"I LOVE this thing!!!!"5.0 starson by dalemi
Pros: ? Easy setup
? Excellent quality
? Plays H.264 and MKV movie formats without conversion
? Relatively inexpensive
Cons: ? No built in Hard Drive
? Have to physically move the external hard drive back and forth from you computer to your Home Theater System to download movies
? Stays warm in standby mode
? No HDMI Cable included
? Small remote contol
Summary: If you download movies especially H.264 or MKV formats this little box plays them with no conversion and avoids the need to burn them to a dvd or blu-ray disk. You load the file on an external hard drive plug the external hard drive into the WD TV which hooks to your TV or home theater through an HDMI cable, or composite cables if you must, and you are good to go. The setup is as simple as it comes.
While it does show photos and play music to be honest I didn't buy it for that purpose and have not tried those features.
I have the WD TV hooked to my Home Theater System which has a projector with 1080i output and a 100 inch screen. The quality of the video and audio output is excellent, essentially the highest quality you can get on 1080i, virtually blu-ray quality. The WD TV is also easily upgradeable with downloads from Western Digitals website.
The WD TV is relatively cheap for what it does. Bottom line this is a great little box.