WD announces My Book AV-TV drive for TV recording and playback
WD today introduced My Book AV-TV, allowing customers to instantly enable their TV recording features to store and playback hundreds of hours of entertainment by simply connecting the My Book AV-TV drive directly to a compatible TV.
Additionally, customers watching live TV with the My Book AV-TV connected can press pause and rewind, or fast-forward afterward, to control and enjoy live TV at their convenience.
My Book AV-TV, available in 1 terabyte (TB) and 2 TB capacities, easily connects directly to televisions with built-in recording capability to provide plentiful storage capacity for standard or high-definition entertainment programming. Built with WD GreenPower Technology, the drive inside is engineered for the audio/video market in order to optimise the customer experience with smooth video playback of recorded content. Additionally, the WD GreenPower Technology is engineered to use less power and stay cool even in a hot entertainment centre full of electronics.
The drive’s super-fast USB 3.0 connection enables multiple HD streaming for simultaneous recording and playback for customers that connect their My Book AV-TV to a dual-tuner television. The simultaneous recording feature allows customers to record their favourite programme while watching a different channel at the same time.
Additionally, the sleek and compact design of My Book AV-TV ensures that the drive fits neatly in most entertainment centre consoles. It can stand upright or lay horizontally, making it easy to neatly position the drive near the television while maximising airflow and minimising heat around the drive.
I got an opportunity to see the My Book AV-TV in action at the Panasonic 2013 Conference in Nice yesterday and I have to say it works very well – but more on that soon.
For the latest list of compatible TVs and AV devices, visit www.wd.com/mybookavtv.
My Book AV-TV will be available at major consumer electronics online at www.wdstore.co.uk