Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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Great Product In Its Price Range
11 July 2013
Summary: I purchased this product primarily as a media streamer, receiving files served via a Synology DS413 NAS system. WD Live is connected via gigabit to an Asus RT-N66U Black Knight router, as is the NAS system. File sizes are DVD averaging 5gb through BD files up to 35gb.
Summary: When I first took the item out of the box and hooked it up and attached my hard drive, I was disappointed. I thought it wasn't working. The light blinked continually, even after upgrading the firmware.
Summary: The device is pretty much as promised. It hooks up via a wired ethernet connection and an HDMI cable in minutes. You can use wireless and RCA connectors instead. The device automatically checked for updated firmware, and downloaded and installed that without problems.
Summary: I returned my Boxee Box and purchased this since it offered almost all of the popular streaming services and included the ability to stream files from personal network shares. The Boxee supported more formats and had a web browser, but this is good enough for basic streaming.
Summary: Was going to build a Media Center PC but then saw this well reviewed unit for $80 and decided to give it a shot. Not disappointed with it at all. Installation was quick and easy (it's 1080p out of the box), after a simple network configuration the first thing it did was prompt me to upgrade the...
Summary: Beware - this unit has big problems with Netflix. If you look on the Western Digital support site, you'll see that they have a HUGE problem with this device 'deactivating' when trying to connect to Netflix.
Great for local media, almost unusable for Netflix
26 April 2012
Summary: I will update my review once this is fixed, but currently the devices forces you to log into netflix at least once per day using the annoying on screen keyboard with remote control. It has been an issue for some time and WD has not fixed this.
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!