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NeoDigits Helios X5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and value for money.

design, image quality

value for money, reliability

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for NeoDigits Helios X5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of NeoDigits Helios X5000 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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

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NeoDigits Helios X5000 Review

 

The NeoDigits X5000 DVD player outsmarts the competition by adding media streaming capabilities through either WiFi or Ethernet. That's right, this DVD player will not only play your favorite DVDs, but it will also wirelessly connect to your home PC to...

Exceptional audio performance; firmware upgradeable; attractive; versatile

Does not support SACD or DVD Audio; poor remote response; slow boot times

If you are in the market for a high-end media streamer or server, we think you should give the Helios X5000 a try.

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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

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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....

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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.

In spite of a rocky start, I liked the X5000. Its quality construction, pleasant user interface, and upscaling capabilities managed to outshine the buggy internet functions and the initial DVD playback issues that I experienced. The Helios X5000 was...

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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...

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NeoDigits Helios X5000

 

I bought this unit for $450 and REALLY wanted the networking part of it to work. Unfortunately it constantly froze and lost the network signal. I never even made it thru a single movie. The firmware upgrades are a joke as they create more problems. ...

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NeoDigits Helios X5000

 

I've been using X5000 for some six months and now I feel confident to voice my opinion.

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NeoDigits Helios X5000

 

I bought this unit for $450 and REALLY wanted the networking part of it to work. Unfortunately it constantly froze and lost the network signal. I never even made it thru a single movie. The firmware upgrades are a joke as they create more problems. I...

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.
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