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Western Digital WD TV Mini
17 April 2010
Excerpt: Western Digital is already very popular, thanks to their super cool WD TV HDD based media player. It’s hard to be cynical about this concept, one in which you can play DivX, MP3s, VOBs and a lot more files directly off your HDD. This time they have come out with something smaller and more portable, known as the WD TV Mini. It is still an HDD fed media player, only much more compact.
Excerpt: As the baby in the WD TV lineup, the Mini is perhaps best connected to your SD bedroom TV, rather than to your HD living room set. Measuring just 21x91x91mm, it features all the basics with none of the frills. Crucially, it doesn’t have an HDMI output, and will output only DVD quality (576i) via the AV output, although it will upscale to 1080i via component. Playback is just as smooth and glitch-free as the other models in the line.
Western Digital's WD TV Mini is a small and versatile media player
Good Gear Guide.au
1 April 2010
Summary: The WD TV Mini media player will work with almost any video, music or photo file you throw at it. Minor criticisms aside, this tiny black box is the perfect companion to older televisions or those with a spare component port.
Pros: Support for a wide range of codecs and multiple file systems, attractive and responsive interface
Cons: No HDMI or 1080p playback, no H.264 or MKV file format support, photo browser can be difficult to navigate