Feb 20, 2009 0
Western Digital have a marvel on their hands. My Sony LCD came alive today. Previously, I had a Mac Mini connected using a DVI to HDMI cable and watched lots of 720 and 1080 video on it. I plugged this little (really, really little) wonder into the TV using an HDMI to HDMI cable and it blew me away! The detail, the contrast, the colours I didn’t notice before! I’m going to spend a few pleasurable nights re-watching my HD films now!
Okay, the down side is that the interface is not a patch on Plex but to be honest, I’d rather watch the films than quibble about font kerning. I haven’t worked out how to display thumbnails and I’m not sure you can user-definable ones with MKV files.
The WD TV cost £90 and I spent another £60 for a 320GB USB powered Passport drive and I would have happily spent more. If you’re looking for a media box to play anything (besides DRM’d protected content) this is the one to get. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a 1080 version of Goodfellas I’m dying to watch.