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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
6.6 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player

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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder
7 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Inexpensive networked media player supporting many audio, video and image formats plus Netflix and assorted other Internet content
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive, Can attach USB hub to attach more drives, Many video formats supported, 1080p support, Silent
  • Cons: Laggy UI response, Limited Internet content, Most Internet content not HD, Doesn't use USB drive to buffer streamed content
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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Reviewed

Digital Home Thoughts
8 March 2010
  • Summary: Many companies are rushing to provide a means to make digital content easily accessible in your living room. The FreeAgent Theater+ easily connects to your TV using HDMI (although an HDMI cable is not included) or a variety of other connections, and allows access to your digital media.
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Overall 8
8.0

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Review

Futurelooks
22 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Is there something in the air? Maybe in the water? It seems that so many companies that once focused on other areas, like memory and...
  • Pros: Support for a wide range of video formats, Network access via LAN or USB Wi-Fi adapter, Great integration with FreeAgent Go, HDMI and optical audio
  • Cons: Menu interface is a little too minimalist, Slow performance when first reading USB drives, Internet features are underwhelming, Slightly more expensive than equivalent competitors
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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Reviewed

Digital Home Thoughts
31 October 2009
  • Summary: Many companies are rushing to provide a means to make digital content easily accessible in your living room. The FreeAgent Theater+ easily connects to your TV using HDMI (although an HDMI cable is not included) or a variety of other connections, and allows access to your digital media.
  • Pros: Easily connects to your TV using a variety of connection types;, Vast codec support;, Internet connected with a variety of content available, and more on the way.
  • Cons: Optional wireless adapter difficult to configure;, Primitive user interface;, FreeAgent Go portable hard drive connection seems cumbersome.
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Goondu review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater

techgoondu.com
1 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Why, in a time when people are streaming videos at home with an Xbox or Playstation 3, or playing back DivX movies on compatible DVD players, would they turn to another media player, this time from a hard disk manufacturer?
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Seagate FreeAgent Theater Review

thetechzone.com
9 June 2009
  • Summary: We want to enjoy a variety of multimedia content on our HDTVs, but many people don’t want to bother with the relative complexities of connecting a notebook to the TV nor do they want to buy a dedicated HTPC. A solution like the Seagate FreeAgent Theater is just so much easier.
  • Pros: Bundled hard drive offers good value, Hot-swap FreeAgent Go and USB drives for more content, Video preview feature is a nice addition, Compact and easy-to-use
  • Cons: No wireless streaming, Disappointing audio/video output options, Music player is folder-based, not ID3 tag-based
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Overall 6
6.0

Review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater

Wired
1 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Want a glossy mother ship for your FreeAgent Go drives? Seagate has the answer. Simply slide your portable drive into the Theater’s topside dock. Like the WD TV, it automatically marshals your media collection into categories by type of file.
  • Pros: Onboard playback controls. Straightforward setup. Easy-to-navigate menus. Decent 1080i upscaling.
  • Cons: No support for RAW image files. Composite and component outputs only. Had trouble recognizing external drives that weren’t FreeAgents.
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Overall 7
7.0

Seagate Freeagent Theater

CNET
12 May 2009
  • Summary: As a photo and audio device, the Freeagent Theater is not bad at all. We rather enjoyed photo slideshows while we listened to some MP3s in the background. This isn't the sort of device that will suit people looking for a good video solution, but it would be a handy if you throw plenty of dinner...
  • Pros: Excellent integration with the Freeagent hard drive range; great for photos and videos on your TV.
  • Cons: Lack of video codec support; lack of HD video playback; rather too expensive for what it is.
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Seagate FreeAgent Theater Media Player

big bruin
4 May 2009
  • Summary: I see the FreeAgent Theater media player as a great option for someone looking to get their digital media on to their home theater without much stress. A simple setup process, a variety of audio/video connections, a useful wireless remote control, and intuitive on-screen controls are just a few...
  • Pros: » Easy to setup and easy to use, » Supports FreeAgent Go drives, or just about any other USB connected storage, » Supports a variety of file formats, » 1080i high definition support, » Audio and video from DVD folder playback is very good, » Offers a variety of connection options
  • Cons: » No HDMI, » Doesn't support all common audio and video formats, » Playing from DVD folders could be easier, » Only includes composite video / audio cable, » Not networked
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Overall 5
5.0

Seagate FreeAgent Theater review

TechRadar UK
28 May 2009
  • Summary: Unfortunately it promises much, and delivers little
  • Pros: Simple to use, Supports 1080i video, Dolby Digital 5.1, AVI, VOB, DivX. Xvid and subtitles
  • Cons: No 1080p output, No HDMI, No MKV playback
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