Western Digital shrinks the WD TV down to a portable size with the Mini


Apparently the WD TV wasn’t small enough. The geeks at Western Digital just outed the WD TV Mini that packages most of the original into an even smaller package.[PSGallery=aa75vq338m]

The main difference between the original and new Mini model is that the new one doesn’t have optical or HDMI output, only component and composite. But that might be fine for a second TV, or digital signage. So if you can deal with the lack of HDMI, save $30 over the original and opt for this one. But please, if you have an HDTV and a surround sound system, spend a little more cash and get the full size model that outputs over HDMI. Or you could wait for the WD TV2 that also has an Ethernet port. Actually, that’s probably the best idea.