Abstract: Seagate's GoFlex TV HD is a media player with network connectivity and hard drive dock. The
pint-sized black box fits unobtrusively in a living room environment -
unlike a full sized Media PC - and the GoFlex TV HD's on screen controls are simple to navigate via the infrared
remote control. Full size media PCs often need a keyboard and mouse to
be useful, having cooling fans that make a lot of noise and take up too much space...|
Home Theatre >
Seagate GoFlexTV HD||
Seagate GoFlexTv HD Hard Drive Docking Bay
the GoFlexTV HD with the hard drive bay flap
Hidden behind the fold-down door is a proprietory
external hard drive port for Seagate's FreeAgent portable hard drives. This little slot is
the best selling point of the Seagate GoFlexTV HD media player in PCSTATS'
don't already own
a Seagate FreeAgent (see PCSTATS review here) portable hard
it out. These portable storage devices
are incredibly handy by themselves and superbly compliment the GoFlex TV HD media player.
500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex portable hard drive at left
compliments the Seagate GoFlexTV media player quite well. The hard drive and media player are
the hard drive bay is essentially just a SATA hot swap connector, it only accepts
Seagate's pocket sized
portable FreeAgent SATA hard drives. Nevertheless, a portable
FreeAgent hard drive will let you store 500-1500GB of data in one
location, circumvent Media Sharing over a dodgy network and the capacity
limits of USB thumb drives.
External Seagate FreeAgent portable
hard drive can connect to the Seagate GoFlexTV if you
already own one.
time playing with the Seagate GoFlex TV HD we found
the FreeAgent hard drive dock indispensible. Rather than running Cat5 cable out to
the GoFlex TV HD, we simply loaded up the portable hard drive with movies and
plugged it into the GoFlexTV HD.
content was immediatly indexed and quickly accessible.
thing the GoFlexTV HD cannot do is record content or download content
streamed from the likes of YouTube or Netflix movies. Even with the portable
hard drive in place, the storage is only for media
vents cool this fanless media player. A few hours movie watching will bring it
to a toasty temperature, but the silence is golden.
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