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It is an HD multimedia player / external HDD designed for storing, playing, and sharing movies, music, and photos.

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Pros

DNLA media server functionality

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built-in Ethernet port for network connectivity

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good format support

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HDMI output (with included HDMI cable)

21 agree

variety of digital and analog outputs

21 agree

Nice choice of software: Twonky Media Server for PC and Mac, LaCie Network Assistant, LaCie Backup Assistant

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Great attractive design

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Supports plenty of subtitle formats: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, PSB, ASS

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full support for 1080p high definition

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up to 2TB of storage

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optional 802.11n WiFi - many times faster and better range than previous generation (with compatible wireless N router - backwards compatible with older G routers)

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attractive minimalist aesthetic

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The unit comes with a complete package with all cables included

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has 2 USB ports that allow to connect an external hard drive a flash key or a digital camera

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Large choice of supported subtitles files: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, PSB, ASS

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Quiet operation

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Front USB port

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Fanless design

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Nice intuitive UI

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The unit has a USB port that allows to connect an external hard drive or a flash key, which is great if you want to watch content directly from the external drive.

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includes remote control

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Nice choice of software (Twonky Media Server for Mac & PC, LaCie network assistant, LaCie backup assistant)

2 agree

Design by Neil Poulton

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Easy to set up and use

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Fast responsive UI

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Extensive compatibility

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DLNA compatible

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Silent operation

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packaging includes all possibles cables you may need

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Front USB host

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Optical sound output

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Quiet

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Cons

high price

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poor reliability based on previous generation offerings

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slick black finish - fingerprints and dust become painfully evident very quickly

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The LaCie LaCinema Classic HD is an HD multimedia player / external HDD designed for storing, playing, and sharing movies, music, and photos. It connects to a network via a standard Ethernet interface, after which it can be used as a network DLNA/UPnP media server or to stream content directly to a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 gaming console. Included also are HDMI and analog outputs for directing content onto a compatible HD or standard television set. Pivotal to the Classic HD is its support for a variety of formats, including DivX, MKV, AVC, and H.264, to name a few. Additional features include 1080p upconversion, a USB interface for connecting a digital camera, and OPTIONAL wifi.

Features
  • Multimedia Player / HDD
  • 1080p Content Support +Upscaling
  • Standard Ethernet Connectivity
  • DTS Decoding (SPDIF/HDMI)
  • DLNA/UPnP Media Streaming
  • Television Hookup (HDMI/Composite)
  • USB Interface
  • 1TB Capacity
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Specifications
  • Model Number: 301864KUA
  • Capacity: 1 TB
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Maximum Resolution: 1080p
  • Upscaling: 1080p for SD
  • DTS: Optical SPDIF & HDMI
  • Network Compatibility: 10/100 Ethernet, DLNA, Media Player/Server, SMB Client/Server
  • Outputs(Video): HDMI 1.3, Composite (CVBS)
  • Outputs(Audio): Optical, Stereo
  • Compatibility(Win): Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • Compatibility(Mac): Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
  • Compatibility(Linux): Linux 2.6
  • Warranty: 1-Year Limited
Codecs/Formats
  • Video Codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2 / HD, MPEG-4, DIVX, DIVX HD, XVID, H.264 HD, WMV9 HD, VC-1
  • Video Formats: AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, DivX, DAT, MOV, MPEG, VOB, ASF, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, DVR-MS, DVD-Video (ISO, Video_TS)
  • Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC*, OGG, FLAC, AC3, MP4, MKA (*supports iTunes-encoded)
  • Subtitles: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, PSB, ASS
  • Playlist: M3U
  • Photo: JPEG*, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF/TIF (*excluding progressive jpeg)
Included Accessories
  • External Power Adapter
  • Remote Control +2x AAA Batteries
  • HDMI Cable
  • Composite A/V Cable
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
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