Netgear NeoTV 550

Netgear ups the ante with the NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD media player, we’re cautiously optimistic for October

Netgear NeoTV 550

Going on sale in North America in October 2010 for a scant $220, Netgear’s NeoTV 550 improves upon the Digital Entertainer Live (that modified 5 port switch case with a so so media player crammed inside). This version ramps up to 1080p support (from 720p in the Live) and DTS multichannel audio, and codec support includes H.264, Mpeg-2, Mp4, AVI, Windows Media, and DivX/Xvid, among others. Read through to find more information, and a specification table. Hopefully we can get our mittens on one to determine if the existing IP driver for Control4 from the 8000/9100/9150 models will work, and what kind of experience is had with “HD Content” we have sitting around our network. We don’t know how it got there, honest.

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Control4 Product Support Matrix

Control4 Product Support Matrix

Ever get confused by the number of software updates Control4 has put out over the years? Wondering if that SR-250 you’re eyeing will work with your system? Wondering what you’ll lose support for by upgrading? With help from the Control4 New Zealand distributor (Thanks SAM!), we are proud to offer the Control4 Product Support Matrix PDF file. It covers the “milestone” releases, and major equipment (controllers, remotes, etc) that would be affected as such. The two-page PDF download is available after the break.

Control4 Product Support Matrix

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Control4's iPad application

Control4’s iPad app receives an update – supports Colored Buttons, fixes bugs

If you’re a fan of the programmable custom buttons on your remotes but were bummed that you didn’t have the option to use them from your iPad, fret no more. ControlUI’s latest update to the iPad app adds in those loveable buttons that have the ability to be programmed to do most anything. Additionally, there are fixes for the iPod dock support, video sources now show in the play panel, and other “general user interface improvements and defect fixes. Be sure to head over to the Apple Store and get the free update!

Control4's iPad application

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