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

NICE, France – Mar. 13, 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[1].

The My Passport AV-TV offers plug-and-play simplicity for easy integration and is available in 500 GB and 1 TB[2] 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 My Passport AV-TV will be available at major consumer electronics resellers and distributors as well as online at

About WD
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company’s website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.

[1] - The recording function is undertaken by the TV or other USB recording device, not the My Book AV-TV. Refer to your device’s operating manual for USB recording options. My Book AV-TV has been designed and tested by WD to be used with certain USB recording devices. For the latest list of compatible recordable TV sets and AV devices, visit

[2] - As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.


Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and My Passport are  registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and  other countries. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products  may be available in all regions of the world.

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