Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
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A very good player "for your own content"
Mohan "Mohan", Amazon
1 December 2011
Summary: I bought this player along with the wireless adapter for around $110 bucks, around 6 months back. I was researching on a number of other players like Apple TV2, Roku etc and finally decided on this one.
Summary: If you don't need to surf the web or watch specific Internet TV channels like TBN, GBTV then this Is great. I would give it 5 stars all day long if I could type in the address of just 10 of the 1,000's of Internet TV channels that stream on the internet.
Summary: I wish I could give this little box a five-star rating as I now have a media player that can play all my 1080p .MOV files captured by my Canon EOS DSLR. And it plays without stuttering or any hiccup. However, there are a few issues that I need to subtract one star from my rating.
Summary: I have had the WDTV for over 9 months now, more than enough time to figure out its long-term strengths, weakness and quirks. I did a lot of intensive research before buying--okay, fine, so I checked specs for a couple days on the Internet.
Summary: In general I am very pleased with this media player. It has MUCH better video codec support than the ROKU. But, if you do a firmware update, make sure that you do a FACTORY RESET via the button on the side and then apply your settings again.
Summary: I've been using this produce almost every day for over a month. It's in a well ventilated area and connected to a wired network with the media on a server somewhere else. Overall the product works very well. Like others say, drilling down each time is a pain.
No frills media player for simple no-nonsense playback
25 July 2011
Summary: I have purchased a total of 4 WD media players, 3 for my own home. The best part about this player is its small size, sleek appearance and unmatched simplicity. Another great feature is the 2 hi-speed USB input ports, and HDMI output. And it plays almost any audio/video format that you throw at it.
Summary: Pros: plays everything, small, silent. Comprehensive selection of networking, hard disk, and media server connection options. Price is great. Cons: The UI is clunky, bare-bones and slow. If you want to spend a lot of time clicking around gorgeous screens, forget it.
Summary: Overall this is a nice piece of equipment. I haven't used every feature it offers so I won't comment on everything. 1) It's easy to use. Very easy on screen menu. Essentially you have pictures, video and music. It does play 1080p with a 60hz refresh rate.
Summary: I bought this for my wife to replace an older media player that was format challenged. It wouldn't play .mkv files or pretty much anything other than .avi and .mpg files. I have yet to find a format this will not play.