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       NEW WDTV 2nd Generation?, Is this the new 2nd Gen WDTV? Pictures Included
    siccmade11
    post Aug 17 2009, 01:30 AM
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    so does this mean DTS will be broken down through hdmi? you wont have to decode dts to ac3 if you dont have an optical dts reciever?
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    post Aug 17 2009, 04:50 AM
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    QUOTE (siccmade11 @ Aug 17 2009, 02:30 AM) *
    so does this mean DTS will be broken down through hdmi? you wont have to decode dts to ac3 if you dont have an optical dts reciever?

    Looks like it, we can only hope.
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    stanst
    post Aug 17 2009, 08:56 AM
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    I've still got an old CRT TV (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) it only has Scart and Composite inputs although it does have optical in for sound.

    Anyone know if I can use the new unit with this TV until I decide to upgrade to LCD..
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    post Aug 17 2009, 09:13 AM
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    QUOTE (stanst @ Aug 17 2009, 07:56 AM) *
    I've still got an old CRT TV (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) it only has Scart and Composite inputs although it does have optical in for sound.

    Anyone know if I can use the new unit with this TV until I decide to upgrade to LCD..


    As long as you use the composite cables that come with the WD Player yea.
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    post Aug 17 2009, 09:26 AM
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    QUOTE (Charlie @ Aug 17 2009, 10:13 AM) *
    As long as you use the composite cables that come with the WD Player yea.

    @Charlie - We dont know if cables come with the wdtv 2nd gen or not. We really have no idea on any of the specs yet let alone what comes in the box.


    @stanst - If you look in the lower right corner on the back it does have audio and video out. Looks like its a 3.5mm jack so you would need to buy the proper cable unless the new WDTV ships with it, which I wouldnt see why not.
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    Trusted Reviews website talks about how the new wdtv-2 will support subtitles. "The addition of subtitle display should appease those complaining of its absence from the original WD TV" -TrustedReviews. Ummm...subtitles are supported on the first version of the WDTV. I got a kick out of the people on TrustedReviews trashing the aesthetics of the WDTV and how it wouldnt fit into their custom setup, in my opinion it does the job and does a fine job. Plus its 99bucks get over it. Heres another quote from another commenter ...

    "As a designer myself, form and function are equally important and not everyone hides these units away. I use a Mac Mini as a media centre, which sits on top of a smart unit beneath a wall-hung Plasma. I would have bought an AppleTV if it were up to the job. I have four 1TB Iomega drives plugged into that, which I paid extra for because they match the Mac Mini. the aesthetic can often be as important, otherwise your reviewers wouldn't even mention those lovely bezels and glossy finishes in many articles."
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    Coleman
    post Aug 17 2009, 03:02 PM
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    I'll buy the new one and give or sell the old version to a friend or family member. I for one am very excited about this. I love the first generation WDTV and have no complaints, the G2 would just be purchased more for the cool factor of the networking ability.
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    QUOTE (Coleman @ Aug 17 2009, 03:02 PM) *
    I'll buy the new one and give or sell the old version to a friend or family member. I for one am very excited about this. I love the first generation WDTV and have no complaints, the G2 would just be purchased more for the cool factor of the networking ability.

    The DTS will be an added bonus something the first one really lacked. As for the networking, there is a 30 dollar solution... usb ethernet adaptor worked like a charm. Still Im stoked to have a hands on with this badboy.
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    post Aug 18 2009, 07:14 AM
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    Thanks for the replies, looks like there might still be some life in me old TV and I'll carry on holding off upgrading until OLED panels turn up.... (could be a few years) lol (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

    Reckon I'll wait for this new WD unit .... all we need now is confirmation of the spec and more importantly a release date.
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    post Aug 20 2009, 12:21 PM
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    Craaaap. I already own two, sis owns one, parents own one, and just bought two more for the grandparents and girlfriend.

    Whats the deal with the MINI? Interface looks slick.
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    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.
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    post Aug 23 2009, 02:50 AM
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    hi neverlift,

    i can't see no infos about - dvd or iso menu support!

    regards
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    ToJa92
    post Aug 23 2009, 05:50 AM
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    Iso menu support is most probably a firmware thing. It's probably not very easy to support that feature.
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    neverlift
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    This might be the Mfr. Part #: WDBAAN0000NBK-NE Cost: $134.99USD
    Looks like we are getting closer to having a hands on with this thing! Cant wait, maybe WD can send us a test unit for a review (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) or maybe even a giveaway...hint hint.
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    post Aug 26 2009, 03:39 AM
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    QUOTE (neverlift @ Aug 25 2009, 12:35 AM) *
    This might be the Mfr. Part #: WDBAAN0000NBK-NE Cost: $134.99USD
    Looks like we are getting closer to having a hands on with this thing! Cant wait, maybe WD can send us a test unit for a review (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) or maybe even a giveaway...hint hint.


    Hi all
    Does anybody have an idea if it would be able to play rm/rmvb file formats as I do not see it listed on the "info" sheet...?

    Thanx
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    QUOTE (Zenbaas @ Aug 26 2009, 03:39 AM) *
    Hi all
    Does anybody have an idea if it would be able to play rm/rmvb file formats as I do not see it listed on the "info" sheet...?

    Thanx

    Hi, If its not listed then no it wont play RM files. Please check the WDTV Mini (in this forum) which was made just for RM files.

    Cheers!
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    QUOTE (neverlift @ Aug 26 2009, 01:08 PM) *
    Hi, If its not listed then no it wont play RM files. Please check the WDTV Mini (in this forum) which was made just for RM files.

    Cheers!

    Thanks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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    I found one online retailer (Canada) that has 320 WDTV Live HD arriving on 8/31/2009 and 320 more arriving 9/9/2009.
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    Only that many? Man I was going to get one but I am not fighting for it. I'll just what till the smoke clears.
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    QUOTE (Charlie @ Aug 28 2009, 05:19 AM) *
    Only that many? Man I was going to get one but I am not fighting for it. I'll just what till the smoke clears.

    Charlie, Thats 640 units to ONE very small online retailer. Not the whole country (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) .
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