Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
Showing 1-7 of 7
WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player Review
20 February 2013
Conclusion: The WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player is a good choice when buying a network media player. Once you find your way around the menus, it’s pretty easy to use. It is compatible with a large number of file types so it’ll play most media you throw at it. The price may be high for its capabilities at $129.99 but it's a good value at its commonly found price of under $100.
Conclusion: The Western Digital WDTV Live Plus plays Netflix video, Pandora music, and a wide variety of video files in full 1080p on your HDTV with no fuss, but streaming from network-connected PCs can be fussy.
Pros: Plays many video formats. Streams Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube. Accepts many USB drive types.
Cons: Unattractive interface. Some bugs in PC streaming. Hard drive is an added expense.
Conclusion: Despite an interface that sometimes leaves you pining for the convenience of a mouse and keyboard – or even the responsiveness of the Xbox 360 – the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus delivers functionality above and beyond most competitors in its class. Unlike the ViewSonic VMP75, it offers Pandora and Live365 for music. Unlike the Xbox 360 Arcade, it plays VOB files – and fits into a space about a tenth the size, without making so much as a whir.
Pros: Supports Netflix, Pandora, Live365, Flickr, MediaFly, Extremely small, silent, Excellent file support, including VOB, Windows 7 “Play To” capability, Plentiful outputs for any TV, Included component and composite cables, Relatively inexpensive
Cons: Crippled clients for some services, No built-in Wi-Fi, No support for copy protection, Occasionally befuddling interface, Some bugs with Windows 7 “Play To”, No included HDMI cable
Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080p Media Player/Streamer Review
23 June 2010
Conclusion: WD TV Live Plus is a worthy successor of WD TV Live. Netflix is a must have feature for a media streamer and with its inclusion, WD becomes a powerhouse in media streaming. Very small, easy to hide, large codec support and also support for USB, network shares and DLNA streaming sources covers everything you will need. I also hope that WD will continue to update its web client list and add VUDU, HULU, Amazon VOD in the future.