A smaller version of the NTR90
, the Iamm NTR-S20 HD digital recorder sits in the palm of a large hand. It packs a punch nevertheless: SDHC reader, HD digital tuner, video ins and network connectivity. It could well prove an excellent budget recorder.The NTR-S20’s inner workings are built on exactly the same software as used for the NTR90. We aren’t going to repeat everything that we’ve already written on the NTR90 but simply tell you about the differences between the two products. The NTR90 review
is in any case available for consultation.
Multimedia compatibility ok
Digital HD tuner and video ins
DTS and Dolby Digital support
Simplistic interface giving nothing in addition to the competition
Dolby True HD can’t be decoded or converted to stereo
DTS and Dolby bitstream but not for HD MA and TrueHD versions
This product isn’t perfect, that’s for sure. However, it does do pretty well in the low-end segment and offers decent performance. Of course you can find more advanced options elsewhere but they’ll cost you a good deal more.