wdtv - my experiences

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mmoran27, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I just finished ripping my entire blu-ray collection and I thought I would give you some of my thoughts.

    The WDTV plays just about any video format I threw it at 1080p.

    I ripped all the videos to M2TS files with AnyDVD and ClownBD.

    http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=27401

    http://www.makemkv.com/

    If I had to do it over again I would use the makemv program.

    The WDTV box does not have an ethernet port, but there are hacked firmwares that enable USB ethernet adapters, etc.

    So for the price 89-129 depending on where you get it from, its not a bad little device.

    It is a little slow menu browsing and chapter skipping seems broken on the files I ripped (I probably did not check the option to do this). FF works up to 16x.

    Video quality seems to be on par with blu-ray. I am not an audiophile so I only tested 2.1 but it sounds good.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    have you had any luck getting the WDTV to display cover art for movies? I have all of my movies in m4v format with the appropriate meta data for Itunes but when I put them on the WDTV only 20-30 percent of the art shows up.
     

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