Looking for an easy, affordable solution to enjoy HD media (from computer, USB drives and Internet) on your big HDTV? The global leading provider of storage solution, Western Digital (WD) has launched a new WD TV Live HD media player, which the company claims as the first windows 7 compatible network media player, combining full HD 1080p (1920 x1080 pixels resolution) support with network capability, ideal for enjoying a whole world of full HD media on your big high-definition television.

The most notable highlight of the WD TV Live HD Media Player is the Windows 7 Play To feature, which allows users to stream music, video or photo saved on any Windows 7-based PC on their home network to their home entertainment system.

Main Features Of WD TV Live HD Media Player:

  • Full-HD 1080p video playback and navigation
  • Support a wide variety of popular file formats to save transcoding time
  • Play videos, music and photos from popular sharing web sites (Youtube, Flickr and Live365)
  • Play media files stored on USB drives, digital cameras, camcorders and other portable media players
  • Access media on your home network via a wired connection or an optional wireless connection (Wi-Fi ready)
  • Present photos and movies directly from your digital camera, video camera and other digital imaging device supporting Picture Transfer Protocol
  • Comes bundled with a remote control for extreme convenient

“We regularly engage with WD TV Live enthusiasts in our online community. Many have been asking for a way to “push” media from their PCs to their TV or home theater system, especially from laptops. With the new Windows 7 Play To feature, users can select music or movies from their laptop and play it on an HD TV connected to a WD TV Live HD media player, whether the HD TV is across the living room or in a different room altogether,” said Dale Pistilli, vice president for marketing at WD’s branded products group. “WD worked closely with Microsoft on this exciting new feature to ensure the seamless compatibility of the WD TV Live HD media player with Windows 7 PCs and deliver WD TV Live users what they want.”

The new ultra-compact, lightweight WD TV Live full HD network media player which measures 1.57″ x 3.94″ x 4.94″ and weights just 0.67 pounds is now available at shopwd.com and select retailers for around $150.