Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live Plus
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Great Media Player
Roman Shulman, Amazon
31 May 2012
Summary: I purchased two of these over a year ago and I am very happy with them. I use them to play movies stored on my network-attached storage systems. There is very little that this device wouldn't play.
Summary: So far it's played everything I've tossed at it. AVI (xvid and divx), Mp4, Mkvs (of various bitrates). This little unit is great for my samsung tv as it eliminates all the cables and peripherals necessary if you were to attach a laptop.
Summary: I have used this device for two weeks now and have never been happier with a gadget. I purchased a USB wireless adapter that worked great out of the box with the WDTV. The WD detected it immediately and connection was a snap.
Summary: I've had an HDTV for a while, but no actual HD devices, so I got this little thing. I got it so I could watch movies, both local and network, and it most definitely doesn't disappoint. I paired mine with a , which has so far worked well.
Summary: The WD TV Live Plus offers an impressive set of features, at a price point significantly lower than most of its competitors. While it lacks WiFi connectivity, a USB adapter accomplishes this task for about $10, making the total cost still less than Roku 2® or Apple TV®.
Retired in Crawford, relaxing with my WDTV Live Plus!
13 July 2011
Summary: Look folks, it's simple: if you *want* to maintain shelves of DVDs or Blu-Ray disks, if you want to deal with scratched disks and having to find your movies, if you want to eventually throw all your disks and their cases into the same landfills that your records, 8-tracks and cassettes currently...
Summary: It baffles me how this box of awesomeness is currently sitting < three stars. I have five of these guys in my house. Family room, kids bedroom #1, kids bedroom #2, our bedroom, and the basement. My brother, who bought them after seeing mine, currently has four in his house. My father also has one.
Summary: I bought this to playback mostly 1080p MKV x264 with DTS audio because my dual core processor couldn't handle it. I bought a different media player that couldn't play certain files and later returned it. This WD player has handled everything I've thrown at it..
Summary: I would say you have to ignore any reviews of this model more than a few months old...a couple builds back, WD revamped the interface, adding a bunch of internet services. The firmware update also fixed a MP4 playback issue I was seeing.
Summary: Even though this product is small, WD has loaded it with awesome features. I have been using it for over 6 months - other than a bad power chord, no issues. If you are like me and like to digitize videos, TV shows, movies, and pictures, this unit is awesome.