LaCie have just released their new HD Multimedia Hard Drive player, which supports 1080p content and according to the company themselves “offers unsurpassed format compatibility” and DLNA media server functionality. The unit is called the Classis HD and has been designed by Neil Poulton – an award winning Scottish born product designer now based in France.
Its unique 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 PlayStation3 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 and convenient 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 is all you need to store, play and share your movies, music and photos at home. We believe organising and playing should be simple for everyone, without concern for media compatibility or how to access media, no matter where it’s stored in your home,” said Salem Tirane, Digital Home Product Manager.
The product specifications are:
- Full HD 1080p: Play your HD movies on your Full HD TV
- Network Player: Play all your media stored on any connected computer or NAS
- Home Media Server: Share LaCinema Classic HD content with any network media players like Playstation, Xbox
- USB Host: Instantly watch your movies or photos from USB drive or digital camera
- File server: Transfer your files from your computer to LaCinema in minutes
- Music Slideshow: Enjoy your best photos while listening to your favourite songs
The product is scheduled to Costs £199 and you can get information from Lacie