Summary: Ended up with 2 of these, bought them for the kids rooms and they worked nonstop until I upgraded them to a network version of the WDTV. They never turned them off and they kept going. I ended up selling them to coworkers after I now longer had a need for them and they are still working! Great device!
Has Internet Radio facility, but can't stream common codec.
Braintree fan, Amazon
7 August 2012
Summary: A great concept to stream virtually all codecs but falls down on the basics like AAC+ streams which so many radio stations are now using and for good reason. Better quality sound at low bandwidth ie. a 48kbps AAC+ file sounds better than a 128kbps mp3 or 96kbps wma streaming file, So great for those of us unable to access cabled broadband. Tunein the online portal won't allow WDTV users to add their own station url's either.
Summary: In addition to all said, I just got it working in my Acura MDX 2008 with entertainment system. It doesn't have an integrated interface as DVD does, but I now can play avi. movies from my WD Passport HDrive. By the way, I've had this for couple of years now and overall I'm pretty happy with it. and yes, I also have higher end WD media players as well, but this tiny little thing always finds its purpose (e.g. vacation with a kiddo).
Summary: The cables to plug into the tv need to tweek it a little to get a full color display, or it will be all blue, I do not know why, and the loading sometimes rarely pause and continues, but everything else it does what it said
Summary: I bought this media player as a supplement to my Samsung HDTV (which can play most formats except RMVB). This media player makes it up nicely by playing all RMVB formats. It's plug and play so setup was pretty easy. It's small and lightweight so it's pretty convenient for travel use as well. Cons: - Some formats such as MP4 and MKV not supported. - Tends to nitpick on resolution sizes; won't play HD resolutions even though it is in RMVB format. - No HD support.
Summary: This product is just as it is described it worked flawlessly out of the box setup was a snap . Keep in mind this isn`t for my own use i have a little niece and dvd`s don`t last verylong this is clean and small sje`s not likely to notice it behind her tv
Summary: I saw this when a soldier brought it in. Simply plug an external USB hard disk into it, connect it to your TV and watch the movies from your drive. There is a menu structure from the remote control to select the film you want. Works like having a movie server in your house. I am impressed.
There are many better choices at the same price range
K. Chan, Amazon
24 July 2011
Summary: WD may have a good reputation for their hard drives, but this item is simply limited in many aspects. For prospective buyers, please consider the following: 1)it does not play most .mp4 formats videos. (it only supports very specific mp4 encoding. Hence, if you attempt to play mp4's retrieved from your handheld HD cam, this WD mini unit will most likely not able to play those files.
WD TV Mini media player - The ultimate entertainer
Roy Wiegmann, Amazon
24 March 2011
Summary: I was toying with the idea of buying Western Digital's WD TV HD Media player for few months when I heard of the Western Digital's WD TV Mini media player. As the price was affordable I purchased the product. Since then my entertainment has been fun. Mini media player is compatible with a wide range of audio and video file formats that you can rarely find in a media player. The Mini media player comes with a HDMI connection, Ethernet port and optical output.