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Western Digital has introduced a gadget that'll turn an external hard drive into an HD-capable media player.

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Western Digital's WD TV HD: sits between your telly and your hard drive

Dubbed WD TV HD pulls content off a USB-connected hard drive such as WD's new My Passport external drive and presents it on an HDMI-connected HD TV. The WD TV HD has two USB ports for two drives.

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Remote control and drive stand included

The small box supports resolutions of up to 1080p and essentially includes the circuitry and connectors drive makers like Iomega and LaCie build into their media-oriented drives.

The 12.3 x 9.8 x 4cm unit also has a composite-video interface and comes with a composite cable, an AC adaptor and media conversion software. A My Passport HDD stand’s thrown in and there’s also a remote control too.

The WD TV HD goes on sale today for £79.

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