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Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player

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Media players unite your network with your home entertainment center, allowing you to share, access, and enjoy your digital media, whether it\'s music, videos, or photos, in the comfort of your living room. Some media players even have a built-in hard disk, so you can store your favourite movies or music and enjoy them without having your computer on.
digital media players
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Long product name Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player :
The short editorial description of Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player

WD TV HD Media Player - Full HD 1080p, FAT32/NTFS/HFS+, HDMI, USB 2.0, Composite A/V

Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player:
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Combined with a My Passport portable drive (sold separately), this player is the most convenient way to play HD movies or user-generated videos, listen to high-quality digital music and show high-resolution slideshows of your family photos on your TV. Also works with popular USB drives, and digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices.

Designed for My Passport, works with many other USB storage devices
- Play content from most popular USB drives,and digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices.

Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p - Experience the spectacular picture quality of HD video and crystal clear sound clarity of digital audio. Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated HD menus.
Collect without limits - There's no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space.

Advanced navigation
- Thumbnail and list views – Browse your content by filename or by thumbnails of photos, album covers and movie cover art.
- Media Library – This unique feature lets you view all your media by media type in one menu regardless of its location in folders or drives. You can view your content by categories such as genre, album, artist and date.
- Search – Search by genre, title, artist, filename and partial filename.

Photo viewing
- Create custom slide shows with a variety of transitions and background music
- Zoom and pan
- Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Movie viewing
- Fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, and pan
- View subtitles
- Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Music playback
- Fast forward, rewind, pause, shuffle, repeat
- Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Access two USB drives simultaneously - Two USB ports on the player let you connect two USB storage devices and access them simultaneously. Our Media Library feature aggregates the content on both drives into one list sorted by media type.

HDMI and composite video connections - The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA) outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.

Includes free media conversion software - ArcSoft MediaConverter™ 2.5 -- a fast, easy-to-use application that converts photo, video, and music files into formats optimized for use on the WD TV HD Media Player.

Ultra-compact design - Fits easily into your entertainment center.

Ideal For
Hassle-free playback of HD movies, home videos, digital music, and photos on your TV.
Short summary description Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player:
This short summary of the Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Long summary description Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player :

Western Digital WD TV HD. Colour of product: Black. Supported file systems: FAT32,HFS+,NTFS. Image formats supported: BMP,GIF,PNG, Video compression formats: VOB, Subtitle formats supported: ASS,SMI,SRT,SSA,SUB. Interface: HDMI, Composite A/V, USB 2.0. Power requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

This is an auto-generated long summary of Western Digital WD TV HD Black digital media player based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Supported file systems
File formats
Image formats supported *
The type of image files that the device can use/display e.g. gif, JPEG (jpg).
Video compression formats
Subtitle formats supported
Audio formats supported
The audio formats which this device or software can read/use e.g. MP3, MP4.
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
Composite video out *
The socket in the device for the composite video, which is an analog video transmission (no audio) that carries standard definition video typically at 480i or 576i resolution. The cables for composite video are normally yellow.
HDMI ports quantity *
The number of sockets (ports) for HDMI connections. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
Ports & interfaces
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
HDMI, Composite A/V, USB 2.0
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
5 - 35 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 65 °C
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
303 g
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
125.5 x 100 x 40 mm
Other features
Connectivity technology
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 77 expert reviews for Western Digital WD TV HD and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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For most of us downloading video, music and pictures from the internet is easy, but watching it is another matter, unless youre happy to sit hunched over a computer monitor. Ideally, you would view them on your main TV, but how do you transfer the mat...
Good HDMI output, 1080i support...
Bad No in-built storage...
Most media playback devices stick to a fairly rigid blueprint: they either play back files stored across a wired or wireless home network, or they store files locally on an internal hard disk. Western Digital's WD TV dares to be different. Look at the...
Bottom line Western Digital's WD TV is simply the most accomplished, most affordable media player we've ever seen...
This media player, from hard disk manufacturer Western Digital, is designed to plug into your HD TV, and play media files from USB removable storage devices such as portable hard disks. It eschews the network-streaming capabilities and built-in hard...
Your browser doesnt support Javascript or you have it disabled. Please try again later to view this video. Western Digitals WD TV HD media player is not only a bit of a mouth full to say, but an incredibly smart device in such a small form factor...
Bottom line Your browser doesnt support Javascript or you have it disabled. Please try again later to view this video. Western Digitals WD TV HD media player is not only a bit of a mouth full to say, but an incredibly smart device in such a small form factor...
If you’re anything like me, that previously huge pile of DVDs in your living room is constantly shrinking, parallel to the growing number of media files stored on your PC. Accessing that PC-based media from your TV has been possible for some time, but...
The WD HD Media Player is a little black box that can play digital files stored on flash or hard drives straight to any television set. It is a simple solution for users who don’t have the time to turn on their computer, connect it to their TV, log-in...
It's not often we're truly gobsmacked. While we see a fair number of outstanding products grace the pages of our site, most of them have been talked about so much prior to us actually seeing them that there's little left to surprise us. There are exceptio...
Good Comprehensive format support, Easy to set up, Fast...
Bad No included HDMI cable, No rmvb support...
Bottom line If you're the type of person that has a comprehensive digital media collection and that doesn't already have a fancy media centre setup with networked storage and the like, the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player should be right at the top of your Chris...
The next step was the ‘multimedia hard disk’, drives equipped with video ports that allow you to connect them to a TV. Instead of streaming files across a network, you copy files from your computer to the hard disk and then plug the drive into the TV...
Bottom line The iPod issue is disappointing, but the WD TV is still an excellent option for anyone that has a collection of music, ripped DVDs or video downloads stored on a USB hard disk that they want to play on their TV. Its 1080p output provides very good ima...
Good Wide file support, intuitive and slick interface, potentially a convenient media "bridge" for some users...
Bad No Ethernet connection, shame about no memory card support, no HDMI cable...
Bottom line We found that music, photos and movies played back smoothly and the WD TV was a pleasure to use. Combined with a discreet slick design, and a simple to use interface, for some it will be a real winner...
The Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player is a £78 device that plays back high-definition video on a television. The WD TV HD Media Player also features audio and photo playback. You connect one or two USB hard drives (or a USB camera, camcorder, or...
Bottom line Its early days, but on first impressions we really like the Western Digital WD TV. Jonathan Seff Buy it now: click here...
Western Digital's WDTV is a media player, but it's what you might called a bare-bones system in that the user almost has to build it up themselves.Unlike with a media streamer the WDTV has no network access and unlike other players we've seen there's n...
Good Impressive format support, nice interface, good degree of media control...
Bad No network access or internal storage, no HDMI cable supplied...
Bottom line An excellent media player as long as you can put up with the lack of network access...
To describe this little box as mini is something of an understatement. Its not going too far to say you can hold the whole thing in one hand. Despite its small size, its clear that a lot of effort has gone into the case, with a robust plastic case...
Good Reads plenty of formats, Compact form factor, Excellent interface...
Bad Decoding chip could do with a firmware update, No network connections...
A tiny, well-priced slice of genius technology that works brilliantly Works fantastically / Great image quality / Well priced Short features list / Occasional de-interlacing issues On most home media devices, you could be forgiven for expecting a few t...
Good Works fantastically, Great image quality, Well priced...
Bad Short features list, Occasional deinterlacing issues...
Viewing PC media on your TV can be a pain, but Western Digitals WDTV, in effect, adds a USB2 input to your TV, so you can stream media from any USB device directly to the screen. WDTV is a small plastic box with two USB2 inputs, and HDMI, phono AV and...
Good Useful software, Good quality images, Easy to use and set up...
Bad No HDMI cable supplied...
Western Digitals WDTV offers a simple way to view digital multimedia files - music, photos or video - direct to pretty much any TV. Its not as fully featured or lust-worthy as a DLNA solution, but it does a cracking job of just getting the tas...
Good Extremely simple setup; Supports flash or external hard drives; Remote works well...
Bad No networking features; Main unit looks and feels cheap...
Good Hassle-free set up, user-friendly interface, extensive file support, tailor-made for HD TVs...
Bad HDMI audio occasionally out of sync with video, sluggish and tiny remote...
Bottom line If you want an easy, hassle-free way to transfer HD content to your TV, you could do a lot worse than the WD TV. While short on fancy features, it offers a simple solution for computer-free media playback, including high-definition movies. Highly reco...
Apple supremo Steve Jobs described the Apple TV media player as nothing more than a hobby. Here in the UK we didn’t even get the price cut they got in the US almost a year ago, leaving the Apple TV looking pretty over priced – especially the £195 model...
Good Connects any USB hard drive to a HD television...
Bad Can’t read iPod song names properly, can’t play copy-protected songs from iTunes Store...
We tested the WD TV with a variety of music and video file formats and it coped well with everything except DiVX video. So people with big librarie...
This isn't the kind of device you'd want for channel surfing or NetFlix shopping. It's aimed squarely at he who regularly pulls content from the Web and wants to watch it on TV rather than at his computer. And this player's great for that kind of use: The...
We were extremely impressed by how easy the WDTV was to use and how hard the company has worked to provide an excellent degree of format support and a great way to control your digital media. Those who desire network support or internal storage may lo...
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