Archive for January, 2010

WDTV plus B-Rad Firmware equals Many New Possibilities

January 9, 2010 11 comments

I purchased the original WDTV (Western Digital HD Media Player) over 12 months ago – they are a fantastic little box that will play just about anything and have full 1080p HDMI output with 5.1 digital out – needless to say it has served me very well.

My only negative comment is that it required a lot of sneaker time (copying files from my torrent server onto USB drives and then plugging them into the WDTV player to view them on my HDTV).

Well, Western digital recently released a new version, the WDTV Live – the best new feature is that it includes is ethernet (on board) and wireless support (with selected adaptors).  I’ve upgraded to the WDTV Live and I have to admit – I think it’s worth it.

Not only is the new WDTV Live faster than the original version it also supports DTS decoding and I’ve also found it’s Read more…

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Tech posts to come…

January 3, 2010 2 comments

I’ve had a few days to play and in that time I’ve built a MythTV player and started to understand a few things about setting up a Bose surround sound system – yes, speaker placement is evereything… I’ll post some more info soon – both are challenging topics and require unique posts… stay tuned…

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