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Old 16th January 2009, 17:42   #16
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Divx movies on USB can be played from Playstation 2's also, if you have a mod chip and some applications. Google for more info.

PS3 plays them too.
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The WD TV can be made available by a person who goes by the handle katmandude on http://www.techenclave.com/forum

Apparently, the WD TV is a very capable and recommended device.
Looks interesting. The review is pretty good here. Pricing at USD110/GBP70 looks great.

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Old 16th January 2009, 19:37   #18
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Popcorn Hour is simply amazing - Welcome To Popcorn Hour

Get someone to ship it to India.
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Old 16th January 2009, 20:10   #19
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My LCD has a USB port which supposedly plays divx. I once inserted a flash drive, but it went undetected !

If your TV has this feature and it works, its probably the easiest way IMO.
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Old 16th January 2009, 21:45   #20
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great post montyKING

Just wanted to know what if there is a laptop or PC interface in between - how can one run the same?

Is there any software can be downloaded ?

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Thanks saildrive. The laptop should be hardware enabled to connect to the TV. For example my laptop can be connected to the TV, through S-Video cable.

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great post montyKING

Just wanted to know what if there is a laptop or PC interface in between - how can one run the same?

Is there any software can be downloaded ?

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Thanks saildrive. The laptop should be hardware enabled to connect to the TV. For example my laptop can be connected to the TV, through S-Video cable.

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One can connect with the help of VGA-out or DVI-out port which should be like in the attached picture. Change your Video output to the port and you are ready to see the movie on your lcd/plasma. One can do with "Fn" + F8 in Dell laptops.
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:29   #22
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Get a popcorn hour NMT.

On the video side it has HDMI/Component/Composite out
Audio Stereo / Optical out.

Can play almost any format under the sun. Good up-scaling capabilities.

If you are not too technical you can just connect a USB hdd and play files.

If you are tech oriented then you can leverage its networking capabilities.
i.e.
-Can hook up to a wired/wireless home n/w
-Can play audio/video/images from a remote desktop/laptop
-Can download data directly to its HDD via torrent
-Can be setup with an internal HDD
-You can access data from the PCH's internal HDD/USB HDD from a remote laptop/desktop. cheers:.

A bit pricey though
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Old 16th January 2009, 22:41   #23
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I have the WD TV and I am completly happy with it. Its a simple device with no complications in it. Pop Corn is better with more features but I have my comp to do download etc. At 99$ WD TV was a steal.

Works perfect with my PV8
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I have the WD TV and I am completly happy with it. Its a simple device with no complications in it. Pop Corn is better with more features but I have my comp to do download etc. At 99$ WD TV was a steal.

Works perfect with my PV8
Madbullram, does it read any USB storage device?

Below is WD india distributer list. Do not know if it can be otained in any other place in india.

WD Distributors

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One can connect with the help of VGA-out or DVI-out port which should be like in the attached picture. Change your Video output to the port and you are ready to see the movie on your lcd/plasma. One can do with "Fn" + F8 in Dell laptops.
I play movies off my laptop by connecting to my LCD via the VGA cable. Its damn clear, much better than DVDs. However, for sound, you need to buy a separate audio cable (red-white cable)

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I have the WD TV and I am completly happy with it. Its a simple device with no complications in it. Pop Corn is better with more features but I have my comp to do download etc. At 99$ WD TV was a steal.

Works perfect with my PV8
Whats the price for it in India?
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hey guys. I have a slightly off topic question.

What is the easiest way to get 5.1 audio out a laptop? I have a home theater which has an optical input port.

Do these products like WD TV give out 5.1 or 7.1 output? Do they have digital Coax / Optical out for audio?

Another quick question as i have not worked with these for a long long time: I heard HDMI has video as well as audio - any idea if this is stereo or 5.1 output?
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Do these products like WD TV give out 5.1 or 7.1 output? Do they have digital Coax / Optical out for audio?
Yes WD has optical out. 5.1 or 7.1 would depend on the video source.
It does not have a digital Coax, but you don't need it since you have Optical.

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Another quick question as i have not worked with these for a long long time: I heard HDMI has video as well as audio - any idea if this is stereo or 5.1 output?
Yes HDMI supports audio also. But unless your AVR has HDMI passthrough to capture the audio, its best you use the optical out for audio.
Stereo or 5.1 would again depend on the video source.

WD is definitely a value for money product. However it was not available in India when I checked out, Hence got a Popcorn Hour NMT.

Its also good that WD has started releasing firmware updates.

You can ref the foll for the complete specifications
WD TV HD Media Player ( WDAVN00 )
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Madbullram, does it read any USB storage device?

Below is WD india distributer list. Do not know if it can be otained in any other place in india.

WD Distributors

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WD Officially do not market their media players in India.

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I play movies off my laptop by connecting to my LCD via the VGA cable. Its damn clear, much better than DVDs. However, for sound, you need to buy a separate audio cable (red-white cable)


Whats the price for it in India?
This is what i do whenever i hook in laptop in my room's lcd. However, for viewing the movie without disturbing wife and baby i use bluetooth headphone. I'll tell you.. Dell Headphone is value for money considering it also consists of movie controls on headphone only so as i do not need to scout for media remote for pausing/increasing or decreasing volumes.

You can source the WD thingy at around 7-8kish at the website mentioned above i.e. techenclave.com via katmandude.
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Is WD available in Grey?

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Old 17th January 2009, 22:15   #30
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I think this is available at staples in pune for some 16k amount.
16k, ?? Gosh, I've then made a mistake of not buying this, it was available at half the price.
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