Product Spotlight – WD TV Mini

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Good afternoon all, hopefully this week’s been treating you well, but if it hasn’t there’s always the consolation of it being nearly over, that may help cheer you up. Anyway, for those who don’t follow the blog too closely, you may not already familiar with our Product Spotlight posts; they’re basically a space for the Komplett.ie staff to give one recommendation during the week on a product we think you guys might like.

Click through to see our page for the WD TV Mini 🙂

This week, our spotlit product for this week is the Western Digital TV Mini. It’s something people have asked about both on Twitter and via email a fair bit; it seems there was already a bit of buzz in the AV crowd that had initially developed around its predecessor, the still very fine indeed WDTV HD Media Player.

Of course, the newer Mini does boast much of the same functionality as the older, well-liked WD TV HD Media Player. Both play video from a USB storage device, most likely you’ll want to use a nice big external drive for this, but there are times when it’s equally handy to just plug in a USB stick and play directly from that.

The first big difference is that the Mini is both smaller and cheaper than the HD Media Player, weighing in at just €65, rather than €89. It’s also not quite as high definition friendly as the older Media Player; where its bigger brother boasts a HDMI connection and outputs handily enough at 1080p, the Mini boasts component video and S-video out, topping out at 1080i.

Apart from that though, the difference you’re most likely to notice is that the Mini is a fair whack smaller than the WD TV HD, so anyone who sees the amount of space their equipment takes up around the TV as a major concern would do well to give the Mini some consideration.

All in all, it’s a really excellent piece of kit. It’s particularly handy for anyone who’s got enough media that they’re starting to fill up external drives, but still want fast access to it. Moreover, that access will be through the telly itself, which is good news for all concerned. It’s not bad at all at €65 😉

You can check it out in more detail, and more imagines, here.

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