If you have a brand new 4K television and you’re looking to make the most of it by watching 4K movies, then you might be interested in Western Digital’s new 1TB My Passport Cinema. Given that Ultra HD Blu-ray discs have yet to debut, one of the best ways to consume 4K content is by either streaming it or downloading it.
With the My Passport Cinema, you will now have a better way to manage your saved and downloaded movies. However there is a catch and that is this external hard drive will limit 4K playback to select TV models, which are mainly Samsung’s lineup of UHD TVs and Vidity-enabled devices, which in some way acts as a DRM of sorts.
Basically users will connect the hard drive to their TVs and will be able to purchase movies owned by Fox (such as X-Men: Days of the Future Past, The Maze Runner, The Wolverine, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and etc.). Once the movies have been purchased and stored on the drive, they will remain accessible regardless if you’re online or offline.
That being said we suppose it is a bit limiting at the start, but presumably as its compatible device list grows, we could see a higher rate of adoption. The Western Digital 1TB My Passport Cinema is currently available for purchase where it is priced at $89.99.