Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Mini
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29 July 2010
Summary: Incredibly slow, clunky piece of equipment. Does not support 1080. Reboots about 80% of the time when you go to view one video file from the previous. Mini remote easily lost. All around a big disappointment. Soured me to all WD products.
Small and attractive but limited capabilites compared to WDTV
17 April 2010
Summary: Pros: + very small and minimalist design, akin to the Apple TV. It's square and flat. Measures 3.6 x 3.6 x 0.8 tall. + plays RMVB @ 1024x576x24, 1024x576x30, or 800x600x30 + $20 cheaper than WDTV + great support for various music formats, including the lesser known FLAC (free loss-less audio codec), OGG, and APE + retains the look and feel of the WD TV interface (mostly) Cons: - no HDMI output - no MKV support - 1 USB port The $20 price difference does not make this an...
Summary: The sale and delivery of this product wre fine, but I can't recommend the product unless you're willing to spend time converting formats to try to get something to play. I ordered six for media displays in a museum and two are working without any problem, two are working with some difficulty (converted formats and got them working, but the first two played the original format), and two power up but so far haven't played anything.
Summary: After owning this little electronic bastard for three years, I have to say I hate it, and I would dissuade anyone from buying it. Not only did it have the overheating issue right off the bat, but it tends to freeze when my hard drive spins down. Sometimes it won't turn on when I push the power button on the remote, so I have to unplug it and plug it back in again.
Summary: $20.00 cheaper then WDTV but lose most of the main feature of to being a real media player, if you really need something for the RMVB, I will suggest you buy the MediaGate's M2TV, it is almost the same price with WDTV but it play 1080p + RMVB + dts2.0 Support.