WD My Passport AV-TV 500GB reviews

12 customer reviews

This external hard drive is a good all rounder.

£75 at 1 retailer out of 421 retailers checked

8.2 out of 10 based on 12 reviews.
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MARK, Essex Home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Apart from the negative, im very happy with my purchase and it comes with a handy bracket and screws to mount it to the back of the tv so all is kept hidden.

4 out of 5 stars. If it wasnt for the setting up issue, id have given it 10/10.
Bad points:
Had BIG problems setting it up with my LG smart TV so im writing this to help people if you have the same issue.......

I plugged it into the TV HDD USB port and the TV recognised it and allowed me to view the sample pictures on it (wow this is easy i thought!) BUT when i went into TIME MACHINE, all the features where grey'd out and it would not record any media.

I spent the next few hours trying to find out why and it was due to the 'auto play' folder that was all ready on the drive. i had to delete this folder with it plugged into my laptop and then it worked ok with the TV.

It is all ready in NTFS format but id recommend a 'quick format' on the PC before the problems with the LG TV start.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Oct 2015

Howard, High Wycombe

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
After trying to connect several USB drives to my Panasonic TV to use as a recording device, this is the only drive that has worked 100% all of the time. It always connects, recording and playback is faultless and also comes with some handy brackets for attaching to the VESA mount on the back or the TV to hide it away from view.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Apr 2016

Terence, Ormskirk

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Plug and Play - Just plugged into Humax Satellite receiver - Formatted drive from Humax and it was ready to go. Never missed a beat since - plays back ok and records ok.

Doesn't need separate power supply.
Bad points:
A slightly longer cable would be welcome.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Capacity 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2016

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500

Also known as: My Passport AV-TV Hard


Manufacturer's Description

Record hours of TV with the portable WD My Passport AV-TV external hard drive. Designed specifically for use with recordable TVs, Passport AV-TV allows you to record, pause, rewind and fast-forward TV.

My Passport AV-TV will help you unlock recording features in your recordable TV. It’ll allow you to record hours of content and pause and rewind live TV.
Optimised for recording from TV, the AV-grade drive allows for faster recovery times and continuous streaming for smooth recording and playback in comparison with other external hard drives.

The super-fast USB 3.0 connection enables simultaneous HD recording and playback, so no one has to miss their favourite show.
My Passport AV-TV is USB powered, so you only need to plug it into your TV. No more fussing around with additional power cables.

Designed to be always-on, WD My Passport AV-TV will work, even in high demand environments for reliable AV performance, 24/7.

Because of its small size, My Passport AV-TV fits neatly in your entertainment centre. The included bracket mounting kit makes it easy to attach it directly to the back of your TV for out of sight recording and playback.

Please note: WD My Passport AV-TV is designed to work with TVs with a USB recording feature. Recording function is undertaken by the TV or other USB recording device, not the My Passport AV-TV. Please refer to your device’s operating manual for USB recording options.

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