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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Neuros OSD to make backups of my DVDs?
Yes. Connect your DVD player to the Neuros OSD with the included RCA cable (red, white and yellow), insert your DVD in the DVD player, play it and hit record on the Neuros OSD remote control. The OSD will convert your DVD into a standard digital MP4 file that will be saved on a storage device of your choice.
What is the Neuros OSD?
The Neuros OSD connects to your TV or home theater system and allows you to archive all of your DVD and video content.

Plug the Neuros OSD into your TV, connect your DVD Player or VCR, and hit play. Your movie will be safely and legally transferred into a digital library! It works with home movies too. Just plug your video camera into the OSD, push play, and your memories are digitized.

With the Neuros OSD, you can store hundreds of hours of video in one location (like an external hard drive), get rid of those bulky cases, put an end to DVD damage, and instantly access any of your videos with the push of a button on a remote. You can even transfer your video content to a portable device (video iPod, PSP, mobile phone, etc.) to watch on the go, or email your home movies to friends and family.
What are the key features of the Neuros OSD?
  • Record Anything (DVDs, VHS tapes or TV shows) from standard video source with RCA or S-video output. Videos are saved in the open MP4 video format. You can even schedule timed recordings of your favorite shows and movies.
  • Store Anywhere. Use the Neuros OSD USB or Ethernet port to save files onto USB external hard drives, NAS (networked attached storage), or networked PCs.
  • Play Everywhere. Enjoy the recorded content on your TV or on-the-go on laptops and Portable Media Players like the iPod, PSP, Smartphones...
  • And much more! The Neuros OSD will also allow you to play MP4 videos downloaded from the internet, music, slide shows of photos and even has a Youtube browser. See our product spec sheet for more information on the device capabilities.
Do I need a PC to use the Neuros OSD?
No, the Neuros OSD is a stand-alone device. You don't need a PC to use it.
Can I use the Neuros OSD to convert my VHS tapes?
Absolutely, connect your VCR to the Neuros OSD with the included RCA cable (red, white and yellow), insert your VHS tape in the VCR, play the content and hit record on the Neuros OSD remote. The OSD will convert your VHS tapes into a standard digital MP4 file that will be saved on the storage device of your choice.
Can I make copies of VHS tapes and commercial DVDs that are copy protected?
Yes, the Neuros OSD records the analog video signal sent to the TV and makes a legal, digital copy of it, as this signal is not copy protected.
How long does it take to record/convert videos?
It happens in real-time, 1 hour of video takes 1 hour to record.
What video format does the Neuros OSD uses for the recording?
The Neuros OSD records in the standard and open MP4 format compatible with a wide range of devices. Videos recorded with the Neuros OSD can not only be played a TV set using the OSD as a player, but can also be viewed on PC/Laptops and popular PMPs like the iPod/Nano/iPhone, the PSP, smartphones etc...
How big are the files recorded?
For the highest setting, 1 hour of video is about 1GB. It means that even on the highest setting, you could have a video library with all your favorite content on a single hard drive.
Does the OSD come with a built-in hard drive?
No, the OSD has no internal storage, but you can plug in any USB external hard drive (with the FAT 32 format), use standard flash cards or networked storage devices (NAS, PC, etc...).
Does the Neuros OSD support HD content?
The OSD records in standard definition from any source that supports composite (RCA cables) or S-Video. If your content source supports those outputs, you can record.
What is the largest capacity memory card that can be used with the OSD?
We have tested up to 8GB in size for memory cards with the OSD with working results. Using the OSD's USB connection, you can hook up external hard drives and expand your space to almost unlimited levels. SDHC cards are compatible with the OSD when using an adapter.
What type of memory cards does the OSD accept?
The OSD accepts SD memory cards, MMC memory cards, MS (Pro and Pro Duo) memory cards, CF memory cards, and microdrives. This includes all mini/micro variants of the previously mentioned cards assuming you have the proper adapters. The OSD is compatible with the newer SDHC cards, if you use an adapter.
Is the OSD network ready?
Yes, the OSD can be hooked up to a home or office network and interact with devices on that network. You can record to and playback content from NAS devices, or even a PC connected to your network.
What is the recording quality?
The recording is near DVD quality on the highest setting. Note that the recording quality depends on the quality of the video source. Please stay tuned, as we will publish original and sample recordings for your comparing pleasure.
What is included with the OSD?
OSD unit, stand, remote, 2 sets of RCA cables, IR blaster cable, VGA output cable, batteries, AC adapter, and instructions.

You can watch a video of the contents of the Neuros OSD box below, from our friends at Gear Diary.
What video file formats/codecs can the OSD play?
Please see the detailed table of supported video formats for playback.
Can the OSD view images?
As of firmware update on 8/2/07, there is a beta photo viewer. Stay tuned for updates!
Will the Neuros OSD work after the digital over-the-air conversion happens on February 17, 2009, in the United States?
Yes. Users who record TV directly may need to adjust their settings. Please visit the Digital Conversion Compatibility page for detailed information on which devices will be affected and how to adjust your setup.
Can I use the OSD to browse the web?
Turning your television into a general purpose web browser is not one of the goals of the OSD development team. Due to the lack of a mouse and keyboard, and the low resolution common to most televisions, TV's tend to make pretty bad web browsers.
Is there a record time limit on the OSD?
For high-quality recordings, there is a 4GB limit to the file size, and for low-quality recordings, there is a 2GB limit. Typically, this translates to approximately four hours of recording. After reaching the limit, the Neuros OSD will finalize your file and start a new file. During that 15-20 second period of time, your Neuros OSD will not record.
Can I save the content recorded with the OSD on a DVD?
Absolutely, once in the digital format, video can be edited and even changed to a different format like MPEG2 (this step requires a PC). Once in the MPEG2 format files can be burned on a DVD. Note that saving a file on a hard drive make it easier to manipulate and access the content than if it was stored on a DVD.

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