Western Digital TV is a popular media player that allows you to connect your external storage and playback your HD movies, digital music and family photos on TV conveniently. And recently, the manufacturer has launched a newer version called WD TV Mini.
SINGAPORE – Aug. 17, 2009 – WD today introduced a new version of its popular WD TV media player. The new WD TV Mini Media Player now enables playback of RealVideo content and provides a more affordable way for consumers to play their stored digital content in up to 1080i HD resolution directly on their HD television.
The WD TV Mini Media Player connects to a user’s TV or home theater and plays digital movies, music and photos stored on USB drives such as the best-selling WD My Passport portable drive. As with other WD TV models, the WD TV Mini Media Player supports playback of digital media on most USB mass storage devices such as digital camcorders and digital cameras. The new compact design is small and portable enough that users can easily take it with them when they travel and play their digital media anywhere on any TV in up to 1080i HD resolution.
In order to play their content on their TV, consumers have struggled with clumsy solutions such as copying onto multiple CDs and DVDs or connecting their PCs to their TVs via wires or complicated home networking solutions. The new WD TV Mini Media Player perfectly suits the needs of those with a large media collection that are looking for an easy and affordable solution to watch their digital media on their TV.
Features of the WD TV Mini Media Player include:
- Play video, music and photos on your TV in up to 1080i HD resolution;
- Supports widest variety of file formats including RealMedia Variable Bitrate (RMVB);
- Rich HD 1080i advanced navigation and user interface;
- DVD-like navigation with chapter support, trick modes and subtitles;
- Expandable: buy more storage, delete fewer movies;
- Photo slideshow with unique transitions and music on your HD TV;
- Thumbnail support including photo thumbnails and music album art;
- Ability to preview your video during navigation (480 and 720 mode only);
- Video, music and photo auto-play for users digital signage solution;
- Subtitle support including multi-language subtitle support for video playback;
- Picture Transfer Protocol to view or backup content from your digital image device;
- Compatible with USB Camcorders and USB mass storage devices;
- Component and composite video output;
- Digital optical audio output via SPDIF; and
- Ultra-compact design making it perfectly portable for travel.
Pricing and Availability
The WD TV Mini Media Player is available now at selected retailers. MSRP for WD TV Mini Media Player is $99.99 USD and comes with a one-year limited warranty.