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WDTV Elements Play
The first WDTV to feature an internal HDD is an unusual machine. You would think that Western Digital would simply add a hard drive to the WDTV Live and be done with it, but no, nothing that simple here. Unlike the reatively powerful Live products, the Elements Play uses a slower and less powerful Amlogic chipset.
The Elements Play is more akin to the original WDTV in that it has no networking capabilities. HD Audio support is limited to Dolby Digital. The only USB port is 1* USB Slave, so no attaching an external drive either. Format support is unusual for a WDTV in that it supports RMVB.
The Elements Play has been conceived as an enhanced drive enclosure. As such it is fine, but as a standalone Media Player it is lacking.
|August 2010 2888 days agoLaunch Date |
Ranking 740/829 ?
Player Type Media Player (Amlogic)
Chipset Family Amlogic 8626H (2009) ?
Chipset Model 8626H @ 0.4Ghz Single Core
Chipset Rating 1 /5 ?
Storage Internal 3.5" SATA (1)
Network: No Network ?
Size 225 x 149 x 41mm Fan No
Video Outputs HDMI Composite
Audio Outputs HDMI Stereo Analog TOSLINK
DVD ISO Yes Blu-Ray ISO Yes. Simple (BD-Lite)
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There are 2 comments
August 21, 2011 - 08:53
Very slow with h264 compression. When starting a H264 compressed file, it takes like 8 secs to play. Seemless play is not really possible.
September 19, 2010 - 08:42
Should be AmLogic 8626H Chipset....
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