Iomega has an interesting new product called the ScreenPlay HD — interesting in that there’s an included 500GB of storage for just over $200 and interesting in that there’s no Ethernet port or wireless connection (although wireless would certainly add to the price — Ethernet, not nearly as much).
If you don’t mind shuffling the ScreenPlay back and forth betwixt your computer and your TV, though, here’s what $218.45 gets you…
Enjoy the convenience of watching digital files on your home theatre or TV without being connected to the computer! The Iomega® ScreenPlayTM HD Multimedia Drive 500GB is a cost-effective, high quality multimedia player plus a high capacity storage device for your media collections of photos, videos, and music files. In a compact, sleek black style to complement your home entertainment system, the ScreenPlay Multimedia Drive includes an HDMI connection and is compatible with the latest media formats such as MP3, AC3 (Dolby® Digital Encoding), WAV, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (AVI/VOB), MPEG-4 (AVI/DiVX 3.11, 4.x, 5.x/XViD) and JPEG.
There’s also a 360GB version available for $159.95 — not too shabby.