Western Digital

Chris Nuttall

While Apple figures out what to do with its languishing Apple TVit quietly dropped its 40Gb model on Monday leaving only the 160Gb version – there are plenty of other contenders scrapping to bring networked content to the big living-room screen.

Among them – FreeAgent Theater+, announced by Seagate today as an improved version of the unit it launched only six months ago.

(This review was first published on September 15 2009) Read more

Chris Nuttall

Seagate’s FreeAgent Theater media player, announced at CES and now available, seems almost a retro concept for getting digital media files playing in the living room, given all the talk this year of bringing the internet to the TV.

But if you have still failed to grasp the DLNA standard, have ever struggled to set up a Wi-Fi connection to a set-top box or television or endured the frustration of seeing your streaming picture steadily deteriorate and freeze, the FreeAgent Theater is something of a hassle-free charmer. Read more