Another product revealed at the CES was Seagate’s FreeAgent Theater HD Media player that allows to play files directly from the external USB drive. The idea is pretty simple – just pop in a Seagate FreeAgent drive or any other USB external drive into the unit and play multimedia files on TV. It also has multi-format support which includes video formats like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX and supports HD content up to 1080i. Music on the other hand will play with ease if the files are MP3, WMA, WAV or OGG. It also integrates 5.1 channel surround sound and connects to any TV supporting composite, S-Video or component.
The media player will start retailing from March at a price of $130. Users can also buy the unit with a 250GB HDD combo for $230 or 500GB combo for $300.
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