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Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player £69.87 Delivered @ Amazon.co.uk

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Turn your USB drive into a media player with the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player. Simply save your media content onto a USB storage drive, plug in and enjoy stunning Full HD 1080p and digital au… Read More
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Turn your USB drive into a media player with the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player. Simply save your media content onto a USB storage drive, plug in and enjoy stunning Full HD 1080p and digital audio playback of your movies, home video, photos and music on your TV.

The perfect partner for Western Digitals My Passport and My Book storage devices, the WD TV HD Media Player is also compatible with all the most common USB storage drives, digital cameras and portable media players. With two USB ports available, you can access media content from two storage devices drives at the same time.

With an innovative navigation system, you can search content by thumbnails or file names and search by genre, title, artist or file name on the WD TV HD Media Player.

* HD/HDMI
* Unlock your PC onto your TV
* Full HD video playback and navigation
* Turn your USB drive into a media player

* Stylish design
* Turn your Hard drive into a media player
* Connect your USB Memory stick
* Connect your external hard drive
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#1
Before all the posters with time machines tell me, I know it was cheaper (£68.14) two months ago thru Amazon, but this is the cheapest (i can find) right now!!!!!
#2
It is great, works a treat. Buy it.

Just getting it in first before the avalanche of questions, will it play this, will it play that, etc etc....
#3
I have one paid £80 for it a while back and it is the best little gadget I've bought in years. It plays just about everything you can throw at it including MKV files. dead easy to set up and works great with just about any external hard drive. heat and rep added.
#4
Supported File Formats:
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)
Outputs:
HDMI
Composite
Optical Audio
#5
cagneuk beat me to it.
#6
I just bought it from Amazon Yesterday at this price :) already have one in the studio and they are great
#7
The only thing to bear in mind is they are updating this shortly to add a network port for those who want to stream media.

Would imagine the new one will cost closer to £100 though.


Martin
#8
Does this have a problem with some of the audio codecs on MKV files?
#9
heres another one you might want to compare if you wish to stream over network etc "www.thextreamer.com" brought one yesterday, but granted hasnt come yet though. still quite new and has mini bugs but they will be ironed out!
#10
Chrisdeal
Does this have a problem with some of the audio codecs on MKV files?


Its DTS audio. For this, theres a tool calledc PopCorn MKV AudioConverter. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCorn_MKV_AudioConverter

If you download that, and then let the program automatically grab all the necessary programs to come with (ogg codec, mkvmerge etc), all you have to do is load the file, click on the right hand side to convert audio to ac3 then hit convert.

It will then do the rest by converting the DTS to AC3 and remux it back into another mkv file which you can then play on this player. The new WD Player has dts support.
#11
PopCorn MKV AudioConverter works really well. A 12 gig blu ray converted in about 5 minutes.
#12
homerd
heres another one you might want to compare if you wish to stream over network etc "www.thextreamer.com" brought one yesterday, but granted hasnt come yet though. still quite new and has mini bugs but they will be ironed out!


You won't be disappointed... tis the first gadget I've bought that has achieved the wife-approval-factor. Now I'm Gig-Ethernet wiring the house to make use of remote streaming.
#13
pgregg
You won't be disappointed... tis the first gadget I've bought that has achieved the wife-approval-factor. Now I'm Gig-Ethernet wiring the house to make use of remote streaming.


Try Devolo 200 homeplugs - I can stream HD to my 360 no probs. Uses the houses mains wiring.
#14
homerd;6524363
has mini bugs but they will be ironed out!


I think I have heard that line somewhere else before! :-(
#15
pgregg
You won't be disappointed... tis the first gadget I've bought that has achieved the wife-approval-factor. Now I'm Gig-Ethernet wiring the house to make use of remote streaming.


So you are happy with the product? How quite is it since they are soon shipping an update to the hardware? Pointer to any good forums on the device?
#16
pgregg;6525005
tis the first gadget I've bought that has achieved the wife-approval-factor.


My ex-wife never had that problem... (Hmm....maybe I shouldn't be divorced?) but my Mother... that's another matter. Even a telephone is a bit too hi-tech and should have come with a Chintz cover!
#18
If it does MKV good price. Still waiting for a network media tank that does everything XBMC does with full hd support and all files types.
#19
just wondering whether i should buy this in addition to the ps3 which im about to buy...

can i put films on the ps3 hard drive to watch on the ps3?
#20
Just got one of these last week and so far so good, after updating to the latest firmware that is....
recommended!
#21
S c 0 TT y
just wondering whether i should buy this in addition to the ps3 which im about to buy...

can i put films on the ps3 hard drive to watch on the ps3?


It doesn't support as many formats as this does.

If the PS3 is anything like the 360 then it will only support your basics (XVID, DIVX, MPG, MP4)
#22
This little gem sports the same processing chip as the much more expensive Popcorn Hour - I have both - so the picture quality is also excellent :thumbsup:

For the person asking how quiet - it's silent [no cooling fan needed] - unless you have a noisy external hard drive. I use portable drives only [laptop size which don't need additional power source] with these, and they are inaudible when playing.

Great piece of kit!
#23
wozwebs;6525154
Try Devolo 200 homeplugs - I can stream HD to my 360 no probs. Uses the houses mains wiring.

use the netgear ones.....much better than wireless n imo
#24
matt3454
It doesn't support as many formats as this does.

If the PS3 is anything like the 360 then it will only support your basics (XVID, DIVX, MPG, MP4)


You can get a free program called mkv to vob which will convert the files in seconds and let you watch them on your PS3.
#25
hippyharry
Its DTS audio. For this, theres a tool calledc PopCorn MKV AudioConverter. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PopCorn_MKV_AudioConverter

If you download that, and then let the program automatically grab all the necessary programs to come with (ogg codec, mkvmerge etc), all you have to do is load the file, click on the right hand side to convert audio to ac3 then hit convert.

It will then do the rest by converting the DTS to AC3 and remux it back into another mkv file which you can then play on this player. The new WD Player has dts support.


Thanks, that's a great help. :thumbsup::)
#26
I don't know how it compares to the WD HD TV but alot of people have started talking about the new ASUS O!Play HDP-R1 for £75 as that has a E-sata port and also a Network port.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb4TL9rMpA8

http://www.asus.com/News.aspx?N_ID=wUbKQ3nv6gSQaey2

http://www.asus.com/websites/global/News/wUbKQ3nv6gSQaey2/20090602-b-1.jpg


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#27
That Asus machine above seems very interesting. :thumbsup:
#28
anglo;6532701
That Asus machine above seems very interesting. :thumbsup:

I have both and in my opinion the Asus is better.
#29
anglo
That Asus machine above seems very interesting. :thumbsup:


yes it does but do we really need eSATA and a LAN facility?? A 16gb USB stick or WD Passport suits me fine.
#30
S c 0 TT y
just wondering whether i should buy this in addition to the ps3 which im about to buy...

can i put films on the ps3 hard drive to watch on the ps3?


Yes. I have around 10 HD films on my PS3. I use ps3 media server http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/downloads/list to stream to the PS3 from my pc also- you will need to play with the settings a bit, but it has a good guide.
matt3454
It doesn't support as many formats as this does.

If the PS3 is anything like the 360 then it will only support your basics (XVID, DIVX, MPG, MP4)
incorrect- it will play MKV's with the media server above :thumbsup:
Hook the ps3 up to a 5.1 ac3 or DTS system and roberts yer fathers brother!!
#31
thanks hot!
#32
I have the WDTV, its great.

The DTS thing is annoying though, as I want DTS in my home cinema room, so don't want to convert, but when my boy takes it to his room, he gets no sound as he doesn't have an AMP that decodes DTS.

What about the ASUS, does it have an internal DTS decoder?
#33
Just thought I'd post another option.

I bought a Sumvision Cyclone Micro for £24.95 of off Ebuyer. It's tiny, easy to hide away until you need it. It's played everything I have thrown at it and most amazingly is that it powers my external 320g hard drive with no problems. Picture and sound quality are awesome.

Pete
#34
ptgrav
Just thought I'd post another option.

I bought a Sumvision Cyclone Micro for £24.95 of off Ebuyer. It's tiny, easy to hide away until you need it. It's played everything I have thrown at it and most amazingly is that it powers my external 320g hard drive with no problems. Picture and sound quality are awesome.

Pete


Have you tried a .MKV file?
#35
This may seem a bit thick but how do you copy a DVD or any other material onto a USB pen.
:whistling:
#36
The Mk2 version of the WDTV due out soon, has a DTS decoding/downmixing built in, so no need for surround sound. I've got the original one and is a great bit of kit.
#37
dairyman
This may seem a bit thick but how do you copy a DVD or any other material onto a USB pen.
:whistling:


dvdshrink
#38
ptgrav
Just thought I'd post another option.

I bought a Sumvision Cyclone Micro for £24.95 of off Ebuyer. It's tiny, easy to hide away until you need it. It's played everything I have thrown at it and most amazingly is that it powers my external 320g hard drive with no problems. Picture and sound quality are awesome.

Pete


No mkv. Its ok if you have a nonHD tv, but you could get a dvd player with usb and divx capability for £20 these days. Or better still, an xbox with xbmc.
#39
I use an xbox 360 via ethernet/homeplugs/PC at the moment. I have to convert 1080P MKVs and then it struggles to play these a little, ok with 720P. I think my PC is a little underpowered for 1080P content.
Doesn't look like this has ethernet, will the new one have it, or is there another media player that I could hook up via ethernet, for a similar price(popcorn hour too expensive):?
#40
No doubt great for streaming etc...

HOWEVER - if all you want is to play DivX from USB, you can do a lot cheaper.

Try an NBox (cheapest through Ebay) - about £20 quid, great quality and massively portable.

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