veel mediaspelers als potentiële kopers, waarbij elk model weer specifieke plus- en minpunten heeft. Netgear heeft met de NeoTV 550 een interessant model geïntroduceerd, dat alle belangrijke functionaliteit onder...

International Review By Magnus.de on 80

Wenn Netgear noch an der Stabilität und Blu-ray-Unterstützung des Gerätes arbeitet, gehört es zu den derzeit besten Playern auf dem...

International Review By IDG.no on 67

Man skal ikke legge så mange kronene i ekstra for å få Western Digitals Live Hub med 1 terabyte integrert harddisk. Dette er også en spiller som kan framstå som litt mer brukervennlig og funksjonsrik på enkelte områder...

International Review By gadgetgear.nl on 70

Met de NeoTV laat Netgear zien dat het ook een prima entertainment apparaat kan maken. Hoewel we niet helemaal tevreden zijn met de gebrekkige ondersteuning voor MOV bestanden, is het ontbreken van Wi-Fi een groter gemis. Beiden zijn echter geen reden...

International Review By Clubic on 78

retour au sommaireAprès une série EVA 91500/9150 assez catastrophique, on peut vraiment dire que Netgear revient de loin ! Le constructeur est reparti de zéro pour proposer une nouvelle platine capable de rivaliser avec une concurrence...