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: I don't know why another poster said this is noisy, the unit is very quiet. Perhaps he had a dud or something. In comment to another poster, you CAN transfer files over 4GB but this requires reformatting the drive in NTFS format. Instructions are provided in the user manual on the disk included I believe but you could also just do a google search on how to reformat any external Hard Drive.
Pros: 500GB is a nice amount of storage, offers many options for connectivity to your TV except HDMI. This though is not a problem really since the unit doesn't upscale to 1080P for one and two standard DVDs arn't even in 1080P.