Ever since the Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player came out, I’ve been very tempted by it due to the large number of formats supported, small attractive form factor, and very appealing price. However the lack of network support was a deal breaker for me, since all my content is stored on my Home Server and there is no way I wanted to mess with attaching drives to the WD TV.
As early as mid-May of this year we saw the first rumors of a second generation WD TV that might replace the hard drive with network support. Now, Engadget (via AVS Forum) has spotted some pictures and details on the new WD TV2 and the great news is that it does include an ethernet port.
We’re still waiting to hear pricing and release date information, but these feature additions on top of the already appealing package make this a very compelling media streamer.