LaCie is rolling out a new external hard drive called the LaCinema Classic, offering media lovers a simple way to consume their movies, music and photos – through their TV. All the user has to do is hook the device up to their computer via USB, copy files onto the Classic and then hook it up to their TV via composite or HDMI.
LaCie’s new gadget supports JPEG images, MP3 and WMA audio formats, and three video formats – DivX, XviD and MPEG-4 AVI. The LaCinema Classic includes a remote which can be used to navigate the media on the device.
There are two versions of the LaCinema Classic, both with different sized hard drives. You’ll be able to pick up the 500 GB model for $170. There will also be a 1 TB model, but as of this time, a price for it hasn’t been announced.