Operating the Western Digital WD HD TV Media Player is a pretty straightforward affair. After you’ve loaded the provided batteries into the remote control, you’ll be ready to power on WD HD TV Media Player. Before that, you would want to connect the media player to your TV set via the composite cables or HDMI cable.
You may also want to plug in your flash drives or external hard drives containing your media files into the available USB ports. If you plug your pen drive into the port on your left, it would be read as USB 1. If you plug it at the rear of the unit, it will be recognised as USB 2.
Once the WD HD TV Media Player interface appears on the television screen, you can browse according to media types – photos, videos and music.
You have two modes to play with –thumbnail or list views. List view is the easier to navigate among the two. You’ll just have to choose the folder you’ve stored your files in and all the files in the folder will be listed, just like list view in Windows Explorer.
If you’re viewing images, there’s the facility to display them in full screen mode. You can also rotate, pan and zoom your images. If you’ve carefully selected your images and transferred them to a folder, you can have them displayed as a slide show with music playing in the background.
In audio mode, you can also choose your music according to artist, genre and album.