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Western Digital Launches WD TV Live HD Media Player

Written on Oct 13, 2009 by Brian and filed under News

Western Digital has launched the latest in their media player lineup, this one is the WD TV Live HD. The device features networking and of course HDMI output for content on connected devices like USB drives, or via networked and Internet-based sources.

The big improvement in the WD TV Live HD over the other WD offerings is the network connectivity. Before users had to transport content to the media player via USB, now they can access content stored on computers, home servers or the Internet. From a web perspective, users can access content from YouTube, Flickr, Live365 Internet Radio and Pandora.

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Other highlights include:

  • Included remote control
  • Supports most audio and video codecs
  • Optional WiFi connectivity
  • Two USB ports
  • Transfer files by copying, moving or deleting files stored on a USB drive, a network drive, camcorder, or a camera to the attached USB drive using the on-screen menus
  • Photo viewing to create custom slide shows, zoom and pan and search
  • Movie viewing with fast-forward, rewind, pause, zoom and pan, view subtitles, and search
  • Music playback with fast-forward, rewind, pause, shuffle, repeat and search
  • HDMI 1.3 port, composite video and component video output
  • SPDIF digital output

The WD TV Live Media Player is available now for a suggested $149.99.


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