Western Digital: TV HD Media Player

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This is WD TV, HD Media Player from Western Digital.  Store your HD content on a USB portable HDD. Plug the drive in and play HD movies, digital music and family photos on your TV. If you find watching downloaded content on your computer limiting – this device will provide HD contents on your high definition tv without having to engage in repetitive copy, burn and quick erase DVD-RW discs. Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using it’s crisp, animated HD menus. Available now and retailing at RM399 (US$110) – more info and images after the break:

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Collect without limits – There’s no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space.
Advanced navigation

  • Thumbnail and list views – Browse your content by filename or by thumbnails of photos, album covers and movie cover art.
  • Media Library – This unique feature lets you view all your media by media type in one menu regardless of its location in folders or drives. You can view your content by categories such as genre, album, artist and date.
  • Search – Search by genre, title, artist, filename and partial filename.
Photo viewing

  • Create custom slide shows with a variety of transitions and background music
  • Zoom and pan
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date
Movie viewing

  • Fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, and pan
  • View subtitles
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date
Music playback

  • Fast forward, rewind, pause, shuffle, repeat
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date
Access two USB drives simultaneously – Two USB ports on the player let you connect two USB storage devices and access them simultaneously. Our Media Library feature aggregates the content on both drives into one list sorted by media type.
HDMI and composite video connections – The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA) outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.
Includes free media conversion software – ArcSoft MediaConverter™ 2.5 — a fast, easy-to-use application that converts photo, video, and music files into formats optimized for use on the WD TV HD Media Player.
Ultra-compact design – Fits easily into your entertainment center.

Ideal For

Hassle-free playback of HD movies, home videos, digital music, and photos on your TV.

System Requirements

  • My Passport portable hard drive or other USB storage device with supported video or audio content stored on it.
  • Standard or high definition television with HDMI or composite video connections


Package Contents

  • HD Media Player
  • Stand for My Passport portable drive
  • Compact remote with batteries
  • Media converter software (Windows only)
  • Composite AV cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
File Formats Supported
Music – MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, FLAC, Dolby Digital, AIF/AIFF, MKA
Photo – JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Video -MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264)
Playlist – PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle -SRT (UTF-8)


File Formats Not Supported
Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes® Store, Cinema Now, Movielink®, Amazon Unbox™, and Vongo®
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2 Responses to “Western Digital: TV HD Media Player”


  1. 1 zirconic December 20, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Worth getting it??

  2. 2 BigMacky December 21, 2008 at 6:23 am

    zirconic

    I have bought it. Loving it. Wait for my full review. 🙂


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