The Windows-only Iogear Portable Media Player GMD2025U120 is a small, self-contained, non-networkable external 2.5-inch hard drive that you attach to your PC’s USB port, copy media files onto, and then attach to your TV or other display to render them. It lacks an HDMI output, but you can hook it up via component or composite jacks on a TV.
The Iogear played all its supported files types (including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Xvid, DivX, MP3, WAV, and JPEG) without any glitches. The one on-screen error message we received was when we tried to play a 1080p DivX file whose resolution exceeds the Iogear’s 720p output capability.
Note: For a discussion of media-friendly storage drives, see "Made-for-TV Media Drives."