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Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN

Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN
alaScore 88

59 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Western Digital WD TV Play

 

An excellent value media player, but compromises have been made.

Attractive, intuitive UI ; Wide range of integrated streaming services ; Very cheap

No support for DTS audio ; Poor navigation for local media ; Remote has questionable layout

That said getting the WD TV Play up and running is nigh on foolproof, which means getting to your content is only minutes away.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Western Digital WD TV Play review

 

With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box. When the WD TV Play arrived, we didn't really know what it...

Tiny, lower power use, cheap, great picture quality, good range of useful apps, USB input, built-in wireless, plays pretty much everything

A bit slow to navigate menus, bug sometimes crashes device and needs restart to recover

When the WD TV Play arrived, we didn't really know what it was going to do better than any other device. In fact, it turned out to be better than almost anything else we've used as a media player. It didn't encounter files it couldn't play via DLNA,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

Western Digital WD TV Play review: Streaming media player

 

AppleTV rival gets a facelift for both hardware and software

If you simply want to stream your iTunes music and video onto your TV, then the AppleTV is still the best option. However, the WD TV Play provides access to a wider range of online services, so it’s the better option for people who want to connect...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (smallnetbuilder.com)

WD TV Play Reviewed

 

Easy setup, Supports any TV (HDMI and AV outputs), Supports lots of local media types, Smartphone remote apps for iOS and Android, Plays local media from USB and DLNA servers

Relatively small number of apps that can't be user expanded, Does not support playback from network shares

Inexpensive streamer with wide format support for local playback

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (legitreviews.com)

Western Digital WD TV Play Media Player Review

 
Feb, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital WD TV Play

 

Nice small bit of kit. Connects to home network with no problems. Streams movies, music, photos, etc from my home NAS with no problem.

Cant find how to put more apps on. Not sure if you can. Think you may have to wait for WD to put more on with updates. Arrived with European instead of UK mains adapter. Sorted out. !

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

WD TV Play Wi-Fi 1080p Media Player

 

Much compact device. Works like charm.

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

Tal

 

I bought this one after using the first WDTV for 3 years.The Apps are working flawlessly, Netflix has never ran faster on any device of mine and it played any format I have till now.It's fast, stable, has good radio signal and very very compact. I...

Consumer review (rakuten.com)

WD TV Play Wi-Fi 1080p Media Player

 

This so far is a great product. Easy to install and use.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby TrueHD

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: No

Ergonomics

LED indicators: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPCM, MKA, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:ass, mkv, smi, srt, ssa, sub
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, Xvid
Video formats supported:AVI, FLV, M2T, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, TP, TS, WMV9

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Other features

Type:Desktop

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Radio

Supported radio bands: No

Still image

Maximum image resolution:2048 x 2048

Storage

Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Frame rate:30
Full HD: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.5
Height :2.72
Weight:140
Width:10.6