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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 are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. Many are negative 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 64/100 = 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 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the image quality, but some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

image quality

reliability, usability

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

Nov, 2019

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

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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....

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

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