Western Digital Announces External Hard Drive with DVR Functionality

Western Digital Introduces WD MyBook AV-TV External Hard Drive

by Anton Shilov
02/14/2013 | 11:59 PM

Western Digital has introduced My Book AV-TV external hard drive that features digital video recorder functionalitu, 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. 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.

 

WD My Book AV-TV is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, easily connects directly to televisions with built-in recording capability to provide plentiful storage capacity for standard or high-definition entertainment programming. The drive inside is engineered for the audio/video market in order to optimize 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 center full of electronics.

The drive's 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 favorite program while watching a different channel at the same time.

The sleek and compact design of My Book AV-TV ensures that the drive fits neatly in most entertainment center consoles. It can stand upright or lay horizontally, making it easy to neatly position the drive near the television while maximizing airflow and minimizing heat around the drive. The list of compatible TV-sets includes models from Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp, Sony, LG, Orion, Mitsubishi and Hitachi.

"With the recent influx of TVs produced with direct recording functionality built-in, millions of global consumers will now be able to reap the benefits of recording and playing back their favorite entertainment at their convenience. My Book AV-TV is a hassle-free solution for these consumers to enjoy hundreds of hours of their favorite TV programming through a simple USB connection to the TV," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded and CE products.