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NeuNeo HVD2085

mybuddy
08-02-2005, 09:46 PM
I have read a lot about this DVD player on this forum and have looked at information on the company website. I'm tempted to order one, but still feel that I need more information.
Do any of you actually own one of these players? If so, what has been your experience? Does it live up to their promotion?
Can you only order it through the company or can you buy it through dealers? Is the company in the US or somewhere else?
Thanks!

Blue_Tech
08-02-2005, 11:02 PM
I've heard alot of really good things about that player, but here's my two cents...

HD-DVD and BR are on the horizon right now. Until I learned about HD-DVD, I myself was considering the OPPO (http://www.oppodigital.com/). I would purchase a low buck progressive scan player, and squirrell away the cash for a new generation high definition player. Pro Scan players have been out for so long now, that even a budget model coupled with a decent set that upscales is more than sufficient.

I recommend: Sony DVPNS50 for $79 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7118013&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03013&id=1109233696237) or similiar.

Just me, but I hate to see a fellow enthusiast shoot themselves in the foot.

ImRizzo
08-14-2005, 05:55 PM
I'm also interested in the new neuneo unit because the HD-DVD UNITS are still a little bit away and there is still no confirmation that they will join forces to produce a single system rather than two different formats, again the consumer get played with.. The company spec's are pretty impressive but then again it's them tootin'their own horn..ya know what I mean .....

PFC5
08-14-2005, 11:59 PM
I've heard alot of really good things about that player, but here's my two cents...

HD-DVD and BR are on the horizon right now. Until I learned about HD-DVD, I myself was considering the OPPO (http://www.oppodigital.com/). I would purchase a low buck progressive scan player, and squirrell away the cash for a new generation high definition player. Pro Scan players have been out for so long now, that even a budget model coupled with a decent set that upscales is more than sufficient.

I recommend: Sony DVPNS50 for $79 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7118013&type=product&productCategoryId=cat03013&id=1109233696237) or similiar.

Just me, but I hate to see a fellow enthusiast shoot themselves in the foot.

One of the problems with the new HD-DVD/BluRay DVD players is that they will cost over $1,000.00 for a base model, and because of the competing formats and the ensuing war there will not be many people buying them anytime soon (other than the bleeding edge crew), so the price will not come down very fast either.

However, I do agree that an $80.00 Panasonic PS DVD player will get you at least 98% of the PQ you can expect from any upscaling player.

I have had my eye on the NeuNeo 2085 player also, so it you pull the trigger, please post a review of it for the rest of us.

roosterclaw
08-15-2005, 05:35 AM
I just recenly bought a GIEC GK-3500 Standard Defintion DVD Player from YesAsia.Com for $99.00 including free shipping. I compared the following DVD Players using a Panasonic PTL300U LCD Projector and here are my results:

Momitsu V880 with DVI and custom resolution of WIDE600
Nuo Neo HVD2081 - component video at 1080I
GIEC GK-3500 - component video at 525I and 525P

Video:
There is very little difference between the three DVD players. In some cases, the GK-3500 out performs the upconversion of the V880 and the HVD2081. The GK-3500 picture is close to high definition and the banding on the Panasonic is reduced to the point where the banding is hardly noticeable.

Audio:

The audio response of the GK-3500 is much better than the V880 and is very close, if not better, than the HVD2081.

Build Quality:
No contest: GK-3500 is much better than both the V880 and HVD2081.

Remote:
The GK-3500 remote, while not perfect, comes in first place, the HVD2081, a close second, the V880, a far distant third.

The v880 is now sitting on a bookshelf, while the HVD2081 has been reduced to occasional use.

My opinion: save the cost of DVI cable and search for bargins. The GK-3500 now sells for $10 less or $89 with a free DVD. The original price was $199.00.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

Rooster

LeeJustin
08-15-2005, 08:27 PM
(Also posted in the thread I started: Need Suggestions...)

My Neuneo HVD2085 arrived this afternoon. I hooked her up and was immediately impressed with the picture, the detail is excellent and the color just jumps off the screen. It's clearly not true HD, but then only a fool would expect a player to magically "create" an extra 600 scan lines. (Snake oil, anyone?)

The first thing I watched was the speeder chase from Attack of the Clones, it was like seeing it for the first time.

The only initial concern that I have is that switching between 1080i and 480p mode is less than intuitive. As several of my older DVD's are not "Enhanced for 16x9", they get stretched. My television will not allow for changing the aspect to 4x3 while in HD mode.

The owner's manual is rather general and sparse with a poor English translation, leaving you pretty much on your own if you have a concern beyond how to properly load a disk.

Overall, I'm very happy with the picture and sound quality, and feel this player should serve me well while I weather the impending HD format war.

If anyone happens upon the best way to switch between 1080i and 480p, I can't wait to hear from you. My wife is easily frustrated and can't deal with the sort of stress that arises with complicated work arounds!

PFC5
08-16-2005, 12:27 AM
(Also posted in the thread I started: Need Suggestions...)

My Neuneo HVD2085 arrived this afternoon. I hooked her up and was immediately impressed with the picture, the detail is excellent and the color just jumps off the screen. It's clearly not true HD, but then only a fool would expect a player to magically "create" an extra 600 scan lines. (Snake oil, anyone?)

The first thing I watched was the speeder chase from Attack of the Clones, it was like seeing it for the first time.

The only initial concern that I have is that switching between 1080i and 480p mode is less than intuitive. As several of my older DVD's are not "Enhanced for 16x9", they get stretched. My television will not allow for changing the aspect to 4x3 while in HD mode.

The owner's manual is rather general and sparse with a poor English translation, leaving you pretty much on your own if you have a concern beyond how to properly load a disk.

Overall, I'm very happy with the picture and sound quality, and feel this player should serve me well while I weather the impending HD format war.

If anyone happens upon the best way to switch between 1080i and 480p, I can't wait to hear from you. My wife is easily frustrated and can't deal with the sort of stress that arises with complicated work arounds!

Thanks for the info on this player. I asked some additional questions in your other post on this. I also thought of something else that might help the wife with all the settings on your toys. Get a Harmony remote for your system.

Look at some of my other posts about these excellent universal remotes. They are so easy to use that my 4 & 6 year olds can turn everything on to watch TV & DVDs. It just takes one button push to setup the proper setting on the TV, HT receiver, CABLE box, DVD player. It has activity based buttons for "Watch TV", "Watch a Movie" "Listen to music", and many more on the sub LCD screen.

http://www.highdefforum.com/showpost.php?p=61839&postcount=2

My wife thought I was crazy to spend 125.00 on a remote, but now she loves it.

Thanks again for the NeuNeo info. Keep it coming.

mybuddy
08-16-2005, 08:53 AM
Keep us posted on your experience with the 2085.
I have been interested in this player, but wanted to
wait until someone had some actual experience
with one.
Thanks!

us002840
09-10-2005, 07:30 AM
Waiting for the same unit to arrive.

How did you connect the 2085 to your system - HDMI, componet or SVHS?

Did you try several options or only one? If so, how did each connection look?

Thanks

PFC5
09-10-2005, 10:44 AM
Waiting for the same unit to arrive.

How did you connect the 2085 to your system - HDMI, componet or SVHS?

Did you try several options or only one? If so, how did each connection look?

Thanks

Please give as full of a description/review that you can when you receive your 2085. So many people have expressed interest in this player so many people will be grateful for your info, myself included.

Thanks in advance!

miamivice55
09-14-2005, 02:41 AM
I have watched a total of five movies since receiving this player recently.P.Q. is superb, with crisp,well defined resolution.Neodigits customer service is prompt in returning any concerns,delivery is very fast. Have attached with the HDMI connector which at this time doesn't support 1080p. I will update when download for HDMI supported 1080p becomes available which according to Neodigits should be very shortly.I am presently using this player with a Samsung 1080p 6168 T.V. .Both the Neuneo 2085 and the Samsung 6168 have been worth the investment thus far.

PFC5
09-14-2005, 04:05 PM
I have watched a total of five movies since receiving this player recently.P.Q. is superb, with crisp,well defined resolution.Neodigits customer service is prompt in returning any concerns,delivery is very fast. Have attached with the HDMI connector which at this time doesn't support 1080p. I will update when download for HDMI supported 1080p becomes available which according to Neodigits should be very shortly.I am presently using this player with a Samsung 1080p 6168 T.V. .Both the Neuneo 2085 and the Samsung 6168 have been worth the investment thus far.

Thanks for the followup!

How does it look with video DVDs, like tv series on DVD, and animated movies like Shrek?

Just so you know, that Samsung DLP does NOT accept a 1080p signal going into the TV. It will only accept 480i, 480p, 720p, & 1080i, then it upconverts any of these signals to 1080p INSIDE the TV, so getting the 1080p support over HDMI will not do anything "extra" for you with that TV. As far as I know, no one is selling a DLP that will accept a 1080p signal directly into the TV. Someone had said that ONE LCD panel actually DID accept 1080p input, but he never said which one it was.

Thanks again for any and all info on the NeuNeo!

tristanjohn
09-15-2005, 02:59 AM
I have watched a total of five movies since receiving this player recently.P.Q. is superb, with crisp,well defined resolution.Neodigits customer service is prompt in returning any concerns,delivery is very fast. Have attached with the HDMI connector which at this time doesn't support 1080p. I will update when download for HDMI supported 1080p becomes available which according to Neodigits should be very shortly.I am presently using this player with a Samsung 1080p 6168 T.V. .Both the Neuneo 2085 and the Samsung 6168 have been worth the investment thus far.

The firmware download is available now: HVD2085 firmware upgrade V3 (http://www.neodigits.com/esupport/index.php?_a=knowledgebase&_j=questiondetails&_i=169&nav=+%26gt%3B+%3Ca+href%3D%27index.php%3F_a%3Dknow ledgebase%26_j%3Dsubcat%26_i%3D18%27%3ENeuNeo+HVD2 085+HD+DVD+Player%3C%2Fa%3E)

I wish you'd grab it and tell us (in more detail) how everything works. :)

What is this machine's build quality like?

tristanjohn
09-15-2005, 12:38 PM
As there isn't much information (from users) re the NeuNeo player I thought I'd post this user comment from over on the AVS DVD forum.
09-09-05, 03:05 PM

I received my NeuNeo HVD2085 last week. It was risky buying it without hands on experience, but I wanted an upconverting unit to demo some of the new HDTVs coming out. I took the 2085 up to BestBuy last week and asked If I could hook it up to a few sets. Unfortunately I did not have an HDMI cable and they had no spares, so I tested with component only.

I started with a new Sony E50A10 LCD projection set that was hooked up to a new Sony upscaling DVD player. The Sony picture looked real average to me. When I connected the 2085, the screen became much shrper with vibrant colors! At this point the Electronics Department manager came over to watch what we were doing, so I switched back and forth between the two DVD players. He let out a big gasp! He was very impressed with this unit.

We then moved it over to a new Toshiba 46HM95. Once the two units got synched on the right settings, the picture looked fantastic. I couldn't tell what resolution mode I was in. I just cycled through the choices with the remote until the Toshiba had a display. There's just not enough time to come up to speed with all of the possible settings on the new sets.

(As a side note: the new Toshibas have incredible blacks almost too black, but the new HD4 chip with its horizontal wobulation gave me a headache. It seems strange to me that just when we are getting out of interlaced video and moving into progressive scan the manufacturers are moving backwards from fixed-pixel into this wobulation scheme because its cheaper.)

tristanjohn
09-16-2005, 02:12 PM
The ad says the sale ends 3 September 2005, but that's an error. If you add this item to your shopping cart it''ll come up at $235. In my case the shipping to the Bay Area would run $18.50 on top of that.

To get this deal you first need to register at the site: NeuNeo (http://www.neodigits.com/)

I'm leaning fairly hard toward this one. I only hope it's built reasonably well.

miamivice55
09-22-2005, 12:45 PM
Thanks to all that took the time to reply and offer support on Neuneo 2085.Thought they would send me update on HDMI firmware, thanks for suggesting the website for download.The player seems to be worth the few extra dollars. They are very customer service orientated ,and
the build quality is excellent and streamlined.





GOOD VIEWING,
miamivice55

tristanjohn
09-22-2005, 10:45 PM
Thanks to all that took the time to reply and offer support on Neuneo 2085.Thought they would send me update on HDMI firmware, thanks for suggesting the website for download.The player seems to be worth the few extra dollars. They are very customer service orientated ,and
the build quality is excellent and streamlined.





GOOD VIEWING,
miamivice55

Thanks for getting back to us. I wondered where you went.

Please grab that firmware download, then tell us how it works.

What TV set do you have? That makes a difference, too.

Also, how is the build quality good? Is the tray well-built (firm, steady, doesn't wobble, made out of something other than plastic), did you look inside the unit to see what the connections are like, etc?

I'm beginning to lean toward the Denon 2910 more than this NeuNeo, but I'm still willing to consider the latter, so your feedback would be more than welcome here.

RSawdey
09-23-2005, 04:39 AM
Sammy 1080p DLPs accept 1080p/60 signals only over their VGA ports...

markfoto
10-02-2005, 03:41 AM
It is fairly well packaged, and UPS tracking was nice. Set up was simple, but don't expect too much from the translated manual. I am using an HDMI connection to my Panny 42THD7uy plasma. It took awhile to tweak in, and the settings for this input are different than my Samsung pscan DVD, and the Directv HD box. Black levels are not great, but the Panny makes up for that. But you want to know about the PQ....
its VERY good. Definitely an improvement over 480p. Newer movies and 16x9 enhanced films look awesome, almost as good as the HD broadcasts. Older films, well, you have to hunt for the 480p output selection, so that there is some aspect control (on the Panny). The hardware is light, usually an ominous sign. It is attractive, except the bright blue rotating disc on the display; what's that about? The tray is a translucent plastic, a little flimsy. Its not easy to place a disc in the tray, and extraction is worse. Unless you have small, thin fingers. Sound thru optical is just fine. Its also region free, works with PAL, yada, yada,yada.The remote is, well, lacking certain ergonomics we may have become acustomed to. Its Chinese. But the PQ is great. The wife loves it......
And I think I am happy too....
stay tuned to see if I still like it in a month.

Someone's post asked about switching from HD to 480p output: two ways to do it, both a pain in the***. On the remote, hit the PAL/NTSC button, and cycle it twice thru to 480p. You may see a blank screen as it goes thru the PAL settings. Or, use the setup button and select display and select it from a sub menu. Your better half is not gonna be happy....

Joe Banks
10-03-2005, 08:15 AM
Has anybody tried one of the films they sell that goes with this Dvd player that is in what they call Hi Definition?
I would love to know what it came out like.

Primare Dvd25
Harman AVR7300
Pixel Magic PE1000 Pro
ScreenPlay 7210 & 8ft Screen

miamivice55
10-03-2005, 09:16 AM
Outstanding!

Mineo1983
10-15-2005, 08:16 PM
It is fairly well packaged, and UPS tracking was nice. Set up was simple, but don't expect too much from the translated manual. I am using an HDMI connection to my Panny 42THD7uy plasma. It took awhile to tweak in, and the settings for this input are different than my Samsung pscan DVD, and the Directv HD box. Black levels are not great, but the Panny makes up for that. But you want to know about the PQ....
its VERY good. Definitely an improvement over 480p. Newer movies and 16x9 enhanced films look awesome, almost as good as the HD broadcasts. Older films, well, you have to hunt for the 480p output selection, so that there is some aspect control (on the Panny). The hardware is light, usually an ominous sign. It is attractive, except the bright blue rotating disc on the display; what's that about? The tray is a translucent plastic, a little flimsy. Its not easy to place a disc in the tray, and extraction is worse. Unless you have small, thin fingers. Sound thru optical is just fine. Its also region free, works with PAL, yada, yada,yada.The remote is, well, lacking certain ergonomics we may have become acustomed to. Its Chinese. But the PQ is great. The wife loves it......
And I think I am happy too....
stay tuned to see if I still like it in a month.

Someone's post asked about switching from HD to 480p output: two ways to do it, both a pain in the***. On the remote, hit the PAL/NTSC button, and cycle it twice thru to 480p. You may see a blank screen as it goes thru the PAL settings. Or, use the setup button and select display and select it from a sub menu. Your better half is not gonna be happy....


i must have read your post 12 times in the past couple weeks lol! im really looking for that reality upscale like you see on the HD HBO and MAX channels. And from what it sounds like this player does just that! but then again i have a diffrent tv then you do

RSawdey
10-17-2005, 10:53 PM
Very limited selection unless you speak Chinese... but I'm sure the 720p/24 looks real nice, they use something in the MPEG4 family I think...

DugFreez
11-08-2005, 12:34 AM
I just got my HVD2085 and I have it connected to a 1080I set with component cables. I have a 46" Samsung LCD flat panel on the way (LT-P468W) with a HDMI input. The native resolution on the Samsung is 1080P. I heard someone saying that some sets don't accept 1080P, but they upscan everything to 1080P??? I understand that everything is up'd to 1080P, but I figured if you pumped a 1080P signal to it from the HVD2085 the TV would just accent it and not have to upscan it. How would I find out if this set accepts 1080P or if it just up's and displays 1080P?

Oh well, about the HVD2085. As I said I WILL be connecting it with HDMI cables (I haven't got my LCD or cables yet). I flashed the firmware to v3 and all seemed to go well, but I noticed in the manual it says there is an option to enable or disable HDMI support...my player doesn't have this option. Does it magicly appear when it detects a HDMI cable is attached?

From what I've seen of the player so far the PQ looks really nice, my only concern is on 3 of the movies I've played..I got a few glitchy spots in the movie, I'm sure it wasn't the discs as they were brand new and when I went back and viewed the same scene it would be fine the second time. I think this may be because the player is picky about DVD+R discs...I haven't tried any DVD-R to see if it does the same thing. The layer changes could also be a little smoother...I have been spoiled by my Xbox DVD playback having no layer change pause. I had almost forgot how much I hated that pause, but my JVC DVD player does the same thing so I guess I can't fault the HVD2085 for doing it.

If anyone with this player can help me out about the missing HDMI option in the setting I would greatly appreciate it.

markfoto
11-09-2005, 10:47 AM
I just got my HVD2085 and I have it connected to a 1080I set with component cables. I have a 46" Samsung LCD flat panel on the way (LT-P468W) with a HDMI input. The native resolution on the Samsung is 1080P. I heard someone saying that some sets don't accept 1080P, but they upscan everything to 1080P??? I understand that everything is up'd to 1080P, but I figured if you pumped a 1080P signal to it from the HVD2085 the TV would just accent it and not have to upscan it. How would I find out if this set accepts 1080P or if it just up's and displays 1080P?

Oh well, about the HVD2085. As I said I WILL be connecting it with HDMI cables (I haven't got my LCD or cables yet). I flashed the firmware to v3 and all seemed to go well, but I noticed in the manual it says there is an option to enable or disable HDMI support...my player doesn't have this option. Does it magicly appear when it detects a HDMI cable is attached?

From what I've seen of the player so far the PQ looks really nice, my only concern is on 3 of the movies I've played..I got a few glitchy spots in the movie, I'm sure it wasn't the discs as they were brand new and when I went back and viewed the same scene it would be fine the second time. I think this may be because the player is picky about DVD+R discs...I haven't tried any DVD-R to see if it does the same thing. The layer changes could also be a little smoother...I have been spoiled by my Xbox DVD playback having no layer change pause. I had almost forgot how much I hated that pause, but my JVC DVD player does the same thing so I guess I can't fault the HVD2085 for doing it.

If anyone with this player can help me out about the missing HDMI option in the setting I would greatly appreciate it.
Just plug n play with HDMI....

DugFreez
11-09-2005, 05:33 PM
Just plug n play with HDMI....

Yeah I got an e-mail from the NeuNeo support. They told me that option was taken out in the newer firmware revisions. The HDMI port is now "ON" all the time.

Chris Gerhard
11-11-2005, 12:47 PM
Has anybody tried one of the films they sell that goes with this Dvd player that is in what they call Hi Definition?
I would love to know what it came out like.

Primare Dvd25
Harman AVR7300
Pixel Magic PE1000 Pro
ScreenPlay 7210 & 8ft Screen

I have three HVDs. As mentioned the Traveling Birds HVD is excellent, I did a comparison to the DVD Winged Migration and the HVD is clearly better. I also own the House of Flying Daggers HVD and it is clearly inferior to the DVD overall with dark scenes very poor. I have watched about 10 DVDs now with my HVD2081 at 720p using my Panasonic PT-L500U 720p LCD projector and I am very pleased so far.

Chris

cgwheeler
11-29-2005, 02:23 PM
im waiting now for my player to arrive fron us .the neo 2085 so when it arrives i will give you a run down on it as iv purchased a 720 film off them is well to try it out on ,iv read the reveiws off the site so im expecting somethink special .i currently use a sony 735d on component set up on my 27in thomson hd flat panel .will send in another up date soon as its here

Jameskirk
05-20-2006, 09:17 AM
There is a new HVD player that is avalable. It is the Malata DVD-180 which I bought from Oneontarget.com for 124.00 including shipping. It works great and I have purchased the HVD disks from Neodigits and they work beautifully. I highly reccomend this player . You cannot beat it for the price.

Chris Gerhard
05-20-2006, 08:11 PM
There is a new HVD player that is avalable. It is the Malata DVD-180 which I bought from Oneontarget.com for 124.00 including shipping. It works great and I have purchased the HVD disks from Neodigits and they work beautifully. I highly reccomend this player . You cannot beat it for the price.

I don't believe that player is new at all, but in fact is a clone of an older NeuNeo player since it has no HDMI and has the same black detail problem the NeuNeo HVD108 had before a firmware update fixed it.

Chris