Posted November 20, 2008
Got digital content on your computer—say, video you’ve downloaded from Internet, or photos from your camera or cell phone—that you’d rather view on your TV? There are all kinds of elaborate (read: overly complicated) ways to bridge the PC-TV gap, but the new WD TV HD Media Player from Western Digital makes it really easy. You hook it up to your TV and then plug any portable USB drive—even a thumb drive—into it, and voilà, WD TV finds the digital files on that drive (it can read more than a dozen file formats, including MP3s and high-def video files) and then plays them on your TV. We got it set up in a matter of minutes—and the refreshingly minimalistic remote is easy to use too.
$99.99 at Buy.com.