Written on: 09/03/2009 by Andy Cullum (3 reviews written)
not all formats are sound compatible through HDMI connection alone
This Western Digital TV HD box is really amaziing
Plug in a USB hard drive (or two) and it will automatically sort and index whatever is on the drive for viewing directly to your TV through an HDMI cable.
So if you have Photos, Music or Video it will show or play through you HD ready TV. The better the standard of the saved media the better the output. 720 and 1080 sources are superb.
The remote is not 100% but is simple to use and the on screen menus are very pleasing. I have two WD passport drives connected - one full of MP3 music and the other full of video. The box recognises which drive contains which media - very clever.
The only problem I found was that I needed to connect an optical audio cable through my AV receiver to get sound with some formats of video.
This is a media player only and does not connect to the web but for £85 it is a bargain