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LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive

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Product Highlights
  • Design by Neil Poulton
  • 1080p HDMI Video
  • S/PDIF Digital Audio
  • USB 2.0
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • DLNA Media Server
  • UPnP Streaming

The 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive from LaCie is a media player that connects directly to your television set. It allows you to play back digitally encoded movies and music without the hassle of hooking your computer up to your home theater.

The player features a 2TB hard drive for media storage. It connects to a PC or Mac via USB 2.0 for data transfer. You'll also be able to connect it to your network via Ethernet in order to use the drive as a DLNA media server, which can be used to deliver media to a UPnP device. Popular UPnP devices include the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The drive can also act as a UPnP device itself. This lets you stream media from other network devices that feature DLNA support. Integrated Ethernet also allows you to manually copy files from your computer to the device's internal hard disk, without having to directly plug it into the computer.

The player supports HDMI and composite video outputs for home theater connectivity. It can output video in 1080p HD resolution, making it an ideal companion for an HDTV. Most popular HD video codecs are supported, including DivX, MKV, AVC, and H.264.

The large 2TB hard drive provides ample storage space for all of your photos, videos, and music. The drive is housed in a stylish enclosure, designed by Neil Poulton. The user-friendly navigation system is designed to work hand-in-hand with the included remote control. A front USB port is present, making it easy to access media from a USB flash drive or portable hard drive.

Stylish design by Neil Poulton
Watch Full HD 1080p movies on your HDTV
View your best photos on your big screen HDTV
Listen to music via your home theater surround sound speakers
A DLNA media server is built-in
Supports UPnP streaming
Connects to your computer via USB 2.0, or to a network via 10/100Mbps Ethernet
Front USB port allows you to play media from a flash drive or portable hard drive
Includes wireless remote control
Compatible with Windows and Mac systems
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface 1x USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
1x 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
Multimedia
Video System NTSC/PAL
Supported Formats Video Codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2/HD, MPEG-4, DivX, DivX HD, XviD, H.264 HD, WMV9 HD, VC-1
Video Format: AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, DivX, DAT, MOV, MPEG, VOB, ASF, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, DVR-MS, DVD-Video (ISO, Video_TS)
Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AC3, MP4, MKA
Subtitles: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, PSB, ASS
Playlist: M3U
Digital Audio: Multichannel decoding via optical audio and HDMI to digital home amplifier
DTS: DTS, DTS-HD: Passthrough
Dolby: Dolby 2.0: Decode, Dolby 5.1: Downmixing and Decode, Dolby True HD: Passthrough
Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF/TIF 1
Please Note:

Support for iTunes-encoded AAC only; Progressive JPEG not supported

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Video Outputs 1x HDMI
1x RCA Composite
Audio Outputs 1x Optical S/PDIF
1x RCA Stereo
General
System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP, Vista (32/64-bit), 7; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6; Linux 2.6
Hard Drive: 600MB
Software: IE 7/8, Firefox 3, Safari 3, or Chrome 2; UPnP server or client; SMB server or client
Hardware: Ethernet network
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 1.5A, 60-50Hz
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.2 x 1.8 x 8.8" (23.4 x 4.6 x 22.5cm)
Weight 4.2 lb (1.9kg)
LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • HDMI Cable
  • Composite AV Cable
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • External Power Adapter
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    LaCie2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive
     
    4.7

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Easy to set up (14)
    • Quiet (14)
    • Large capacity / good size (12)
    • Attractive (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (15)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • Additional storage (10)
      • Back-up (9)
      • File transfer (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (11), Casual user (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (6), Mac (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wonderful media player

      Excellent device! 2TB of built-in storage space is a lot more than I have on my laptop's hard drive. The transfer speed via USB over the network is very good. The picture quality...Read complete review

      Excellent device! 2TB of built-in storage space is a lot more than I have on my laptop's hard drive. The transfer speed via USB over the network is very good. The picture quality is awesome. There's no lag even if files are accessed simultaneously by different users. I can watch movies, even if somebody is uploading or downloading something to/from the media player over the network at the same time.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good... except for very poor network use

      it's pretty good and can read many formats. downside is that despite all the online help and instructions, i never got it to work over the network. It would work for 1 min...Read complete review

      it's pretty good and can read many formats. downside is that despite all the online help and instructions, i never got it to work over the network. It would work for 1 min and then freeze systematically. in the end i don't use it over the network but that is kinda why i got it in the first place...

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      3.0

      Good... except for very poor network use

      By sean

      from paris,fr

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Network Use Limited

      Best Uses

        Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

        it's pretty good and can read many formats. downside is that despite all the online help and instructions, i never got it to work over the network. It would work for 1 min and then freeze systematically. in the end i don't use it over the network but that is kinda why i got it in the first place...

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        4.0

        Needs upgrade

        By Igushik

        from Alaska

        Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

        Good product,but upgrade is necessary to work like LaCinema PlayHD so that you can go to the DVD menu and not straight to the film and files are therefore occasionally viewed out of order,hence impossible to access the chapter menus. This is particularly a problem when you have few TV episodes ripped from one DVD - the menu only selects the first episode and you cannot access the others.

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        5.0

        This is my second and I'm estatic!!!

        By djtutt

        from Richmond, Va.

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

          Works lie a charm with my network movies throughout my two-story home. Great investment

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          fantastic the best media player out ther

          By lerman

          from tulsa ok

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • No Power Switch

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

          fantastic the best media player out there
          plays all my media!!!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Iam very pleased with this product.

          By ziko

          from CANTON MI

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

            It is very easy to use.I would recommend it.Two thumbs up

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great product,great result

            By Atila

            from Hoboken,nj

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

              Compact size is the greatest thing about it.
              Small size great outcome

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Movie buff

              from Ohio

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                Easy setup, easy to use.Put your dvds away, very small footprint, excellent playback in 1080p. Great product.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Nice media storage

                By Mrs C

                from Barberton, OH

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                  Great way to put all our movies and photos on one drive. Easy to set up and works just like a regular external hard drive.

                  Only complaint is the remote is a bit slowing reacting with the drive.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Sambouka

                  from Southeast texas

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Heats up when flat
                  • No side stand

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                  I upgraded from an iomega 1tb and the lacie doesn't disconnect during transfer like my old one. Menu navigation is much better, and design is much more modern. I use it for storage of my movies and tv shows and playback is easy and high quality. Only negative is there is no stand to set it on it's side. Laying flat it heats up quickly. Put on its side it stays cool but scratches up the exterior.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great little product for the money

                  By Greg

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                    The LaCinema is a great little product. It is very easy to setup and plays all multimedia files I have thrown at it. No problems with it at all.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Probably the best multimedia player

                    By Charlie

                    from Kampala, Uganda

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Video

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      Extremely portable and supports all the common file formats, while providing ample storage space in a uniquely designed package.
                      I would buy it again...

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful media player

                      By Blake Z.

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • good format support
                      • lots of storage space
                      • nice intuitive UI

                      Cons

                      • No cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Extra storage
                      • File Transfer
                      • Media server

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      Excellent device! 2TB of built-in storage space is a lot more than I have on my laptop's hard drive. The transfer speed via USB over the network is very good. The picture quality is awesome. There's no lag even if files are accessed simultaneously by different users. I can watch movies, even if somebody is uploading or downloading something to/from the media player over the network at the same time.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      great device

                      By rasmus

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to install
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Full HD1080p media player
                      • good format support
                      • nice intuitive UI

                      Cons

                      • No comments

                      Best Uses

                      • Media server
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      I've got LaCinema with one intention in mind: to watch movies and photos on a big HDTV screen. After using it for almost half a year I can say that I'm very happy with this device. Everything is so convenient and intuitive, the quality is great and the range of features is very wide.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      One of the best I have used.

                      By Sugarbear

                      from Madisonville, KY

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • Slow

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      I use it to store TV series till I can set down and watch them. I also have another brand of media player that is good, but I like the way the LaCie displays your files both seem to have slow remotes but this is something I have learned to live with. I would definitely buy another and would recomend this, and already have, to my freinds,PS I love the two USB ports which the other brand is lacking. Buy and enjoy. JIM

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Linux

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                      5.0

                      Excellent device

                      By WCain

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent design
                      • Fast
                      • good format support
                      • Large Capacity

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • data and video

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      I've been using this media player for a bit over a year now. It works exactly as advertised. It seems to plays whatever media file I throw at it. Buying this device was a great decision.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent device

                      By WCain

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Excellent design
                      • Fast
                      • good format support
                      • Large Capacity

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • data and video

                      Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                      I've been using this media player for a bit over a year now. It works exactly as advertised. It seems to plays whatever media file I throw at it. Buying this device was a great decision.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      movies galore

                      By the boy

                      from brooklyn

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                        all of my DVDs in one storage place
                        with one klick i have my own netflix
                        love this

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        4.0

                        Good buy and easy to use

                        By Cocodrillo

                        from Land Down Under

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                          The drive is wired to my TV to help me keep up with various bits of digital media download. This has proven fantastic -- most of this material used to just sit on my harddrive, now it is getting used.

                          Easy to reformat for the Mac. Intuitive to use. In general, I'm really quite pleased with this purchase.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          All my movies are in it now!

                          By Andrey

                          from Perth Amboy,NJ

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                            I'm using this HD Multimedia Hard Drive about two months and this is such a beautiful device.I put all my movies in it,and we connected it to the big screen TV.Even DVD movies look so crisp and more colorful than on my laptop.It does make an upscaling so my videos shine now.Now I'm watching everything in HD.After watching a couple of movies my friend has bought the same 2TB LaCinema Media Player for himself,he was amazed by the quality of the picture.The installation was very quick,the main menu is intuitive and easy understandable.It's very easy to transfer files from computer,and it reads all the formats I could ever inmagine.It has a plenty of outputs for video and sound.I've connected my multimedia stereo speakers,and music and voices from movies sound so natural!The design is beautiful,it will fit to any widescreen TV or home theater.It's very quiet,and when you use it at night,it reminds of itself only by cool blue light.I would highly recommend it to everybody who has a big collection of digital videos and music.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            a+

                            By g

                            from la

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use
                            • No Power Switch
                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Video

                            Comments about LaCie 2TB LaCinema Classic HD Multimedia Hard Drive:

                            a+

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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