Seagate storage solutions recently unveiled its new FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player. The FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player leverages a docking system unique to Seagate FreeAgent Go portable drives, which provides and quick and easy way to connect your external hard drive to your television or home entertainment center.
The FreeAgent Theater+ comes with two additional USB ports for connecting other USB attached storage devices plus an Ethernet port, HDMI with 1080p HD video playback for high-definition content viewing, DVD-style navigation and Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 + Digital Out audio support surround sound. Seagate intends to launch a USB Wireless Adapter in October to enable this same access with 802.11n wireless connectivity to a home network.
Pricing and Availability
The Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player is available immediately via Seagate.com and other online retailers. It comes as a stand-alone unit for use with any USB storage device for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149.99, or bundled with a 500GB FreeAgent Go drive for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $289.99. The FreeAgent Theater+ Wireless Adapter is expected to be available in October as a separate accessory through Seagate.com for $69.99.