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Ziova Clearstream CS505

Ziova Clearstream CS505
alaScore 72

3 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Ziova Clearstream CS505. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price, but many are negative about the size and design.


reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Ziova Clearstream CS505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Ziova Clearstream CS505 HD Network Media Player


Ziova's hybrid device is an upscaling multi-format DVD player and a wireless media streamer in one. Sounds like a good combo on paper, but the...

High-def HDMI output with any content. Impressive standards support. The price is right. Ethernet and 802.11g connections. Integrated Shoutcast radio

Excruciatingly slow: Boot-up takes nearly a minute and other functions are terribly laggy. Requires substantial tweaking to configure initially. Very buggy and touchy-prone to crashes at the slightest provocation. Awkward remote; text on buttons too...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Seamus Byrne (

Ziova CS505 Upscaling DivX/DVD Network Streamer Hands-on: Our Favorite Player Yet


We've been known to download DivX files using BitTorrent on occasion, and there's nothing better than using an upscaling DVD player like t...

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

The ZIOVA Clearstream CS505 High Definition Network Media Player gives users four connectivity options in one unit: wireless networking, Ethernet wired networking, optical disc playback and USB 2.0 hard drive connection. It has unprecedented file format support including high definition Windows Media Video 9 and MPEG4 playback. The CS505's music playback capability handles all the formats enthusiasts have longed for, including the high definition FLAC lossless compressed format, OGG, AAC (commonly used in Apple iTunes), MP3, Windows Media Audio 9, CD Audio and others. Video playback is also astonishingly comprehensive. The CS505 handles playback in Windows Media Video 9, XviD, Nero Digital, MPEG-4, QuickTime MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, DVD, and other formats. The CS505 is engineered from the ground up for high performance networking, with Ethernet and 54Mbit/s 802.11G wireless networking integrated. The Internet is just a button away on the CS505, with instant access to features such as local weather, and support for streaming Internet radio stations.

Built-in Display


Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD player / digital multimedia receiver

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

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Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD player


Manufacturer:Ziova Corporation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ziova Clearstream

MD System

Type: None

Network & Internet Multimedia

Connectivity Protocols:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) / IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Functionality:Digital audio playback / Digital photo playback / Digital video playback / Internet radio playback


Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

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VCR 2nd

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