Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV HD
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WD TV HD Review
Anything but iPod
25 November 2009
Conclusion: Out of the box, the WD TV HD is an annoyingly slow but still functional media player that will play close to all common formats with the exception of DTS audio decoding. The low price makes it an excellent device for people who simply want to get some media onto their TV, and the device is also...
Summary: At about a hundred bucks, the WD TV HD Media Player from Western Digital certainly offers several advantages over some of its direct competitors. It's great to see a true HDMI connection here for 1080p video and it's even better that they have taken the care to include an optical audio out as well.
Pros: Fantastic file format support, Incredibly small form factor, Great-looking user interface, HDMI, dual USB, and optical audio out
Cons: Remote has strange transmission problems, No wireless (or even wired) streaming, No included storage, MOV file did not play audio (codec issue?)
Summary: Ara was fully anticipating selling the player after he was done with the review. However, due to its tiny size and ease of transport, he now sees it as a great device for travel. And yes, Western Digital got it right by making it a perfect complement to the "My Passport" line of hard drives.
Excerpt: The Western Digital TV HD Media Player (WDTV) is the device everyone has been raving about. I first heard of the WDTV from a friend who got me pretty excited about its possibilities. When I got my hands on it, I’ll admit I was a little skeptical based on first looks.
Summary: The company formerly known as Western Digital enters the set-top box game with a cool gadget aimed at people with a lot of downloaded content. Slingbox it ain’t, nor is it a real competitor for the Apple TV box. In fact, it doesn’t even have built-in storage.
WD TV Live Hub review: A nifty little Western Digital network media streamer with a built-in 1TB hard drive
Good Gear Guide.au
31 October 2009
Summary: The WD TV Live Hub media streamer is a good unit overall, and very versatile. You can stream content to it from your computers, or you can store content on its internal hard drive and stream that to other devices. It works on both old TVs and new ones and it supports a huge range of file formats.
Pros: Built-in 1TB drive, analog and digital video outputs, small footprint, clean and easy to use interface, good file format support
Cons: Remote control could be better, online features need refining
Western Digital TV HD Media Player – High Definition zum kleinen Preis
3 October 2009
Excerpt: Der Western Digital TV HD Media Player spielt Filme, Fotos und Musik von USB-Festplatten oder -Sticks ab. Verbinden Sie die Box per HDMI mit einem Flachbildfernseher und einem Surround-Receiver, läuft sie zur Höchstform auf.
Summary: Efter at have brugt Western Digital WD TV HD i et stykke tid er jeg faktisk meget positivt overrasket over den lille boks. Tidligere har jeg været nødt til at trække et HDMI kabel fra min stationære Pc til tv’et/receiveren, men nu er kablet væk og erstattet med en lille boks i stedet.
Excerpt: Já faz um tempo que falamos no WD TV Media Player da Western Digital, um curioso player de vídeo que — apesar de ser produzido por uma fabricante de discos rígidos — não vem com um disco embutido como fazem seus concorrentes como a Iomega .