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Dick smith - WDTV Mini Media Player $30 off Now $49 pickup or + $6.95 shipping

Posted By: sandgroper, posted 2010/04/28 15:45
Seems stores have mostly got lots of stock and even though the website says OOS they will order for you.

WD TV Mini media player is an easy, affordable way to watch digital media on your big screen TV. Simply plug in WD's My Passport portable hard drive, or similar USB drive, and play movies, music, and photos in a wide variety of file formats, including Real Media (RMVB) format.

No MKV playback.
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$49.00Get deal
  • ninkasi2010/04/28 18:15:55
    I have the "live" version that supports a few more formats, higher resolution, plus network connectivity. Four tmes this price though, so this is "hot" from me!
  • ninkasi2010/04/29 13:38:55
    Full comparison between the types are here

    Basically, what you miss out on are (video) support for avc, mkv, ts/mp/m2t, h.264, m2ts, wmv9 and (audio) aif/aiff, dolby digital, dts. You do get rmvb support, but no hdmi, only one usb drive, no network access, and 480p/1080i upscaling (not Full-HD 1080p).

    What that all means is that in general it will play your digital/ripped movies but you might have some issues with some of the newer digital copies that might be taking advantage of better compression (h.264) or features (mkv). Also don't bother trying to get this to directly play the "raw" ts files copied from your DVDs. If you plan to connect this up to a relatively new, large flat screen panel and play high resolution video then you might be better off with the more expensive models. If you're playing standard mp3s and videos and, if you do have some files that won't play, you don't mind converting or simply not playing them then PLUS you don't mind physically swapping out the disk when updating media rather than doing it over the network then this would probably be just fine.
  • jj1311052010/04/29 16:53:50
    Its free shipping now :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
  • melissanj2010/04/29 19:02:07
    oooh i want it..but just knowing somewhere else has it $10 cheaper....hmmm
  • markmac12010/04/29 20:57:43
    Bing Lee $39 negotiable
  • lisss2010/04/29 23:12:41
  • sandgroper2010/04/30 01:34:05
    You should be able to pickup at Dick Smith and get a price match with Bing Lee price.
  • port2010/04/30 04:55:17
    ninkasi
    I have the "live" version that supports a few more formats, higher resolution, plus network connectivity. Four tmes this price though, so this is "hot" from me!


    Apparently it's possible to hack network support into these. But I'd bet it's non-trivial to do! :)
  • SpendThrift2010/05/11 07:40:39
    I purchased two of these from DSE as there are no Bing Lee stores in my state. Ninkasi is correct about what you miss out on but for the price it's an excellent little unit and very easy to setup. Any movies I couldn't play I've simply converted to another format (on my PC). Very happy with this indeed :)
  • ninkasi2010/05/11 23:31:21
    port
    Apparently it's possible to hack network support into these. But I'd bet it's non-trivial to do! :)


    FYI Happy to be proven wrong, but I suspect the mini is a different processor so the hacks (that allow support for wifi dongles, web server, apps etc which are compiled for the original processor) are unlikely to work. For its big brother(s) though, it's simple enough to do - just boot off a usb key with the different firmware *or* (far more risky) update the firmware.

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