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View your entire media collection on the big screen, with this Western Digital WD TV Mini Media Player.

With this clever piece of kit, you can transform any USB storage device into a media player; simply link it up to your High Definition TV with the connections provided. With HD 1080i supported, the WD TV Mini Media Player lets you enjoy content in fantastic high-resolution quality.

What's more, there's no limit to the size your media collection can be; just add more drives to achieve more space.

The slimline, compact WD TV Mini Media Player is sleekly designed and will fit stylishly into any living room.

Please note that the WD TV LIVE Media Player does not support protected content such as music or video from the iTunes® Store, Cinema Now, Movielink®, Amazon Unbox�, or Vongo®.
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suspended#1
Does this play MKV files? as they are not listed
#3
Quite Cheap. £19.99 Delivered and I would have bought one for it probably to be still sitting in the box like my Zyxel DMA-1000

DVD quality
(480p upscale to 1080i)
#4
I bought a Sumvision Cyclone media player from zoombits/r4i for £17.99 a few weeks ago (now £19.96).
http://www.zoombits.co.uk/search/sumvision-cyclone-micro-hd-movie-player/19245
That is excellent and would def recommend but it doesnt play mkv files and I didnt come accross any lower price ones that did.

I'm guessing this doesnt have support to connect to your network (It refers to itself as 'tv live' so was wondering if it meant it it supported streaming....) If it does then this price is very good indeed.
#5
Snakebite
I bought a Sumvision Cyclone media player from zoombits/r4i for £17.99 a few weeks ago (now £19.96).
http://www.zoombits.co.uk/search/sumvision-cyclone-micro-hd-movie-player/19245
That is excellent and would def recommend but it doesnt play mkv files and I didnt come accross any lower price ones that did.

I'm guessing this doesnt have support to connect to your network (It refers to itself as 'tv live' so was wondering if it meant it it supported streaming....) If it does then this price is very good indeed.


mini player has no network features only the LIVE model

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1603/wd1.png
#6
Snakebite
I bought a Sumvision Cyclone media player from zoombits/r4i for £17.99 a few weeks ago (now £19.96).
http://www.zoombits.co.uk/search/sumvision-cyclone-micro-hd-movie-player/19245
That is excellent and would def recommend but it doesnt play mkv files and I didnt come accross any lower price ones that did.

I'm guessing this doesnt have support to connect to your network (It refers to itself as 'tv live' so was wondering if it meant it it supported streaming....) If it does then this price is very good indeed.


Down to £17.92 for Father's day Code " dad30m" plus poss another 10% off the before price £25.59 from topcashback etc.
#7
might sound ignorant but genuine question:

Why not just plug laptop straight into the telly, rather than into this and then into the telly?
#8
errr cos they don't have one???
#9
does this play MKV yes or no?
#10
Eez1
does this play MKV yes or no?



no it doesnt
#11
le_jaeger
might sound ignorant but genuine question:

Why not just plug laptop straight into the telly, rather than into this and then into the telly?


You have assumed a few things here:
1) What if you don't have a laptop?
2) And if you do, it might not have HDMI output
3) If no HDMI, the normal composite output is frankly awful
4) Not all TV's accept standard PC input
5) Laptops don't have remote controls (without additional hardware being required).
#12
1. Its the best price ive seen for this device. so voted hot.
2. Its a cut down wdtv, so at this price=
No network supply
limited video formats= no mkv
No HDMI

It has a good menu system and works for people who need/can use its formats. Mostly people with DVDs or downloaded internet content. If you dont have HD, Blue Ray, MKV, H264, WMV9, then its ok for those people.

It runsXvid/DivX, MPEG1/2/4, MPEG, VOB (DVD rip), MP4/MOV and RM/RMVB . If you want soemthing better then you pay more at the moment.

I would prefer this than the Cyclone Micro. I expect it wont be long till they cut the price of this down to £20 or more likley discontinue the model.
#13
ill stick with my cyclone but even that was a letdown with no MKV support
#14
good price but get one that plys mkv files or you will be sorry
#15
dvdbargainhunter
You have assumed a few things here:
1) What if you don't have a laptop?
2) And if you do, it might not have HDMI output
3) If no HDMI, the normal composite output is frankly awful
4) Not all TV's accept standard PC input
5) Laptops don't have remote controls (without additional hardware being required).


Maybe you should also relaize that this does also not have HDMI output but Component. The rest I agree.
#16
mikbak
Does this play MKV files? as they are not listed


I want a MKV streamer too....
#17
Eez1
does this play MKV yes or no?


errr No I listed the files it will play.
#18
Flynn Jack - Is 'dad30m' the correct code as couldn't get it to work.

Anyone else able to advise?

Thanks
#19
ukez
I want a MKV streamer too....


Then you are going to have to buy something like the Sumvision Cyclone enclousre for c£75 if you wnat it newtworked or more if you wnat to stream it via wi fi
suspended#20
Eez1
ill stick with my cyclone but even that was a letdown with no MKV support


I went the extra bit and got the Sumvision Cyclone Mkv Media Enclosure for about £70 plays everything I throw at it and with a Sata drive put in acts as a Networked Drive...

Clicky here
#21
mikbak
I went the extra bit and got the Sumvision Cyclone Mkv Media Enclosure for about £70 plays everything I throw at it and with a Sata drive put in acts as a Networked Drive...

Clicky here


bit more cheaper at scan @£65.78 Inc VAT Click on
#22
mikbak
I went the extra bit and got the Sumvision Cyclone Mkv Media Enclosure for about £70 plays everything I throw at it and with a Sata drive put in acts as a Networked Drive...

Clicky here


Why do people always throw stuff at these thingies?
#23
I have Wiki'd Mkv, but would someone be kind enough to explain why everyone's so keen on it?

Also, what's wrong with a DVD player that has a USB slot and playing from a drive or USB stick?
#24
craigstephens
Why do people always throw stuff at these thingies?


cos they are "a great piece of kit" :thumbsup:
#25
stphnstevey
I have Wiki'd Mkv, but would someone be kind enough to explain why everyone's so keen on it?

Also, what's wrong with a DVD player that has a USB slot and playing from a drive or USB stick?


MKV is a video container, much like AVI. It's the most common format that contains HD video, hence why it's so important to a lot of people.

There's nothing wrong with a DVD player with USB, it'll most likely do that same thing and most upscale to 1080p as well. But most of them will not play from a USB HDD, so you're a bit limited to your collection being on a USB stick.

As mentioned before though, future-proof yourself, pay a more and get a player that can handle everything, and has wired/wireless capabilities. I wouldn't personally buy this as there are cheaper items on the market which do similar things, i'm not sure why they bothered with this version to be honest.
#26
Saw this over the weekend and bought one for my dad for Fathers day. He wont care about HD or mkv. This unit looks sleek and sexy and has a nice easy to use interface.
I know you can get cheaper ones that do the same thing, but this is good to look at and a good brand.
In my opinion worth the money, but if you want one that will play anything and upscale to HD then spend more.
#27
Cyclone does this but over £10 cheaper at the 'bits' websites also supports 1080p. Cold
banned#28
Would this read a 1.5tb external hdd loaded with family videos?
#29
is there one like this that can play mkv?

I've got a 360 it doesn't stream mkvs very well using either ps3 media server or tversity
the mkv file stutters I'm using wired connection to router and wireless connection to pc from router
when the file streams it stutters
#30
mkv muxes to vob in seconds using MKV2VOB (freeware), component output on this device supports 'up to 1080i'

it's possible this device would play the muxed vob file, probably codec dependant but a 1280 x 720 vob with AC3 sound may just work

as most will know around 95% of HD content on the web is of 720p/ac3 spec

someone have a go

good luck
#31
I bought one of these from Amazon a couple of weeks ago for a tenner more. I use it so link to an external hard drive, onto which I have saved my DVD collection. You then plug this into your TV (via SCART), and you have a good , but basic way of watching your DVD collection from one source. A nice gadget, but add to it the price of your external HDs (I'm on my second 1TB WD drive .... each stores about 100 DVD's), and your DVD copier software, and you can be looking at a fair bit of dosh!

It does not play .mkv files, and is not HD . It is very usable though once you plug it in . A good way of getting to 100 plus films from 1 source.
#32
Grazz1
Would this read a 1.5tb external hdd loaded with family videos?


Yes, it should be able to handle that with no problems.
#33
psd99
is there one like this that can play mkv?

I've got a 360 it doesn't stream mkvs very well using either ps3 media server or tversity
the mkv file stutters I'm using wired connection to router and wireless connection to pc from router
when the file streams it stutters


Are you using 1080p files ? If so it may be your pc that's upto the transcoding job, if indeed it is transcoding (it may just be remuxing the audio which should be fine for a lower-specced pc).

Try using mkv2vob to pre-transcode, then playback the resulting file, see if you have the same issues (i will presume you won't).
#34
marvmikey
mkv muxes to vob in seconds using MKV2VOB (freeware), component output on this device supports 'up to 1080i'

as most will know around 95% of HD content on the web is of 720p/ac3 spec


If you're going for 720p files then yes, it'll remux in minutes as it's only altering the audio (if it's DTS and you need to) and the container.

Depends on the files you're talking about though. Most TV will be 720p, but anything else will be dependent on what you get, there's no way 95% are 720p though.
#35
FIZZPIT
Flynn Jack - Is 'dad30m' the correct code as couldn't get it to work.

Anyone else able to advise?

Thanks


yep dad30m works fine , even via topcashback.
#36
Flynn Jack
yep dad30m works fine , even via topcashback.


keeps saying This promotional code doesn't exist
is this code for pc world?
thanks ppl
#37
'dad30m' code doesn't work for me either, says 'code does not exist'.

For those who are confused over the whole MKV/HD playback thing, this is the mini version which only plays back via composite and scart, not the media player version which has HDMI and 5.1 audio.

Shame about the code not working- this would have been fantastic for £17...
#38
999tigger
Then you are going to have to buy something like the Sumvision Cyclone enclousre for c£75 if you wnat it newtworked or more if you wnat to stream it via wi fi


Thanks m8
#39
any pc world codes out there
#40
BEL2901
keeps saying This promotional code doesn't exist
is this code for pc world?
thanks ppl


The code is for zoombits via tcb and still works for me as above.


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