Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player Review

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Adrian Wong, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    December 10, 2008 – WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced a simple way for consumers to play their stored digital content on their HDTV in Full-HD 1080p resolution.

    The WD TV™ Media Player connects to a user’s TV or home theater and plays digital movies, music and photos from WD’s My Passport™ portable drive or other USB mass storage device. The WD TV Media Player is available now at select retailers.

    To find out more about the WD TV, continue reading our overview!

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    Link : Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player Overview
     
  2. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    HOI ..
    your article forum link goes to Velociraptor thread .. hehehe

    "To discuss about this review, head over to the forum thread!"


    Anyway, insider news... one review unit for Adrian to watch his pornorama on his big screen TV coming up ...:haha:
     
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    What format does this unit support? I mean the video format/codec.
     
  4. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    • MPEG 1/2/4
    • WMV 9
    • AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC)
    • H.264
    • MKV
    • MOV (MPEG4, H.264)
    • MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 supports up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps.

    This one has MKV support! :thumb:
     
  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL!! Thanks! Corrected! :beer:
     
  6. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Surprisingly, it couldn't support AVCHD though. Then again, AVCHD has not been standardized yet.
     
  7. Lacus

    Lacus Newbie

    already saw this at the shop i'm working atm..really cool stuff...support most of the files...any idea how much would this cost here?
     
  8. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    RM400 according to the article.
     
  9. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    At RM400, this is much better than some HTPC + GPU H.264 acceleration nonsense :lol:
     
  10. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    heheheheh .. Lacus can't wait to get one to play his hentai on big screen ...

    I got one with me ..:p .. just don't have the hentai .. :haha:
     
  11. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Just came back from PC Fair today... Damn crowded! :mrgreen:

    Did not manage to hit the WD booth although I saw a whole bunch of folks crowding around it.

    I think WD is offering the WD TV for a special price of just RM 299 for PC Fair though. They did tell me earlier they have very limited stocks, but you can book now for that low, low price and get it when they ship in Jan/Feb.
     
  12. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    Ya meh .. RM299 only so cheap .. nway back to more interesting stuff .. WHERE DA PC FAIR BOOTH CHICK PHOTOS?!
     
  13. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Speaking of chicks... I saw the models WD used for their WD TV launch at PC Fair. But they were handing out flyers for other companies! :D

    Too bad didn't bring camera though.... Many hot chicks there. Hahahaa... :wall:
     
  14. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    WAH ... u can remember the chicks .. hahaha.. well they are hired by the event orgy comp.. :p
     
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL!! Of course, I can.. Hehe... ;)
     
  16. karhoe

    karhoe Newbie

    OMG, RM299 is damn cheap, my neighbour is interested to get it and all I can find is RM499 !!!
     
  17. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    It's RM429 now in Lowyat.
     
  18. mikegas

    mikegas Newbie

    It was RM399 at PC fair nothing cheaper then that so far. I find it quite useful WD TV. I watch lotsa movies, series, anime on TV. The only thing I i didnt like about it, is it feels like a toy. Small, plastic and not sturdy. Oh yeah, can't complain too much when I dont have to pay for it .. :lol:
     
  19. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Never mind. That leaves WD with room for improvement. What's next? Built-in storage? Magnesium casing? WiFi connectivity? :mrgreen:
     
  20. brianbuys

    brianbuys Newbie

    WD TV Review

    It's true this is a very good player for the money though it does have buggy issues as many have reported. Too bad western digital has not released a firmware version yet to fix these problems. once they do this will be a hard to beat player since it can do ALMOST everything you would want it to do. Seems there are two types now: with and w/o hard drive. those with HDD like the Mediagate or Popcorn hour are a good choice. those w/o hard drives like the WD TV, IOMEGA Screenplay are good too but you have to attach some sort of external usb storage anyway. So choose wisely. If you are looking for something that may be better than the WD TV, search for this: "Mediagate MG-M2TV". this is the newest player from Mediagate which can do everything the WD TV can but actually supports more formats like RMVB (real video) for many Asian videos. so this is one item i'm really looking forward to. hoping the reviews are good on this one.
     

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