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I-O Data Intros Pocket HDD that Copies Video from Cameras, Plays it Back on HDTVs

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  1. btarunr

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    I-O Data Japan released the new HDPN-U500/V. This 500 GB pocket hard drive is unique in having the means to copy data (video and pictures) directly off several kinds of compatible digital video camcorders such as Sanyo Xacti, JVC Everio, or Sony Handycam camcorder, etc., using its USB 2.0 port, and being able to play it back on your TV using its HDMI port. Built in a sleek, piano-black casing, the hard drive measures 95.4 (W) x 122.5 (D) x 20.0 (H) mm, weighing around 190 g. This innovative new hard drive will ship next month at 15,330 JPY (around $180).

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    Source: Akihabara News
  2. Easy Rhino

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    ok, i dont mean to hate but this thing is pretty much useless. just about every TV made in the past 4 years has a USB connector on it which can play photos and videos. so you take pics/photos with your camera, you transfer the photos/video to a usb stick and you put the usb stick into the tv. duh.
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    I see this device as a backup device to the camcorder when I am on long vacation (ofcourse you can dump to a laptop or netbook).
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    Might as well just mix a computer in the loop and get something for your money like a 1.5 TB external and WDTV Live player.
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    And HOW do you "transfer the photos/video to a usb stick"? through a computer, which has a USB host controller.


    This is a host by itself.
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    that's fine. but you can also connect your camera to your TV and play them directly if you want, eliminating any need to transfer files to the computer. IMO, this device is about 4 years late.

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