Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I find this to be one of the coolest things sitting on my TV stand. I enjoy the fact that this thing allows me to enjoy my media with no issue. Western Digital has always been my favorite electronic when it comes to making your media less mobile. Sometimes …
Summary: I researched the options for the least expensive way of playing my AVI movie files from the computer to the TV. Bought the WD TV Live as a replacement to my old WD Media Player without internet connection. The player I received had a number of issues - color all pink, no sound, etc.
Summary: I'm not sure why this has some many rave reviews. I find this device very cumbersome and almost too much trouble to use. I bought it primarily to view my photos, home movies and videos. They are on a 1T WD passport ext drive and arranged neatly (or so I thought) in their own folders, i.e.
Thoughts after owning 4 WDTVs for ~11 months and no more cable
24 November 2013
Summary: For my '13 New Year's resolution, I decided to look at my spending habits and find ways to save money. After doing some math factoring in hardware purchase, we decided to cut our cable. We purchased FOUR wdtv lives and placed them at our 4 TVs.
Works very well, but a royal pain in the tuckus to set up.
Shane Seckler "Mr. Shane Seckler", Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: When it works, it's fabulous. It is a royal pain to set up, and I am very computer savvy. The box works just fine, and if you're buying it for Netflix and Hulu plus, you're good to go. If you're trying to get 2 win7 computers to share to it, it's quite a bit of a hassle.
Summary: this is a great product, it is just what the dr. ordered. i highly recommend this product to anyone in need of a streaming media player, it also reads most files you may have stored in your hard drive or network storage device, such as avi, mp4, mkv, iso etc etc..
Overwhelming approval. Removed the logjam of 217 DVD's. I am giving them to my grandchildren.
Charles Goodall, Amazon
3 October 2013
Summary: I obtained a 2 Tb external harddrive.to plug into the WD TV Live. On the external hard drive I downloaded 80 DVD's with files that had been transferred from 350 VCR tapes, 25 Music DVD's (not commercial, but recordeded off TV), 117 DVD movies downloaded from TV and 20 DVD's of entertainment events...
Summary: Bought this for the slingbox interface. Wouldn't do it again. The interface is not stable. Constantly dropping connections, when my iphone app works fine in the same location. No way a wireless connection should be more stable than hard wired.
Summary: I've tried a bunch of these things, and none of them have gotten it quite right. This is just about perfect. The Roku is good, for playing NetFlix - and just about nothing else. WDTV, plays NetFlix and a whole lot more. The Patriot Box Office has internal storage and streams media.