Summary: I got it hooked up to the TV and it only showed black and white movies. Some of the AVI couldn't recognized by the LaCie itself. So I thought, it might be me, who didn't know how to operate. I gave it to a friend to try and he couldn't even get anything out of it. Very disappointing!!!!!!!! Not recommended to anyone.
Summary: The LaCinema Rugged does not display any HD content. It only upscales movies that are 720x480 or smaller - and not very well. I had a very difficult time finding this out. LaCie's once stellar support took days to come up with this answer. The documentation says which formats it can read but does not list anything about which resolutions in those formats work.