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We have collected 2 reviews of the Western Digital WD TV Mini. Experts rate Western Digital WD TV Mini 9.2/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the Western Digital WD TV Mini and Western Digital Multimedia hard drive.
As the baby in the WD TV lineup, the Mini is perhaps best connected to your SD bedroom TV, rather than to your HD living room set. Measuring just 21x91x91mm, it features all the basics with none of the frills. Crucially, it doesn't have an HDMI output, and will output only DVD quality (576i) via the AV output, although it will upscale to 1080i via component. Playback is just as smooth and glitch-free as the other models in the line. It has a single USB 2.0 input for your memory stick or pocket drive, a power socket for the 12V adapter, and just three outputs; SP/DIF digital audio, mini jack component video, and mini jack composite video/audio (adapters are provided). It comes with the same compact remote control as the larger WD TVs. (Our review sample was supplied by www.aristacomputers.com.) The WD TV Mini will fit in any system and make it easy to play media from USB devices such as memory sticks and pocket drives on your TV.
The WD TV Mini is a great little travel player for your multimedia files. If you're looking for a way to display multimedia content on a motel or hotel TV, you won't find anything easier to use, more portable, or more capable in a 720p output unit than Western Digital's WD TV Mini. This player is only slightly larger than a stack of three or four coasters, and the accompanying normal-sized AC adapter looks large and bulky in comparison. In fact, your primary concern with the WD TV Mini may be that you'll lose it in your baggage. Though the WD TV Mini produces only 720p output, that limitation is unlikely to cramp your style, since 1080i flat-panel displays are rare ducks in most travel accommodations. (Admittedly, I have occasionally encountered 1080i displays in conference rooms.) The player provides component and composite video out, and optical and analog output. The composite, component, and analog audio jacks take the form of breakout cables, while the optical audio output is a standard light-pipe port. You also get a USB port for attaching the drive containing your media.