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Western Digital WD TV Live
7.5 out of 10

Western Digital WD TV Live

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Overall 4
4.0

CUMBERSOME MENU, NOT INTUITIVE

bikergal, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

WD Slingbox interface is not stable.

Daniel Colbourne, Amazon
4 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Almost a good device....

Hector Quinonez "SID3W8Z", Amazon
29 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can not play video files from NAS

BV, Amazon
12 November 2011
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

Great, when not frozen...

R. Rodriguez, Amazon
9 August 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Audio Sync Problems with h.264

thirdspaced "rb", Amazon
1 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

No DVD Menu Support

C. Poole, Amazon
18 March 2010
  • Summary: This thing does NOT support DVD menus. If you have a DVD ripped with the original Video_TS / VOB file structure, then you've got a disaster on your hands if you want to use this box.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fatal flaw ruins an otherwise capable product

Bad Moth, Amazon
7 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buggy!

K. Krueger "kkrueger12", Amazon
2 January 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor network reliability kills a great product

J. Luu, Amazon
30 December 2009
  • 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.
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