LaCie LaCinema Classic HD
by Mark R
A few days ago, LaCie introduced the “most complete HD multimedia hard drive player”. The LaCinema Classic HD is designed by Neil Poulton, and allows users to browse, play, and share HD media collections from anywhere in the home, directly on HDTV.
The LaCinema Classic HD has an external hard drive to load media from your Mac or PC. From there, it becomes quite easy to connect the HDTV for “instant playback” of your video, music, or even photo files. Did I mention that it holds more than 1 terabyte of storage? Well, it does.
It can also work in sync with your home network, which can act as a media server to stream content to compatible players like the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. It plays DivX format from high-quality MKV H264 video format via HDMI 1.3 connection. It also has “uncompromising support for Dolby Digital audio quality enhances the LaCinema Classic HD, as well as your entertainment viewing experience”.
The LaCinema Classic HD has a “timeless and sleek design” that includes a remote control and easy navigation. There is a front USB port for connecting to a USB drive or digital camera.
You should be able to get the LaCinema Classic HD for about $249.99 on the LaCie website. Unfortunately, it is out of stock for now.