Feeds

WD TV part two on its way

New series of Western Digital media boxes

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

Western Digital appears to be working on a networked version of its WD TV streaming media package.

The first version is an adapter that depends upon a USB-attached external drive, onto which streaming media files are loaded. The idea is that customers will have backed up media files into an external hard drive already, so will use the adapter to stream them to an attached TV using an HDMI interface.

A poster on a tech website called the AVS Forum has posted pictures of a gen 2 version and listed some tech specs. There is an Ethernet port to "enable streaming from networked drives," or devices such as PCs. The location where the pictures were taken is not provided.

It says the new box adds DTS decoding - that's surround sound - with the current version having DTS pass-through. There is also component output for older SD displays. The box is said to support more media formats too.

By adding Ethernet support, WD is loosening the encouragement for buyers to twin the device with its own external hard drives.

There are currently no details available about price and availability. WD doesn't comment on unannounced products. ®

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.