Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV

Mar 01 2011

In this day and age of media players, I'm not sure this Seagate media player is worth a serious look at $159 without a hard drive, especially given how many comparable ones are at that (and lower) price range. But Seagate does an admirable job with the UI and design, so take a look.

The GoFlex TV is shaped like a little black box; it doesn’t exactly possess a slim profile, but more of a stocky look. This is due to the fact that it allows a Seagate GoFlex hard disk to be slotted into a dock at the front of the player, hence the pudgy look. But the player is small enough to not look too conspicuous among your A/V setup so fret not for those of you worrying it will stick out like a sore thumb. The choice of color for the player also helps it to blend it among the many black AV equipment on the market or in your living room. There’s a Seagate logo recessed into the matte top of the box, and air vents occupying the glossy sides and bottom. It makes you feel as though this black box will be emitting some serious heat, and the glossy sides do retain more fingerprints that we would have liked.

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