So.... bought this about a week ago for $4.xx after rebate and coupon.
I tried to hook it up to my "TV" which is really a 22" widescreen monitor. It turns out that the NeoTv and the monitor didn't like each other (resolution-wise, I guess) and it wouldn't work through my HDMI switcher or receiver either. No biggie. Hooked it up to my XGA projector that accepts just about any resolution and it let me get through the setup menus. Playing content was a struggle, and no sound due to HDMI>DVI... But for testing it was ok.
So now today I get my brand new 39" Seiki HDTV from sears and hook the NeoTv up, and it shows up on the TV, shows the NeoTv logo while starting up correctly, but then after that the entire screen has a SUPER PINK hue to it. I poked around a bit on google and somebody said to disable "CEC" in the Video/Audio menu so I did. Also tried 2 different HDMI cable. No luck. Everything is pink! So I decided to do a soft factory settings reset (through the menu). Still displays the Neotv logo while booting correctly (not pink), but now it won't display ANYTHING after that! So I did a "hard reset" (button on bottom of unit with a pin for ~5 seconds) and still the same. Shows the logo correctly, no display after that.
This piece of s8$@ isn't even worth the $4 I paid for it. How can it be this bad?! I was expecting mediocre menu's, laggy performance, limited video services, slow updates, BUT I did expect it to work. I looked into Netgear support just to see if they might send me a replacement and it seems that their support is as bad as this product. Probably not even worth the time to contact them to see if I can get a replacement unit.
I've been officially turned off of Netgear entirely. I don't understand how a company like Netgear could release such a "stinker" and not even attempt to back it up. I'm sure they make some nice high-end routers, but I won't be purchasing Netgear again.
Mine lags a little, while searching through the menu, but the movies stream just fine. You must have got a bad one.
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