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Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player ?

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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
Anyone find the cheapest source for the above unit. Vouchers and quidco taken into consideration.

Play.com i believe were selling at £79.99 but doesn`t look like they have stock at present.

Heres the Play.com link if people want to see what I`m on about.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/7977460/Western-Digital-WD-TV-HD-Media-Player/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-PC-_-Hard+Drives-_-Western%2BDigital%2BWD%2BTV%2BHD%2BMedia%2BPlayer&source=5066&engine=froogle_pc&keyword=Western+Digital+WD+TV+HD+Media+Player


Cyber pint to anyone that can help.lol

Cheers

W
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8y, 4d agoPosted 8 years, 4 days ago
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suspended#1
the reviews on this arent great mate:(
#2
Can you point me in the direction of anymore well written reviews.?

I just read what seems to be positive reviews on it on Play.
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/7977460/Western-Digital-WD-TV-HD-Media-Player/ProductReviews.html

Or is there anything else similar that you`d reccommend instead for about the same price range.?

Thanks:thumbsup:

W
suspended#3
search on engadget.com for the media player and read the comments and the links in the comments, if you are playing xvid its fine but if you are looking at play x264 movies with HD audio codecs then it isnt great, there arent really any good players out yet that can do all codecs properly as all players out are buggy, even the new popcorn hour player.
#4
Hi Guys Just let you know that play is not getting the Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player any more
Thats what Customers Service said to me when i spoke to them
#5
canberra
Hi Guys Just let you know that play is not getting the Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player any more
Thats what Customers Service said to me when i spoke to them



mmmm. Interesting. Thanks for letting us know.:thumbsup:

I wonder if theres a new model coming out. ?

Or is it because they are not that good in the first place.???



hajj_3:

I`m off to read some more reviews. Cheers

I had a look on the popcorn hour website and a bit out the price range though.:x
#6
the only place i`ve found to be cheap is amazon.co.uk
#7
I have one and they are great. The biggest gripe from people is you have to have a dts decoder as most high def mkv files use dts and it will only output sound through the spdif socket.
http://www.lambda-tek.com/ are getting some on the 10/12/08
#8
russ333
I have one and they are great. The biggest gripe from people is you have to have a dts decoder as most high def mkv files use dts and it will only output sound through the spdif socket.
http://www.lambda-tek.com/ are getting some on the 10/12/08


Thanks for that. Will give them a call.

Can you elaborate on the dts decoder bit.?
#9
Alot of hd stuff on the net is encoded with dts audio. But the wd tv will only send this signal via an optical cable to a dts decoder. So if you dont have a decent surround sound system you better be a good lip reader because you will get no audio. There are programs that will change the audio to a different type that will be played through your tv. There is a decent thread on av forums that explains quite a lot. http://www.avforums.com/forums/streamers-network-media-players/857052-wd-tv-high-definition-multimedia-adapter.html
#10
you can order them again @ play.com not in stock , but the other day they took the order button off... and now it's back so they must be getting them back in?

anyway mine is still on order been there 2 weeks now... hope it arrives before crimbo :)
#11
Can any1 please help me. Ive got one of these but no matter what ext hdd I try (I have quite a few) they all come up with "unrecognized usb device"

any ideas ?

Thanks
#12
mine did it for a short time. then worked...

best thing i ever bought, plays 1080p so well, even a 14gig file
#13
A very good device. Anyone interested, here is a good review http://maddhat.com/?p=31
I too am having problems with the audio and have now just found out why from this thread. A shame :x
#14
I can't believe people are saying the reviews are bad. I bought one and it is amazing! I play 1080p video perfectly on my 50inch tv and it looks spectacular and have not failed to show any files ive throw at it yet.

Read this review of it.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/multimedia/review/2008/12/02/Western-Digital-WD-TV-HD-Media-Player/p1
#15
as i said best thing i ever bought and if you have soruound sound there wont be any issue with sound, play DTS fine. why you would want to watch a 1080p rip and just have Stereo sound i will never know?
#16
These were back in stock at Play yesterday, but must have sold quickly as the status has now switched to delivery in 4-5 days.

A firmware update was released yesterday which adds lots of new features and resolves a lot of bugs:

New Features:

[LIST]
[*]Added .MKV chapter selection for video playback for MKV with chapter support
[*]Added .MTS file extension support
[*]Added .TP file extension support
[*]Added .TS file extension support
[*]Added 1080p 24hz support
[*]Added disk volume name to folder navigation in list mode
[*]Added EXIF orientation flag functionality for auto picture rotate
[*]Added file size in filename
[*]Added jump feature to the remote: While fast forwarding or reversing, if the “Next” or “Prev” buttons are pressed, video will jump 10 minutes in the respective direction
[*]Added progress indicator for the duration of the FF or REV function
[*]Added a blinking status LED behavior while drive is mounting; previously the light just stayed on
[*]Added sequential .M2TS file playback function
[*]Added additional subtitle support (SMI, SUB, ASS, SSA)
[*]Added user selectable font size for subtitle support
[*]Added song title scroll in music playback to prevent truncation
[*]Added embedded subtitle display in .MKV files
[*]Added additional subtitle encoding support for the following: Western Europe (ISO), Traditional Chinese (Big5), Simplified Chinese (GB18030), Japanese (Shift-JIS), Korean (EUC-KR), Cyrillic (Windows-1251), Cyrillic (KOI8-R), Greek (ISO); previously only UTF-8 was supported
[*]Added display sizing menu for photo playback: Fit to Screen, Full Screen, Keep as Original
[*]Added accelerating scroll speed based on how long the arrow is held down on the remote when navigating folders with a large number of files; previously only one, constant speed was available
[/LIST]

Resolved Issues:

[LIST]
[*]Resolved issue when 2 drives were connected, then one drive was disconnected, the files from the disconnected drive still showed up on the file list but were not playable
[*]Resolved “repeat one” failure during music playback; previously songs would not repeat
[*]Resolved artist name truncation issue during music playback
[*]Resolved issue where WD TV would not turn back on with remote after extended period of inactivity;previously WD TV had to be unplugged and was unrecoverable with the remote
[*]Resolved image size and position issues during video playback; previously the image displayed did not fill the screen until the picture was zoomed in and then out again
[*]Resolved info bar display issues in PAL (European display standard) mode
[*]Resolved issue of the slideshow playing while in the Option menu during playback, slideshow now pauses if the Option menu is accessed
[*]Resolved issues surrounding drives going to “sleep” and folders showing as empty; previously drives equipped with a sleep feature would not re-initialize before the WD TV timed out and displayed the folders as empty
[*]Resolved issues with DVR-MS file playback, FF and REV now function properly; previously FF or REV during a DVR-MS file would cause the file to stop playing and the video signal to be lost
[*]Resolved issues with forced resolution changes dropping video signal; previously the signal would be lost if the user switched between forced resolution and auto
[*]Resolved photo self re-sizing issue; previously during photo playback the pictures would randomly re-size themselves
[*]Resolved Status LED behavior by blinking to reflect accurate read cycles while data is being read;previously the LED just stayed on
[*]Resolved subtitle default to “on” issue (subtitles now default to “off”, unless there is an external subtitle file created, then subtitles default to “on”)
[*]Resolved subtitle position issue, the subtitles were moved down towards bottom of screen; previously during playback of some files subtitles were positioned too high blocking the view of the video
[*]Resolved the 1-2 second FF during initial playback of .MPG video; previously video would play in what appeared to be FF for the first 1-2 seconds and then slow to standard play rate
[*]Resolved video signal failure when pan function in video files with subtitles is used; previously subtitles would stop functioning, video would stop playing, or TV would lose signal
[*]Resolved zoom issues while file info is displayed during video playback; previously signal would fail or video would stop playing
[*]Resolved zooming issues while subtitles were on; previously the screen used to go black and the video would stop playing
[/LIST]
#17
Only just found this thread, but cclonline have it in stock now at 69.99 + VAT. Not the cheapest place I've seen but the only place I've seen with it in stock! I ordered late last night and have already had it despatched so I'll have it for Xmas! (it's a gift to myself :) )

Reviews are really good!

Cheers, T
#18
It was also in stock at Scan yesterday.

It had been £81 there, but the price went up to £86 when their new stock arrived. Not the best price ever, but they do at least have stock. Made a little better if you qualify for free delivery from them.
#19
They got them in stock at play.com now at long last £79.99 inc p&p

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