Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player - £79.99 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Turn your USB drive into an HD media player

Combined with a My Passport portable drive (sold separately), this player is the most convenient way to play HD movies or user-generated videos, listen to high-quality digital music and show high-resolution slideshows of your family photos on your TV. Also works with popular USB drives, and digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices.

Designed for My Passport, works with many other USB storage devices

Play content from most popular USB drives,and digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices.

Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p

Experience the spectacular picture quality of HD video and crystal clear sound clarity of digital audio. Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated HD menus.

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. The 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.

Box Contains
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
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#1
Hot. Here's some important info left out by Amazon :thumbsup:
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)

Note:
- MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 supports up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution
- An audio receiver is required for surround sound output. AAC/Dolby Digital decodes in 2 channel output only
- JPEG does not support CMYK or loss less.
- BMP supports uncompressed format only.
- TIF/TIFF supports single layer only.

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+ (no journaling)

Performance Specifications

Serial Transfer Rate
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mbits/s (Max)
#4
Sounds like a nice little device, if only it had an ethernet port....
h264 content isn't exactly as mainstream as xvid/divx just yet :(
#5
If I didn't have a PS3 I would buy this instantly, with the ability to natively play MKV files with DTS is brilliant!! Too bad the PS3 can't do this, need to use MKV2VOB and convert DTS to AC3.

This supports NTFS which is great as well, at least it doesn't have the shabby FAT32 Limit on external HDD's unlike the PS3.
#6
excellent device. id buy one in a snap if i didnt already have a popcorn hour instead. Hot from me!

Excellent review over here - http://maddhat.com/?p=31

Stripped apart. :)
#7
Cold.
#8
Apart from the ethernet port what does the Popcornhour offer that this doesn't for the extra £100?
#9
JIT
Apart from the ethernet port what does the Popcornhour offer that this doesn't for the extra £100?


Well the popcornhour looks cheap and ******... wheras the WD actually looks pretty good :thumbsup:

Popcornhour pics here:
https://www.ripcaster.co.uk/node/329?gclid=CPK88L_Ki5cCFQ_UlAod4SaQ9w
They've just taken an Icybox HD case and put a load of switches and sockets.... :whistling: Very poor.
#10
Is it possible to connect my laptop to this by usb, and allow this to recognise my laptop as mass storage device, hence running videos etc straight from laptop. Thanks
#11
GromitsGonads
Is it possible to connect my laptop to this by usb, and allow this to recognise my laptop as mass storage device, hence running videos etc straight from laptop. Thanks


'fraid not.
#12
Does it support any USB drive or just the "My Passport"?
#13
The popcorn hour lets you throw in a hard drive and use it as a NAS. Or mount it via USB, and transfer your tv shows and movies over. Lets you plug in a cd drive/dvd drive through usb to playback from there.

Comes with a 100mbit switch so you can access it through network (already mentioned that though) and will even work with a usb wireless dongle. You can plug in your usb drive to it as well as this WD HD Player.

The Popcorn is a fine piece of machinery for what the cost is, and its a decent home theatre player without breaking the budget. It will play any HD stream over your network.

ive got mine setup with a 500gb hard drive already inside it and it even lets me keep file structures unlike this WD player where it just scans the whole usb drive and shows everything in a list. Not good if you like keeping HD tv shows seperate from standard tv rips, hd movies from dvdr's. But thats me.

Id gladly buy one of these wd players if i had all my media on external hard drives, but i dont. I download direct to the PCH, and its there and it can access all the other PC's in the house to play any videos, music or pictures.

Also, Ripcaster are ripping the **** - £219.99 for it. Why not order it straight from Popcorn Hour themselves. Mine cost £150.
#14
hippyharry;3547138
it even lets me keep file structures unlike this WD player where it just scans the whole usb drive and shows everything in a list. Not good if you like keeping HD tv shows seperate from standard tv rips, hd movies from dvdr's. But thats me.


The WD also does directory structure.
#15
to an extent yes, but as taken from one of the reviews

"After getting it connected to my TV and receiver, I plugged in one of my drives. The first thing I noticed was how bad the “media library” function is. It might be a good thing for people with unorganized drives, but I already know my folder structures, so I’d prefer to just have a folder view. After turning the “media library” function off in the system settings, I had a normal folder view. I also switched the view to “list” instead of “thumbnail” since it is much faster."

but, if he is wrong, i stand corrected.
#16
yes, supports most if not all
#17
Finally in stock at Play and my 2 are in packing.
#18
So, if I wanted something to play 720p tv eps downloaded from newsgroups, this is what I need ?
#19
yeah, but there is a slim chance that you download an incompatible video
#20
Anyone think this would work with a usb dvd drive ?
#21
Definitely will, thats the way its meant to work

it has no internal storage for media, you have to add your own storage in USB form
#22
steve1221;3565330
Anyone think this would work with a usb dvd drive ?

Pretty sure the answer is no but will try it tonight.
#23
Will this work with ISO images
#24
steve1221;3565330
Anyone think this would work with a usb dvd drive ?

No it definately does not.
#25
oh whoops, i didnt see the DVD in your question
#26
Jefft
No it definately does not.


Damn. Not a problem for me, but I've got a mate whose so non-technical its scary, I thought it might do for him if it did...

Thanks anyway, looks like I'll get one.
#27
I have a popcornhour and it plays anything I throw at it but I paid a lot more than this.

If you own an HDTV and want to play MKV files of Lost and Heroes then this is a very good option. You can grab HD episodes of stuff fairly quickly from various sources but the least techy way would be to probably grab them from a rapidshare site like rapidlinks.co.uk if you have a premium account.
#28
hippyharry
to an extent yes, but as taken from one of the reviews

"After getting it connected to my TV and receiver, I plugged in one of my drives. The first thing I noticed was how bad the “media library” function is. It might be a good thing for people with unorganized drives, but I already know my folder structures, so I’d prefer to just have a folder view. After turning the “media library” function off in the system settings, I had a normal folder view. I also switched the view to “list” instead of “thumbnail” since it is much faster."

but, if he is wrong, i stand corrected.


Icons or list. Media or folder view. Its easily changed to what you want.

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