Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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Western Digital WD TV Live Review
19 January 2012
Excerpt: For a company whose primary business is manufacturing hard drives, Western Digital sure knows a lot about digital media and how to stream it over a network. Each succeeding generation of the company’s WD TV Live product has led the market in terms of features, price, and performance, and this one is...
Pros: Comprehensive file and container format support for media you own; broad collection of services for media you rent.
Excerpt: High-definition video files were meant to be seen on big-screen televisions, not your 19-inch PC monitor. But getting these files—either personally ripped from high-def sources or downloaded from the Internet—from your desktop to the living room has always been a cumbersome process.
Pros: File playback over a network; component video output; improved file compatibility over the first WD TV.
Cons: No DRM-encrypted file support; time-consuming directory navigation; not ideal for music playback.
Summary: The Western Digital WD TV Live has made substantial improvements over the version that was released earlier this year. The file support is a lot better, easily handling just about any video file that I threw at it.
Pros: Streaming video from YouTube, Visually appealing user interface, Easy to understand and use, Wide range of file format support, Support for USB Wi-Fi adapters
Cons: Inability to view YouTube subscriptions, Lack of Flickr account access, No front-mounted USB port, Can get quite warm with extended use, No integrated Wi-Fi connectivity
Conclusion: Western Digital er kommet med denne nye medie løsning, som igen kan afspille de fleste gængse formater via. ens tv i stuen. Vi har tidligere kigget på netop sådan en løsning fra Western Digital og det er en rigtig god løsning, som vi har med at gøre her, men der er nogle begrænsninger i og med at...