This media center is a network media player with a built-in 1TB hard drive. Store and play your videos, music, and photos, watch movies, and access the the Internet.
Built-in 1TB hard drive
Provides ample space for storing your favorite media, including videos, photos and music. Automatically finds and categorizes media and displays it in an easy-to-view menu system.
Access media anywhere on your home network and stream video, photos, and music from any Mac, PC, network drive, in your home.
Multiroom media server
Stream any file on the media center to a Western Digital TV Live media player or any DLNA/UPnP compatible TV, Blu-ray Disc player or game console.
Full high-definition 1080p video playback
Sit back and enjoy the stunning picture quality of brilliant high-definition video and the crystal clear sound of digital audio.
Watch movies and access the Internet
Stream movies from Blockbuster On Demand or Netflix (subscription required, additional fees may apply), view photos, check your e-mail and more.
With WD TV Live Plus media players, WD TV Live media players, most DLNA/UPnP-compatible TVs, Blu-ray Disc players or game consoles.
Include AVI, MPG, MPEG, VOB, MKV, TS/TP/M2T, MP4/MOV, M2TS, FLV, WMV9, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA/WMA Pro, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF and Ogg formats for a variety of entertainment options.
Animated, intuitive interface
Makes it easy to navigate and enjoy your media and Internet favorites.
Supports a wireless network connection to your home network with an optional USB wireless adapter (not included).
Works with most USB keyboards
Use the on-screen keyboard, an alphanumeric keypad or attach your USB keyboard for easy text input. Ideal for searching videos on YouTube or updating your status on Facebook.
SPDIF digital output
Sends digital signals to your A/V receiver for an immersive surround sound experience.
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With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.