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WDTV 1080p Media Player - £68.86 @ Amazon

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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features

* Designed for My Passport (My Passport portable U
* Full HD video playback and navigation up to 1080
* Dock and play convenience Just plug in a My Pas
* -

* Turn your USB drive into an HD media player
* Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p
* Access two USB drives simultaneously
* Designed for My Passport, works with many other USB storage devices
* Includes free media conversion software

Technical Details

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

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)

Haven't seen one of these at this price.

1080p support, great reviews
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#1
I sold mine to get the network version for an extra £30 (WD TV Live). But if u don't need need network this is a good player.
#2
nice find
#3
Should go down further now that the WDTV Live is out. It's under $100 here in N.America.
#4
credington
I sold mine to get the network version for an extra £30 (WD TV Live). But if u don't need need network this is a good player.


If you added a NAS to the WDTV would you have a WDTV live?
#5
No. WD TV Live can access the Internet and play You Tube, Internet Radio etc and can stream movies from your PC.
#6
credington
No. WD TV Live can access the Internet and play You Tube, Internet Radio etc and can stream movies from your PC.


With custom firmware this will stream from PC also
#7
Totoriko
Should go down further now that the WDTV Live is out. It's under $100 here in N.America.


Why u interested in UK deals if in N.America?
#8
credington;7020505
Why u interested in UK deals if in N.America?


Because I go back and forth regularly
#9
Feel like bringing me back some Kraft BBQ Sauce? :)

FWIW i got my WDTV Wednesday and the HDMI connection was broken, so i sent it back and am swapping it for the WDTV live, didn't realise with the Ethernet connection you could see it over the network, so a 'quasi' NAS

Amazon have been great about it though, gave me free next day delivery on the 'new' one
#10
I recommend you update the firmware first over the Internet. It fixes some bugs., particularly with network shares.
#11
Thanks for posting this, I'm considering buying one of these as a Christmas gift to myself. The fact that it can't playback DTS files does put me off though.
#12
Now you will have to buy a new surround sound system to go with it :)
banned#13
would definately, 100% positively, spend the extra on a WDTV Live over this.

Adds so much more functionality, for so little extra.
#14
Must say I do like my Live one, but i don't know much about this one as it was broken, which is weird as i posted the deal :)
#15
How much are the Live ones on average at the moment?
#16
£100 at Amazon, give or take a few pence.

You can add ethernet to this one with custom firmware and an ethernet adapter

The live one downmixes DTS also if that pushes it over the edge for you?
#17
sancho1983
With custom firmware this will stream from PC also


But you need a USB network adaptor which will cost £10-£20 so by the time you add that on it's hardly worth it.

Plus this one can's downmix DTS which is a big issue for some people.
#18
jamesdew
But you need a USB network adaptor which will cost £10-£20 so by the time you add that on it's hardly worth it.

Plus this one can's downmix DTS which is a big issue for some people.


Did you read the post above yours? :thinking: :thumbsup:
#19
I have a Samsung BluRay player that does all of this with BDLive. Surely that makes more sense. Before the price Police get on board, they dont cost very much and the benefit is one less gadget plugged in.
#20
I've added heat to this because I've got one and I love it. I'm not into the whole live streaming thing. I've just got 2 x 1TB hard drives attached, one for films one for music and pics, and it is so easy to use. great little media player. It lets you group films into folders so my wife and kids can access their films without being subjected to my zombie horror flicks.
My 3 year old can just about operate the controller.
And if you get one of those super all in one controllers that were on here the other week for £25 which do everything bar make you toast, they control it too. (price has gone up on the remote now I think)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/529653/logitech-harmony-515-universal-adva
#21
credington
I sold mine to get the network version for an extra £30 (WD TV Live). But if u don't need need network this is a good player.


Also this one won't play nor downmix DTS audio. You will need the Live version or connect it to a DTS decoding amp/surround sound system via optical port.
#22
a3lawy
Also this one won't play nor downmix DTS audio. You will need the Live version or connect it to a DTS decoding amp/surround sound system via optical port.


Please can you point me in the direction to where it says the LIVE can downmix DTS, so I dont need a DTS decoder to hear it. (Don't have DTS decoder on my AMP)

Thanks

MK
banned#23
mikeypr
Please can you point me in the direction to where it says the LIVE can downmix DTS, so I dont need a DTS decoder to hear it. (Don't have DTS decoder on my AMP)

Thanks

MK


No. Google is your friend.

But it is completely true. Live downmixes, the old version (as this is) does not.
#24
Does anyone know if Amazon are sending out the 2nd generation version of this item? Or are they getting rid of the 1st generation models? I've seen the 2nd generation model on the Western Digital website, and although it doesn't have the ethernet socket like the Live model, it can downmix DTS through HDMI.
#25
This does not downmix but you can easily convert in minutes any DTS encoded MKV file to AC3 with the free popcorn audio converter, which is exactly what i do, available here:

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCorn_MKV_AudioConverter
#26
jamesdew
But you need a USB network adaptor which will cost £10-£20 so by the time you add that on it's hardly worth it.

Plus this one can's downmix DTS which is a big issue for some people.


ha, no I missed that, maybe you posted before I refreshed the page.
#27
lloydi200182
This does not downmix but you can easily convert in minutes any DTS encoded MKV file to AC3 with the free popcorn audio converter, which is exactly what i do, available here:

http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCorn_MKV_AudioConverter


I use MKVtoVOB . . It can convert a full 1080 or 720p movie from DTS to AC3 in a couple of minutes. . Its ideal.

BTW . does anyone know where to get the custom firmware from so you can use a USB wireless adapter
#28
As mannyp said, if you don't have a reciever wait for the 2nd gen version, it has DTS downmix so will play MKV's with DTS audio over hdmi and downmix it so your stereo tv can play it.. otherwise you won't have any audio on these files.

If you want the live version for network access, it might be an idea to check [url]www.xtreamer.net[/url], its in my opinion tonnes better, you can get it from Scan for £99 with free delivery if you join avforums.com. It has internal 2.5" HDD caddy, 2xUSB, ethernet, HDMI, inbuilt NAS support, FTP, internet radio, iPhone/mobile and pc remote, DTS downmix, tonnes of supported codecs including MKV, and comes with a free wifi adapter. It's made by a calaboration of korean companies, and is supposedly becoming open source... so plenty of mods/features will be added over time!
#29
I bought the Asus O!Play HD 1080P HDP-R1 Live Internet Media Streamer from Amazon for £79.98, don`t know how this compares to the WD, was very inpresssed with the picture quality and it does downmix DTS. The latest firmware upgrade fixed some issues with the remote control but still will not recognizing my 750g ext HD, seems anything upto 500g is ok
#30
smoggieboon
I use MKVtoVOB . . It can convert a full 1080 or 720p movie from DTS to AC3 in a couple of minutes. . Its ideal.

BTW . does anyone know where to get the custom firmware from so you can use a USB wireless adapter


check here http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?board=8.0
#31
not to happy how the user interface looks, i am after somthing that will replace my ps3 and have the look of mediaportal without the cost.

shame the user interface are very poor and basic.
#32
meridiusuk
not to happy how the user interface looks.


As long as you choose the folder view, it shows thumbnails, a bit basic but it'll do me :)

Example here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D50f2NE0DZk
#33
I have just ordered the WD HD from Amazon...

How do I tell if it's V1 or V2?


Thanks

MK
#34
ive heard this doesnt play rmvb files could someone here confirm cos im gettin one but im thinking of the A.C.Ryan ACR-PV73100 Playon!HD Media Player. this one is double the price but can do almost every type of file there is and has some good reviews but just not keen on the price
#35
just buy Asus O!Play - almost at the same price on Amazon, but a lot better than WD - including rmvb playback
#36
rudy691
just buy Asus O!Play - almost at the same price on Amazon, but a lot better than WD - including rmvb playback


i was reading some other forums and they say this player also plays rm and rmvb? not sure if they used any custom firmware or not though
#37
I ordered one the other day to see if Amazon are sending out the 2nd generation models (DTS compatible). Received it today, unfortunately it's still the 1st generation model. Guess I'll have to return it and be patient.
#38
meridiusuk;7044167
not to happy how the user interface looks, i am after somthing that will replace my ps3 and have the look of mediaportal without the cost.

shame the user interface are very poor and basic.


good luck with that!

HTPC, nothing else looks as good.
#39
Ebuyer are now showing stock for the generation 2 model I mentioned earlier: WDBABG0000NBK-EESN

This model is capable of downmixing DTS and apparently has a faster processor.

£75.90 (free super saver delivery) seems a good price, just a tenner more than the original model but then for an extra £20 you could get the Live model. I don't need network capabilities right now so I've placed my order, will let you know how it goes.

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