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back in stock. supposed to be very good. £10 cheaper than the deal posted @ play not too long ago
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#1
Go buy it, it's a great bit of kit. Use it nearly everyday.
#2
Great piece of kit but if you have a xbox360 you don't need this.
#3
TEDDYRUKSPIN
Great piece of kit but if you have a xbox360 you don't need this.


ye that is fair if you are watching SD material but for 1080p mkv. files this will work a charm without all of the annoying converting/extracting etc. :). otherwise i would just stick to my ps3 or 360
#4
Worth every penny. A few teething problems but hope these can be rectified with future firmware updates.
#5
im thinking of this http://www.dragontechcorp.com/products/iobox-100hd.htm
its a popcorn hour clone but slightly better
#6
Can it, for example, play a MOV file that has been burned to a DVD-R as a data disc, without any conversion? I am thinking of the files created by a Canon 5D Mk2.


Edit: just read the spec. It seems it can...but:
1/ it needs to read from a HDD (it has no disc drive), and
2/ It has no component output :(
#7
ganon
im thinking of this http://www.dragontechcorp.com/products/iobox-100hd.htm
its a popcorn hour clone but slightly better


But how much is it, and where can you get it?

It seems to have component out :)
#8
LotusJas
But how much is it, and where can you get it?

It seems to have component out :)


£199.99 +del from digital era

http://www.digitalera.co.uk/products/ioBox_100HD_Network_Media_Player-1146-0.html
#9
There's a curretn (ish) thread already for this.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/358278/western-digital-tv-hd-1080p-media-p

Very happy with mine so far...
#10
Ordered one last night...I've seen it in action and it's a cracking device at a cracking price!..now I'm waiting for a cracking deal on a 1TB external HD :thumbsup:
#11
if you have a ps3 use this program as a media server http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/ it's great no converting, i use it all the time. This item seems great if you don't have a ps3 though
banned#12
I heard these can't play mkv's with DTS audio, which is most of them.
#13
This is pretty much the usual price for these from Amazon (when they actually have them in stock).
They are excellent, especially when combined with the Iomega 1TB HDD from Tesco.

Oh and it plays all my Matroskas just fine. It's WMVs that usually need converting. No biggie. ;)
#15
ganon
im thinking of this http://www.dragontechcorp.com/products/iobox-100hd.htm
its a popcorn hour clone but slightly better


How can this be better than the PCH A110 the specs are the exact same only its not a popcorn which means all the support is not there the PCH has won every award there is. I own a PCH and let me tell you its the dogs nuts and plays everything I've thrown at it in full 1080p.

As for the WD it has no network connection so it requires external storage else its useless. You plug it in your PC put your files on the external hard drive then unplug it from the PC then take it back to the WD and plug it back in unless you have a NAS

The real good news is the WD can be hacked to take certain wireless nics that can give the WD network access which opens up lots of possibilities but you wont be streaming full HD but you will be able to throw your files to the HDD connected to the WD.

Heres the link to the software
http://www.highdefforum.com/computers-htpcs/91452-wdtv-hd-player-unofficial-firmware-wiki-page-optware.html

dont be affraid to add to my rep
#16
These play MKV's with dts audio fine...

Had this since november when they first came out, and i find it extremely useful
and it's also played everything i've thrown at it.

My 16 usb pen gets the most use with this when i put all my HD tv epsiodes onto watch
like supernatural, dollhouse, heroes ect.....

But got a 320 gig external for Blu ray / Xvid / Mov files...
#17
Demonology
These play MKV's with dts audio fine...

Had this since november when they first came out, and i find it extremely useful
and it's also played everything i've thrown at it.

My 16 usb pen gets the most use with this when i put all my HD tv epsiodes onto watch
like supernatural, dollhouse, heroes ect.....

But got a 320 gig external for Blu ray / Xvid / Mov files...


This isnt entirely true.

If you are playing mkv files with dts through optical to an amp without dts playback then you cannot get audio.

This is because the box itself does not have a dts decoder and therefore needs to amp to process this. I can confirm I have this issue with one of my elder amps.

However any amp with dts playback will play back no issues and of course if you convert the file same result ..
#18
TEDDYRUKSPIN
Great piece of kit but if you have a xbox360 you don't need this.


Pisssh posh. 360 cannot play 1080P MKV which is what most of these "downloads" on the net are. Remember the xbox is primarily a games machine - this is primarily an entertainment machine and it does it ohh so much better than the xbox.

Im not being bias here - I own both... But for movies, this machine is an absolute gem! I got one before the found there way to most of the UK - got mine from Lambda-Tek for about £78 delivered about 3-4 months ago and use it constantly.
#19
Note the firmware update here; adds support for other file formats:
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/wdtv/
#20
askfareed
I heard these can't play mkv's with DTS audio, which is most of them.


you are correct sir. It will allow DTS passthrough, im sure so you can send the audio to your surround sound receiver. But this is the reason its cheap. Because it doesnt include the dts license fee. It wont even be brought in it a later date either as the licensing issues cant be pay for on a unit by unit basis.

Expect a whole new WD player soon enough.

Also £79. Im sorry, but thats exactly how much it cost when it came out. Good piece of equipment, but not a "hot" deal. Play just upped the price for the hell of it.
#21
I bought one from Amazon a couple of months ago. It came shipped with the latest firmware on it. I don't know where people are sourcing their MKV files, but in my experience it seems split about 50/50 between DTS and Dolby Digital. If they use DTS, I just convert the audio with Popcorn MKV Audio Converter which takes about 10 minutes per file.

I also own a 360, but this has the advantage of being small and portable, totally silent, it supports a lot more audio and video formats, and it consumes less electricity than a 360/PS3 streaming from a PC.
#22
Hmm, so many conflicting issues - think I'll give it a miss. But thanks to the OP...
#23
about the mkv's - most I have come across are just dolby 5.1

not seen one DTS
#24
the "scene" are ripping more & more 720p & 1080p movie BDRips with DTS audio, well probably because more & more BDs do come with DTS HD MA audio, the scene rips are already downgraded to the core DTS stream, but it's still DTS, & lucky my AV receiver can decode standard DTS, so this is quite tempting to me, but still quite pricey at £80, & on top of it I still need to shell out about £65 for a 320GB 2.5" portable hdd as well.

most TV 720p MKVs DO come with DD5.1 though.
#25
pink thing;4784497
Ordered one last night...I've seen it in action and it's a cracking device at a cracking price!..now I'm waiting for a cracking deal on a 1TB external HD :thumbsup:

comet was doing the matching 1000 gb/1 tb hdd over xmas for only £62
was listed on here somewhere
#26
Its really only movies that contain DTS soundtracks. If you are wanting to use it mainly for HD TV programs, you wont have an issue. I have yet to come accross one with DTS. Movies however are another matter...I am currently inbetween Amps as I just sold my Yamaha to buy a Sony 820, not realising they would be so difficult to get hold of....the other night, the kids wanted to chose a film of my Popcorn harddrive, and it was the 4th choice before I could find one I could hear.....stupid no amp.
#27
Can this thing stream over the network or just play off it's own hard drive? Does it act as a NAS?
#28
great piece of kit only downside for me is it is only optical out for digital (dts)audio so unable to hear mkv's if ripped in dts audio wich is most films thinking of av receiver next
#29
As mentioned by someone else, just install the PS3 Media Server software and it will play pretty much anything you can throw at it without conversion including MKV with DTS.

Save your bucks and get a PS3. Oh, a PS3 also plays games and blu-ray films.
#30
yeah already got the PS3 (£300 to import from the US so I can get BluRay Region A), AND a Xbox 360 for HDDVD, AND also the Wii.

I want to preserve my precious PS3 & its hardware, only duties for it are games & BDs, playing HD MKVs/MP4s etc, MP3 & Jpegs, these "mundane" tasks I think I'll get a player like the WD TV to do it :thumbsup:
#31
polly69

As for the WD it has no network connection so it requires external storage else its useless. You plug it in your PC put your files on the external hard drive then unplug it from the PC then take it back to the WD and plug it back in unless you have a NAS


The WD isn't meant to be a network streamer.

jamesdew
Can this thing stream over the network or just play off it's own hard drive? Does it act as a NAS?


No, it just plays off the HDD.

I've got this and it works a treat. Go nicely with my new 24" Samsung T240HD.
#32
polly69
How can this be better than the PCH A110 the specs are the exact same only its not a popcorn which means all the support is not there the PCH has won every award there is. I own a PCH and let me tell you its the dogs nuts and plays everything I've thrown at it in full 1080p.

As for the WD it has no network connection so it requires external storage else its useless. You plug it in your PC put your files on the external hard drive then unplug it from the PC then take it back to the WD and plug it back in unless you have a NAS

The real good news is the WD can be hacked to take certain wireless nics that can give the WD network access which opens up lots of possibilities but you wont be streaming full HD but you will be able to throw your files to the HDD connected to the WD.

Heres the link to the software
http://www.highdefforum.com/computers-htpcs/91452-wdtv-hd-player-unofficial-firmware-wiki-page-optware.html

dont be affraid to add to my rep


Yes i have to agree, i also have a popcorn hour and it is one of the best items i have purchased, it does what it says and it does it well. It is a item you need only buy once so my advise is go for the popcornhour.You won,t be dissapointed.
#33
Can the WD record off the Cable/Sat/Freeview boxes?
#34
Got a PCH A110 the other week for £189 from www.advancedmp3players.co.uk (There is/was a £10 off voucher on here somewhere).

Stuck a 1TB drive in it and haven't looked back since.

Not only plays everything you can throw at it, but I also use it to download stuff overnight from Newsgroups. Got it on a schedule so it only d/l's between 9pm and 9am to avoid Virgin Media's traffic management. It will even sort out your torrents if your that way inclined.

I will be the first to admit the PCH is overpriced for what it is, but with it comes the massive support and development scene. Take a look at http://www.networkedmediatank.com/ to see what can be done with it.

As for playing movies on the Xbox360 - I have one with a HD-DVD drive and unless you crank the volume up pretty high, the films are spoilt with the noise of the Xbox360's fans.

Back to this WesternDigital - It's a good bit of kit, but is limited its uses. But then for £79 you can't really grumble.
#35
solid
Can the WD record off the Cable/Sat/Freeview boxes?


Does this unit play xbox games?
1 Like #36
People need to stop comparing a near £200 PCH media center/player, to a little £80 player that's pretty much an entry level player for playing HD files off portable hdds & usb drive, both are targeted at different parts of the markets, people are expecting way too much for 80 quid.
#37
[QUOTE=W1zz]Got a PCH A110 the other week for £189 from www.advancedmp3players.co.uk (There is/was a £10 off voucher on here somewhere).

Stuck a 1TB drive in it and haven't looked back since.

Not only plays everything you can throw at it, but I also use it to download stuff overnight from Newsgroups. Got it on a schedule so it only d/l's between 9pm and 9am to avoid Virgin Media's traffic management. It will even sort out your torrents if your that way inclined.

Totally agree, i rip my favourite dvd,s straight to the popcornhours internal hardive using magic iso, really easy
#38
I bought one of these from Amazon last week and paid £88.40. Its one of the best items I have purchased. It has played everything I have thrown at it. Pic quality is excellent and played through my receiver via optical I get very good sound quality to. Recommended.
#39
You can remux DTS into AC3 5.1 in about 10 mins per 4GB. Other than this DTS quirk, this player has played everything I've thrown at it. It also powers down WD hard disks after ten mins inactivity too :)

I have 500GB of mkv files on a hard disk and it is absolutely superb. Those that were DTS were remuxed with the Popcorn Media Converter. Job's a good'un.

So, those who are getting put off, don't be - you can still use this device quite easily. There is even talk that WD are going to update the firmware to allow for DTS downmixing into two channels (DTS licencing would have pushed the unit price up per unit a wee bit you see).
#40
hot deal

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