LaCie today introduced a new HD multimedia hard drive player, combining Full HD 1080p playback and DLNA media server functionality - LaCinema Classic HD, design by Neil Poulton.
The LaCinema Classic HD offers a sleek design and provides a wide media format compatibility, including DivX format and high-quality MKV H.264 video format via its HDMI 1.3 connection. It also supports
Dolby Digital audio.
The LaCinema Classic HD keeps it easy - use it as an external hard drive to load media from your Mac or PC. Then, simply connect the LaCinema Classic HD to your HDTV for instant playback.
Acting as a DLNA media player, LaCinema Classic HD can play movies, music, and photos from your computer or network storage. LaCinema Classic HD even offers network access to transfer files from your Mac and PC, while keeping it connected to the TV.
Its DLNA server function ensures the LaCinema Classic HD works in tandem with your home network, acting as a media server to stream content to compatible players, such as PlayStation 3 or Xbox.
The LaCinema Classic HD boosts capacities that include up to 2TB of media storage. By using the included remote control and easy navigation interface, you have quick access to your media libraries. Additionally, the front USB port allows you to connect a USB drive or digital camera to instantly share your photos on your HDTV with friends and family.
LaCinema Classic HD als includes a high-quality HDMI cable, Ethernet cable and the DLNA Twonky Media Server for Mac and Windows.
The LaCinema Classic HD also features the option of connecting a USB WiFi 802.11N adapter (sold separately) for wireless access to the home network.
LaCinema Classic HD is available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+, LaCie Corner, and LaCie Storage Partner, starting at the suggested retail price of $249.99.