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This drive comes in either 1 or 2 Terabyte capacities enabling many hours of high definition content to be stored at a time.

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Full HD 1080p media player

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Perfect for storing an entire media library

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Plays MKV, H.264, XviD with DTS & Dolby Digital audio

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Good intuitive UI

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Easy to setup

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Sleek design

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Nice remote control

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Fronr USB host allows to connect an external hard drive or a camera

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All cables included

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Good user interface

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Excellent format support

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Design by Neil Poulton

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Front USB host

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The LaCie LaCinema PlayHD is an external hard drive that can stream audio and video in a wide variety of formats to high definition televisions and stereo systems. Files can be transferred to the drive through a standard USB 2.0 connection, are then processed by the drive to be output through an HDMI cable to a high-definition display. A wide variety of video and audio file formats are supported, and subtitles in a variety of languages can be turned on when available. Audio output can be processed through DTS and Dolby decoding for high definition quality, but surround-sound formats can also be down-converted to simple stereo for playback through television speakers. This drive comes in either 1 or 2 Terabyte capacities enabling many hours of high definition content to be stored at a time.

Features
  • Capacity: 1 TB or 2 TB
  • Interface: HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • Supported File Systems: NTFS (Windows), HFS+ (Mac), FAT32 (Mac/Windows)
  • Audio Multichannel Decoding: DTS, Dolby 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
  • Convert to stereo to play on TV via HDMI
  • Audio Multichannel Passthrough
  • Output: HDMI 1.3, Audio Video RCA, Coaxial Digital Audio
  • Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF/TIF
  • Video Codecs: H.264, AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MOV, RMVB, DAT, MPEG,1/2/4, VOB, ASF, TS, M2TS, DVR-MS, DVD-Video (ISO, Video_TS, full menu navigation), AVC/AVCHD, M2V, M4V, FLV, XVID, MJPEG, TP, TRP, IFO
  • Subtitles: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, embedded subtitles supported
  • Audio Format: MP3, WMA, AAC**, MP4, M4A, WAV, OGG, FLAC
  • Interface Languages:¬†English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean (more languages available by firmware update)
  • Warranty: 2-Year Limited Warranty
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