Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Hub (WDBABZ0010BBK / WDBACA0010BBK)
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Review: Western Digital TV Live Hub
14 November 2011
Excerpt: It all started with Netflix. As the DVDs-by-mail service began its move into internet streaming, it quickly realized people didn’t want to sit in front of a PC to watch videos. So, Netflix teamed up with Roku to develop the first Roku box, a small Wi-Fi enabled set top box that streamed Netflix...
Pros: Small media-streaming TV set-top boxes centralize online streaming services as well as all media on your home network. Plays well with USB drives and game consoles. Surprisingly easy to use.
Cons: Remote is a bit simplistic. Setting up services is repetitive and slow. Connecting to your home network can be trying. Not as many services to choose from yet.
Summary: Final Thoughts
From all of the media players I have seen in the past year the Western Digital TV Live Hub is one of the best. The first thing that stands out is the user interface. Every other media player we have looked at has some crap basic interface.
Pros: – Small compact design, – 1TB hard drive included, – Beautiful user interface, – Easy to use, – Plays pretty much any type of media, – Included online services
Cons: – No AV cables included, – Weird online service issue on our unit
Summary: The WD TV Live Hub was my first exposure to a network set top box for my living room – and it has left an overall positive impression on me. Of course, the Live Hub does a lot of other things with media streaming and online services, but there are a lot of game consoles and Blu-ray players that do...
Western Digital WD TV Live Hub Interface Walkthrough Hands On
3 March 2011
Excerpt: Western Digital’s WD TV Live Hub is it's successor to the WD TV Live (which was also reviewed here before) This media player has a built-in 1TB drive inside capable of storing 200,000 photos, 76 hours of videos or 250,000 songs .
Gift Guide: Western Digital TV Live Hub Media Center Review
7 December 2010
Excerpt: Years ago, I purchased a media player when they were still pretty new. Even back then I loved to be the first one to jump on the bandwagon. It was ok. It did not do much except stream media from my computer, and you had to jump through hoops using 3rd party software to stream media from the...
Excerpt: Hello, my name is John, and I am addicted to movies. My drug of choice is DVDs, especially since my local cineplex isn’t exactly fighting to screen an Eric Rohmer retrospective or hosting a Godzillathon.
Pros: It’s a streamer! It’s a server! Robust format support. USB keyboard compatible. Extremely easy to set up, especially remote-admin features. A/V quality is sharper than Carl Sagan’s intellect. Simple and responsive interface. 1080p resolution: Suck it, AppleTV.
Cons: You can only search and browse for content on one device at a time. Cables and full manual not included. No built-in Wi-Fi and no Hulu support? We no like. Online streams can be slow to start. Some features can get buried in backwater sections of menu. Want to cut your cable bill? Ha, not with this.