Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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PLEASE: DO NOT UPDATE THE FIRMWARE. USE THE DEFAULT ONE IT CAME WITH
I do tons of research b4 buying, Amazon
5 January 2013
Summary: I don't know why many people can't understand the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" Here is my settings: I have win7 desktop upstairs while my router is downstairs in the living room. I used an ethernet cable to plug it to the router, and an HDMI cable to my HDTV. I use the Samba sharing thingy and it detects my PC. I did have to only enter my desktops username and password ONCE. and it never forgets it.
Summary: I created a network share on my computer (computer is in MS Worgroup) and the WD TV Player discovered it on the network. I place videos and pictures in the share and stream high resolution media without any problem. The device also replaced my Roku since the WD TV Player now has Netflix services that works great.
Summary: I am 80 years old and something of a dummy when it comes to some of the modern technology. We have a 3 year okd Vizio TV. I wanted to signup for Netflix and looked for a way to connect to my wireless router, Netflix recommended the USB plug in device (ROKO?) - Since my TV does not have a USB port but does have 3 HDMI ports, the WD TV media player seemed like a good choice.
Summary: I had been using an original first-generation WDTV for the past 3 years, and determined that I needed to update my player for one with WIFI and better support for newer file types, particularly high-def video with HD audio, with which my original player often had problems. Having read less-than-glowing reviews about the later WDTV Live models, and having purchased another brand of player last year for my father-in-law (which has performed well), I decided to go for the...
Summary: i purchased this device to stream netflix, you tube, and movies i have saved on an external drive in iso format i plugged in unit got it connected to my wifi and attached hard drive and it works flawlessly..plays every movie and you wont believe how small this box is.. about the size of a pack of smokes..it also let me use my wireless keyboard from my computer, just unplug the usb dongle and plug it in to wd live and now you have a working keyboard..that easy..
Summary: Bought this unit to bring back to Japan so that we could watch material saved on our Western Digital My Book Live Duo 4 TB Personal Cloud Storage Drive on our TV. Not having any TV subscription (given we don't speak Japanese) means we were hoping for a more natural viewing experience. We got it! The unit it quick to run, smooth operating and with excellent video quality.
Summary: Received this order promptly. the product is exactly as described. setup was extremely easy. It took a while to update after installation, but the unit did it all by itself. This player replaced a Media Center computer and does a much better job of playing and streaming movies etc. Nice size remote, and very user friendly.
Summary: I've only had it for a couple hours and I'm already very pleased. It was very easy to set up and it does everything I wanted it to. I was looking for something to play my family pics and videos from our home computer on our tv downstairs. It recognizes every video file I had except .3gp (phone video) which is pretty easy to batch convert.
Summary: I love the fact that it is a tiny device yet it does what I need it to do. It has wireless connectivity and can easily integrate with your home media server. and it also has access to Netflix and other online services. furthermore it has the capability of using a Bluetooth wireless keyboard / mouse on the latest beta firmware according to some users online. I will be looking into that in the near future.
Summary: I did not expect the device to have so many uses with home entertainment. I have connected this to my router, HDD, laptop, iPad and iPhone. It can stream media from any of these devices. It plays most video formats.