Summary: I bough this item to be able to play videos from my hd device and also it had the additional options of streaming video directly from netflix. It failed to do the more basic thing of playing videos from a hd. It kept freezing and it took over an hour to index the files on the hd. Very disappointed would not recommend this product. I would recommend VonHaus by Designer Habitat Nano 3.0 Media Player instead.
Summary: I purchased this product to replace an apple tv 2 as I wanted to stream all files from my mac mini server with Mountain Lion OS. It was very slow set up, cheap plastic remote and just felt cheap in comparison to APTV 2. Anyway, after many attempts to try to configure it with my mac mini no joy. I called WD and apparently it seems it isnt compatible with OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) so I sent it back to VERY and purchased the Apple TV 3 instead (sold the Apple tv 2).
Summary: Had this box for a good few months and all went really well. Got an update through for the firmware and the new version has removed BBCi Player. Can't get it back, bit of a rubbish move and no help for any of my enquiries except to say reboot, reset to previous version etc. none of which have had any effect.
Summary: I had high hopes for this device. After a month I still cannot get it to connect to my computer. The choice of inbuilt options is very restricted - Japanese TV, plus s couple of subscription channels - with no simple way of adding others. The 'internet browser' seems to be 'you-tube' or a couple of other like sites (Flikr etc) All owned by Google, I think. The device takes forever to boot up and I waited for hours for it to register my large, external hard drive.
Summary: VERY Disappointed in this product, was expecting SO much more, 90% of content is aimed at and only available to USA / Canada customers, apart from NetFlix / Facebook / BBC I-player not much else worth investing in. Cannot fault the VERY high picture quality / menu or connection option's + easy set up MAY-BE This is just not for me ? You may love it ... Decided to get a Sky+ HD Box Now with virtually everything that the WD live does plus ALL UK catch up TV ...
Summary: I had a load of vouchers to spend so I went for the full monty, an Apple TV, XBox 360 and this WDTV media player. The main reason was that I wanted iPlayer, Netflix, access the iTunes store as well as play locally stored content. WDTV should allow me to do most of these things apart of course from iTunes. Initial impressions were good - they'd updated the UI (I had the first WDTV Live before this) and the feature list was impressive.
Summary: Having previously used an AppleTV and had issues with that, I read the reviews for the WDLive box and decided to purchase. This player seems OK at coping with standard rip movies and TV (avi) but throw MP4 or MKV high definition rips and the box falls apart. At first I thought my wireless network was at fault but after reading the WD forums this player is basically not up to scratch for streaming HD films and TV.
Summary: Western Digital TV Live Streaming Media Player I had the older generation 2 WD TV Live but decided that that could be moved to the bedroom and with the aid of powerline adapters connect to my NAS box. My intention was that the new WD TV Live would be in the livingroom with a wired connection to the NAS. On being hooked up I was more than happy with the rich media experience on my HD TV, it looks stunning but...