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Netgear NeoTV 550

Netgear NeoTV 550
alaScore 89

32 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Netgear NeoTV 550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability. Comments are divided on the usability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Netgear NeoTV 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Netgear NeoTV 550 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability.


33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Netgear NeoTV NTV550


Supports several file formats. Can catalog videos from different devices.

Expensive. No Wi-Fi. No Netflix, Hulu, or other common online streaming services.

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (

Netgear NeoTV 550 HD Network Media Player Review

May, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Netgear NeoTV


Hugely flexible, loads of connections, extensive format support

No streaming services to speak of, quite hard to live with

Decent enough if you know what you’re doing, but no easy ride

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Nick Odantzis (

Netgear NeoTV 550 review


A media streamer that can do it all

Easy to set up and use ; Huge file support ; Great remote ; Cover art is useful ; Good value for money

Lack of internet apps ; Looks bland ; No built-in Wi-Fi ; No HDMI cable

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 – and access them on your...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Rossi Fernandes (

Netgear NeoTV 550 - Geared to Entertain


Netgear is an established brand when it comes to networking solutions. They've been exploring into other avenues out of which, HD media player is one. This is a product segment that's been mostly dominated by large data storage solution companies and...

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.

Jun, 2011

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Netgear NeoTV 550 review


Netgear's latest media streamer can play files from UpNP, DLNA and SMB shares, stream video from YouTube and access internet radio stations. If you don't want to plug it into your network, it can also access media stored on a flash drive or SDHC card.

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

NeoTV 550 review


The NeoTV 550 offers good connectivity options but no storage

Good connectivity and file format support

Expensive considering there’s no built-in storage

The NeoTV is also pretty expensive for a device that doesn’t have a built-in hard disk – in fact, it even makes the Apple TV look cheap.

Sep, 2011

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know what it does and what it doesnt


i needed a simple bluray iso player, nothing else. and thats exactly what i got.

plays any media i throw at it. plays bluray iso flawlessly, which is why i bought it. remote is well layed out

no port multiplier on the eSATA port. it hangs every now and then, resetting takes less then a min, so no biggie

Nov, 2011

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Netgear NeoTV NTV550 Network Audio/Video Player


The best media player I have tested so far. In fact, the NEO 550 is the only media player I am recommending. I would definitely NOT get the WD Media Player (HDMI does not seem to work, does not play VIDEO_TS in order, very slow response), PopBox (HDMI...

Very fast boot up time, quick network discovery of file servers, just 2 clicks to get to my movies, plays every media format in my library (MKV, WMV, AVI, blu-ray, VIDEO_TS, ..., ISO), language / subtitle selection, fast scrolling through media list,...

YouTube app does not seem to list all public folders

Jun, 2011

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No Gigabit Ethernet port is a deal breaker


The Netgear 550 is a solid device offering all the features one could ask for in a network media player except for built in Wireless access. The reason it's going back is that it only has a 100 mb Ethernet port and that just doesn't cut it when it...

Apr, 2011

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