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NeoDigits Helios X5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of NeoDigits Helios X5000. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, but many are less positive about the usability and reliability.

image quality, design, size

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the NeoDigits Helios X5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for NeoDigits Helios X5000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of NeoDigits Helios X5000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. Many are less positive about the usability and reliability.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Neodigits Helios X5000 HD Network Media PlayerNeodigits Helios X5000 HD Network Media Player

May, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

NeoDigits Helios X5000 HD Network Media Player


When I was asked if I was interested in reviewing the Helios X5000, I said ‘yes' out of hand. You can't be a reviewer and not be interested in reviewing nearly everything that comes across your desk. But honestly, I had no idea what it was. I knew it...

Upconverts all your DVDs to your display’s native format ; Great image detail ; Can share media with other Helios users over the Internet ; Upgradeable over the Internet

Poor de-interlacing performance ; Occasionally drops video ; Setup is a pain ; Media streaming is inconsistent ; DVD menus sometimes unresponsive ; Occasional freezes/crashes

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (

NeoDigits X5000


2006 was the year that many DVD players shipped to the market with networking capabilities, mainly for use with online functions such as listening to on-line radio, update firmware, view pages, etc. Another important landmark was HDMI, and we saw the...

While the price is determined by the overall build-quality and performance, we don't currently know of any other player on the market that can match these. The player is listed at US$579 on the neodigits website (+shipping) and only for US customers....

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Baggaley (

Neodigits' Helios X5000 HD Network Media Player


With its wide-streaming format support and 1080p upscaling DVD capability, Mike Baggaley liked Neodigits' top-of-the-line AV player.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Adam Berger (

Gadgetell Review: NeoDigits Helios X5000


Product: NeoDigits Helios X5000 Price: $579 Rating: 8.5/10 Pros: Multiple video and audio formats, NTSC/PAL, built-in WiFi, network streaming, 1080p upconverting Cons: Small display, poor remote, lacking SACD/DVD-Audio, Overall: If you are looking for...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The X5000 is the ultimate digital media player built for absolute audio and video enthusiasts; designed to satisfy even the most critical of audiovisual connoisseurs. Until the X5000, digital music never sounded so good. Experience the pulse of sheer unadulterated sound. Along with a 1080p HD HDMI output to deliver equally astonishing video quality, the X5000 brings the perfect balance between audio and video excellence to indulge all your senses.


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Ambidextrous
Receiver Type:Nano
RoHS compliance: Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone
Wireless receiver interface:USB

Energy Management

Power Source:Batteries


LED Indicators: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Wireless range:393.7
Works on any surface: Yes

Input Device

Buttons quantity:4
Device interface:RF Wireless
Frequency band:2.4
Movement detection technology:Laser
Movement Resolution:1600
Recommended usage:Notebook
Scroll: Yes
Scroll type:Touch

Other Features

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Mouse dimensions (WxDxH):4.21 x 2.64 x 1.52
Number of products included:1
Package dimensions (WxDxH):8.66 x 6.3 x 3.15
Product dimensions (W x D x H):4.21 x 2.64 x 1.52
USB required: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Data

Package weight:7.72
Receiver included: Yes
User guide: Yes


Power Source:Batteries

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Mouse weight:4.16
Weight note (metric):4.16

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