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Appeared on: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
WD TV HD Media Player Turns Portable Drives into HD Media Players

WD today introduced a simple way for consumers to play their stored digital content on their HDTV in Full-HD 1080p resolution, the WD TV Media Player.

The device connects to a user's TV or home theater and plays digital movies, music and photos from WD's My Passport portable drive or other USB mass storage device.

Users leave the WD TV HD Media Player connected to their TVs and simply plug in up to two USB drives or other USB mass storage devices loaded with HD media. Using the included remote control, they can navigate and play their content with the media player's high-definition on-screen menu.

Navigating content on USB drives is fast and easy with WD TV HD Media Player's remote control and on-screen menu. Content can be viewed either by filename or thumbnails of photos, album covers or movie cover art. In addition, automatic media aggregation lets the viewer see all their media by media type in one menu regardless of its location in folders or drives.

The device has been designed for WD's My Passport portable drives, it also plays content from WD My Book family of drives and most popular USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices. It supports full HD video playback and navigation and also has photo viewing features to create custom slides shows. Other features include movie/audio viewing with ability to fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, and pan, view subtitles and search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date.

The HDMI port connects to the HDTV or home theater while additional composite (RCA) outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.

The WD TV HD Media Player is available now at select retailers and WD's online store (www.shopwd.com). MSRP for WD TV HD Media Player is $129.99 USD.


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