Pros I could be wrong but who actually likes the idea of having thier computer ON so they can stream content to their TV?--I think the vast majority of people prefer the easy no fuss method. Some of us don't have big bucks like the whiny Cnet reviewers.
Cons "Networking capabilities" waay overated--I'm very confident making this statement.
Summary Love the product--this is what i've been waiting for.--I'm sold.
Pros Easy to use, sleek, simple.
Cons I bought this to display slideshow photos to friends and relatives. The unit is supposed to be able to display pics at 3 second intervals but it won't. It takes between 7 and 14 seconds. This is unacceptable and WD was not helpful.
Summary When I found out that the unit was taking between 7 and 14 seconds to display my slideshow photos instead of the 3 seconds that it is supposed to, I went through a lot of time-consuming trouble to send it back to WD. You must fill out forms on-line and get an RMA number, box it carefully, print the RMA form on 3 sides, ship it to the depot at your expense, and wait. That's after communicating by email with their tech-support for a few days. Eventually I got a replacement which operated no better than the original. When I called about a refund they said to call the store where I bought it on-line. They didn't return the original box I shipped it to them in, so Tiger Direct will likely not accept it. I have several WD external drives, and I like them, but this unit just won't do what they say it should.... and my photos aren't huge files. They are bigger than most, but even WD says they should present no problem.
"Elegant solution"on by Pauliex
Pros Small, compact, good looking box. Totally silent (no fans). Excellent picture quality. Works with all of my files.
Cons - JPG picture viewer is very slow
- tracks not listed in order in mp3 albums
- icons are all the same - doesnt show first frame in movies etc.
Summary Cant go wrong with this. I was getting tired of burning CDs and DVDs to play AVI files in my DIVX-enabled DVD player. This is the perfect solution for me - stick the files on my 4gb thumb drive, plug it in and watch away...
The small size is perfect for my set up too - fits in the little space I have in my rack.
I only wish it had a front USB port - I have to trail a USB extension cable out the back of the device to attach my thumb drive too.
An SD slot would have been nice too, but not a big deal, since SD->USB converters can be had for $1.
Pros 1. Video format support.
2. HDMI connectivity.
4. 1080p capable.
Cons Can be quirky at times, needs to be restarted.
Summary I have been waiting for a video player with the long list of features to hit the market for my bedroom TV set for a very long time (I use an HTPC for my main TV). WD fits the bill quite nicely. It plays almost anything you throw at it, has HDMI and 1080p support and plays .ISOs (dvd disc images). I even take it in my minivan to use on the long trips. It had some problems at first, but WD is constantly working on improving the box and fixing all the known bugs. Did I mention the price? There are other alternatives on the market from a less known companies, but they're a lot more expansive. WD is one of my favorite hard drive companies and now they have another outstanding product on their hands.
"Works fantastic!"on by rottlvr2
Pros dont have to have my kids DVD's laying around anymore.
Cons none right now
Summary I use this with a 500gb WD Passport that I have ripped about 50 dvds on so far. Hook up the HDMI and your in business!