Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD
Released February, 2009
The Pros:Compact and stylish design. Can connect 2 USB storage devices at a time. 1080i output.
The Cons:No HDMI output. Limited in terms of the file types it can play back.
The Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD is an HD media streamer offered by Seagate. This devices connects to your PC via USB to play supported video, audio and photo files to your TV/receiver using the built in composite, S-video, or component video connection and stereo or coaxial S/PDIF audio connection.
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It is capable of 1080i HD playback and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and features 720p/1080i upscaling. It is available with either a 500GB FreeAgent Go hard drive, 250 GB FreeAgent Go hard drive or no hard drive for $299.99, $229.99 and $129.99 respectively and comes with a remote control.
Features / Specifications
- 1080i HD playback
- Available Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
- Connectivity: USB 2.0
- Video: Composite, S-video, component
- Audio: Stereo, coaxial S/PDIF
- Video encodings:
- MPEG-2 (AVI/VOB/ISO)
- MPEG-4 (AVI/DivX /Xvid)
- Video formats:
- NTSC 480i/480p
- PAL 576i/576p
- Supports video (HD and upscaling) up to 720p/1080i
- Audio Formats:
- AC3 (5.1 audio - Dolby Digital)
- Photo Format:
- JPEG files up to 20 megapixels
- Storage capacity: 500GB, 250GB, 0 GB
- PC Requirements:
- Windows XP or Vista
- At least 256MB RAM
- An available USB port
- One-year limited warranty period
User Reviews (1)
Compact and stylish design
Can connect 2 USB storage devices at a time
Simply put- get content from computer to your TV without much fuss
Solid photo display capabilities
Limited in terms of the file types it can play back
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