New Western Digital TV Live Delivers Premium Entertainment Experience with Quality Internet Services and Personal Videos, Photos and Music Streaming Wirelessly to your TV
The new, thinner, sleeker and overall better looking WD TV Live Hub, now stocked by distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) promises to greatly simplify the way home users stream and play media through their televisions. The new streaming media player now features wireless connectivity, allowing you to easily connect to the Internet wirelessly or through an Ethernet connection. Based on the high performance 802.11n wireless connectivity standard, the latest version supports the most demanding high definition video applications.
“The trend towards multimedia and a connected home is definitely picking up in South Africa,” says Zandre Rudolph, Retail Manager at DCC. “Consumers are getting a lot more tech savvy and are increasingly looking for the latest advancements in technology when upgrading their IT systems.”
The WD TV Live features WD’s newest intuitive user interface that delivers quality Internet content from video services to Internet radio and social networking from companies like YouTube, Facebook, Picassa Web Albums and TuneIn Radio, directly to your TV in Full-HD 1080p resolution. WD TV Live also includes Fun Spot Games, a casual gaming service that offers everything from arcade and card games to puzzles, strategy and quizzes, including Sudoku, Black Jack and Poker. The new service offers quality video content from users, independent content creators and premium partners, including high-quality and HD video.
Additionally, users can also save their photo’s, videos and music on their home entertainment systems as the WD TV Live supports a wide range of file formats for streaming content from any connected USB drive. These include the WD My Passport and My Book product families, digital camcorder or camera, network drive such as the My Book Live personal cloud storage, and any networked PC or Mac computer in the home.
Says Rudolph, “How users can optimize the use of their WD TV Live will depend on their preferences and connectivity capabilities. 3G is an alternative to ADSL and is further driving the uptake of the latest technology for home users. But what differentiates this brand is the ongoing development that leverages existing technology to enhance a users experience. For example, the WD TV Live comes with an application which enables you to turn your iPhone into a remote for your streaming media player.”
“WD is committed to providing our customers with a premium entertainment experience that includes seamless streaming of personal media and the best of the Internet directly to the highest quality screen and sound system in the home,” says Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager for WD’s Branded Products and Consumer Electronics groups. “By marrying advanced features of the new wireless WD TV Live with quality content from service providers, we are excited to deliver on that commitment.”
The new WD TV Live streaming media player is available from resellers and small independent retailers for R1099,00 inclusive of V.A.T.