When you hear the name LaCie you may not immediately think of media player products, LaCie are perhaps more commonly associated with storage media and external drives. However the LaCinema Mini HD Connect is just one of a range of products from LaCie to fall in to the Media Player category.
I’ve been looking for a product like this for a while. I have a lot of films and TV shows recorded on my Mac and wanted a way to watch them on my large screen TV. I’ve considered Apple TV but that’s quite an expensive solution. The LaCinema Mini HD Connect is about ah third of the cost of the Apple product but can it perform? You’ll have to wait a while for our full review to find out but for now you can check out the brief unboxing video below.
- Made for HDTV Improve the look of your movies and photos on your HDTV with full HD 1080p playback and upscaling. With no compromise on quality, the LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect goes one step further by adding stunning 1080p playback through HDMI 1.3. This multimedia player supports a wide variety of video, photo, and music formats. An easyto-use on-screen menu and remote control have been designed to improve your experience.
- Bridging PC and HDTV Watching movies on your HDTV with the LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect is simple; just connect a USB hard disk and play. No configuration is required. You’ll save time and avoid having to burn CDs/DVDs to hold all of your media. You’ll also be able to enjoy your MKV, DivX, and many many more file types on any TV.
- UPnP & DLNA The LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect is a welcome addition to your home network setup. Once attached to your cable modem or router, all the digital content stored on a PC or network hard drive is immediately available on your television.
- Sophisticated and Compact Design Amazingly small for its capabilities, the LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect high definition multimedia player brings a whole world of entertainment to the palm of your hand. Designed by Neil Poulton, it adds a fashionable style to your home cinema setup.
Posted by: Matt