Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
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Piece of crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Update
25 January 2012
Summary: the product is a piece of crap , i am using The HD media players since 6 years , i've had before the buffolo HD multimedia theatre , after 5 years it stooped , now i am using the Iomega 1TB HD media player and it is Great , so i wanted to buy one for my children and i decided to buy the WD tv live...
Summary: After almost two months with this nice gadget, and did buy it based on reading a thousand of reviews in many sites. I'm a WD customer (many hard drives), and decided based on features and history.
Great features for early adopters; Drawbacks make it not ready for the casual user
Kraig Meyer "kraigmeyer", Amazon
5 December 2010
Summary: It took my partner and I about 3 weeks (and dozens of hours of tinkering over Thanksgiving weekend) to decide whether to keep the WDTV Live Plus or send it back. We ultimately decided to keep it, and are happy with it, with some significant caveats.
Summary: This device is *almost* perfect. It has one MAJOR flaw that you need to be aware of before buying. It integrates with your Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and MediaFly accounts, which is really awesome. You can also hook in your own hard drive, to play media files. I have an extensive collection of MP4s.
Summary: I've had the WDTV Live Plus for 4 days now, and have watched a few movies on it. So far it's played every filetype I've tried to play, except one movie file where the audio was not playing (probably a file error).
Excerpt: Very first off I did not buy from Newegg. Does play a lot of formats. Reasonably quick menus. Effortless to upgrade firmware while it does take about 15 minutes. Most of my HD MKV's have problems with this unit stopping at different points in the video.
Excerpt: DTS and other digital sound decoding is fantastic. Ethernet connectivity to my network is excellent. Tiny size is great. Video quality of HD motion pictures is rather very good. Plays AVI, MKV, and other media types.
Excerpt: - Supports a big quantity of video formats.- Netflix help- Stream audio/video from Network Share or, Media Servers in your network (not supported on Roku) - Buggy Computer software. Sigh! be prepared to reboot the unit often.
Excerpt: extremely user friendly. effortlessly connected it to my Linux file server making use of samba. loses network connectivity, and frequently requirements to be rebooted. will not play some .avi files (codec issues?)