updated 06:30 pm EST, Tue January 5, 2010
Imports files via USB, Wi-Fi or Ethernet
Storage maker LaCie has launched the LaCinema Mini HD, a new media center set-top. Users can transfer files to the Mini via USB, or else through Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi connections. Content can alternately be streamed directly, whether from a Mac, a Windows PC or a network storage drive. Video is displayed in 1080p via an HDMI cable, and supports various formats including DivX, AVC and MKV.
The device also supports photo browsing, including slideshows with accompanying music. Regular music listening can be enhanced with album art. The Mini HD should now be available in Europe, and will start shipping to other regions later in the year.