Archive | June 23, 2010

Deal of the day – $119 Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green SATA Hard Drive WD20EARS

Amazon has this highly rated hard drive,  Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green SATA Hard Drive WD20EARS, on sale for only $119, free shipping and no tax in most of the country. This is the largest available hard drive on the market and features WD’s green technology to reduce power consumption by 40%. Highly rated reviews everywhere on the internet, famous for working quiet and cool. Features 3 years warranty. It will work best in Windows Vista / 7, but in XP, since WD20EARS is an Advanced Format Drive, if you want the most out of them you’ll need to use WD Align System Utility for full write performance.

Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080p Media Player/Streamer Review

1. Introduction

I am using a Windows Media Center HTPC in living-room, where my main home theater system resides, but I wanted to be able to access Netflix/home network content in the bedroom as well, and, due to obvious reasons a full featured PC didn’t quite cut it (noise, form factor, etc). I just wanted something simple, low power and fast to boot, something that my wife will also enjoy. I was familiar with Western Digital’s line of media streamers, but they only supported Netflix via DLNA, when combined with something like PlayOn. Not user friendly enough. Then, the big day has come and WD released their WD TV Live Plus media streamer finally including  Netflix. (Netflix is now what mp3 used to be a while ago, a must have for everything that connects to the TV – Blu-ray players, media streamers, etc) Read More…