Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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Does everything I wanted it to.
R. Volk, Amazon
19 February 2012
Summary: I was looking for something to stream Netflix/Youtube to my TV, as well as connect to my PC and stream content off my external HD. So far I am very impressed with this unit. It has played every file type I have tried.
Summary: This device is really, really cool if you have a bit of patience. It comes with no printed instructions or even a CD-ROM with a PDF file, so it takes some playing around to get it running. There is a manual on WD's website but it should be included in the box.
Summary: I bought this to replace my existing wired WD Media Live Plus. The interface on this device looks and works well. It plays all the formats it claims to play. I prefer this device over any DLNA device on the market. No need for transcoding, file conversions or file renaming.
Summary: The WD TV Live works very well. However, it's different than many other media streaming devices in that it seems the Web Streaming apps are secondary function to streaming content from your own collection of media. This makes sense since WD is a hard drive manufacturer!
Summary: For the price and small size, this is a very, very good device. It plays many different formats with ease and doesn't seem to struggle at anything it does. Having given up the PVR feature of Windows Media Center due to its inability to work well with digital cable in my area, I bought this device to...
Summary: I just wanted a media player that would play all of my video files with no stutter, no freezing and audio in sync. Don't care about user interface, don't care about the remote, I just want a device that loads quickly and plays everything I can throw at it with no issues.
Summary: I waited and waited a long time to purchase this product, relying on my PS3 as a media server, but recent issues with that setup convinced me to go ahead and purchase the WD Live. I'm glad I waited, for this is a newer version then the older model with the same name.
Summary: I have a simple setup at home (TV, Satellite DVR, Blu-Ray). None of them have online access to services such as Netflix, etc. So this device is a great addition. Kids keep scratching up the "backup" DVDs and I'm tired of burning new ones. Pros: Watch Youtube, Netflix, listen to Spotify.
Summary: Went to the store the other day fully intending to walk out with a Roku 2 media player, but when I read the feature set on the WD TV Live (which now includes built-in WiFi), I bought this instead. What convinced me to buy the WD player was its ability to easily play media stored on network shares.