Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV Live
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Thoughts after owning 4 WDTVs for ~11 months and no more cable
24 November 2013
Summary: For my '13 New Year's resolution, I decided to look at my spending habits and find ways to save money. After doing some math factoring in hardware purchase, we decided to cut our cable. We purchased FOUR wdtv lives and placed them at our 4 TVs.
Fantastic media center with few and (for most) irrelevant flaws
Morten Wendelbo "M. Wendelbo", Amazon
2 November 2013
Summary: We got the WD TV Live to be a center piece of our home theater. We have a 120" 3D capable projector (the BenQ W1070), a logitech surround sound system (optimized for gaming) and otherwise nothing else attached to the system.
Summary: this is a great product, it is just what the dr. ordered. i highly recommend this product to anyone in need of a streaming media player, it also reads most files you may have stored in your hard drive or network storage device, such as avi, mp4, mkv, iso etc etc..
Overwhelming approval. Removed the logjam of 217 DVD's. I am giving them to my grandchildren.
Charles Goodall, Amazon
3 October 2013
Summary: I obtained a 2 Tb external harddrive.to plug into the WD TV Live. On the external hard drive I downloaded 80 DVD's with files that had been transferred from 350 VCR tapes, 25 Music DVD's (not commercial, but recordeded off TV), 117 DVD movies downloaded from TV and 20 DVD's of entertainment events...
Summary: I've tried a bunch of these things, and none of them have gotten it quite right. This is just about perfect. The Roku is good, for playing NetFlix - and just about nothing else. WDTV, plays NetFlix and a whole lot more. The Patriot Box Office has internal storage and streams media.
Summary: I love that it handles MKV and MP4. I encode 3D movies in MKV, and they look great on my low-end 3D ready TV. It won't play Windows Media Center TV recordings, but you can use the free MCEBuddy software to convert and get a much smaller file size anyway.
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?
Summary: I've read quite a few mixed reviews on this player. It seems to me that most of the negative reviews were coming from people who just want a player for the easy stuff like Netflix. There are many companies like Apple and Roku that cater to that crowd quite well.
Summary: Have been using this for some years, really am impressed by it's features and peformance. The best thing about this item is that the firmware is flashable to a custom rom, which is excellent and well developed (forgot name).