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    neverlift
    post May 12 2009, 06:35 PM
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    Seagate has thrown their hat into the media player market with their new Seagate Freeagent Theater. This thing is big with no hdmi output! Check the review here > FreeAgent Theater. Not impressed, it seems they rushed this out to the public due to the success with the WD TV. But im at a loss for words that it has no HDMI output, what goods that? Whats your take on this thing?

    Take a look at it here > Attached File  seagate_tv.gif ( 26.38K ) Number of downloads: 23
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    post May 24 2009, 04:31 PM
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    Fugly! Another reason (besides bad firmware in some of their HD's) to avoid Seagate altogether for anything. Man, WDTV has been out for a while, you'd think they (Seagate) would've bought one and at lease looked at the outputs!
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    post May 24 2009, 06:07 PM
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    Agreed...at least hdmi, come on grab a frickin brain.
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    post May 25 2009, 04:17 AM
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    over priced, under equipped (features and connections) and just plain ugly.

    I can't see it doing very well at all.. 720p / 1080i is not acceptable in a media player trying to get market share. 1080p is the standard, meet it or stay home.
    no hdmi, gimme a break.. can't play back as many file types as competing products..

    seems the list gets bigger and bigger with everything I read about this 'thing'
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    post Oct 25 2009, 04:53 AM
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    QUOTE (neverlift @ May 12 2009, 07:35 PM) *
    Seagate has thrown their hat into the media player market with their new Seagate Freeagent Theater. This thing is big with no hdmi output! Check the review here > FreeAgent Theater. Not impressed, it seems they rushed this out to the public due to the success with the WD TV. But im at a loss for words that it has no HDMI output, what goods that? Whats your take on this thing?

    Take a look at it here > Attached File  seagate_tv.gif ( 26.38K ) Number of downloads: 23


    Who told you it doesn't have HDMI output? It certainly does. it does 1080p just like the WDTV Live. It also supports networking ability just like the WDTV Live. Other than costing $10-20 more and having an extra USB port, it seems to be exactly the same (in terms of specs) as the WDTV Live.

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/...nt_theater_plus

    You can see the HDMI output right there.
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    post Oct 25 2009, 05:47 AM
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    QUOTE (BruceM @ Oct 25 2009, 07:53 AM) *
    Who told you it doesn't have HDMI output? It certainly does. it does 1080p just like the WDTV Live. It also supports networking ability just like the WDTV Live. Other than costing $10-20 more and having an extra USB port, it seems to be exactly the same (in terms of specs) as the WDTV Live.

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/...nt_theater_plus

    You can see the HDMI output right there.



    maybe it does now, look at the original photos in the link, there is clearly no hdmi port

    remember, this was over 5 months ago when this was reported and posted..
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    post Oct 25 2009, 12:03 PM
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    Two different media players you're now seeing the FreeAgent Theater+ PLUS we reported on the first FreeAgent Theater no PLUS Anyhow heres the back of the one reported here...

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    Still no HDMI port
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    post Oct 25 2009, 01:12 PM
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    Oh. i wasn't aware there was an old one. But the new one clearly does have an HDMI port and supports full 1080p like the WDTV Live does. Based on the specs they seem pretty equally matched. But I feel loyalty to WDTV (even though I dislike WD hard drives and prefer Seagates, and even use seagate drives w/ my WDTV Live). I've been loving my new WDTV Live and it would take some really great features to cause me to switch to another HD media player.
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    post Oct 25 2009, 06:18 PM
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    QUOTE (BruceM @ Oct 25 2009, 02:12 PM) *
    Oh. i wasn't aware there was an old one. But the new one clearly does have an HDMI port and supports full 1080p like the WDTV Live does. Based on the specs they seem pretty equally matched. But I feel loyalty to WDTV (even though I dislike WD hard drives and prefer Seagates, and even use seagate drives w/ my WDTV Live). I've been loving my new WDTV Live and it would take some really great features to cause me to switch to another HD media player.

    All good mate, now we all know they have an HDMI on the newer model.

    Cheers!!
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