WD TV HD media player

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by yoak, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    Have anyone here tried this player?
    It seems like a great little device.
    I plan to use it to watch "rushes" on my 42" TV.
    Finally an easy way to play my XDCAM EX footage on HD TV.
    It supports 1080P as well.
    One can use many different USB devices, memory sticks, hard disks, cameras etc as source
    Link:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=572&language=en
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    I also am looking into this was thinkin about an apple tv but considering I still don t have an HD TV. And the difference on prices between this player and the ATV. Is quite noticeable I want to know how well it will work out with my mac files. And stuff I don't expect to be able to just add the iTunes folder and iPhoto library to a drive and it just work? Or will it?
     
  3. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Seems like it's a replica of the Apple TV and it looks like this thing is HD. If you don't mind not being able to rent movies from it I would go with this one. I think you would have to use something like HandBrake do get the movies in a format that this excepts and then put the file on this. I doubt any software that this thing comes with is as easy to use as iTunes, and that's even if it's compatible with Mac.:( Look's like a good product for $130.:)
    BTW, when I checked the price it said Out of Stock so I guess others like it too.

    Happy New Year,
    David
     
  4. juanster macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    yeah, well actually I wa slooking around and prices in Canada are about 179 at BB hmmm i was really excited about this player, but 179..... i dunno back to the drawing board..
     
  5. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    For $50 more you could get an :apple:TV. Search around for a slightly used one on eBay. You might be surprised with what you find.;)
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    yeah that's what i was thinking maybe start looking for an hdtv is not a bad idea either...lol b4 i go looking for an Atv
     
  7. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/587682-REG/Western_Digital_WDAVN00BN_WD_TV_HD_Media.html

    Sometimes they have unbelievable prices.
     
  8. juanster macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    i ll keep my eye on those there too, thx for the info,, but i think it ll probably come up to be the same as best buy 180 cad, because of the extra shipping charges, plus difference of dollar and taxes at the border
     

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