I recently won the Seagate Free Agent Theatre in a blog contest. Yesterday I received it. Opening the box I was surprised at how big the Seagate Free Agent wasn’t. I immediatelly put the portable drive on my computer, and loaded the software. Once loaded I used “drag and drop” to put my desired files onto the drive.
I then took the theatre connection and hooked it up to a tv. The available connections are s-video, composite, and component. Audio can be connected through stereo cables, or a coaxial type. Once plugged in you just slide the drive in, and go. The menus are very clean, and easy to navigate. Video quality was good. The audio quality of mp3s was excellent. The included remote made it very easy to use from across the room.
I still have to figure out how to use the unit to its fullest potential. You can plug an external hard drive, or even a digital camera into the front of the unit to play additional movies, pictures, and audio. You are able to play file types that include: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and Xvid for video. The unit supports 720, and 1080i.
The software only has one negative about it. You can’t tell it to automatically sync from network drives. The software could have the capability of notifying you of incompatible files, but doesn’t.
All in all the unit will be a great addition to my home.