Western Digital Elements Play Multimedia Drive (2TB)

Store all your videos, music and photos on this 2TB Western Digital media player

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 6 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 299.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

tony

1.5

1

Pros
works well while it works
Cons
stops for no reason and then wont restsrt
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I had a good run for around 10 months then out of the blue it stopped and seems not to want to complete a start up sequence just goes into a look. I can read the drive and realise it is not even useful for an ornament. It is great for bulk storage while it works but takes ages to recover the lost date when it crashes.

Techgirl

1.0

2

Pros
WD live
Cons
Wd elements play
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I fully agree with Garry. Am now stuck with my first gen wdtv which until now cannot be updated from 1.01.10 . Fully regret buying this. Not cheap.

Ian

1.0

3

Pros
Nothing
Cons
It doesnt work anymore
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I bought one and it worked well for a while. Now when I plug into a computer it doesnt get recognised anymore so i cant transfer files to it

MK

2.5

4

Pros
Not
Cons
WD
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For those who have used this product, does it support Video_TS and DAT video formats?

Martin

1.0

5

Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Doesn't play most AVI, any WMV, ASF
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The quote above "can display virtually any video format on your TV." is totally incorrect. The interface is clunky. If you don't have HDMI then no HD output. No thumbnails in the menus, won't play many of the common file types.

garry

0.0

6

Pros
Not this
Cons
The wd elements play
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I must say I was so dissapointed after ownig a first gen wdtv then buying one of these wd elements play, thinking that it should be way way better. Although the first gen wdtv is slow to move in menus, it does not crap itself like the wd elements play. At least the wdtv first gen worked and was able to show thumbnails. I have now purchased a wdtv live hub, the hub is 1000x better than the elements play. What ever you do do not buy the wd elements play until they have fixed the interface. At the time of writing this review the firmware was 1.01.10 and has not been updated for 6 months. I would never let anyone i knew buy one, I can not convey in words how bad it is when you compare it to all the other wdtv products.
Buy a wdtv live/wdtv live hub. Do not buy a "wd elements play". Hope this saves you my pain.

ms_ntech, you do not know what you are missing out on, this is western digitals worst player ever. Don't believe me google "wd elements play not showing thumbnails"

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