Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Multi Media Player - £29.99 delivered at - HotUKDeals
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Minimum System Requirements:
* TV with composite, S-video or component video connection and stereo or co-axial S/PDIF audio connection

Supported Formats
* Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI/VOB/ISO), MPEG-4 (AVI/DivX /Xvid)
* Subtitles: SAMI(smi), SRT and SUB
* Video resolutions: NTSC 480i/480p
* PAL 576i/576p, supports video
* (HD and upscaling) up to 720p/1080i
* Audio: MP3, AC3 (5.1 audio - Dolby Digital) WMA, WAV, OGG
* Photo: JPEG files up to 20 megapixels supports MPEG-4, Xvid up to 1280 x 720 60 fps and supports MPEG-2 and photos up to 1920 x 1080i 30 fps
* Supported File Systems:

* Video: composite, S-video, component
* Audio: stereo, co-axial S/PDIF"
* Please Note: Does not come with hard drive, compatible with FreeAgent Go hard drives
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Dock it. View it. Share it. Love it.

Enjoy all your digital photos, movies and music right from your home theater -- with the FreeAgent Theater HD media player solution.With its unique dual-docking system, setup the device once and never hassle with cables again. Simply place the FreeAgent Go portable hard drive into the PC docking station and it automatically copies your photos, movies and music from the PC to the drive. Then docking the FreeAgent Go portable hard drive into the FreeAgent Theater media player, connected to the TV, puts your entire media library at your fingertips with 1080i high-definition playback and crystal clear Dolby Digital 5.1 audio surround sound support. With the front-mounted USB port, you can also plug your digital camera, USB flash drive or external USB hard drive directly into the FreeAgent Theater and enjoy the same high-quality viewing experience.

Navigating through your media library is intuitive with the FreeAgent Theater's user interface and compact remote control. Share your memories like a pro with easy to customize slideshows, transitions, background music and zoom feature for both pictures and movies. Share and experience your memories in comfort with FreeAgent Theater.

Dock it.
Just drop a Freeagent Go portable drive in and sit back. No fumbling for cables or connectors. An extra USB port on the FreeAgent Theater lets you directly connect to digital cameras, USB flash drives or additional external USB hard drives.

View it.
With 1080i HD playback and Dolby 5.1 surround sound support, you get a theater-quality viewing experience.

Share it.
Create custom slideshows complete with music and slick transition effects.

Love it.
The sleek, intuitive interface and automatic content syncing make FreeAgent Theater a joy to use.
No HDMI output!
Can only dock a freeagent pro (I know that it connects to external usb drives too...but the docking is the main feature)
oh, did I mention it doesn't have HDMI output? oh, yes I did!

but for that price, I'm still voting HOT :)
I think this may be missing mkv support
Hang on... an HD Media Player with not HDMI output? Seagate, honestly...
However, if you have a FreeAgent Go, this is an absolutely cracking idea, but still not as cheap as some media players. Does this come with the PC Dock as well (mentioned in the description)?
Good deal, heat added.

No MKV support, No HDMI, & No 1080p...

Not voting.
And it's only cheapo HD = Half Def. No 1080p.

Saying all that (and considering the numerous other bad points) it's a nice bit of tat especially if you like showing off kit next to your TV but don't really play very many media files.

Especially if you don't play very many media files.

It will be useful for someone!
You need the more expensive Freeagent+ for HDMI and MKV. Looking on Amazon it's over £100
The Freeagent+ is £90 at Play
Seems a great price, but for a floored design for today's TVs if it has no HDMI.

No laughing at the back! :D

A word of warning, since this is only 1080i it will struggle with upsacling on some video media so expect pixel problems (possibly vertical green lines) down the sid of 1080p TVs. You can avoid that by zooming or just not buying this item.
Wow, this new formatting of posts is a RIGHT mess. Horribly [untested] design and makes this place look like a 5 year old blog where nobody's visited for 5 years and the coding and HTML's all broke.
for the same price i'd go with the the WD Mini

its sleeker, smaller, and the OS looks better
sounds a bit **** but good value if your not to fussed on HD content

Id personally pay extra and get the wd hd tv
what is MKV?
It's a file container, different audio/video codecs can be placed inside.

As already said, not 1080p, no HDMI, no mkv support, wasn't there a Sumvision one doing the same thing but cheaper ?
Personally I'd rather stump up the extra cash for a Western Digital TV or live box to be able to play almost every file format going over HDMI. Not voted.
I have got a samsung bd-3600 and it great it nearly supports all type of file formats and hard drives.
I'd not get the WDTV Live, i'd go for the PlayON HD.
Get A Cyclone micro from zoombits / memorybits loads of codes around to get for £17 and is 1080p HDMI and supports multiple hhd memory cards and pen drives :)
Yep, that's the one I was on about :)
And it's only cheapo HD = Half Def. No 1080p. Saying all that (and considering the numerous other bad points) it's a nice bit of tat especially if you like showing off kit next to your TV but don't really play very many media files.Especially if you don't play very many media files. It will be useful for someone!

I know that was a kind of joke remark but it feels quite facepalm, "hd" in the general sense has existed for about 15 years if not more with the CRT monitors supporting HIGHER than 1080p its just recently that video files have used it.

"HD" just means higher than standard definition and since computers in the 80's and likely before claimed to he high definition all HD is, is the current interpretation of it.
Get A Cyclone micro

Even they're pretty limited tho, aren't they?
No .mkv support (which surely has to be the minimum requirement for something running SD card & pen drives?).
Not really, not if you don't have an HD TV.

Besides, they're cheaper I think.
How would i hook this up to my surround sound system as there are no left / right / centre, sw and rear ports?

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