WD TV can play a large number of video formats and audio from any USB drive. It has two USB ports, making it more convenient to have a hard drive permanently to him, and left the other free to play the Pen Drive. I read somewhere that you connect a USB hub, but I do not know if it works. What convinced me to buy the capacity of WD-TV FLAC files, which played without its loss, since I have Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player that can rip all the expenses of my CD collection and listen to their CD in the drawer, the quality of my system, hello. It also has an HDMI connection, and I could see movies in HD-TV. In fact, it can play full HD files, I would like to use this possibility in the future of the situation.
The picture quality and sound good (not for audiophiles, but excellent for the price). The design is elegant and size is very convenient. The menu is very easy to use. The big problem is the organization of files, because if you have a large number of them quite heavy. You can select the music files by album, artist, or move to a location on your hard drive. But the album that you have all your albums alphabetically, regardless of the selected artists. If the price of Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player a lot of (easy-to-500-GB hard), it is a difficult task. During the selection of management, you will find all the songs of artists in alphabetical order, so that the mixture of all the albums. It is easy to find albums that the artist choose one to play!
Another problem that should be easily fixed in a firmware update is that you can not always play (ie without gaps in sound) audio files of the album. It is terrible to hear certain albums or live recordings.
From video files that are used to test the device on a third game without a problem, others do not play a third game without sound, and other third parties. When I updated the firmware, those who do not play sound, no problems. Those who do not always play not to play. The units come with conversion software that I have not tried it, I hope to convert these files into a compatible format, but I can not confirm this.
Finally, if future firmware update WD WDTV raise these questions is a great player, all types of multimedia files. But when it is not. Before buying this camera, I recommend the release notes for the latest versions of firmware released Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player price p (you can find on the WD website) to ensure that these issues have been resolved in a case. If so, update the firmware V Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player Ery price very easy (just copy the file on a USB drive and the WD-TV).