Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player £79.99 at play £75.99 up to midnight on 20th of April with voucher +quidco - HotUKDeals
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Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player £79.99 at play £75.99 up to midnight on 20th of April with voucher +quidco

£79.99 @ Play.Com
Same as previous amazon post http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/369255/western-digital-tv-hd-1080p-media-p/ but now cheaper with voucher at play and there is quidco! review : - http://www.trustedreview…
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banned#1
Don't know why it is cold show me where it is cheaper
#2
it's cold because those voters are IDIOTS yes, you know who you are ... hot, best price and this is an excellent gadget does exactly what is says on the box
banned#3
thanks tigga!
#4
Tigga!
it's cold because those voters are IDIOTS yes, you know who you are ... hot, best price and this is an excellent gadget does exactly what is says on the box



Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:
banned#5
CornishFrodo
Yes but the only real use for thos is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:


Well you have certainly made me feel guilty for supporting crime by finding a cheap price for something and sharing it. Where are the handcuffs? I'll put myself in. How irrelevant.
#6
CornishFrodo
Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:


So, a hot vote from you I presume :-D
#7
Does this recognise all srt files?
It says "Subtitle -SRT (UTF-8)" on the Play site but I don't know if that's standard and the wiki article on it confuses me.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTF-8
#8
I'm thinking that this would be pretty sweet hooked up to a projector - cut down on carting my dvd player or pc about the place and would probably be a lot quieter.
#9
Good value.
#10
Nookster
So, a hot vote from you I presume :-D



Lol I already have it and at a cheaper price. I personally do not think it nice to call people idiots just because people have higher morals than us.
1 Like #11
CornishFrodo
Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:


I don't use it for illegal downloads. I do use it for watching rips from my free lovefilm subscription!
#12
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I don't use it for illegal downloads. I do use it for watching rips from my free lovefilm subscription!


Before you march through heavens gates claiming what a good boy you are. Rips are not legal LOL
banned#13
CornishFrodo
Before you march through heavens gates claiming what a good boy you are. Rips are not legal LOL


so are you not going to tell us how you got it cheaper then in case you commit a crime? Or did you swipe it off the back of a lorry after polishing your halo?
#14
Can you legally own a copy of something that you already have? I've got about 800 videos (too poor to 'upgrade' to DVD, then Blu-Ray then whatever comes next) so could I just back them up, place them on this thing, then enjoy?

(of course, d/l and lovefilm would be quicker and easier - i'm just pondering on other options)
#15
CornishFrodo
Before you march through heavens gates claiming what a good boy you are. Rips are not legal LOL


I know didn't you see the "!". Just pointing out that not all of us use them for downloads.:-D
1 Like #16
To CornishFrodo - you cant just go voting products down because some people may use them for illegal purposes - media players are the way home entertainment is going, in a few years we wont be buying dvd's or blu-rays we will be downloading movies or watching them on demand (as we already do in some cases). This type of product will be 'the norm' give or take a year or two.

Hot from me.
#17
donttouchthehair;4970468
I'm thinking that this would be pretty sweet hooked up to a projector - cut down on carting my dvd player or pc about the place and would probably be a lot quieter.


That's exactly what I do and this product is fantastic :thumbsup:
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I don't use it for illegal downloads. I do use it for watching rips from my free lovefilm subscription!


Copying movies you don,t own is as bad as watching downloaded films
#19
This is an excellent product, small, simple, flexible. I use mine to watch rips of my R1 DVDs that won't play on my Sony DVD player as well as providing background music from my MP3s and the occasional viewing of photos. Nothing illegal in any of that so it shouldn't be written off, hot for me.

Western Digital are also actively developing the product and adding functionality regularly.
banned#20
nigelwill
This is an excellent product, small, simple, flexible. I use mine to watch rips of my R1 DVDs that won't play on my Sony DVD player as well as providing background music from my MP3s and the occasional viewing of photos. Nothing illegal in any of that so it shouldn't be written off, hot for me.

Western Digital are also actively developing the product and adding functionality regularly.

good point there is currently a new beta firmware ready for the WDTV so check to see if it's full and upgrade if you do buy
#21
CornishFrodo;4970366
Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:
Does this also mean that those people who don't know all the legal uses for this media player are also idiots :p Never mind your comment made me laugh :-D
#22
so is using sky+ or v+ ,dvd recorder to tape stuff from freeview,sky etc also illegal as you dont own them, if so why are they allowed to sell them?? I think these are brill devices.
#23
This has been £79.99 on Amazon for ages. Play have been ripping people off at £89.99 for a while. £75.99 is a hot vote though.

Anyway this is a great easy to use media player. Plays a lot of formats, most of my stuff is .mkv and have had no problems. Good forum for it here. New firmwares out every week now with little improvements here and there. Not that it's c**p out of the box mind.

Also I discovered today you can use it with a monitor/LCD tv with DVI input (no HDMI) It will output analogue audio seperately at the same time which is cool as DVI doesn't carry audio (except DVI-I)
#24
Great device, highlty recommended, and you can use it to watch you home movies and legal downloads too if you want to !
#25
CornishFrodo
Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:


HAR HAR, You so Stupid!
#26
Perhaps a dumb question, I currently have my laptop connected to my 32" Sony LCD via a VGA cable. Clearly I can play basically anything I want here and it seems to work pretty well.

What benefits would this offer me? - I know it connects via HDMI, would that produce a noticeable difference with typical PC media files?

Also, I've read this has problems with very large picture files and hi-resolution WMV files - can anyone who has one comment on these things?
#27
mix69
so is using sky+ or v+ ,dvd recorder to tape stuff from freeview,sky etc also illegal as you dont own them, if so why are they allowed to sell them?? I think these are brill devices.


in a pedantic two words- Technically yes.

in this country ownership of means of infringing copyright is legal,actually using said means IS illegal-preposterous law.but then,that's nothing really new is it?
#28
CornishFrodo;4970366
Yes but the only real use for this is to watch illegal downloads, if people are honest. I would say people who refuse to support crime are far from being idiots :w00t:


What ?? there are a whole host of legal ways of using one of these and a whole host of ways to watch illegal downloads without one - there is absolutely no link. Your arguement is like saying ban cars because you can break the speed limit in them.
#29
Excellent product, especially if you can't afford something like the Poporn Hour (£200). Just remember that you have to attach this to a USB hard drive to access the files as it has no ethernet and you cant install a hard disk inside it. Either way £75 for something that plays HD files this is a great buy.

There is quite a large thread on this product on the avforums site.
#30
I watch all my tv in MKV global broadcasting ftw, if tv companies cant get it together to give me an alternative including adverts then thats their problem :P All the american tv shows in HD as they air, I should have paid that £600 million for sealand I suppose!
1 Like #31
speaking as someone who has lots of gadgets...

this is the best gadget ive bought in a long time........superb bit of kit

plays absolutely everything...and organizes everything into categorys/folders within seconds - ready to skip through with a simple and fast user interface........including 'illegal' downloads...which I particularly enjoy as it saves me contibuting to the coffers of bloated, corrupt multinational media conglomerates


...great gadget, great price....buy it......
#32
nigelwill
This is an excellent product, small, simple, flexible. I use mine to watch rips of my R1 DVDs that won't play on my Sony DVD player as well as providing background music from my MP3s and the occasional viewing of photos. Nothing illegal in any of that so it shouldn't be written off, hot for me.

Western Digital are also actively developing the product and adding functionality regularly.


With pedantic hat on and not wanting to go OT, I would have to say that, assuming you are in the UK, it is illegal to rip copyrighted DVDs you have bought. The the UK has no 'fair use' clause in the copyright laws, whereas the USA does. Yes, it is stupid. And it doesn't stop me doing it for a second. :thumbsup:
#33
Brilliant device. Plays everything I've thrown at it. Team it up with a WD Passport 320GB USB drive (or similar) and bring your media collection on Holiday with you! Handier than you think when you can connect it up to your Hotel room TV and keep the kids entertained if necessary - and watch a film when they are in bed yourselves.
banned#34
arpster
speaking as someone who has lots of gadgets...

this is the best gadget ive bought in a long time........superb bit of kit

plays absolutely everything...and organizes everything into categorys/folders within seconds - ready to skip through with a simple and fast user interface........including 'illegal' downloads...which I particularly enjoy as it saves me contibuting to the coffers of bloated, corrupt multinational media conglomerates


...great gadget, great price....buy it......



I note from trusted review that it sorts album track alphabetically. Do they get played that way? (not a problem for most of my albums.as I have named them as follows:

01 - First Track
02 - Second Track


A great piece of software called 'Tag & Rename' sorts that out, but I would still be interested to hear if it's needed.

http://www.softdepia.com/tag_and_rename_download_1291.html
#35
avsie
To CornishFrodo - you cant just go voting products down because some people may use them for illegal purposes - media players are the way home entertainment is going, in a few years we wont be buying dvd's or blu-rays we will be downloading movies or watching them on demand (as we already do in some cases). This type of product will be 'the norm' give or take a year or two.

Hot from me.


Where do I say I voted it cold?

I said I do not like plonkers calling people idiots. The debate about the right and wrongs of the product are much the same as Pirate bay. All I was doing was saying lets be honest and spelling out what it is used for.
#36
BTW ensure you update the firmware if you buy one
1 Like #37
For anyone looking to purchase one here is the Western Digital product page

And here is latest non-beta firmware upgrade (1.01.02) The player should come with this firmware out of the box.

And here is the latest beta firmware which adds more functionality (1.02.06)

Upgrading firmware is easy, download the files, extract to the root of your usb drive/stick. The WD player will automatically scan and detect the new firmware and notify you of this in the settings menu. Firmware upgrade takes approx 2 minutes.
#38
arpster
speaking as someone who has lots of gadgets...

this is the best gadget ive bought in a long time........superb bit of kit

plays absolutely everything...and organizes everything into categorys/folders within seconds - ready to skip through with a simple and fast user interface.

...great gadget, great price....buy it......


I Agree,--

I bought one when they first came out and have used it almost every night since. Its a great piece of kit and other than no network on par with all the other players, iStar Popcorn Hour etc.

I have ripped a lot of the the DVD's SD and HD I have bought (well over 600 in total) simply for conveniance. I keep then on several 1tb drives which are connected to the WD TV and can pick any one at a moment notice without having to look through several cupboards full of dvd's. Plus all my music is also ripped (in flac format) from from cd and vinyl (again I own the originals) with usb turntable they are kept on another drive.
#39
This product might be interesting if it had network and SMB support. I've been looking at the Popcorn Hour product which is like this - but supports ethernet connection. Yes, it is more expensive.
#40
decent item, posted the deal myself a while back... Hot...

and you know this..... MANNNNN !

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