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Toshiba has at long last launched the TV-connected hard drive it showed us in a backroom way back in February.

Then, the StorE TV+ had a specification sheet with rather a lot of 'to be determined' labels on it. Now, it's all sorted: 2TB of hard drive storage; HDMI and component-video ports; SD memory card slot' two USB 2.0 ports; 802.11n and 10/100Mb/s Ethernet connectivity; and a 2in LCD screen on the front so you don't have to turn the telly on just to play some music.

Toshiba StorE TV+

The format support is impressive, including Ogg and Flac on the audio side - plus all the usual suspects - and MPEG 1, 2 and 4, H.264, VC-1 codecs - plus AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV and MP4 containers - for video.

All that's missing, it seems, is DivX/Xvid, but it will handle 1080p output.

An array of subtitle formats are supported too, fans of foreign film will be pleased to read.

The black 206 x 160 x 47mm box comes with its own remote control - and the knowledge that it gets right what the Apple TV got wrong.

The Toshiba StorE TV+ goes on sale later this month for £200. ®

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