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Western Digital WDTV HD Media Player HDMI USB 2.0 Composite A/V SPDIF Out MKV H.264 Xvid

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   Shipping Weight:   3 lbs
   Part #: WDAVN00BN
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Turn your USB drive into an HD media player. Store your HD content on a USB drive. Plug the drive in and play HD movies, digital music and family photos on your TV. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • WD TV HD Media Player
  • Stand for My Passport portable drive
  • Compact remote with batteries
  • Composite AV cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • AC adapter
Weight (Approximate) 10.72 oz
Video Formats MPEG-1 MPEG-2 MPEG-4 WMV AVI XviD QuickTime MOV Matroska (MKV) Motion JPEG (MOV)
Height 1.6"
Width 4.9"
Depth 3.9"

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
     Audio Formats: MP3
General Information  
     Brand Name: WD
     Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: WDAVN00BN
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Functions: Audio Player
Video Player
Photo Viewer
     Product Model: WDAVN00
     Product Name: WD TV HD Media Player
     Product Type: Digital Multimedia Player
     Image Formats: JPEG
     USB: Yes
     Additional Information:


  • Create custom slide shows with a variety of transitions and background music
  • Designed for My Passport, works with many other USB storage devices
  • Full HD video playback and navigation - up to 1080p
  • Access two USB drives simultaneously
  • Ultra-compact design
  • Collect without limits

     Package Contents:
  • WD TV HD Media Player
  • Stand for My Passport portable drive
  • Compact remote with batteries
  • Composite AV cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • AC adapter

     Platform Supported: PC
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.9" (100.1 mm)
     Height: 1.6" (39.9 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 303.9 g
     Width: 4.9" (125.5 mm)
     Software Included:

Media converter

     Video Formats: MPEG-1
QuickTime MOV
Matroska (MKV)
Motion JPEG (MOV)

Western Digital WD Retail WDAVN00BN Customer Reviews

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Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy to access media files
HDMI stopped working after 5 weeks.
Junk. Great at first, then HDMI output stopped working. No warranty from NCIX. Would not recommend this to anyone.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
-Plays pretty much all file's I've thrown at it.
-Small and simple
-No support for DTS
-Not network connected
I bought this for my parents to have access to my media files stored on an external drive. No major complaints so far, I've had some issues with file seeking with HD movies, sometimes the system locks up but I just need to reset it. Keep your eyes peeled for the Live version of this as it addresses many of the common weaknesses of this model.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Cheap, easy to use, great quality
No DTS Support, no Ethernet support
Bought this for a new TV we also purchased. It's very easy to setup, and has a great interface. HDMI output too! Works great. Very happy with the purchase.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
* Recognizes and plays almost al media files and subtitle formats.
* 1080p upconverting.
* 2 USB ports.
* Inexpensive.
* Firmware is still being regulary updated.
* Tiny remote is pretty useless and forces you to go through a menu for basic things like switching subtitles, zooming, etc.
* It's not very responsive, especially for video actions like fast-forward and even pause.
* Can't transfer content between two USB devices.
* Has frozen on me a couple of times with an MKV file, even with latest firmware.
It is not without its flaws (sluggish, bad remote), but at that price point (when on sale), I don't think you can find a better 1080p media player. If full HD is not a priority, then you might want to consider something else.

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Plays many formats, including mkv with x264 codec. Can power 2.5" USB drives. Hackable!
No included ethernet port
I bought this device to play x264 mkv files in my living room. I originally had a 2.5" drive connected to it and was pleased with the fact that a single USB cable was enough to power it, making it very portable. I later found out that you could run hacked firmware and decided to give that a shot. It was relatively simple and it allowed me to plug in a usb ethernet adapter. I tried using a wireless G connection, but that's too slow for 720p HD content though a wireless N connection might! All in all, great product

PS: I might add that in the meantime there have been a few bluray players that support the mkv format though their price is still too high... Once they hit the 150$ area, I may change my vote to one of those!

Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
Plays a lot of formats. Very small form factor. Can't go wrong with the price when it's on sale.
Doesn't have an ethernet port. Capability to stream on this device over the network should be officially supported by WD.
The WD HD TV Media Player is an all-in-one solution in a tiny and affordable package - very simple and fast.

I specially like the ability that it remembers and gives you the option to start playing from where you left off.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Wide range of video formats supported. Very price effective.
Sometimes it's slow and unresponsive. Handles mp3's wonkily.
Get this, and a large volume external hard drive, rip your DVD's onto the hard drive, and you can put the DVD collection into storage. This is a very handy and convenient way to run your movie collection - it's tiny and takes up almost no space.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
-plays almost everything
-runs hot if not ventilated
-no dts decode
-slow at loading pictures
It plays almost anything I've tried on it. Just too bad it doesn't play rmvb. Has the right connections I need as well with hdmi and optical. Just doesn't decode dts signals or do dts-hd pass-through. Got a few of these for others and so far so good. Does run a bit hot if not ventilated.

Experience: 1 Days
Good product
Better one about to be released.
WD will release new model this month, WD TV Live (aka WDTV2) will have a lan port; DTS downmixing; component,composite and HDMI interfaces.

Yukon Trooper
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- Plays my HD movies without a hiccup
- Small and cheap
- No PGS subtitle support
- New version coming out soon (WD to drop  support on v1.0?)
Great little streamer. It plays my full quality HD rips without a hitch. I send the untouched video stream right to the TV and stream the core HD audio streams to my receiver. Some people will complain about no TrueHD/DTS HD, but there are so many reviews out there that have shown there is little-to-no-difference between those codecs and their core streams. And this is on ~$20,000+ audio systems. One thing I wish it had was PGS subtitle support, which would mean I wouldn't have to convert subtitles into any format. Please WD!

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How Do I Get Digital Audio to work with HDMI? (Heavyc- Sep 01, 10, 1 Replies) Read this message
Can this be hooked up to a Gbit network (Kleezy- May 09, 10, 7 Replies) Read this message
Audio doesn't work on bluray back ups (Michael_B- Jan 14, 10, 8 Replies) Read this message
WDTVs on sale 1st or 2nd generation? (Spudferat_U- Jan 05, 10, 3 Replies) Read this message
Does this unit play X.264 format? (gnarkill- Dec 28, 09, 1 Replies) Read this message
NCIX going to stock the WD TV Live? (Herr Schnides- Oct 01, 09, 2 Replies) Read this message
Support for external DVD drive (Oltion_K- Oct 01, 09, 3 Replies) Read this message
Doesn't switch from Composite to HDMI (F Jonathan_B- Sep 24, 09, 2 Replies) Read this message
no HDMI on TV, only component, what can I do? (alex_m- Aug 31, 09, 5 Replies) Read this message
Laggy Blu-Ray playback (Anthony_v- Aug 05, 09, 2 Replies) Read this message
No Storage Present (Kane_H- Aug 03, 09, 7 Replies) Read this message
wdtv vid conversion (ccc x- Aug 02, 09, 0 Replies) Read this message
How hot does it run? (Sumache- Jul 07, 09, 2 Replies) Read this message
firmware update  icon (KL_H- Jun 02, 09, 6 Replies) Read this message

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Comment: Some time ago, we took a look at the Seagate FreeAgent Theater and today we turn our attention to the competing product from Western Digital: The WD TV HD Media Player. Effectively, you are able to take the multimedia content stored on nearly any USB device and deliver it to the big screen and big s
Posted by: FirewireX @11/24/09
Comment: There's an interesting new niche market developing in the media player arena as storage companies like Western Digital, SanDisk, and Iomega look for a way to tap the growing number of consumers who have multimedia files stored on their computers and want to bring them to their TVs without the ha
Posted by: Ramjet @06/22/09
Comment: Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment center?
Posted by: Tim Pascal @03/19/09
Comment: The Gadgeteer - very indepth review with may pictures.
Posted by: ryksun @01/15/09
Comment: Crunch Gear quick review
Posted by: ryksun @01/15/09
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