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Thread: Neo 35: Ya or Nay?

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    Well, my Neo 35 arrived this morning. Here are my first impressions.

    quick note: I'm still at work, so all I can do is tell you how it looks.

    First off, it seems to be of a descent quality...except for the big silver selection button. It's somewhat off kilter (fixed by opening the case and pushing the circuitboard to the side a little). The case (fake leather)that comes with it is actually better than I expected. It has cushioning (not that much, but at least it's some), a shoulder strap and a small pocket to keep a CD or two in(I don't know why either).

    It appears that the car and home docks are the same thing. The car dock seems fairly sturdy. They don't show this in the pic at the site, but besides the hookup for the adaptor (not included. I'm guessing that's reserved for the home stereo deck) there are two wires so that you can hook it up to your cars wiring. They were even nice enough to throw in a set or RCA cables so you don't have to buy any.

    The remote is your typical plastic credit card sized remote. It controls:

    power, Mute, Select, Menu, Program, EQ, and the obvious (play/pause, stop, up, down, FF, FR). And yes, it comes with the battery.

    I'll write more tonight when I actually get to play with it.

    OEP

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    FINNALLY! Someone to tell us if this thing is good or not! Wasn't moon supposed to have one to review?
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    Well kids, after two hours...I'm going to give the Neo 35 a big, fat ZERO!!! This thing is a piece of ****. It doesn't work. I couldn't get it to work on two of my computers. I set it up exactly like they say to. Whenever it was hooked up, the system wouldn't see it, or it wouldn't see either of my HD's. Save your $300 and buy something that works. I should have known better when the sales staff never returned my emails.

    OEP

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    Just curios: how are you supposed to hook it up. I was under the impression that one would just take the HD out of the neo and plug it into the IDE bus.
    Car: 1999 Dark Green Mustang GT Coupe
    Audio: Alpine HU, JL 6ch Amp, JL Stealthbox and XR series components.
    Player: Empeg for now; something custom later.
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    Actually, the Neo itself is *supposed* to plug directly into the IDE chain (via it's docking tray). But that doesn't seem to work. If I took the HD out of the unit and plugged it directly into the IDE chain, everything was fine.

    I sent them an irrate email last night requesting my money back. Let's see if they ever answer THAT email.

    And to whoever else ordered one...I hope your experience is better than mine.

    OEP

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    guys,
    If you bought a new and can't it to work, I read elsewhere on this newsgroup that you have to 1} have it set up as your master drive (secondary master I'm sure) AND you have to lock the drive into the bay with some sort of "key". The key isn't mentioned in the manual. Gl!
    I'm thinking about getting one, might do so this week.. On a credit card!

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