Emtec announces Movie Cube -R multimedia hard drive

It looks like Emtec is continuing to branch out from its media-based roots, with the company now following up its recently-announced PMP with its new Movie Cube -R "multimedia hard drive." In addition to offering ample amounts of storage, this one boasts both video-in and video-out ports to hook it up to your TV, letting you record and view content without ever touching a PC (a remote control is included to help in that process). You can also, of course, hook the device up to your PC if you like, either by USB or Ethernet, with a memory card slot also provided to let you offload photos from your digital camera. As far as format support goes, you can look for all the usual suspects, including MP3, WMA, and OGG audio, along with MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, and Xvid video. While the image above looks suspiciously polished, Emtec assures us that the real deal will be rolling out next month in capacities from 160GB to 500GB (or without a hard drive, if so choose), with prices starting at £150 (or about $300).