Friday, March 27, 2009
For years now, electronics makers have been chasing the chimera of a storage gadget that can easily retrieve music, videos and photos from a hard drive and send them to a television and also to a PC.
Seagate, the well-known hard drive maker, thinks it has found a way to make it work with its FreeAgent Theatre HD media player.
The cool gadget taps into a portable hard drive - one of the most popular PC peripherals these days - to put videos, photos, musics and more on a television set.
With the seagate system, an external drive is slipped into the Theatre HD dock, much as an iPod is plugged into a speaker dock.
It can be upgraded to larger drives as an entertainment collection grows.
Connected to a television with component cables, this cool gadget will display video at 1080i - not at the full high-definition display of 1080p - and support lots of audio file formats.
The FreeAgent Theatre comes as a standalone unit with a remote control or bundled with one of the company's Go external hard drives.