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WD TV Live HD gets ‘Play To’ functionality, full Windows 7 compliance

















The silvery-set top box above may look rather drab: its next production run will sport a nice, colorful Windows 7 sticker.That’s because Western Digital recently signed an agreement to make its WD TV Live HD network media players compatible with Microsoft’s “Play To” feature.The WD TV Live HD Media Player from Western Digital has everything you need to
play your HD media collection and the fun stuff you find on the web in brilliant HD
1080p on your big screen TV. Because it supports a wide variety of file types, you
can instantly enjoy all your home digital media, regardless of the file format. Plus you
get direct access to a huge selection of video, photos, and music from popular
internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live365, and Pandora (US only). The WD TV Live
HD media player is exceptionally easy to use so anyone in the family can do it and,
because it’s networked, you can easily access media from any PC in the home. While the feature actually snuck its way into firmware revision 1.02.21 in late March, WD only just began trumpeting its inclusion today… possibly to let memories of its disastrous prior update fade. Whatever the reason, the box is not the “first network media player compatible with Windows 7” — Denon has four recievers that predate it. Press release and an example of what ‘Play To’ looks like, right after the break.

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