Saturday, March 3, 2007

Neuros OSD Linux Media Recorder

Open Source Media Appliance... Get Hacking!

Fancy yourself a programmer? Well Neuros is looking for your coding help to make their new OSD Linux-based media appliance a video-ripping, YouTube playing, TCPIP media monster. And what's better, Neuros is putting their money where your hot little hand is with a series of cash bounties for coding certain new features into the firmware of the OSD... plus Neuros comes through with a no questions asked 60 day return policy. Out of the box, the Neuros OSD functions as a media recorder and player. Connect the OSD to your TV and give it an analog video input from your DVD or cable box and it can encode video in various formats for your portable devices like PSP or mobile phones. Files can be stored and played either using media cards or using a USB external hard drive plugged into the OSD. However, the really special part about the OSD is its wealth of ports and the completely open source firmware. You get analog video/audio input and output, ethernet, USB, infrared, serial, two card slots to accommodate CF and SD/MS/MMC cards, plus a full-function universal remote.

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Important Note:
The Neuros OSD is a work in progress. You need some technical knowledge to get the most out of the device. Obviously people with the aptitude to code new features into the firmware will benefit the most. Updating the firmware on the OSD requires the ability to download a file to an extra SD/MMC or CF Card (not included) insert it into the OSD and power cycle it. If you don't know what we are talking about... you probably should not buy the OSD.





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