Western Digital goes for HDTV

by James

With hard drive capacities going into terabytes now, and getting cheaper while doing it, Western Digital has decided it’s high time to take their bread and butter product and branch out into media centers. Thus, the birth of WDTV.

Using Western Digital’s My Passport portable hard drives, users can daisy chain into the WDTV player and play HD Movies or user-generated videos, listen to digital music and show slideshows of family photos on the living room TV. Users can also plug in other USB storage devices like thumbdrives, digital cameras, camcorders and portable media players.

Full HD playback up to 1080p is the benefit of WDTV, but there’s also it’s seemingly unlimited storage capacities as there’s no limit to how many USB drives which can be added to the WDTV media center. Additionally, users can access two USB drives simultaneously as the WDTV Media Library feature will aggregate both drives into a single, seamless list.

The WDTV Media Center comes with both HDMI and composite (RCA) video connections and runs on the ArcSoft Media Converter software to optimize media content into high resolution HD formats.
And although the WDTV is primarily designed to work with High Definition television, it will work with Standard definition TVs with RCA connections as well.

Comes with:

• HD Media Player
• Stand for My Passport portable drive
• Compact remote with batteries
• Media converter software (Windows only)
• Composite AV cable
• AC adapter
• Quick Install Guide

Hat Tip – Uncrate

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