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Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player STCEA101-RK

by Seagate

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  • Dual-docking system eliminates fumbling with cables and connections
  • Automatically syncs with new content on your PC
  • 1080i High-Definition playback
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 audio surround sound support
  • FreeAgent Theater media player- 1-year limited warranty
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Technical Details
Brand NameSeagate
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Product Dimensions3.7 x 8.3 x 9.4 inches
Item model numberSTCEA101-RK
  
Additional Information
ASINB001U3YILI
Shipping Weight2.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The easiest way to move your photos, movies and music from your PC to your TV. Share and enjoy your memories in a comfortable, social environment such as your living room. With two easy steps, you will be viewing and sharing your favorite photos, movies and music in no time! With its unique dual-docking system, setup the device once and never hassle with cables again. Simply place the FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (sold seperately) into the PC docking station and it automatically copies your photos, movies and music from the PC to the drive. Then docking the FreeAgent Go portable hard drive into the FreeAgent Theater media player, connected to the TV, puts your entire media library at your fingertips with 1080i High-Definition playback and crystal clear Dolby Digital 5.1 audio surround sound support. With the front-mounted USB port, you can also plug your digital camera, USB flash drive or external USB hard drive directly into the FreeAgent Theater and enjoy the same high-quality viewing experience. Navigating through your media library is intuitive with the FreeAgent Theater¿s user interface and compact remote control. Share your memories like a pro with easy to customize slideshows, transitions, background music and zoom feature for both pictures and movies. Share and experience your memories in comfort with FreeAgent Theater.

From the Manufacturer

Seagate® FreeAgent Theater™ Media Player


The easiest way to move your photos, movies and music from your PC to your TV.

The Seagate® FreeAgent Theater™ media player lets you share and enjoy your digital media library with friends and family without having to crowd around a PC screen or struggle with confusing network configuration and cable issues. Simply insert a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive into the media dock, or use the convenient, front-mounted USB port to connect flash drives, external hard drives and digital cameras that support USB connectivity. Then grab the included remote control and start enjoying your digital media from the comfort of your couch. It even supports 1080i high-definition playback and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio surround sound, so your movies and music will look and sound great.



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What's in the box?

FreeAgent Theater media player, remote control, A/V cable (composite video/stereo audio), EnergyStar-compliant power supply, FreeAgent Theater software and User Guide (PDF), and Set-up Guide.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It reads almost all formats I played on it except for some avi files.
Beau Toichi
The worst part is that there's a firmware release to fix this that Seagate won't post on their site.
George
I did everything required to make it function, it was a waste of time and money.
Darrette L Riddick

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By biggestbamboo on December 21, 2009
The Seagate FreeAgent Theater is now cheap because it is old technology and it shows. It is not a bad player for old-school video formats, but the picture is composite like an early years DVD Player, not HD. The firmware is slow, ugly, and buggy. The newer Theater+ model has HDMI, networking, and HD picture, but it is not worth the much higher $ investment (currently over $200 with hard drive and dock). The new firmware is still a D+ at best. I recommend using a netbook with an HDMI port as a media server instead. A netbook will work flawlessly as a media server and you will enjoy all the other PC fuctions it can do for you.
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52 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Mateo on December 28, 2009
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PLEASE RATE THIS REVIEW, SO IT WILL BE SEEN.

I have tried to use it for videos from flv and wmv, it wont play youtube videos, or much of anything, (except for .AVI), its format list is obfuscated . I spent hours converting many videos- to no avail. It plays photos and music, but whatever.

Second: the menu system, It acts randomly and buggy, it will scroll backwards, shift menu's when you press play, press anything, its RANDOM. I'm sending it back.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ariel on March 11, 2010
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I'm surprised it has not been reported here but this unit does not work with some Seagate Freeagent Go drives designed to fit neatly in the special compartment. The drive (as well as other USB drives) works fine as external but does not work as intended.

Seagate has known about the problem all along (their forum is full of complaints about this) but does not have a fix for it and not even trying to address the issue. What is dishonest is that none of the distributors who are selling this unit would tell that upfront.

Otherwise, aside from climsy remote and slow remote response, this is a great unit for the price.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael on January 5, 2010
This product should never have been released. I have tried MPEG-4, AVI and several other file formats and it reports all of them as invalid files. At least one of them should have worked! Yet the files have no trouble in Windows XP with several players and no trouble playing on my Mac or iPod. The only thing that cannot play the files is this Seagate Theater.

The device is also very slow when moving through menus.

If Seagate has very limited file handling capabilities, they should have provide utilities to convert files to their accepted formats. No conversion software is provide AND they don't provide any recommendations either.

The documentation is extremely poor and the website support almost non-existent.

Seagate makes very good disk drives - I love the FreeAgents - but this product should never have made it to store shelves.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E.O. on May 17, 2009
Player is nice if you already have a freeagent go drive and want to play media from the living room. The drives works fine with any USB storage (hard drives, usb sticks, etc)

I like the slideshow transitions for photos(nice for family gatherings), and it plays back my DVD content that I've put on my drive from DVDs which I own.

Like someone already mentioned it has no HDMI, but does support component/composite so it will work with any TV. They should do HDMI on the next version, but it does not limit anything with the current product.

Single most annoying feature for video is the 'preview' that slows you down from scrolling and finding the right file. Overall, solid product and looks nice in living room. The included remote is small and so hard to operate if you have big hands, but it's usable. Don't expect to play any ripped HD movies or anything, but if you are not into that you are fine.

Been using mine for 1+months with no issues and love the look of my red freeagent go drive when it's in the unit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larry D. Mcphail on April 8, 2010
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This is the older model of the seagate freeagent theater and does not support the hdmi single cable. It did not handle the mp4 files with out converting them to a different format and I thought the picture quality was not very good. I ended up returning it for a refund.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Tabla on August 17, 2010
Being a newbie to media players for digital audio/video files, I naively thought that this FreeAgent Go Theater media player would surely play the pre-loaded movies on a Seagate FreeAgent Go hard drive - I mean, the composite video connection (the yellow video jack & red & white audio jacks) connected fine to my old-style TV and and I was navigating the on-screen menu just fine within minutes. But when I opened the "Movies" folder on the TV menu screen and didn't see any movie files, I emailed tech support thinking it would be an easy enough fix.

It wasn't - they said it won't work because their media player doesn't recognize/support the file format of the preloaded movies on their hard drives.

So if you want to watch the complimentary copy of "Star Trek" on your Seagate external hard drive you got from your local Wal Mart, buy something other than this Seagate FreeAgent Theater player with composite video outputs to watch it on your old-style TV.

C'mon guys! I mean, really!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dh on August 16, 2010
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Media Player doesn't play mp4's so it's not at all useful. Remote is junky and works sporatically.
It sporatically recongnizes my portable hard drive. I have waited a year for the firmware to be updated to provide something useful but product still sucks. Very dissappointed with Seagate.
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