Western Digital TV HD Media Player

Western Digital has been THE brand for hard drives. The discussion of hard drives rarely goes without mentioning this US brand. For me, Western Digital drives are reliable as compared to the competitors. However, at the recent SITEX, I saw a new product from WD; promoted by Harvey Norman. Basically, it plays movies and music from your external hard drive. The following are my observation for this media player:

  1. It allows playback of media via a external hard drive. The hard drive is connected to the device which in turn connect to the TV.
  2. HDMI and the normal AV output are available. Full HD video playback at 1080p.
  3. A user interface will be used to navigate the media on TV.

This device is so simple that it is only made up of a circuit board! (You can peek through the side of the gadget.) In my opinion, simple is more in this case. It is so simple to setup and hence should be preferred by those who didn't like complicated functions.

I saw the user interface and its quite classy in terms of design. All basic functions such as fast forward are included.

All in all, a great piece of work from WD. If you are still watching movies on your small monitor, make use of your LCD TV! The cost? S$179.90 (The device itself.)

PS: There is no support for rmvb...


Official Page (Check the playback formats)


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