Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Hub
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21 September 2013
Pros: Compact Can play DVD ISOs with menues - sometimes!
Cons: Often: "Format not supported" even though it played it yesterday. Really really bad user interface Compiling media library 24/7. Doesn't group movies on genre or anyting. Doesn't show movie title - only file name. Have to browse through the folders.
Summary: This device makes it so easy to read different files and watch them on your TV rather than go through your computer. Plus it can store the files on its internal hard drive as well as connect to an external hard drive. And if you get the WD Live TV you can basically hook it up to another TV and watch all of your files stored in the hub on the other TV. Love this product and would recommend it to anyone else.
Summary: I love this. I had the WDTV live and thought it was great, it just struggled a bit on full 1080p video, so I got this. Thing works great and I love the smartphone app. The only downside of this device for me is that the fan NEVER stops. Seriously, we didn't use the device for over a day once and the fan was still going. I get that it can be used for network storage, so it doesn't turn off all the way, but it still seems a bit ridiculous.
Summary: Bought in USA to use in Brazil, but unfortunately none of the internet services works, even I having active account on them. Services like Netflix and Deezer works very well in my computer, tablet and smartphone, but are not available in WD except if I buy WD local version. In globalizing internet times it's just unbelievible. In addition, connection to my windows computer, to transfer files (photos, musics and videos) is very unfriendly. Search somewhere else.
Summary: So far it's been as advertized for what it can play except it's defective and apparently I'm outside of the return window now. When I connect it to the TV through HDMI it will sometimes recognize the connection but most of the time it doesn't and I have to disconnect the cable and re-connect it, very annoying!
Summary: I've tried a bunch of these things, and none of them have gotten it quite right. This is just about perfect. The Roku is good, for playing NetFlix - and just about nothing else. WDTV, plays NetFlix and a whole lot more. The Patriot Box Office has internal storage and streams media. Can run mediatomb as well. But it can't connect to and stream from other media servers on the network and sucks at NetFlix. WDTV does all of those well.
Summary: Need to play your media files? This thing plays just about anything (anything but WMV's - Thanks Microsoft) Its like an Apple TV but better because it frees you up from the shackles of Itunes.