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Western Digital WD TV Live
7.5 out of 10

Western Digital WD TV Live

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Overall 6
6.0

Great HDTV player. - Firmwares & Remote not so great

Christian Ellsworth Capo "blues squier", Amazon
22 November 2011
  • Summary: I have being using the WD HDTV devices since early 2009 (with the first version) always great results, since it works on SD TV and more higher end HDTV, with no problems. I took the time to write a late review of this, to share the experience with the latest firmwares and the remote control.
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Overall 6
6.0

Picture quality could be better, some hiccups streaming 1080p files

Amazon
9 November 2011
  • Summary: My intended usage is primarily Hulu Plus, PlayOn (for internet streaming of shows not on Hulu Plus), and video streaming from my Windows 7 x64 machine (rips from DVD and BluRay discs which can include .wtv, .mp4, .ts, .m2ts).
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice upgrades but could've been much better

barnyard, Amazon
8 October 2011
  • Summary: UPDATE January 30, 2013 Well, a new firmware update just killed my WDTV. It no longer sees my Windows Share even though every other device on my network does (AppleTV, Windows Computers, Mac Computers, etc). My Windows Share does not even appear on the list of Windows Shares.
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Overall 6
6.0

(Half) dead after 2 years!!

H. Dinh, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this media player around December 2011. Guess after 2 years of fair amount of usage, I can't complain and it may be time to buy a new one. But I know that there are other WD media player owners (of different models) who are happy with their old ones, some even as old as 4+ years.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent for the price but some major drawbacks

B. Macleod, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: I gave this product 3 stars, with the positive largely in its price and codec support. It's very convenient to stream large 20+ GB MKVs via LAN, not having to worry about re-encoding for correct aspect ratio for some other players to read.
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Overall 6
6.0

Did not meet my expectations and very frustrating

Claude P. Pageau, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought this unit at Best Buy on black friday for $89.99 as a supplementary media player, since I was looking for netflix and other internet services access. My Patriot Box Office Media Player does not have this capability.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works very well, but a royal pain in the tuckus to set up.

Shane Seckler, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great update but still buggy

J. McClure, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this because my old Western Digital WDTV Gen2 was having serious issues playing newer MKV files. Preferred this over the WDTV Live Hub because it has a faster processor and more memory (512MB vs 256MB in the Live Hub), so is overall more powerful than the WDTV Live Hub.
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Overall 6
6.0

Compare with NeoTV for Slingbox

Trading in Omaha, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: I have been using a Slingbox, Hava, Vulkano, or some sort of slinging device for six or so years. You can look at my reviews and see some of my old reviews. Things have progressed along ways since the start. Here is my review on the WD TV, NeoTV, and how they work with the Slingbox 350.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Codec Support. Network feature not ready for primetime

Brent A. Prairie, Amazon
6 November 2010
  • Summary: I have always been looking for ways to integrate media into my Home Theatre System. I have tried Windows Media Center on a dedicated PC and have been woefully dissappointed. Ultimately a stand-alone piece of dedicated hardware is the way to accomplish this.
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