Step back. Western Digital might have a real contender in the LaCie LaCinema Classic Bridge media player and it actually supports 1080p content. The LCB is straightforward and appears to be simple to use. Plug in an external hard drive the Bridge relays all media content to your TV for playback. But this, too, will need some updates if it’s really going to compete with the WD TV.
The HDMI out is pretty clutch and the following video codec’s are supported: MPEG-4 AVI, XviD, and DivX for full 1080p playback. The best part is that it works with PCs and Macs and only costs $99.