Western Digitals New WD TV™ HD Media Player

Western Digital enters the home entertainment market with the WD TV™ HD Media Player (Model# WDAVN00BN).

With a small footprint, (1.57"H x 3.94"L x 4.94"W) and great looks that would compliment any home entertainment center, this unit is ready to accept your Western Digital My Passport portable USB drive and play media to your connected standard or High Definition TV. Although it is designed as a companion for My Passport drives (it even includes a My Passport stand) it will accept most other USB storage devices including flash drives.

Featuring full HD video 1080p playback you can stream content directly from your USB drive to your High Definition TV experiencing HD video clarity and digital sound quality.

Among the features is the ability to connect two storage devices via the two included USB ports and view the media content of both drives simultaneously as aggreagated in the Media Library and sorted by media type whether it be movies, photos or music.

The WD TV™ HD Media Players I/O is in the form of two USB connectors for your media storage input and both an HDMI connector for High Definition TV's and RCA Jacks for standard tv connectivity.

Key Features
Designed for My Passport, works with many other USB storage devices - Play content from most popular USB drives,and digital cameras, camcorders, and portable
media players that can be recognized as mass storage devices.

Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p - Experience the spectacular picture quality of HD video and crystal clear sound clarity of digital audio. Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated HD menus.

Collect without limits - There's no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space.

Advanced navigation
  • Thumbnail and list views – Browse your content by filename or by thumbnails of photos, album covers and movie cover art.
  • Media Library – This unique feature lets you view all your media by media type in one menu regardless of its location in folders or drives. You can view your content by categories such as genre, album, artist and date.
  • Search – Search by genre, title, artist, file name and partial file name.
Photo viewing
  • Create custom slide shows with a variety of transitions and background music
  • Zoom and pan
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date
Movie viewing
  • Fast forward, rewind, pause, zoom, and pan
  • View subtitles
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date
Music playback
  • Fast forward, rewind, pause, shuffle, repeat
  • Search by filename, partial filename, most recently viewed and date

Includes free media conversion software - ArcSoft MediaConverter™ 2.5 -- a fast, easy-to-use application that converts photo, video, and music files into formats optimized for use on the WD TV HD Media Player.

Now available at a retail price of $129.99 via the Western Digital Store or authorized resellers.