Samsung HD Photo Box Stores Your, Um, Photos

We’re not sure about the usefulness of the Samsung HD Photo Box for average consumers, but photo/video enthusiasts that really love to look at their shots on a high-def display will probably want one. The Box connects to your HDTV via HDMI and contains a 250GB hard drive for image storage.

The front of the unit features a 4-in-1 memory-card reader, a USB connector with PictBridge support for printing directly to a photo printer without a PC and a standard USB 2.0 port for connecting your camera or another storage device. Details remain pretty scarce since the HD Photo Box, according to the Samsung rep we spoke with, just showed up at PMA with no warning. Look for it in stores, however, in the second half of 2007.

This is what the screen interface will look like for the HD Photo Box. Not very exciting, but should serve the purpose of quickly tracking down photos or groups of photos.

Hand in the shot to give you an idea of scale. The unit is pretty small, just slightly bigger than an external hard drive.