Summary: Great concept product for folks who have converted their VHS tapes to MPEG-4 files. The world needs this type of product. My unit failed, probably a simple electronic issue. More strange; the company discontinued this product.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, Fast, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I purchased the LeCie to use as a stand along music server connected to my audio system along with a small monitor so I could view and make music selections. I had contacted the manufacturer and was told it could be used for this purpose. And, yes it can, BUT it can only play music selections individually or as an album/CD.
Summary: This little multimedia hard disk is one of the simplest products I´ve ever come across. So you aren't exactly a gizmo geek but you are skillfully enough to encode Divx or Xvid, you mildly understand what AC3 is, and you have a HD TV that, even if you're sure is HD, you don't know exactly what resolution it has, then this is the product for you.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Lots of codecs supported, Very Portable
Excerpt: "...a 500GB version of this LaCie LaCinema but when I was in Asda and saw the 750GB for more or less the same price I paid for the other one (£129 I think) I couldn't resist the tempation. I gifted it to my in-law and she's super happy! So what's this LaCie LaCinema Premier? It's a multimedia hard disk that you can plug to the TV and it allows you to watch your media files (video, music, pictures) on your TV, it plays the most commonly used codecs such ...
Pros: reliable, silent, practical, it's getting cheaper, very good remote, 2yrs guarantee
Excerpt: "...decided to pick up this LaCie LaCinema Premier 500GB and this is my review of it: First of all, I would like to make clear that this product is EXCELLENT! It comes in a white little square box. Taking out the contents you will find the hard disk itself, CD with manuals (no drivers), USB 2.0 cable , A/V cable, remote with batteries (2AA), power adapter and a (very) Quick Install Guide. The hard disk looks professional and its weight is not ...
Pros: Everything that is not listed in the "Disadvantages" - read review
Cons: doesn't support MP4, it comes formatted in FAT32 (but supports NTFS)
Summary: sounds ...ok. does it support MPEG-4 with H264 codec? all my movies are in this format, ecluding a few divx. Tried otehr styles of this type of unit - very very repeat very dissatisfied. none support good musc playing none support good phot display.