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7.3 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 6
6.0

"Good but not the great"

coolhubby, CNET
7 October 2011
  • Pros: Off-course it plays but not all
  • Cons: need to be user friendly
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Overall 6
6.0

For the price it is a good intro media center

master_fryguy, Amazon
26 January 2011
  • Summary: Cons: ' No scheduling option ' No saving of search terms ' Weak remote power; remote has to pointed directly at the device or keep changing the batteries ' No controls on the device itself; have to use the remote. ' Limited fixed number of media sites to choose from. ' At times slow in response to menu selections. Pro: ' Intuitive menu options ' Excellent number of codec to choose from; less transcoding. ' Works right out of the box. ' Setup to wired network in minutes.
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Overall 6
6.0

know the details before you buy this media player

N. Gularte "mkitwork42", Amazon
18 January 2011
  • Summary: So, here are some things that I would have liked to know BEFORE buying this player. Some people may not have this problem, but in order to activate Netflix on the theater+ I had to connect to my router view ethernet cable. Once the theater+ is hardwired to the home network, then it can "recognize" the local network and access the home network and internet via the wireless usb adapter (I purchased an airlink wireless n product for [...] shipped, works excellently).
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Overall 6
6.0

"Good but not the best"

pswadmin, CNET
17 January 2011
  • Pros: -Plays almost all video formats that are popular nowadays. -Absolutely no complains about the video quality. It's super. -Internet features are good.
  • Cons: -Remote control is terrible (almost every aspect). -Player is shiny and looks like very cheap. -No options for removing an extenal drive or flash memory safely. -No RESUME PLAY option when you are in the top menu.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Needs several features to be worth buying."

porthosvine, CNET
10 January 2011
  • Pros: 1. It works for viewing Netflix quite well with an ethernet cable attached. 2. It plays .flac. .wav, .ogg and quite a number of other file formats. 3. Small and portable size.
  • Cons: 1. Cannot stream directly from computer's browser. 2. Would be nice if it upconverted to 1080p. 3. Needs to have wifi integrated into the box. Having to purchase a wifi dongle is a rip off. 4. User interface needs file search feature.
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use, not what I wanted though

K. Peterson "Power tools and Disney", Amazon
7 May 2010
  • Summary: This unit is very easy to set up and syc up with your computer. On the tv screen it comes up just like an 'explore' window on your computer with files and sub-files. Somehow I was expecting something a little more automated than that, but it works just fine. My biggest disappointment was the limitations of file type. I like to buy digital copies when I purchase DVDs so that I can have a full copy on my hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay,but has a few downsides.

Johnny Walker, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: This is a great player with high def and HDMI capabilities. This player does have a few downsides though. For one the remote is tiny and easy to lose. When you try to scroll through your downloaded media titles, the player tries to play the feature in like a picture in picture mode and it really slows you down when trying to select what you want. The seagate docking station for your computer takes up two USB ports, so for those who have few ports that sucks.
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Overall 6
6.0

Has issues

ChuckFan, Amazon
29 January 2010
  • Summary: I don't want to repeat too much what others have already listed. The unit works great for playing your home videos you converted to DVDs just like you're using a DVD player and you don't need to convert any files(provided they are in the standard DVD format ifo, VOB etc) them just copy them off your DVD and you can have access to all your memories. I click on the VIDEO_TS.IFO file and it plays just like I had the DVD in menus and all. Now for the problem.
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