Summary: Want to share my experience with this media player. Good: 1. Plays everything I tried on it, especially MKVs which does not play on my PS3 or 360. 2. Supports subtitles within the MKV file. (No extraction of srt required!) 3. Support external subtitle files as well.
WD TV great, but i had problems finding a Wifi Adapter for it
15 July 2010
Summary: The Wd TV is a great little device, it does everything as described, but i had my problems connecting it to a wifi adapter, i wanted to use it in a room away from my Lan cable. So i went to the WD TV product website, found the list with compatible wifi adapters including model & version numbers and...
Summary: After purchasing this unit I now own two media streamers. This unit was about 50% less costly than the one I use on my main home theater system (the WD Live is in my bedroom), but I am happy with the price/performance of both. The WD Live is a budget performer and excels in that category.
Summary: I was looking for a networked media player and after looking several options I chose the WD TV live because its relation between features, availability and price. I bought it more than a month ago, and I was using it since then almost daily.
Pros: Plays everything iTunes likes. H.264 m4v or mp4 files. Can read HFS+ USB drives formatted for Mac OS X. Can see Mac on Network and HFS+ drives attached to Macs on the network.
Cons: Scanning 2TB drive takes a while with no visual feedback that it is scanning. You think it cannot see the drive. Be patient and go for a walk. Come back and try again. Also, icon view which shows a few movies a page is only good if you have a few movies on a USB stick. For 2TB drives, you need to...
Summary: I purchased this product to provide an interface between my ReadyNAS and my TV that is simpler than my HTPC. The system is very reliable user friendly. If you are using it to connect to an external hard drive or over a simple network you will be satisfied.
Summary: What's in the box: The WD TV Live, compact remote with batteries, Composite AV cable, Component AV cable, AC adapter, Quick Install Guide. This is a wonderful media player for the money, but the user interface is basic and lacks features. First, the good things.
Great unit, works right from the box, one network option had to be turned off
R. Brinkman, Amazon
23 December 2009
Summary: So far this unit has exceeded my expectations. My main purpose was to be able to watch archived videos from my upstairs PC down to the living room TV. But internet access to YouTube on the TV would definitely be a plus.
Summary: This little box does everything that I expected it to, and more. It comes with a few inconveniences that I hope will be fixed in firmware updates 1. Does not recognize ogg-encoded files named .oga or .ogv 2. Won't play ogg video 3.