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Seagate FreeAgent Theater

Seagate FreeAgent Theater
alaScore 90

60 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Seagate FreeAgent Theater. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and design also get good reviews.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Seagate FreeAgent Theater is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater Plus review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater Plus


If you're new to the whole USB media player category, it goes something like this: storage brands like Western Digital, Seagate, and Iomega are looking for ways to tap into the growing number of consumers who have multimedia files stored on their...

Media playback device that plays music, image, and video files from USB storage or streamed via network; HD output up to 1080p; integrated slot for FreeAgent Go storage drive; compact, stylish design; you can connect up to two mass USB storage...

No built-in Wi-Fi (wireless option costs an extra $70); Internet services are limited at launch.

The addition of HDMI output, network streaming, and improved file compatibility makes the Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ media player a better value than its predecessor.

Oct, 2009

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Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ Home Theater Review


1080 output ; Wide codec support

Some codecs not implemented ; No front panel controls ; Seagate FreeAgent Theater ; FreeAgent Theater+ Review, by Jon L. Jacobi September 16, 2009 ; Media, media, media. You've collected it from all over the Internet, but sometimes you don't feel like...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Bryan Gardiner (

Review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater


Want a glossy mother ship for your FreeAgent Go drives? Seagate has the answer. Simply slide your portable drive into the Theater's topside dock. Like...

Onboard playback controls. Straightforward setup. Easy-to-navigate menus. Decent 1080i upscaling

No support for RAW image files. Composite and component outputs only. Had trouble recognizing external drives that weren’t FreeAgents

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater


Seagate FreeAgent Theater

Integrated slot for FreeAgent Go storage drive; compact, stylish design; you can connect up to two mass USB storage devices--including a camera--at one time; 720p/1080i HD output; plays music, image, and video files; solid photo display capabilities.

Couldn't play back as many file types as competing products; no HDMI output.

While the Seagate FreeAgent Theater has a decent interface and good photo display options, it doesn't read as many video file formats as its competitors.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (

Freeagent Theater


If you're looking for a way to view tons of media from your computer on your TV, but you want something other than a media streamer, a hard-drive-based media player like the Seagate FreeAgent Theater (starting at $129 without the hard drive, as of...

Easy to use. Pleasing aesthetic design.

No HDMI. Limited format support.

By and large, the FreeAgent Theater does an admirable job; and for many users, it should provide an easy, painless way to release the media held hostage on their PC. For high-end users, though, the lack of HDMI output may be a deal-breaker

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater Hard Drive Review


Pleasing aesthetic design ; Easy to use

Limited format support ; No HDMI

Seagate's media player performs admirably, but its lack of HDMI makes it less than ideal for serious home-theater buffs.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player - Review


Easy to set up and use - Easy-to-understand Quick Start Guide (printed) and User Manual (on CD)., USB port on both front and rear of unit for accessing content on USB devices., High defintition video playback capability - 1080p capable HDMI output.,...

Internet content access does not inlcude Netflix or Rhapsody (Update 9/1/2010 Netflix Now Included), No controls on unit - functions accessible only via remote control., Remote Control response sluggish., HDMI Cable not included., Very short Ethernet...

Seagate is a familiar name in the PC world as makers of hard drives that are used in PCs, DVRs, and DVD Recorder/Hard Drive Combos. Previously, I reviewed the FreeAgent Theater hard-drive based media player . Now, Seagate offers an updated model, the...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Lusakhpuryan (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ - Review


Every now and then you buy a Blue Ray movie and some of them come with "Digital Copy" version of the movie. Watching it on the computer screen is not as fun as on the 50 inch Plasma TV. How about the home made movies? Still connect your camera to the...

Video in 1080p HD ; NetFlix integration ; Ability to attach external hard drives ; Emits no noise ; Great quality and speed

IR Remote buttons tough to press ; Field of view on IR is limited ;

What can I say, another great product from Seagate!. FreeAgent Theater+ really does make home entertainment easy and fast. No more looking for the way to connect your computer to your TV to view a video or looking trough a card readers to find the set...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player Reviewed


Relatively inexpensive, Can attach USB hub to attach more drives, Many video formats supported, 1080p support, Silent

Laggy UI response, Limited Internet content, Most Internet content not HD, Doesn't use USB drive to buffer streamed content

Inexpensive networked media player supporting many audio, video and image formats plus Netflix and assorted other Internet content

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : dgoldring (

Review: FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player


In the wake of the digital music revolution, it seems that all media has now started moving in the same direction.  This new decade is shaping up to be the end of physical media as we know it, as newspapers, books, and even video have moved past their...

The FreeAgent Theater + HD Media Player is available from Seagate for $149.99.  It is also available with a 500 GB FreeAgent drive for $269.99.

Feb, 2010

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