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Western Digital WD Hd TVWD TV Live Plus - Digital multimedia receiver - United States

1 year warranty, Remote control, External

Play media from your home network and the Internet on your big screen TV. Plus, enjoy access to your Netflix unlimited membership and other premium content. Don't confine your movies, music, and photos to your small computer screen. Experience them as big as life on your TV in Full-HD 1080p with WD TV Live Plus HD media player.
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Comments to date: 8. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
a_c_k 4:17pm on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 
Correct scan line problem....replace screen....cost $1065. Not Samsung problem as product was just over one year three months old and out of warranty.
zhaowenpan 3:03pm on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 
If you are as big of a sports enthusiastic as I am you would really want a truly high definition TV to watch the big games and the best one for that i...
bbame 2:05am on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 
This was the first HDTV we had. It is true, the picture will blow your mind! We bought it off of We paid $1,350 for it.
denial 9:44am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 
BEAUTIFUL What a beautiful tv. The look of it alone not even on is awesome. I love the red outer shell to it, it is a great addition to the tv.
Martin the Dane 8:01pm on Sunday, August 1st, 2010 
A great TV in a nice package with extra features I scoured the reviews before making this purchase, so I hope this helps contribute to your decision.
ljones 12:45am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 
Samsung makes the best TV's. BuyDig makes it easy to buy. All the connections options I could ever need","Energy Efficient". This is a very high quality HD LCD TV. The picture is very sharp, particularily the HD channels. Setup was very easy.
voyager 10:54am on Saturday, May 29th, 2010 
Magnifico Televisor Realmente es un televisor el cual recominedo, colores e imagen muy nitidas. Good set, but not for OTA viewing Samsung HDTVs are highly rated for image quality.
Saba 9:01am on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 
Bought it in Feb 2010. Extremely satisfied. It is one of the best TVs out there for a decent price. Thanks. Amazing quality picture @ 100,000:1 contrast ratio.

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WD Technical Support

Important: Should you encounter any problem, please do not return this product to the store before carefully reading the user manual. You can also find answers to your technical support questions through our knowledge base or e-mail support service at If you still need assistance, please contact WD at the numbers on the following page.
Your WD product includes 30 days of free technical support during the applicable warranty period for your product. The 30-day period commences on the date of your first telephone contact with WD technical support. To help us keep you informed of new features and services, remember to register your WD product online at

Accessing Online Support

If you need additional information or help for this product, visit our product support website at and choose from these topics:
Downloads - Download drivers, software, and updates for your WD product. Registration - Register your WD product to get the latest updates and special offers. Warranty & RMA Services - Get Warranty, Product Replacement (RMA), RMA Status, and Data Recovery Information. Knowledge Base - Search by keyword, phrase, or answer ID. Installation - Get online installation help for your WD product or software.
Contacting WD Technical Support
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Recording your WD Product Information
In the following table, write the serial and model numbers of your new WD product. You can find this information on the label on the bottom of the device. You should also note the date of purchase. This information may be required when requesting technical support.
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Registering your WD Product
Your WD product includes 30 days of free technical support during the applicable warranty period for your product. The 30-day period commences on the date of your first telephone contact with WD technical support. Register your WD product online at




2. Connect the power cable to the HD media players DC connector, and then plug the opposite end into an AC power outlet. The HD media player powers up automatically.


Wait a few seconds for your TV to detect the HD media player. If the HD media player is not detected, you may need to change the input source on your TV to HDMI or composite, depending on your connection. Check the user documentation of your TV for more information. Once the HD media player is detected, the splash screen displays to indicate system bootup, then the home screen of the user interface opens. For more information, see Using the WD HD TV Media Player Menu on page 21.
Step 3 - Connecting the WD TV HD Media Player
The following figures illustrate the cable connections supported by the HD media player. The standard connection uses the included composite AV cables.
Note: HDMI and Toslink (optical) cables are sold separately.
Choosing the Best Connection The quality of the picture produced by your TV depends on the quality of your TV and its connection to the HD media player.
Connection HDMI Composite Quality Best Good Connectors Specialized, high-definition connector Yellow = video Red = right audio White = left audio
Composite (Standard Definition)
Home theater (High Definition)

HDMI (High Definition)

Digital Audio (High Definition)


Composite AV Connection (Standard Definition) To use a composite connection: 1. Plug the yellow (video), red (right audio), and white (left audio) connectors into their respective ports on the HD media player. 2. Plug the opposite ends into the composite input ports on your TV, yellow to yellow, red to red, and white to white. 3. Select the appropriate TV input source.


HDMI Video and Audio (High Definition) HDMI combines high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and inter-component control in a single digital cable. This interface provides video quality resolution of up to 1080p. To connect your HD media player using an HDMI cable: 1. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the HD media player. 2. Plug the opposite end into the HDMI port on your TV or audio/video system (if available).
As an option, for higher quality multi-channel audio: 3. Plug a Toslink (optical) cable into the S/PDIF (optical digital) connector on the HD media player. 4. Plug the opposite end into the optical digital port on your receiver or home theater system.

Note: HDMI and Toslink cables are sold separately.
5. Select the appropriate TV input source.


DVI Video and Toslink (optical) Digital Audio (High Definition) DVI provides high-definition video, but without an audio signal. Toslink (optical) digital provides only multi-channel audio and is required for DVI video. The combination of these interfaces provides video quality resolution of up to 1080p and excellent audio. 1. Plug a DVI to HDMI cable adapter into the HDMI connector on the HD media player. 2. Plug the opposite end into the DVI port on your TV. 3. Plug a Toslink (optical) cable into the digital optical port on your HD media player. 4. Plug the other end of the Toslink (optical) cable into the digital optical port on your A/V receiver. 5. Select the appropriate TV input source.
My Passport portable drive (sold separately)


Home Theater (High Definition) To connect a home theater system: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI connector on the HD media player. Plug the opposite end into the HDMI In port on your A/V receiver. Plug an HDMI cable into the HDMI Out port on your A/V receiver. Plug the opposite end into the HDMI port on your TV (if available). Select the appropriate TV input source.
My Book external drive (sold separately)
Note: HDMI cable sold separately.


Step 4 - Connecting a USB Device
The HD media player has two USB ports that support playback from WD USB external drives.*
* For a list of supported WD external drives, see article #2581 in or knowledge base at
The use of USB hubs is not supported. Not all features are available on drives that are preformatted for HFS+ Journaling, such as My Book Studio and My Passport drives. HFS+Journaling must be disabled prior to connecting your external drive to your HD media player. For information on disabling HFS+Journaling, see Article # 2615 in our knowledge base at

To connect the USB device: 1. Connect the USB device to either of the HD media players USB ports.
2. Wait for a few moments while the HD media player scans the USB device for media files. (Scanning is enabled by default. If you want to turn off automatic scanning, go to Enabling/Disabling the Media Library on page 53.) This may take several minutes, depending on the storage capacity of the USB device and the number of available media files. When the USB device is detected, the status. If the LED turns on and the Home screen displays the new USB directory icon HD media player does not detect any storage devices, No storage present appears on the screen. You can still navigate within the folders, but the folders will be empty. For Apple Users For HFS, Journaling must be disabled on the storage device connected to the HD media player. For information on disabling Journaling, see page 7.


Removing a USB Device To prevent data loss, it is highly recommended that you first press the EJECT button on the remote control before removing a USB device. To remove a USB device: 1. 2. 3. 4. Press the EJECT button on the remote. Select the USB device you want to remove. Highlight OK on the eject prompt, then press ENTER. Disconnect the USB device from the HD media player.


Operating the HD Media Player

Using the Remote Control

The HD media player remote control lets you navigate the Home screen, browse for media files, enable playback options, and customize the system settings. The infrared sensor detects infrared signals from the remote. Important: Make sure there are no obstructions between the remote control and the infrared sensor on the HD media player.
Button HOME POWER Navigation buttons ENTER Function Home screen which displays Music/Photo/Video/Setup. Standby mode. Navigate through Home options, menu screens, media libraries, and toolbars. STOP BACK REV (rewind) PREV

(previous track)

Displays the media directories and Settings screens. Begins playback of the selected media file. Enables the currently selected setting in a Settings option screen.
Discontinues playback. Goes back to the previous screen. Scans backward during audio/video playback. Supports the following speeds: 2, 4, 8, 16. Press once to jump to the start of the audio/video file. Press twice to jump to the previous audio/video/image file.


(current folder)
Locates a media file in the current folder. This function is only available when the Media Library setting is enabled. Does not search subfolder. During playback, displays the toolbar for additional playback options. Toggles between pause and playback. Scans forward through the audio/video playback. Supports the following speeds: 2, 4, 8, 16. Skips to the next audio, video, or image file. Switches to safe mode so you can safely remove a USB device.

Photo Display Options

The Picture toolbar has several command icons to customize the way you view your pictures. 1. To display the Picture toolbar, press OPTION. 2. To hide the toolbar, press BACK or OPTION again. Panning Around the Picture Use this to pan the picture display horizontally or vertically. To pan the image display: 1. During photo viewing, press OPTION. The Picture toolbar opens at the top of the screen.
2. Select the pan icon , then press ENTER. 3. Use the remote control navigation buttons (Left, Right, Up, Down) to pan the display. -ORPress OPTION or BACK to revert to the default display position.


Rotating the Picture Use these options to rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise. These settings do not affect the original files orientation. To rotate the picture: 1. During photo viewing, press OPTION. The Picture toolbar opens at the top of the screen.
2. Highlight a picture rotate icon or to choose the direction of image rotation, then press ENTER repeatedly until the rotation you want is set. -ORPress OPTION or BACK to revert to the default viewing orientation. Using Photo Zoom Use these options to change the viewing scale of the image display. To change the viewing scale: 1. During photo viewing, press OPTION. The Picture toolbar opens at the top of the screen.
2. Select the zoom in icon to zoom in or to zoom out, then press ENTER repeatedly until the scale you want is shown. -ORPress OPTION or BACK to revert to the default viewing scale. Displaying the Picture Information Panel Use this option to display the Picture Information Panel on the bottom of the screen. This panel shows the following information about the current picture: Image filename Image resolution and file size Images sequence number and the total number of image files in the current photo folder


To view the Picture Information Panel: 1. During photo viewing, press OPTION. The Picture toolbar opens at the top of the screen. 2. Select the Picture Info icon , then press ENTER. -ORPress OPTION or BACK to hide the Picture Information Panel.

Photo Slideshow

The HD media player allows you to create a slideshow using the contents of a photo folder. To start a slideshow: 1. Locate the photo folder containing the image files you want in the slideshow. (See Photo Display on page 32.) 2. Select the photo folder, then press PAUSE/PLAY to start the slideshow.

Use this menu to select the video display resolution when using the HDMI interface. Default setting is Auto.
Note: The further down the list the setting, the higher the resolution and clearer the picture.

Aspect Ratio

Use this menu to select the way videos are displayed. Options include: Normal (4:3) Widescreen (16:9) The HD media players default setting is Widescreen. Make sure your TV can support widescreen resolution, or this default setting can result in a distorted video display.

Audio Output

Use this menu to select the audio output mode. Options include: Stereo - Recommended if you are using a 2- or 4-speaker entertainment unit. Digital - Select this option if you are using an Toslink (optical) connection to output surround sound.


Use this menu to select the TV color encoding system. This setting depends on your regional location. Options include: NTSCUnited States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan. PALEurope, Greenland, parts of Africa and South America, the Mideast, China, India, Australia, and Indonesia.
Music Sequence is the only option in this category. Music Sequence refers to the playback mode when listening to your audio files. The default setting is Normal. See Music Playback on page 28 for a description of these audio playback modes.
Video Sequence is the only option in this category. Video Sequence refers to the playback mode used when watching your video files. The default setting is Normal. See Using Video Repeat on page 27 for a description of these video playback modes.
Use the menus on this category to configure the display size and slideshow settings when viewing your image files.

Slideshow Sequence

Use this menu to set the slideshow sequence mode. The default setting is Normal. See Repeating a Slideshow on page 38 for a description of these slideshow sequence modes.

2. Press SEARCH on the remote control. The Search screen opens.
3. Define the search parameters by selecting Starts with or Contains, then pressing ENTER. The more information provided, the better the search results. Starts with All files with filenames that begin with the characters entered in this field are included in the search results. For example, searching for glo could result in these matches: Global party.jpg Glow of the Field.jpg Gloss.jpg Contains All files with filenames that include the characters entered in this field are listed in the search results. For example, searching for un provides could result in these matches: Land of the Rising Sun.jpg shunt_1a.jpg Unite.jpg An on-screen keyboard opens.
To use the on-screen keyboard: Use the arrow keys to select a character, then press ENTER to copy it to search field in the search bar. Highlight or , then press ENTER to input characters in different case. Highlight , then press ENTER to display the symbol keyboard for inputting special characters. If you want to erase the last character, highlight then press ENTER.
4. After you have defined the search terms, highlight Search on the bottom of the on-screen keyboard, then press ENTER. The search results are shown.
If no media files match the search, the following message appears:
5. Press ENTER to display the on-screen keyboard again and redefine the search parameters. If media files matching your search parameters are found, they are listed as shown below.
6. Press the Up/Down arrow buttons to select the media file you are looking for, then press ENTER or PAUSE/PLAY to start playback.
Converting the content into a usable format
WD TV HD Media Player comes with ArcSoft MediaConverter, a fast, easy-to-use application that converts photo, video, and music files into formats optimized for use on your WD TV HD Media Player. The software also allows simultaneous conversion of multiple files in batches regardless of their original formats.
Note: WD HD TV Media Player does not support protective content.
Installing Arcsoft MediaConverter: 1. Insert the CD into the CD/DVD drive of your computer. 2. When the installer screen displays, click Accept on the terms of agreement to continue. 3. Click the ArcSoft MediaConverter button then follow the screens as prompted. To convert files to usable format using Arcsoft MediaConverter: 1. Connect your external USB drive to the desktop or laptop computer on which you installed ArcSoft MediaConverter. 2. Open the ArcSoft MediaConverter application.

File name

Resolution PHOTOS

Other limitation


bmp tif/tiff

Uncompressed (most common) Uncompressed 24-bit RGB (most common) LZW (loss less)
2048x2048 2048x2048 2048x2048 2048x2048 2048x2048 4096x4096 1280x720 For animation, only supports 1st page CMYK not supported Multi-page not supported, only shows 1st page


png gif jpeg/jpg
DEFLATE (loss less) LZW (loss less JPEG (lossy) (most common) Progressive


Support MUSIC


Filename extension mp3 wma m4a mp4a flac asf wmv mp4 jpg jpe tiff tif jpeg
Only supports ID3 and EXIF format have thumbnail Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Thumbnail in the asf format (WM/Picture in the extended info) Thumbnail in the asf format (WM/Picture in the extended info) Thumbnail in the quicktime format (moov/udta/meta/ilst/covr) Thumbnail in the exif Thumbnail in the exif Thumbnail in the exif Thumbnail in the exif Thumbnail in the exif Thumbnail in the id3 tag (APIC or PIC tag) Thumbnail in the asf format (WM/Picture in the extended info) Thumbnail in the quicktime format (moov/udta/meta/ilst/covr) Thumbnail in the quicktime format (moov/udta/meta/ilst/covr)


Regulatory Compliance

FCC Class B Information

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturers instruction manual, may cause interference with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the retailer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
ICES-003/NMB-003 Statement
Cet appareil numrique de la classe B est conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada. This device complies with Canadian ICES-003 Class B. Safety Compliance Approved for US and Canada. CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60065:03, UL-60065, 7th Ed: Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus - Safety Requirements. Approuv pour les Etats-Unis et le Canada. CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60065:03, UL60065 7th Ed. Appareils audio, vido et appareils lectroniques analogues Exigences de scurit. This device is only for use with the compatible UL Listed AC adapter. Cet appareil n'est destin qu'a` des adaptateur compatibles marqus "UL Listed. CE Compliance for Europe Marking by the CE symbol indicates compliance of this system to the applicable Council Directives of the European Union, including the EMC Directive (2004/108/ EC) and the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC). A Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the applicable directives has been made and is on file at Western Digital Europe. Die Markierung mit dem CE-Symbol zeigt an, dass dieses Gert mit den anwendbaren Richtlinien der Europischen Union bereinstimmt. Hierzu zhlen auch die EMV-Richtlinie (2004/108/EG) sowie die Niederspannungsrichtlinie (2006/95/ EG). Eine "Konformittserklrung" in bereinstimmung mit den anwendbaren Richtlinien ist erstellt worden und kann bei Western Digital Europe eingesehen werden.


Le symbole CE indique que ce systme est conforme aux directives du Conseil de l'Union Europenne, notamment la Directive CEM (2004/108/CE) et la Directive Basse tension (2006/95/CE). Une " dclaration de conformit " aux directives applicables a t dpose auprs de Western Digital Europe. I marchi con il simbolo CE denotano la conformit di questo sistema alle direttive del Consiglio dell'Unione europea, ivi compresa la Direttiva EMC (2004/108/CE) e la Direttiva Bassa Tensione (2006/95/CE). In adempimento con le vigenti direttive stata rilasciata una "Dichiarazione di conformit", depositata presso Western Digital Europe. La marca con el smbolo CE indica el cumplimiento de este sistema con las correspondientes directivas del Consejo de la Unin Europea, que incluye la Directiva CEM (2004/108/CE) y la Directiva de bajo voltaje (2006/95/CE). Se ha realizado una "Declaracin de conformidad" de acuerdo con las directivas correspondientes y se encuentra documentada en las instalaciones de Western Digital en Europa. Mrkning av CE-symbolen anger att detta systemet uppfyller kraven enligt det Europeiska Parlamentet och Rdets direktiv, inklusive EMC-direktivet (2004/108/EC) och Direktivet om Lgspnning (2006/95/EC). En "Frskran om verensstmmelse" har gjorts enligt de gllande direktiven och har registrerats hos Western Digital Europa. Merking med CE-symbolet indikerer dette systemets overholdelse av gjeldende direktiver for EU, inkludert EMC-direktivet (2004/108/EC) og lavspenningsdirektivet (2006/95/EC). En "samsvarserklring" i henhold til gjeldende direktiver har blitt skrevet og finnes arkivert hos Western Digital Europe. CE-merkint osoittaa tmn jrjestelmn yhdenmukaisuuden sovellettavissa olevien Euroopan unionin neuvoston direktiivien kanssa, mukaan lukien EMC-direktiivi (2004/ 108/EC), sek alijnnitedirektiivi (2006/95/EC). "Yhdenmukaisuusvakuutus" sovellettavien direktiivien kanssa on tehty ja se on arkistoituna Western Digital Europe:ssa.


GS Mark (Germany only) Machine noise - regulation 3. GPSGV: Unless declared otherwise, the highest level of sound pressure from this product is 70db(A) or less, per EN ISO 7779. Maschinenlrminformations-Verordnung 3. GPSGV: Der hchste Schalldruckpegel betrgt 70 db(A) oder weniger gem EN ISO 7779, falls nicht anders gekennzeichnet oder spezifiziert. VCCI Notice (Japan only)
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) from information technology equipment. If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual. MIC Notice (Republic of Korea only)
Class B Device 1 Please note that this device has been approved for non-business purposes and may be used in any environment, including residential areas.

Environmental Compliance (China)


Warranty Information

Obtaining Service

WD values your business and always attempts to provide you the very best of service. If this Product requires maintenance, either contact the dealer from whom you originally purchased the Product or visit our product support Web site at for information on how to obtain service or a Return Material Authorization (RMA). If it is determined that the Product may be defective, you will be given an RMA number and instructions for Product return. An unauthorized return (i.e., one for which an RMA number has not been issued) will be returned to you at your expense. Authorized returns must be shipped in an approved shipping container, prepaid and insured, to the address provided on your return paperwork. Your original box and packaging materials should be kept for storing or shipping your WD product. To conclusively establish the period of warranty, check the warranty expiration (serial number required) via WD shall have no liability for lost data regardless of the cause, recovery of lost data, or data contained in any Product placed in its possession.

Limited Warranty

WD warrants that the Product, in the course of its normal use, will for the term defined below, be free from defects in material and workmanship and will conform to WDs specification therefor. The term of your limited warranty depends on the country in which your Product was purchased. The term of your limited warranty is for 1 year in the North, South and Central America region, 2 years in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, and 1 year in the Asia Pacific region, unless otherwise required by law. The term of your limited warranty period shall commence on the purchase date appearing on your purchase receipt. WD shall have no liability for any Product returned if WD determines that the Product was stolen from WD or that the asserted defect a) is not present, b) cannot reasonably be rectified because of damage occurring before WD receives the Product, or c) is attributable to misuse, improper installation, alteration (including removing or obliterating labels and opening or removing external enclosures, unless the product is on the list of limited user-serviceable products and the specific alteration is within the scope of the applicable instructions, as found at, accident or mishandling while in the possession of someone other than WD. Subject to the limitations specified above, your sole and exclusive warranty shall be, during the period of warranty specified above and at WDs option, the repair or replacement of the Product. The foregoing warranty of WD shall extend to repaired or replaced Products for the balance of the applicable period of the original warranty or ninety (90) days from the date of shipment of a repaired or replaced Product, whichever is longer. The foregoing limited warranty is WDs sole warranty and is applicable only to products sold as new. The remedies provided herein are in lieu of a) any and all other remedies and warranties, whether expressed, implied or statutory, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and b) any and all obligations and liabilities of WD for damages including, but not limited to accidental, consequential, or special damages, or any financial loss, lost profits or expenses, or lost data arising out of or in connection with the purchase, use, or performance of the Product, even if WD has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In the United States, some states do not allow exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.


Information furnished by WD is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, no responsibility is assumed by WD for its use nor for any infringement of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of WD. WD reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice. Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, and My Book are registered trademarks; and WD TV, and My Passport are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. 2008 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.
4779-705014-000 September 2008


Accessories 4 Apple users 18 aspect ratio normal 42 troubleshooting 63 widescreen 42 audio channel 25 audio output 42 Settings menu 42 audio/video autosource function 6 supported interfaces 6 Audio/Video menus aspect ratio 42 audio output 42 display resolution 41 NTSC/PAL 43 autosource function 6 file formats audio 28 image 32 playlist 6 subtitle 6 troubleshooting 66 video 22 file system supported 7 troubleshooting 65 firmware upgrade procedure 60 troubleshooting 64
HD media player error messages 65 features 6 firmware information 51 firmware upgrade 60 hardware information 51 home screen 21 I/O connectors 7 installation procedures 10 installation requirements 10 language setting 47 LED indicators 8 operating 20 overview 5 package contents 10 preferences 40 regulatory compliance notices 70 remote control 9 screensaver delay 48 technical support 2 troubleshooting 63 warranty 73 HDMI connection 15 connectors 7 resolution setting 41 Home button 20 error messages 65 Music directory 28 overview 21 Photo directory 32 screen navigation 21


browser display list mode 49 thumbnail mode 49
composite AV connection 14 connectors 7
display troubleshooting 63 DVI connection 16
Eject function button 20 procedure 19 environmental compliance (China) 72 error messages 65
features AV interfaces 6 supported file formats 6 supported file systems 7 USB support 6

USB device connection 18 Eject button 20 error messages 65 LED indicator 8 media library 52 removal 19 supported devices 6 troubleshooting 64 USB ports 7
video playback options 24 videos aspect ratio 42 audio channel 25 display resolution setting 41


information panel 24 media librarian categories 54 playback controls 24 playback procedures 22 repeat mode 27 sequence setting 44 subtitles 26 supported formats 6 supported resolutions 6 zoom options 26
warranty information 73 widescreen setting 42
zoom options photos 34 videos 26



HD Media Player
Turn your USB drive into an HD media player
Full-HD 1080p resolution Play digital media from your USB drive Supports a wide variety of file formats
Youve collected photos, videos, and music but theyre stuck on your PC. Liberate them! Play Full-HD 1080p movies, digital music and family photos in brilliant 1080p resolution on your big screen HD TV.

Product Features

Turn your USB drive into an HD media player Play a wide variety of file formats
View your favorite photos and videos on your HD TV.

Media formats

AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/ MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9 JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Play content from most popular USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders, and portable media players.
Plays most popular file formats so you can instantly enjoy your media.
Full-HD 1080p video playback
Experience spectacular Full-HD video picture quality and crystal-clear DTS 2.0 digital audio.

Easy on-screen interface

Use the included remote control to navigate through your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated HD menus.

Collect without limits

Theres no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space. Optimized to work with My Passport portable drives.

Automatic play

Set the player to play a selected video automatically. Perfect for living art on your HD TV or for digital signage.

Playlist Subtitle


Transfer files easily

Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) lets you view or backup photos and video directly from your digital camera, camcorder or USB drive. Use the on-screen menus to copy, move or delete files.
MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution. MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation. WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution. H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution. H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution. An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output. Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048. Single layer TIFF files only. Uncompressed BMP only. Specific details, please refer to the user manual.

Product Specifications

Inputs / OUTputs USB 2.0 (input) HDMI 1.3 (output) Composite A/V (output) Optical audio (output) Dimensions Height: 1.57 in (40 mm) Depth: 3.94 in (125.5 mm) Width: 4.94 in (100 mm) Weight: 0.67 lb (303 g) requirements WDs My Passport portable hard drive or other USB storage device with supported video, photo, or audio content stored on it. Television with composite or component video connection. Limited Warranty 1 year Americas 2 years EMEA 1 year APAC Model Numbers Americas WDBABF0000NBK-NESN EMEA WDBABG0000NBK-EESN APAC-NTSC WDBABF0000NBK-SESN APAC-PAL WDBABG0000NBK-SESN Japan WDBABG0000NBK-AESN
Contents HD Media player Compact remote with batteries Composite AV cable AC adapter Quick Install Guide Installer CD
Operating Specifications Operating temperature: 5C to 35C Non-op. temperature: 40C to 65C
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, and Put Your Life On It are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; WD TV and My Passport are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. All product and packaging specifications subject to change without notice. The term of your limited warranty depends on the country in which your product was purchased. Please visit our web site at for the detailed terms and conditions of our limited warranty. 2009 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. TV and USB storage device required for multimedia viewing (not included). Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 4178-705048-A00 Nov 2009


Technical specifications

Product TypeDigital multimedia receiver
Width5 in
Depth3.9 in
Height1.6 in
Weight11.6 oz
LocalizationUnited States
FeaturesProgressive scanning (line doubling), upgradable firmware, USB 2.0 compatibility
Audio System
Output ModeStereo
Digital Audio FormatDolby Digital output, DTS digital output
Optical Digital OutputYes
Digital Player (Recorder)
Device TypeDigital player
Supported Digital Audio StandardsWAV, WMA, AAC, AIFF, PCM, MP3, FLAC, AC-3, LPCM, OGG, DTS
Supported Digital Video StandardsMKV, VC-1, AVC, AVI, MOV, XviD, MPEG-4, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VOB, H.264
Network & Internet Multimedia
FunctionalityDigital audio playback, digital photo playback, digital video playback, YouTube videos playback, Flickr photos playback
Internet Streaming ServicesNetflix, Pandora, Flickr
Connectivity ProtocolsIEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
Supported Audio FormatsMP3, WMA, WAV, PCM, AC3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
Supported Video FormatsMPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, VOB, TS, M2TS, AVC, H.264, VC-1
Supported Pictures FormatsBMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG
Supported Video Resolutions
Supported Video Resolutions1920 x 1080
Remote Control
TypeRemote control
Connector Type1 x Hi-Speed USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - side 1 x Hi-Speed USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - rear 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear 1 x SPDIF output ( TOSLINK ) - rear 1 x Ethernet ( RJ-45 ) - rear 1 x composite video/audio output ( mini-phone 3.5 mm ) - rear 1 x component video output ( mini-phone 3.5 mm ) - rear
Cables IncludedVideo / audio cable Composite video cable
Compliant StandardsRoHS
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 1 year
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandWestern Digital
GTIN00071803776454, 00718037764542



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