Feeds

Seagate jazzes up HDD-to-TV box

HDMI, Ethernet and more added

Application security programs and practises

Seagate has tweaked its connect-your-hard-drive-to-your-telly offering, FreeAgent Theatre, marking up the device's moniker with a plus sign to indicate its superior status.

The new model adds support for 1080p output over HDMI - the previous version peaked at 1080i over component-video - and incorporates not only an extra pair of USB ports but also an Ethernet port, giving the FreeAgent Theatre+ basic Nas functionality.

Seagate FreeAgent Theatre+

Seagate's FreeAgent Theatre+: gets a more snazzy remote, too

Don't have a wired network? Seagate plans to offer a USB 802.11n Wi-Fi dongle for the device.

The USB ports allow you to hook up hard drives and Flash sticks too, but the FreeAgent Theatre+ is really intended to be used with Seagate's FreeAgent portable HDDs.

Content supported by the device includes video in MPEG 1, MPEG 2 (VOB/ISO) and MPEG 4 (DivX/Xvid formats, DivX HD, Xvid HD, AVI, MOV, MKV, RMVB, AVC HD, H.264, WMV 9, VC-1 and M2TS, TS/TP/M2T; JPEG files up to 20Mp, BMP, GIF, PNG and TIFF for photos; and AAC, MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, ASF, FLAC, WMA, LPCM, ADPCM, WAV and OGG audio. The FreeAgent Theatre+ can handle SMI, SRT and SUB subtitle files.

Seagate FreeAgent Theatre+
Seagate FreeAgent Theatre+

Front and back

On sale now in the States - there's no word yet on UK availability - a drive-less FreeAgent Theatre+ costs $150 (£73/€102) or $290 (£141/€197) when bundled with a 500GB HDD. The Wi-Fi adaptor will cost $70 (£34/€48) when it goes on sale, in October. ®

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.