Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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CUMBERSOME MENU, NOT INTUITIVE
30 November 2013
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.
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: Well, I've had this since December 2011. I purchased it mostly for Netflix and streaming video from my NAS. When it works, it works great. Too often though, that it needs lots of assistance to stay working. I've always updated when a new update came out.
Summary: I have this wd live Streamer today. not able to play video files from NAS at all NAS is not shown in the list at all Where as a PBO core player sitting next to this box, plays Video files from same NAS easily) Interface is okay but not great and online services are good(Netflix).
Summary: I have this thing setup to connect to my network share folders. Flexibility with this thing is pretty good. There are several options you can fine tune for it to suit your needs. The video and audio quality from this unit is great. The codec support is vast and viewing options are plenty.
Summary: I own the original WDTV and love it. It plays .mp4 (h.264) encoded files without issue. The WDTV Live I picked up from Bestbuy does pretty well EXCEPT after a few minutes the audio is out of sync. This can be easily fixed by pause then play, but the problem starts again after a few minutes.
Summary: The WD TV Live has one big problem: It can't skip chapters on DVD files! If you want to verify, check the other reviews here on Amazon or the Western Digital forums on their own website. You can watch a DVD file but you can't use the buttons on the remote. If you do, it won't advance chapters.
Summary: I like the fact that the WD TV Live plays so many formats and never hiccups. Dies, yes, hiccups no. I was watching a video today, and all of a sudden, it disconnected from the NAS. Usually when this happens, I can go back to the file, and it remembers where it left off. Not this time.
Summary: I own 2 WD HD media players. I have the non-networked version first and I really liked it. Great picture quality, flexibility, and codec support. I wanted a network version to access my library of DVD on a Windows Home Server device.