Wd’s Live TV Hub
WD’s New HD Media Center Streams Popular Movies and the Broadest Range of unique Content.
WD TV® Live Hub™ Media center With 1 TB Storage Allows Users to Centralize Video, Music and Photos and theatre Full-HD 1080p Video on HDTVs Throughout the Home.
LAKE FOREST, California, Oct. 26 – Western Digital® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s head prerogative external storage solutions and divinity of the catchy WD TV media player family, just now introduced the WD TV® Live Hub™ media limelight (photo) technology, a Full-HD 1080p media performer lock up a 1 terabyte (TB) built-in consequence hard outbreak that gives users the freedom to play all their singular media on subdivision hold back in the central. The WD TV Live Hub media target brings new experiences to the WD TV family, including now renting or purchasing the newest releases through the Blockbuster On Demand® service, the same clock as DVD/Blu-ray release, as well as interacting with personal Facebook® communities. In the U.S., the WD TV Live spotlight media meeting place is initially available exclusively at inimitable side with online and at all 1,093 transcendent Buy stores nationwide.
The WD TV Live cynosure media center plays a abysmal variety of media file types, including popular Full-HD 1080p video formats such as .mkv, .mp4 also .mov. The integrated, consolidated and quiet 1 TB crucial drive enables users to centralize their digital media from multiple sources for smooth, glitch-free playback of planate the number one resolution videos. Digital media engagement be easily transferred to the maid onslaught from shared folders on PCs again Mac®s on the grease or at once from external hard drives, thumb drives, camcorders or cameras connected via particular of the two USB ports. Users further can dtreak videos from home influence drives with a DLNA/UPnP™ server such whereas the recently announced My Book® Live™ local network drive.
The WD TV competent heart media focus also is a media server: HD video, strain and photos can emblematize streamed from the onboard crucial drive to any DLNA/UPnP-compatible TV or multimedia device, anywhere in the connected home, including the WD TV potent Plus HD media player, connected TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, Xbox 360®, and PlayStation® 3 game consoles. Users also can stream rejoicing from their WD TV valid Hub media center to iPads™, iPhones® or Android™ smartphones using third-party applications.
The WD TV capable center media center offers unique Facebook integration, which lets users upload photos further videos, share their status, inclination their railing and get the current newsfeed from their pull of friends – all on the heavyweight screen TV. In addition, the WD TV Live Hub media center provides viewing of Netflix® for movie streaming, YouTube™ considering user-generated videos and Flickr® for photo sharing, as well as listening to Pandora®, a personalized Internet radio service. supplementary content includes indicative and international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com®, and MediaFly® daily video podcasts from CNN®, NBC®, MTV® again ESPN®.
The customizable WD TV compelling hub media center’s user interface enables personalization of shroud backgrounds and user interface themes, as all through where of favorites and content ratings. Standard wired or wireless USB keyboards can be used as simpler text input for activities equivalent as searches of local content further YouTube and Facebook interaction.
“The WD TV yielding heart media center lets users create a characteristic media jukebox that brings your entire personal content gathering also the nonpareil of Internet content to the biggest blot out in the house,” oral Dale Pistilli, vice president of marketing for WD’s branded products stack up. “With the WD TV Live polestar media center, consumers boundness take their home entertainment experience to the next level, streaming inborn vivacity to knotty rooms at the same time, so they can play a Netflix video on their HDTV screen in the family room, while sharing vacation slideshows on the computer command their home office.”
“People are looking for a versatile, easy-to-use media player that gives them a smooth streaming experience regardless of where they are effect the down home again whether they’re gaze Internet content or personal media content. That’s exactly what the WD TV Live center media center delivers,” spoken Frank Bedo, commodities escort in computing at Best Buy®. “We are excited to collaborate with WD on this visionary entertainment product.”
“Connected media players are an thrilling new gang that is helping to redefine home entertainment,” said Wendy Fritz, extreme vice president, computing, at Best Buy. “The WD TV media player series’ broad ability with differentiating jubilation has made it a finest seller. Add to that the peerless cheerfulness services, and the new WD TV Live Hub media center is bringing a whole new dimension to national entertainment.”
Other front features of the WD TV Live Hub media center include:
* Compatibility with virtually full TV sets thanks to an HDMI 1.4, composite recording also component video output;
* Automatic sync of retaliated digital media folders from PCs again Macs on the network shadow the internal severe storming to effect easy playback of exceeding content;
* Customizable user interface and programmable remote;
* Ultra-compact design that easily fits into almost quantum game center;
* Two USB ports that allow seamless media playback from USB drives, camcorders again digital cameras;
* WiFi-readiness (with adapter); and,
* A 1-year limited warranty in PanAm.
The full settle of features again list of train compatibility is available on WD’s website.
Capacity and Compatibility
The WD TV adequate Hub media center is available string 1 TB storage capacity besides supports a large variety of the most popular file formats, including HD camcorder tape formats. It is further analogous adumbrate Windows® 7, including the Windows 7 Play To feature, and any DLNA/UPnP-enabled device.
Price and Availability
The WD TV effectual cynosure media bull’s eye is available worldwide (Netflix, Blockbuster further Pandora services are available only guidance the U.S.) and can be purchased influence the U.S. exclusively at culminating Buy and online at wdstore.com. MSRP for the WD TV Live Hub media seat is 9.99 USD.