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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player
6.3 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player

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Overall 4
4.0

OK until stopped working

Smarty Pants, Amazon
4 July 2012
  • Summary: I was somewhat satisfied with this device until it stopped working. The first unit just failed to boot at one point, and I could not do anything about it - reinstalling firmware did not help.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works well for 2 years, then...

Donald Kobes, Amazon
18 June 2012
  • Summary: Enjoyed this unit for the first two years as it worked flawlessly. Then it began to fail reading the USB content from a flash or a hard drive. Several reboots and a very slow responding tech support email suggsted a firmware upgrade.
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Overall 4
4.0

should be called HD-Ready Media Player

., Amazon
8 April 2012
  • Summary: FAT+ should have been called HD-Ready Media Player because it can play only low quality stuff and HD content up to about 720p. When it comes to higher quality HD or high bitrate videos (example 1080) it falls short and can not play without frame skipping.
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Overall 4
4.0

There has to be a Better Media Player

Richard, Amazon
12 December 2011
  • Summary: I picked this box up about 18 months ago and have had mediocre luck with it. I have it connected to a network drive and the FreeAgent works well with that. It has netflix. However, it seems to have serious problems working with an external hard drive which limits the usefulness of the player.
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Overall 4
4.0

Junk!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: Update 1: I am changing my review from 5 stars to 2 stars. This thing is just plain awful. Shows files that arent even on my drive, SLOW INDEXING, remote is worthless....overall junk. Returning it soon. If you really want a HTPC, build one yourself and run Boxee.....
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Overall 4
4.0

Not that great

dnoyeB, Amazon
12 January 2011
  • Summary: Im a computer guy, but Im also 40. I have had enough with the tinkering. If I wanted to tinker, I'd put back the Myth TV computer next to my TV. I paid for this because I want it to work, and someone else to do the tinkering for me. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not up to par for Netflix

Voyager, Amazon
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I have a Sony Blu-ray player (BDP-N460) that I had been using for Netflix streaming content but as more and more titles are becoming available in HD I found that I was experiencing too many episodes of pausing to download content (i.e. buffering).
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Overall 4
4.0

Unstable

NMR, Amazon
5 June 2010
  • Summary: I really wanted to like the FAT+. I wanted a player that would support Netflix streaming, streaming content from my PC, and play files via a hard drive or flash drive. Unfortunately, the FAT+ did none of these well.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre at best, lacks search feature

FishinDan49, Amazon
26 October 2009
  • Summary: I was having problems with movies disengaging while being played on my Western Digital multimedia player (WD). (They'd just disengage & go back to the main menu, for no apparent reason. When I'd go back to play them, they'd restart from the beginning).
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Instructions Inadequate Equipment

Barry Cullen, Amazon
25 October 2009
  • Summary: This is a product for highly qualified installers. A senior citizen like myself is left having to get expert advice due to the poor quality of the instructions. They should be as simple as possible not assume extensive familiarity with the media.
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