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       NEW WDTV 2nd Generation?, Is this the new 2nd Gen WDTV? Pictures Included
    neverlift
    post Aug 5 2009, 07:15 PM
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    A few snaps of the all new WDTV 2G or 2nd Generation? Check it out, what you think?

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    Looks pretty nice with the matte finish, which will mean less finger prints. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

    Heres the Specs for the WDTV 2nd Gen, dubbed the...

    WD TV ™ Live Media Player
    Features
    Play Full HD 1080p video, music and photos on your HD TV
    Supports widest variety of file formats and devices
    Network capable for easy access to the newest content from PCs, network drives, internet favorites
    Kit Contents
    Media Player
    Compact remote with batteries
    Composite AV cable
    Component AV cable
    AC adapter
    Quick Install Guide
    Compatibility
    HDMI,Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, USB 2.0, H.264, SimplayHD™, Energy Star®, Dolby Digital, DTS, DLNA, Bonjour, AVCHD, Windows Vista
    Media Formats
    AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1),
    TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9
    JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG
    MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
    Playlist – PLS, M3U, WPL
    Subtitle – SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI
    MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920×1080p24, 1920×1080i30, or 1280×720p60 resolution. MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280×720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
    WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280×720p60
    or 1920×1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920×1080i30, 1920×1080p24, or 1280×720p60 resolution.
    H.264 BP@L3 up to 720×480p30 or 720×576p25 resolution. H.264 MP@4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920×1080p24, 1920×1080i30, or 1280×720p60 resolution.
    An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output. Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048×2048. Single layer TIFF files only. Uncompressed BMP only. Specific details, please refer to the user manual.

    This post has been edited by neverlift: Aug 22 2009, 01:41 PM
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    post Aug 6 2009, 02:26 AM
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    The middle photo looks nice(showing all connectors), however I would like to see more high-res photos, I wonder what the two 3.5mm connectors on the far right are doing there.
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    post Aug 6 2009, 04:27 PM
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    So does ethernet basically mean that we can connect it to our computers and stream content from there? Is that basically what it does?
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    post Aug 6 2009, 07:04 PM
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    Hi guys. Sure looks cool although I prefer the glossiness of the 1st gen one. It would be so cool if this also sports a bluetooth and WiFi chip to boot (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)
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    QUOTE (ryan @ Aug 6 2009, 07:04 PM) *
    Hi guys. Sure looks cool although I prefer the glossiness of the 1st gen one. It would be so cool if this also sports a bluetooth and WiFi chip to boot (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)

    Oh really the gloss? You dont find it to be a finger print magnet? I move mine between home and the lake every weekend so Im always handling mine, I welcome the matte finnish. Bluetooth and WiFi would always be welcome but dont cross your fingers, seems all we will get is a hard wired ethernet port which is still pretty cool. With the ethernet port they might include or offer a WiFi antenna, who knows... time will tell.

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    QUOTE (diskobox @ Aug 6 2009, 04:27 PM) *
    So does ethernet basically mean that we can connect it to our computers and stream content from there? Is that basically what it does?

    Yes basically that is correct. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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    post Aug 7 2009, 04:34 AM
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    QUOTE (neverlift @ Aug 6 2009, 08:12 PM) *
    Yes basically that is correct. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

    just wondering can the new one play iso files have u the specs for this new one
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    QUOTE (delf @ Aug 7 2009, 05:34 AM) *
    just wondering can the new one play iso files have u the specs for this new one

    Sorry no idea, all we have is what you see. Just a few snaps and no other info.
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    post Aug 7 2009, 06:45 AM
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    QUOTE (neverlift @ Aug 7 2009, 04:11 AM) *
    Oh really the gloss? You dont find it to be a finger print magnet? I move mine between home and the lake every weekend so Im always handling mine, I welcome the matte finnish. Bluetooth and WiFi would always be welcome but dont cross your fingers, seems all we will get is a hard wired ethernet port which is still pretty cool. With the ethernet port they might include or offer a WiFi antenna, who knows... time will tell.

    Cheers!


    Yeah I think the gloss is really nice. Actually I don't really touch the device a lot (maybe cos I haven't modded it yet?!) since I have it standing vertically. I only touch the My passport and yank it out from the top, in order to manage the content, so I don't really need to touch. Anyways great forum guys I'm learning awesome new ways to get even more from the WDTV which I am now using as my Number 1 Multimedia Device at home (previously I used my Xbox 360 and PS3). Cheers
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    QUOTE (ryan @ Aug 7 2009, 08:45 PM) *
    Yeah I think the gloss is really nice. Actually I don't really touch the device a lot (maybe cos I haven't modded it yet?!) since I have it standing vertically. I only touch the My passport and yank it out from the top, in order to manage the content, so I don't really need to touch. Anyways great forum guys I'm learning awesome new ways to get even more from the WDTV which I am now using as my Number 1 Multimedia Device at home (previously I used my Xbox 360 and PS3). Cheers



    it's good they added the network connection, but i hope the dts support can be added in the first gen firmware
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    QUOTE (badburn @ Aug 7 2009, 12:19 PM) *
    it's good they added the network connection, but i hope the dts support can be added in the first gen firmware


    it's not a codec, it's a hardware decoder, if they could put it in firmware, the wdtv would already have it.
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    oh god.. i just bought one a week ago.. should've waited a little longer.. any idea when this is gonna be launched?
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    no idea. nothing wrong with this one to be perfectly honest, for the price it cannot be beat.
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    QUOTE (Rev Drew @ Aug 8 2009, 04:02 PM) *
    no idea. nothing wrong with this one to be perfectly honest, for the price it cannot be beat.


    That's my thought also. Playing almost all available videos from today(all videos I have at least). NMT's like Popcorn Hour uses the exact same video chip so they can also play exactly the same files.
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    An ethernet port isn't enough to make me regret purchasing the first gen.
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    Very true, but the DTS is a bit of downer.
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    QUOTE (delf @ Aug 7 2009, 06:34 AM) *
    just wondering can the new one play iso files have u the specs for this new one
    I don't know about you, but I'm using the most recently released official (i.e., not alpha or beta) firmware, and mine plays .ISO files already. I've noticed some glitches playing them which I plan to research here later tonight, but the basic .ISO file playing capability is already supported.



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    QUOTE (JustSumGuy @ Aug 10 2009, 06:50 PM) *
    I don't know about you, but I'm using the most recently released official (i.e., not alpha or beta) firmware, and mine plays .ISO files already. I've noticed some glitches playing them which I plan to research here later tonight, but the basic .ISO file playing capability is already supported.


    Hi everyone, new guy here just got my first WD HD Player. Been happy and just lurking to what all others have posted. I have to say that I will be in line for the 2nd generation one and just box my 1st gen. up until I get another TV for the bedroom. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

    I have googled a lot over this but pretty much come up empty besides one news review on this. Wow I would think that WD would put out the hype on the next gen?
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    Hi Charlie,

    Just might be so in the prototype stages they still want to keep it under wraps. It could totally change from now till the time its released into the wild, we dont know their plans. You would think they would start to hype it by now, time will tell.

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    I will definitely upgrade for the Ethernet & DTS Support. Hope they beef up the processor so Artwork loads quicker.
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