First Look: Neuros OSD Hackable Linux Video RecorderNeuros updates their video recorder by leaps and bounds with the OSD. Like the last one, it records analog video sources to flash memory in formats easily read by PSPs and iPods. But this one has a USB port for drives, and ethernet port, so it can also store to network-attached storage. It catches video at 720x480 pixels, at 30 FPS through S-vid or composite inputs. And comes with a remote. But can be reprogrammed to act as a web server, playback youtube vids, or whatever else you can code into the C-based, open source OS. Neuros is even offering cash prizes for those who write certain functionality. Who are we kidding? You nerd-cakes'll do it for fun!

Jump to read about the cash awards.

YouTube or Google video Browser.
Bounty: $1000

Flickr Photo Browser.
Bounty: $600

Implement a wireless remote using a WiFi PDA (or PSP) as the remote.
Bounty: $500

TiVo style functionality for radio. Hook up the OSD to a FM/AM or Satellite receiver and do timed recordings or FF/RW and Pause Live Radio.
Bounty: $700

Voip on the OSD. Plug a USB phone into the OSD and make calls without touching any of your PCs.
Bounty: $500


It's a beta launch, so only 200 of the units are available from Think Geek. $160 after rebates.


Neuros OSD Hackable Linux Video Recorder [Think Geek]