In an attempt to keep things fresh, at least from what I can tell, Lacie has changed the name of their Lacinema Black MAX as well as introduced a lesser but comparable counterpart. Now called the LaCinema Black RECORD, it still performs the exact same functions at the Black MAX, which includes TV recording with EPG, as well as streaming media over WiFi or Etheret from UPnP network connected computers. Its less counter part, the LaCinema Black PLAY performs the same streaming capabilities as well as storage and upscaling, but lacks the DVR functionality. Both players are available in 500GB and 1TB capacities and should be available soon with prices starting at $429.99.
Update: Lacie just reached out and clarified that the Black MAX is the exact same product, it’s just the EU version.
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