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Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN

Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN
alaScore 88

59 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Western Digital WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by : SmallNetBuilder (

WD TV Play Reviewed


Easy setup, Supports any TV (HDMI and AV outputs), Supports lots of local media types, Smartphone remote apps for iOS and Android, Plays local media from USB and DLNA servers

Relatively small number of apps that can't be user expanded, Does not support playback from network shares

Inexpensive streamer with wide format support for local playback

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Legit Reviews (

Western Digital WD TV Play Media Player Review

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (

Western Digital WD TV Play


An excellent value media player, but compromises have been made.

Attractive, intuitive UI ; Wide range of integrated streaming services ; Very cheap

No support for DTS audio ; Poor navigation for local media ; Remote has questionable layout

That said getting the WD TV Play up and running is nigh on foolproof, which means getting to your content is only minutes away.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Western Digital WD TV Play review


With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box. When the WD TV Play arrived, we didn't really know what it...

Tiny, lower power use, cheap, great picture quality, good range of useful apps, USB input, built-in wireless, plays pretty much everything

A bit slow to navigate menus, bug sometimes crashes device and needs restart to recover

When the WD TV Play arrived, we didn't really know what it was going to do better than any other device. In fact, it turned out to be better than almost anything else we've used as a media player. It didn't encounter files it couldn't play via DLNA,...

Nov, 2013

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Western Digital WD TV Play review: Streaming media player


AppleTV rival gets a facelift for both hardware and software

If you simply want to stream your iTunes music and video onto your TV, then the AppleTV is still the best option. However, the WD TV Play provides access to a wider range of online services, so it’s the better option for people who want to connect...

Jun, 2013

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WD TV Play Wi-Fi 1080p Media Player


Much compact device. Works like charm.

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I bought this one after using the first WDTV for 3 years.The Apps are working flawlessly, Netflix has never ran faster on any device of mine and it played any format I have till now.It's fast, stable, has good radio signal and very very compact. I...

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WD TV Play Wi-Fi 1080p Media Player


This so far is a great product. Easy to install and use.

Consumer review (

Western Digital WD TV Play


Nice small bit of kit. Connects to home network with no problems. Streams movies, music, photos, etc from my home NAS with no problem.

Cant find how to put more apps on. Not sure if you can. Think you may have to wait for WD to put more on with updates. Arrived with European instead of UK mains adapter. Sorted out. !

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby TrueHD


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: No


LED Indicators: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPCM, MKA, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:ass, mkv, smi, srt, ssa, sub
Video compression format:AVI, FLV, M2T, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, TP, TS, WMV9
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, Xvid
Video formats supported:AVI,FLV,M2T,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,TP,TS,WMV9


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Other Features


Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2048 x 2048


Built-in storage media: No
Card reader integrated: No
Storage media type: No


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Frame rate:30
Full HD: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions