Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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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.
Almost perfect but missing crucial support for DVD Menus, Netflix, and Vudu
17 June 2010
Summary: After trying many different media streamers (including among others my XBOX 360, DirecTV receivers, etc.) I think I've come close to finding the ideal player. The biggest failings are the lack of support for DVD menus and not having options for Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu.
Summary: I read a great deal about the WD TV Live prior to taking a chance with it. Despite great promise and many good attributes, including an attractive and intuitive user menu/GUI, it was ultimately unable to fulfill the fundamental purpose I'd purchased it for.
Summary: I bought this player to stream 720p and 1080p MKV files over my network from WHS SMB shares to an HD television. I did not try Youtube or the other internet features. The unit had some trouble properly detecting my displays, even with the most recent firmware.
Summary: I have a nice home network with 6 uverse ip tv's and 4 computers. I bought this for its networking feature to watch videos from any computer. All computers have Windows 7 which has the new Media server feature.
Summary: WDTV live reviewed here is a nifty little unit which plays most of the popular media files like (MKV, VOB, WMV, DVD ISO, DVR-MS) The full list can be seen in specifications. The player is well built and has good use for people who would like to free up their PC and use a simple device to view...
Summary: WDTV Live is a decent product but since Western Digital made unwelcome headlines by sending out an update that "bricked" a lot of the units they've been annoyingly reticent to release updates to fix some simple but annoying issues.
Summary: I love that I can watch all my digital media on my TV without having a computer in the room. I haven't had any problems playing a specific type of file. Music, photos, video, they all play great. Even videos that Windows Media had a hard time with play great on this device.
Good Codec Support. Network feature not ready for primetime
Brent A. Prairie, Amazon
9 January 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.
Summary: Buru Buru Piggu's review of the WDTV Live had me excited over the prospect of owning one myself. Unfortunately, while numerous features of the unit work just as he described in his rave reviews, there are several perplexing problems with the device that have confounded and frustrated many users.