LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect
Released February, 2010
The Pros:Built in a small form factor, takes up very little room. Minimalist design is sleek and impressive looking. Simple enough operation for kids, well thought out remote design.
The Cons:Playing DVD content lacks menus and chapter selection. Gets very hot after short period of time. Despite built-in WiFi, can't connect to Netflix.
The LaCie LaCinema Mini HD Connect is a multimedia set top box for use with HDTVs. This product competes with the Apple TV, WD TV Live, Roku box and other similar players. The Mini HD Connect features Full HD 1080p support over HDMI, USB connectivity and support for networked uPnP/DLNA media servers.
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A wide range of video formats are compatible with the Mini HD Connect, including MKV, Divx/Xvid, h.264, VC1 and AVCHD. Dolby Digital (AC3) and DTS surround sound are also fully supported by this device. Optionally, users can opt for the premium version which includes 500GB of local storage and built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi. A remote control and a copy of TwonkyMedia Server software are included in the box.
- Full HD 1080p playback
- HDMI 1.3 / Digital Optical output
- 100Mbps Ethernet
- Optional 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- UPnP/DLNA compatible
- Windows PC and Mac compatible
- Dolby Digital decode & DTS pass-through
- Video, audio and photo playback
- Subtitle support
- TwonkyMedia 5.1 software included
User Reviews (3)
built in a small form factor, takes up very little room
minimalist design is sleek and impressive looking
simple enough operation for kids, well thought out remote design
playing DVD content lacks menus and chapter selection
gets very hot after short period of time
despite built-in WiFi, can't connect to Netflix
menus are overly simplistic, and remote is tiny and overly minimal
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