Western Digital WDBAAP0000NBK-EESN WD-TV Live MKV/H.264/.ISO, 1080P (+More) Media Player @ Scan
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Western Digital WDBAAP0000NBK-EESN WD-TV Live MKV/H.264/.ISO, 1080P (+More) Media Player @ Scan

£102.35
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Found 15th Oct 2009Made hot 15th Oct 2009
Scan are now selling the second generation WDTV which was launched this week - it is currently available for £102.35 though the price has been fluctuating possibly due to the number of people buying it. Free shipping available to AVForums members.

The WD TV Live HD Media Player from Western Digital has everything you need to play your HD media collection and the fun stuff you find on the web in brilliant HD 1080p on your big screen HDTV.

Because it supports a wide variety of file types, you can instantly enjoy all your home digital media, regardless of the file format. Plus you get direct access to a huge selection of video, photos, and music from popular internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live 365, and Pandora (U.S. only) right from the beautifully easy WDTV navigation screen.

The WD TV Live HD media player is exceptionally easy to use so anyone in the family can do it and, because it's networked, you can easily access media from any PC in the home.

Features
Play Full HD 1080p video, music and photos on your HD TV
DTS Downmix - Convert your DTS Audio to play as normal stereo
Supports widest variety of file formats and devices
Network capable for easy access to the newest content from PCs, network drives, internet favorites
Turn your USB drive into an HD media player - Collect without limits
Play media seamlessly from multiple USB drives
Transfer files easily to and from USB drive, a network drive, your camcorder, or a camera
Show photos and movies directly from your digital camera or video camera
Advanced navigation options Thumbnail and list views,Media library & Serach
Photo viewing Create custom slide shows and Zoom, pan the images
Movie viewing with Fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, subtitles, and pan
HDMI 1.3, composite video and component video output

In the Box
Media Player
Compact remote with batteries
Composite AV cable
Component AV cable
AC adapter
CD with sample media
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

208 Comments

What makes this one £20 dearer than previous 1 >?

"The WD TV Live HD media player is exceptionally easy to use so anyone in the family can do it and, because it's networked, you can easily access media from any PC in the home..."

:thumbsup:

dontasciime;6583668

What makes this one £20 dearer than previous 1 >?



Network socket is the real benefit. It has definitely got me considering one for the bedroom to replace an aging XBMC box :thumbsup:

Banned

woudl this run off a networking hard drive ?

dontasciime;6583668

What makes this one £20 dearer than previous 1 >?



]Here you go [linky to WD site].
• Connects to YouTube, Flickr, Pandora;
• Connects to your home network;
• Component video connection.

Some have indicated it might be a bit nippier, menu-wise. But reviews I've read don't suggest this is the case.
I'm sure there's something I've forgotten too, but it's slipped my mind. :?

Not Wi-fi - so a wired network, homeplug or wifi dongle (supplied separately) would be required for networking shenanigans.

I'm tempted to get one for the bedroom, but I'm also thinking WD TV + HDD + Blu-Ray = PS3 Slim... :?
Almost

Thanks

Does anyone know if this is like their other networked devices e.g is it still flawed in the way it will only allow 1 user to access 1 file at a time locking out a second user from the network(device) or even the same file.

Ordered mine now!

No wireless ??!! The Xtreamer has Wireless N built into it....hmm...not impressed, thought they would cater for the non-wired people....

axum;6583990

No wireless ??!! The Xtreamer has Wireless N built into it....hmm...not … No wireless ??!! The Xtreamer has Wireless N built into it....hmm...not impressed, thought they would cater for the non-wired people....



The xtreamer comes with a free usb addon for Wireless, it is not built in. however it is free for a "limited time"

Good price for this product. I agree that Xtreamer is prob a better alround product though. Looking to pick up the Xtreamer to replace a PS3 as the PS3 lacks compatibility with a few video codecs.

ive got the iStar HD media player which plays everything so far....well impressed

nifty looking product

tempted to buy it but thinking why not just get the ps3 slim for another 100 notes. it can do everything this new WD live can on the PS3 slim right?

dontasciime;6583931

Thanks Does anyone know if this is like their other networked devices e.g … Thanks Does anyone know if this is like their other networked devices e.g is it still flawed in the way it will only allow 1 user to access 1 file at a time locking out a second user from the network(device) or even the same file.



This surprises me.

The only reason you couldn't access a file that is being accessed by a 2nd player is if both players are trying to write to the file. I don't understand why any networked media tank would need to do this.

I cannot see the WDTV doing anything other than reading the file, thus multiple could be used.

Saying that, bandwidth issues afoot if you're streaming a 1080p file from a PC to two locations simultaneously.

Xtreamer owns all the media players out there especially its price and support

S c 0 TT y;6584177

nifty looking producttempted to buy it but thinking why not just get the … nifty looking producttempted to buy it but thinking why not just get the ps3 slim for another 100 notes. it can do everything this new WD live can on the PS3 slim right?



Can the PS3 stream iso DVD's? Can it even stream mkv's?

nice,more interested now it has network capabilities

anyone know the power consumption?

Artie;6583760

I'm tempted to get one for the bedroom, but I'm also thinking WD TV + HDD … I'm tempted to get one for the bedroom, but I'm also thinking WD TV + HDD + Blu-Ray = PS3 Slim... :?Almost



The PS3 won't play MKV's without re-encoding though ;-)

Good to see it now has DTS support, although i still dont understand why people would watch HD content without an AMP.

Think i'll stick with the original for now, transferring file for 5 minutes a week isnt any hassle.

sprinc;6584287

Good to see it now has DTS support, although i still dont understand why … Good to see it now has DTS support, although i still dont understand why people would watch HD content without an AMP.Think i'll stick with the original for now, transferring file for 5 minutes a week isnt any hassle.



because people who have never heard HD with an amp dont realise what it adds :thumbsup:

sibeer;6584280

The PS3 won't play MKV's without re-encoding though ;-)



But that can be done on-the-fly with the right software....

Does anyone know if you can rip .iso images of HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs and play them back from this device?

Broadsword;6584248

Can the PS3 stream iso DVD's? Can it even stream mkv's?



Yes, if you're streaming, then it's easy to do with PS3 Media Server.

If you're not streaming then you'd need do convert first, which doesn't take long depending on the original file.

sprinc;6584287

Good to see it now has DTS support, although i still dont understand why … Good to see it now has DTS support, although i still dont understand why people would watch HD content without an AMP.Think i'll stick with the original for now, transferring file for 5 minutes a week isnt any hassle.



By boy loves borrowing by WDTV box for his room, but as he doesn't have an AV-AMP (My Home Cinema room does of course), he is limited in the films he can watch and it is rather frustrating.

Won't be paying £30 premium for a second one though. When it drops to £70 I'll buy this for him.

Saves me a fortune on Blu Rays!

Yep convert using a software called mkv2vob
I have the original WDTV player and now I convert everything to play via the PS3 after sticking a 500GB internal hard drive into it....
WDTV is better and easier for movies. But the PS3 isn't separate units, can play games on it, browse the internet, and has a bluray/dvd player on it....

Am surprised there is no wireless on this player.... The main downside to the Xtreamer is the fact that there is an internal fan in there so it is not silent like this player.... Without heavy modding.

cut_la_roc;6584334

Does anyone know if you can rip .iso images of HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs … Does anyone know if you can rip .iso images of HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs and play them back from this device?



I know that I create my own Blu Ray ISOs from my HD camcorder footage and they play fine.

The PS3 MediaServer software can stream mkv's seamlessly without requiring converting to VOB.

Apparently the PS3 also plays games too.

Hiroki;6584533

Anyone know if this one supports the use of menus in dvd iso's?



I know the first one does not. (MK1 WDTV)

xenept;6584638

The PS3 MediaServer software can stream mkv's seamlessly without … The PS3 MediaServer software can stream mkv's seamlessly without requiring converting to VOB.Apparently the PS3 also plays games too.



If your PC can on the fly re-encode 1080p MKV files with 6+ channel audio into a compatible PS3 format maintaining the resolution and sound quality then you quite possibly have the fastest PC in the world.

Even if you are using a 720p mkv very few will be able to do this without re-encoding at a lower resolution.

bloody bargain if you ask me, great boxes

Broadsword;6584248

Can the PS3 stream iso DVD's? Can it even stream mkv's?



ps3 slim can stream mkv files

jamesdew;6584656

If your PC can on the fly re-encode 1080p MKV files with 6+ channel audio … If your PC can on the fly re-encode 1080p MKV files with 6+ channel audio into a compatible PS3 format maintaining the resolution and sound quality then you quite possibly have the fastest PC in the world.Even if you are using a 720p mkv very few will be able to do this without re-encoding at a lower resolution.



Then lots and lots of people have the fastest pc's in the world! It's being done all the time. Of course there will be some loss of quality (NO loss of sound quality), but you're already losing quality using mkv's in the first place.

99% of 720p's will not lose any quality, even with a bog-standard pc nowadays, all it needs to do is change the header of the file (which mkv2vob will do in minutes for the whole file)

Iain123;6584714

ps3 slim can stream mkv files



No it can't.

Iain123;6584714

ps3 slim can stream mkv files



I returned mine though as MKV support was lacking - the majority of files will not play without re-encoding.

This does not support menus in DVD isos.

So the PS3 needs a pc to re encode mkv files on the fly, it cannot stream them without that.

axum;6584737

No it can't.



well the mkv files i stream from my computer to the ps3 play fine

Correct.

Or you can pre-convert your mkv's and use a USB to stream, if you don't want to keep your PC on...
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