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Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player only £68.14 @ Amazon!

£68.14 @ Amazon
Cheaper than Dixons and PCWorld! Product Features Turn your USB drive into an HD media player Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p Access two USB drives simultaneously Designed f… Read More
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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Cheaper than Dixons and PCWorld!

Product Features
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)
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#1
getting cheaper by the day?
1 Like #2
New WD Live TV Media Player is on the way!!! :oops:

WD TV Live will be released in Europe, the most likely month is October and the price will be around 110 Euros.

Here are some photos of the new Western Digital TV-2, the upgrade from the existing WD TV media player. The major updates include DTS decoding (the original WD TV only allows passthrough of DTS audio) and an ethernet port for streaming from network drives. A component output has been added, which should improve picture quality for those using compatible SD displays.

WD TV-2 Live Media Player
-Play Full HD 1080p video, music and photos on your HD TV
-Supports widest variety of file formats and devices
-Network capable for easy access to the newest content from PCs, network drives, internet favorites
Kit Contents
-Media Player
-Compact remote with batteries
-Composite AV cable
-Component AV cable
-AC adapter
-Quick Install Guide

Compatibility
HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, USB 2.0, H.264, SimplayHD™, Energy Star®, Dolby Digital, DTS,
DLNA, Bonjour, AVCHD, Windows Vista

Media Formats
AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1),
TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9
JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG
MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Playlist – PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitle – SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

MPEG2 [email protected] up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution. MPEG4.2 [email protected] up to
1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation. WMV9/VC-1 [email protected] up to 1280x720p60
or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 [email protected] up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
H.264 [email protected] up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution. H.264 [email protected] and [email protected] up to 1920x1080p24,
1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output. Compressed RGB JPEG formats only
and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
Single layer TIFF files only. Uncompressed BMP only. Specific details, please refer to the user manual

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2425/3784474061370acbbbeb.th.jpg

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7598/378528224492bd4e9a44b.th.jpg
#3
I just got mine with the intention of backing up my entire movie collection as vobs but the player won't read most of them. My PS3 does.

Looks like mine might be going back.
#4
convert your vobs to iso's and your away mate.
or xvid, or x264 ect ect ect lol.

i love mine...great bit of kit
#5
How do i convert them to iso's? Or will I have to pluck all my DVD's back down from the loft?
#6
Answer The Q
Thank U
banned#7
Aren't vobs just a type of mpg? Try changing the file extension on one of your files to .mpg and see if it works.
#8
gazthejambo
getting cheaper by the day?


It actually dropped to £64 for a few hours early yesterday. Couldn't make up my mind wether to order one (mainly because my hard drives are full of TS/vob files & also with the new version due out). While I was still dithering it went up to £69. Still undecided. :thinking:
#9
Monkey nuts 2
How do i convert them to iso's? Or will I have to pluck all my DVD's back down from the loft?


Use imgburn, http://www.imgburn.com/

Once downloaded, just select 'create image file from files/folders', drag the folder containing your vob files into the big white box on the left, select your output location and then click on the green play button on the left hand side. Job done!
#10
Bulanu
New WD Live TV Media Player is on the way!!! :oops:

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2425/3784474061370acbbbeb.th.jpg

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7598/378528224492bd4e9a44b.th.jpg


That MUST be fake, thas the ugliest thing i've seen in my life!
#11
gazthejambo
getting cheaper by the day?


Only £64.35 on Wednesday this week!
#12
OFI;6083456
That MUST be fake, thas the ugliest thing i've seen in my life!


looks an identical shape to the WDTV. Just a different plastic.
#13
Is it Groundhog Day? ;-)
#14
The link is dead
1 Like #15
gizmouk
The link is dead


Fixed now!
#16
Bulanu
New WD Live TV Media Player is on the way!!! :oops:

WD TV Live will be released in Europe, the most likely month is October and the price will be around 110 Euros.

Here are some photos of the new Western Digital TV-2, the upgrade from the existing WD TV media player. The major updates include DTS decoding (the original WD TV only allows passthrough of DTS audio) and an ethernet port for streaming from network drives. A component output has been added, which should improve picture quality for those using compatible SD displays.

WD TV-2 Live Media Player
-Play Full HD 1080p video, music and photos on your HD TV
-Supports widest variety of file formats and devices
-Network capable for easy access to the newest content from PCs, network drives, internet favorites
Kit Contents
-Media Player
-Compact remote with batteries
-Composite AV cable
-Component AV cable
-AC adapter
-Quick Install Guide

Compatibility
HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, USB 2.0, H.264, SimplayHD™, Energy Star®, Dolby Digital, DTS,
DLNA, Bonjour, AVCHD, Windows Vista

Media Formats
AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1),
TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9
JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG
MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Playlist – PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitle – SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

MPEG2 [email protected] up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution. MPEG4.2 [email protected] up to
1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation. WMV9/VC-1 [email protected] up to 1280x720p60
or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 [email protected] up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
H.264 [email protected] up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution. H.264 [email protected] and [email protected] up to 1920x1080p24,
1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output. Compressed RGB JPEG formats only
and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
Single layer TIFF files only. Uncompressed BMP only. Specific details, please refer to the user manual

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2425/3784474061370acbbbeb.th.jpg

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7598/378528224492bd4e9a44b.th.jpg


Really hope this is true. That would play every movie format out there almost, and the networking capability means it'd actually be worthwhile having this in the living room (without having to constantly loads films onto a USB device back and forth from the PC).
#17
rofldinho
Really hope this is true. That would play every movie format out there almost, and the networking capability means it'd actually be worthwhile having this in the living room (without having to constantly loads films onto a USB device back and forth from the PC).


Why on earth would you doubt it's not true? :roll: http://electric-echoes.blogspot.com/2009/08/wd-tv-2.html

There is also the Popcorn Hour which is highly popular but costs a lot more than this little beauty [though I do prefer my PH and I've got both]
#18
There is also the xtreamer which will play everything including mkvs, comes with wireless adapter (and streams avi's with no stutter over wireless no problem), and cost me less than £100. Firmware is still being updated to iron out some minor bugs and it needs a mediabrowser style gui, but this is on the way. Good price here for the wdtv and therefore heat added, but it's slightly dated technology and the price will keep coming down- for not much more you can get significantly better functionality and value.
#19
Bulanu
New WD Live TV Media Player is on the way!!! :oops:

WD TV Live will be released in Europe, the most likely month is October and the price will be around 110 Euros.


Will it handle BBC iPlayer?
#20
When I have a DVD ISO, you can't use the chapters as it goes to the next ISO.

What am I doing wrong?

Great piece of kit BTW.
#21
Djoscar
Fixed now!


Thanks mate :thumbsup:
#22
i'm pretty sure with the latest firmwarr u can play VOBs
#23
thinktony
Will it handle BBC iPlayer?


It would certainly have the potential to (with network port now included). But no word of support out of the box. I wonder if a browser would be a nice addition? You could then access iPlayer through the browser amongst other things, e.g. IMDB.

laze
#24
Got WDTV and it does what it says on the box very well. Very interested in the WD TV Live as I could do with the network capabilities for the bedroom. If it does what it is suposed to do and is the prices quote in the message above then I will have one of those too.
#25
Just got the down-low from someone on the WDTV development team. Networking definitely included on the next version and didn't deny the pics here which show the DTS logo. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1167923
He has one at home at the mo but wouldn't comment on price or release date.
Also, there is a Mini version coming out. This New Zealand site has it up already.
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=380481
http://wdtvhd.com/index.php?showtopic=4820&mode=threaded&pid=6113
Not sure of the point of this . Presumably it is smaller and cheaper but the original is already small and cheap enough surely.
#26
Whats the best type of hard drive to use with one of these.Reading most of the posts on the various threads on this player it looks like a portable drive is the best.Or has there been a new firmware update to fix the probs with big mains powered hd's as this would be more preferable on the price side.
Aint got one yet waiting to see what happens with the price.

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