New My Passport AV-TV Hard Drives Plug-and-play with Recordable TVs for High-Quality Capture and Viewing of Hundreds of Hours of Entertainment MANILA, Philippines – May 19 , 2014 – WD®, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Passport® AV-TV, a high-performance, compact media drive designed to simplify storage and playback of hundreds of hours of TV entertainment by connecting the My Passport AV-TV to TV’s with a USB recording feature . The My Passport AV-TV offers plug-and-play simplicity for easy integration and is available in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities. My Passport AV-TV is engineered for AV applications with high-speed error recovery and continuous streaming command support, providing accurate recording and smooth video playback of recorded content. Additionally, My Passport AV-TV uses less power and stays cool – even in a hot entertainment center full of electronic devices. The drive’s super-fast USB 3.0 connection works with recordable TVs to facilitate storage on devices with multiple HD streams for users who connect their My Passport AV-TV to a dual-tuner television. This allows customers to store recordings from two different channels at the same time, or watch a previously recorded show while simultaneously recording a live show. Sleek and ultra-compact, My Passport AV-TV fits neatly in or near any entertainment center. The drive can be mounted on the back of the TV with the included, standardized TV bracket, placed upright using the included tabletop stand, or positioned horizontally, to maximize airflow and minimize heat from other electronics near the drive. “TV lovers want to enjoy their shows at a time convenient to them,” said Jim Welsh, WD executive vice president, Branded Products and Worldwide Sales. “Timeshifting, plus the popularity of global events and international sporting events, is increasing consumer demand for recordable TVs and optimized drives. Our customers want a fast and reliable solution. The high-performance My Passport AV-TV – specifically-designed for this application – is the result of their requests.” Compatibility and Availability For the latest list of compatible recordable TV sets and AV devices, visit www.wd.com/mypassportavtv. My Passport AV-TV will be available at select retailers and will be distributed by EA Global Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. and Iontech, Inc. Pricing for the My Passport AV-TV 500GB model #: WDBHDK5000ABK, is PhP 4,090 and the My Passport AV-TV 1TB model #: WDBHDK0010BBK, is PhP 4,990.
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