Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 at 01:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new device is specially designed to store downloadable 4K Ultra HD movies.
Western Digital has announced the release of the My Passport Cinema. The 1TB hard drive uses VIDITY technology to offer playback of stored video content in up to full 4K UHD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR) on VIDITY-enabled displays through a USB port.
"Movie playback from the My Passport Cinema drive provides consumers a hassle-free, immediate experience of premium-quality 4K UHD content on their TVs," said Tony Tate, general manager and vice president of Content Storage Solutions at WD. "The technology on My Passport Cinema also enables consumers to take preloaded 4K UHD content anywhere there is a VIDITY-enabled TV. We are committed to furthering the development of products that make consumers’ interaction with their content a greater experience."
The My Passport Cinema comes pre-loaded with several Ultra HD titles that can be purchased from 20th Century Fox, including 'The Maze Runner,' 'Exodus: Gods and Kings,' 'X-Men: Days of the Future Past,' 'The Wolverine,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'The Fault in Our Stars,' 'Let’s Be Cops' and 'The Other Woman.' Likewise, customers who purchase a Samsung JS9000 and above 4K SUHD TV model will receive two free unlocked 4K titles. In addition to the pre-loaded selection, customers can also buy and download more Ultra HD titles through M-GO or other VIDITY retailers. Current VIDITY-enabled displays include Samsung’s 2014 HU series 4K UHD TVs and 2015 JU and JS series 4K UHD and SUHD TVs.
"The My Passport Cinema drive provides another way for our customers to enjoy stunning premium 4K content on our UHD line up, and additionally, High Dynamic Range content from our SUHD TVs," said Bill Lee, vice president of TV product marketing at Samsung. "Our customers will now have the ability to purchase, own and store newly released content on one device that is easily accessible from our TVs."
The Western Digital My Passport Cinema is now available for a suggested retail price of $90. In addition, from August 16 to June 30, the My Passport Cinema drive will be included for free with the purchase of a Samsung JS9000, JS9100 or JS9500 SUHD TV.
Source: Western Digital
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