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WD TV Mini Media Player - £24.99 @ Dixons

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6y, 3m agoFound 6 years, 3 months ago
Seems like a cracking price for quite a cool little device.

The WD TV mini media player let's you transform any USB storage device into a media player.

It supports all major formats, excluding protected content (eg music from iTunes)


Product Features
Turn your USB drive into a media player
Supports an extensive list of file formats
Simple, intuitive user interface
Small and portable
Automatic play
Technical Details

Video -AVI (Xvid, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MP4/MOV (MPEG4), RM or RMVB 8/9/10


direct link

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/wd-tv-mini-media-player-04249128-pdt.html

- flintstone

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#1
Instore only? Link just takes me to Dixons.
#2
#3
The link from my browser seems to be redirecting to the home page. Try searching for the product code: 592262, that works.

Sorry!
#4
This does what Western Digital say it should do and it does it well. If you want a player that will handle a wide range of formats except high definition then this is a good choice. The firmware is easy to update and it doesn't freeze or do some of the odd things that some AV devices are prone to.
#5
Expelliarmus
The link from my browser seems to be redirecting to the home page. Try searching for the product code: 592262, that works.Sorry!

Might do this if you was logged in when ya copied the URL.
#6
do Dixons do free delivery??...don't forget Top Cash Back...only 3% but every little helps
#7
Ive been looking for something similar to this, wondering if anyone can assist. Im after something like this that comes probably in 2 parts, one bit hooks up to my pc, one bit on the TV, has a remote control that lets me go through the files on my PC and then play them on the TV including HD content. Anyone know of a good device for doing this.
#8
utfrag
Ive been looking for something similar to this, wondering if anyone can assist. Im after something like this that comes probably in 2 parts, one bit hooks up to my pc, one bit on the TV, has a remote control that lets me go through the files on my PC and then play them on the TV including HD content. Anyone know of a good device for doing this.

LOL...You need VGA or HDMI Cable to connect your PC with your TV..and PC remote control to control media centre from your computer.....
#9
No HDMI output just analogue component or composite. Good price if you only want to play SD videos. Full spec here:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=681

File Formats Supported
Video -AVI (Xvid, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MP4/MOV (MPEG4), RM or RMVB 8/9/10
Photo - JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG
Audio - MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, OGG, APE
Subtitle -SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI
Note:
- RMVB supports up to 1024x576x24, 1024x576x30, or 800x600x30 compressed video resolution
- MPEG1/2/4 supports up to D1 resolution (720x480 in NTSC, 720x576 in PAL)
- MPEG2 ML/MP conforming to ISO-13818
- MPEG1 ML/MP conforming to ISO-11172
- An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound via the digital optical output

For details, please refer to the user manual.

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®

External Drive Formats Supported
FAT32, NTFS, HFS+

Language Support
User Interface: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese
Subtitle: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Russian (KOI8-R & Windows 1251), Portuguese, Central European, Turkish, Vietnamese, Bahasa, Hindu


Performance Specifications
Serial Transfer Rate
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)


Physical Specifications
Interface Component A/V , Composite A/V, USB 2.0


Physical Dimensions
English
Height 0.8 Inches
Length 3.6 Inches
Width 3.6 Inches

Metric
Height 21 mm
Length 91 mm
Width 91.0 mm


Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating -40° F to 149° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating 5° C to 35° C
Non-operating -40° C to 65° C


Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
AC Input Frequency 50-60 Hz
1 Like #10
you could also look at Sumvision Cyclone Micro Media Player Divx & ISO HDMI USB/SD Media player HDMI 1080p Upscaling £19.99. Very small and connects via composite connector or HMDI. It has a USB slot and Memopry card slot. Handles lots of formats.

LINK : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167205
#11
Just a shame the WD doesn't seem to play wmv. I have a lot of videos *cough* in that format I would like to view.
#12
I only have SCART on the back of my TV. Would I be able to connect this?
#13
shack69
you could also look at Sumvision Cyclone Micro Media Player Divx & ISO HDMI USB/SD Media player HDMI 1080p Upscaling £19.99. Very small and connects via composite connector or HMDI. It has a USB slot and Memopry card slot. Handles lots of formats. LINK :http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167205
that doesn't play .mp4 and is usually 17quid or less off r4i/zoombits etc

bibu
utfrag
Ive been looking for something similar to this, wondering if anyone can assist. Im after something like this that comes probably in 2 parts, one bit hooks up to my pc, one bit on the TV, has a remote control that lets me go through the files on my PC and then play them on the TV including HD content. Anyone know of a good device for doing this.
LOL...You need VGA or HDMI Cable to connect your PC with your TV..and PC remote control to control media centre from your computer.....
er wut?
think you need something like this: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=735
there may well be cheaper/easier/better though as i dont have one

Edited By: brilly on Aug 16, 2010 12:10: .
#14
i agree... get the WDTV live model if you want HDMI and streaming. i have it... love it... only needs iplayer support!

the WDTV HD model can be used with a few supported usb wifi dongles to stream.

mini model is v basic... decent pic only via component cable @576i... no streaming.
#15
mkv?
#16
I might buy one of these for my dad - got him the Sumvision Cyclone Micro and found it to be the biggest pile of rubbish I ever spent money on (films abruptly end 5 minutes early, photo transition effects make it crash, remote is crap....)
#17
ozy123
I only have SCART on the back of my TV. Would I be able to connect this?

As its not capable of playing HD and has no HDMI port you would be fine....
#18
Messiah
mkv?

.... is overrated and less frequently used due to size and quality (thought I'd finish off your sentence!)
#19
out of stock and ive got on in my basket - BAH too late :(
#20
frakison
Messiah
mkv?


.... is overrated and less frequently used due to size and quality (thought I'd finish off your sentence!)


And you quite obviously have no idea what you are talking about.
#21
still voted hot thoguh
#22
iaTa
frakison
Messiah
mkv?
.... is overrated and less frequently used due to size and quality (thought I'd finish off your sentence!)
And you quite obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

LOL so you don't think that MP4 is a viable container alternative to MKV then Messiah!?!? Or is it just that YOU don't know what YOU'RE talking about??!?!

Regardless of what you think, for the MAJORITY of people, MKV support is not essential as they will only download DIVX or mpeg as MKV files tend to be around 4-8gb THAT WAS MY POINT BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO THROW IN YOUR POINTLESS JIBE!!!!

Edited By: frakison on Aug 16, 2010 13:48: .
#23
otv
out of stock and ive got on in my basket - BAH too late :(


Back in stock!
#24
shack69
you could also look at Sumvision Cyclone Micro Media Player Divx & ISO HDMI USB/SD Media player HDMI 1080p Upscaling £19.99. Very small and connects via composite connector or HMDI. It has a USB slot and Memopry card slot. Handles lots of formats. LINK :http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167205

I'll second that. Bought one a few weeks ago and it's excellent.
#25
Cheers DD98 :) ordered this time :) thread needs unexpiring
#26
3% quidco as well
#27
WILL NOT PLAY ANYTHING ENCODED IN H.264!
#28
I've got a Netgear EVA2000 which has HDMI and USB connections, links up to your TV and has built in YouTube player and many other built in internet TV channels. Links to your router so it can play anything from your computer on the TV. I had a few issues with it at first, but it ended up being a problem with my computer not the Netgear. Is a bit more expensive but plays everything and the YouTube player is a big bonus, I'd recommend giving it a looksie.
#29
Has this got a fan in it or passive cooling ??
#30
just get a sumvision cyclone for around £20 1080p hdmi does everything this does but in full HD
#31
Jetpac
WILL NOT PLAY ANYTHING ENCODED IN H.264!


We know! What did you expect for £24.99? The moon on a stick?
1 Like #32
fishmaster
Jetpac
WILL NOT PLAY ANYTHING ENCODED IN H.264!


We know! What did you expect for £24.99? The moon on a stick?


I think you will fins a lot of people may not know that. Instead thinking that the container is the be all and end all.

And yes frankly from WD i would expect it to play H.264 as it is pretty much the current standard!
#33
utfrag
Ive been looking for something similar to this, wondering if anyone can assist. Im after something like this that comes probably in 2 parts, one bit hooks up to my pc, one bit on the TV, has a remote control that lets me go through the files on my PC and then play them on the TV including HD content. Anyone know of a good device for doing this.


I have a Sumvision MKV player and it does exactly what you describe. Make sure you get the MKV player though, and not the cheaper "1080p" player that doesn't actually play hi-def files
#34
This is posted regularly.
The key is does it do what you wnat it to do? If it doesnt then go and buy a more expensive model that does.

If it does do what you want, then is it a good price? The cheapest so far this has been posted in the past is £19.99, but this is a good price.

It is useful for people who have older tv's i.e dont use hdmi and want to replay downloaded content such as avi and div x or dvd.

If you wnat the extra features and higher resolution, then pay 3/4/5 x as much. Just be fair and compare like with like.

Sumvision Enclosure ,WDTV live, Asus Oplay, Playon,Popcorn Hour will all play the files you want via a network. They are all a lot more expensive.
1 Like #35
frakison
iaTa
frakison
Messiah
mkv?
.... is overrated and less frequently used due to size and quality (thought I'd finish off your sentence!)
And you quite obviously have no idea what you are talking about.
LOL so you don't think that MP4 is a viable container alternative to MKV then Messiah!?!? Or is it just that YOU don't know what YOU'RE talking about??!?! Regardless of what you think, for the MAJORITY of people, MKV support is not essential as they will only download DIVX or mpeg as MKV files tend to be around 4-8gb THAT WAS MY POINT BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO THROW IN YOUR POINTLESS JIBE!!!!

What if you rip a full DVD and then convert it to a MKV container - which is considerably faster than making the conversion to divx pr mpeg? Not having a 'go' here just interested on your view. Ta.
1 Like #36
frakison
iaTa
frakison
Messiah
mkv?
.... is overrated and less frequently used due to size and quality (thought I'd finish off your sentence!)
And you quite obviously have no idea what you are talking about.


LOL so you don't think that MP4 is a viable container alternative to MKV then Messiah!?!? Or is it just that YOU don't know what YOU'RE talking about??!?!

Regardless of what you think, for the MAJORITY of people, MKV support is not essential as they will only download DIVX or mpeg as MKV files tend to be around 4-8gb THAT WAS MY POINT BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO THROW IN YOUR POINTLESS JIBE!!!!


720/1080p mkv rips look pretty good to me ;)
#37
media player rage - i love it!
#38
In my experience, MKV files tend to be little over 1gb. A lot of dual audio anime titles are released as either mkv or ogm files, and the fact that this doesn't support them would be a huge turn-off for me.
#39
[email protected]

err folks read my post, seriously. It doesnt play the more advanced files because it was never intended to. Go buy one of the players with more features. If you need those features then its never going to be on your shopping list.

As I said people with older tvs or those happy to replay xvid, avi and DVD quality downloads through the component output. If you wnat more get a better and more expensive player.
#40
Dixons put the price up then.. was £19.99 two Weeks ago, still good price though.

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