A hard disk connected to the television has several advantages, and if it also incorporates a DTT decoder, these are further expanded. The GigaTV HD825 is a multimedia hard drive. In other words, a file storage system that can also function as a player . It connects to the television, and allows you to record content as if it were a traditional video, only without tapes and with much more capacity. It also allows you to play the recorded content.
In addition, it also allows you to obtain content from somewhere else to see it on our TV. For example, we download a movie from the Internet through our computer , or a friend gives us a video of the holidays on a pendrive . We will only have to connect the hard drive to the computer , transfer the files and connect it to the TV . In the case of a pendrive , just connect it to the hard drive.
In addition, it has a dual DTT tuner. This has several uses. It is not only that we can use it as DTT on old televisions. We can also allow ourselves to record the programming of one channel while we watch another at the same time. It would also be possible to record two channels at the same time.
When buying a multimedia hard drive, one of the fundamental aspects that must be taken into account is the formats it is capable of playing. There is no single video format, and it depends on the quality, the transmission medium and even the personal tastes that one or the other is used. In this case, the GigaTV HD825 is capable of reading a wide range of formats, among which are the most common: MPEG-1, HD MPEG-2, HD MPEG-4, AVI, MKV, TS, TP, TRP , M2TS, MPG, MP4, MOV, M4V, VOB, ISO, IFO, DAT, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB and FLV.
We can also use this disk to see on television the photos we have taken with our digital camera . As in video, photo formats are also an important aspect to take into account. The GigaTV HD825 also manages well in this area, being able to see the photos that are taken in the most common formats such as HD JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF or PNG . Only the RAW format is missing , typical of professional photography.
The disk is sold in two capacities, 1 and 2 TB. It is a lot of size, as is needed for a disc dedicated mainly to video. To give you an idea, on 2 TB of hard disk, we could store 1,100 hours of video in HD quality (1280 x 720 pixels).
It offers the possibility of having a WiFi connection . For this, it would be necessary to install a USB adapter that has an additional cost. The Internet connection adds other interesting options to the device. However, it is not so much about turning the television into a Smart TV , but rather about sharing files wirelessly with other computers in the house.