Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDAVN00BN
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Definitely worth the money
10 February 2013
Summary: I have this connected to a 1.5 tb external hd and it does an amazing job. the only complaint I have is that because of the sheer volume of movies I have on it it takes several minutes to load once turned on
Summary: This unit is used for taking vidio files in almost any format and watching them on your TV. Works with tri-colored audio/vidio jacks or HDMI cable. Just download a movie or TV show on your computer, place it on a flash drive and plug it into the device. Super simple, easy to use. This opens up a whole new world of vidio viewing. I have had several WD Media Players and have been pleased with all of them. Small, portable and easy to move from one ATV to another.
Summary: I purchased this after reading many of the reviews. I wanted something where I am not forced to enter a credit card number to activate it (i.e. ROKU) just to get to my pay services like Netflix and Hulu+. It offers many of the services most users expect. Setup is intuitive but would recommend hard wiring to your network instead of using the wireless connectivity offered(wireless is ok if that is your only option).
Summary: First, and foremost, these are decent products, just don't waste your money on the first gen. The new units have built in wi-fi, have capability for HULU and Netflix (and other services) a better GUI and overall just a better piece of equipment. Secondly, DO NOT BUY FROM GRASSROOTS COMPUTERS. They are a rip off company.
Summary: I've had this for a few years. When it works (90% of the time) its flawless, no lag, 100% quality. Other times it fails to read files, or its slow in the menu. Its locked up a numerous times. Love how small the remote is. Not much for customization of the menu. At the time I got it, it was the only thing to play mkv next to buying a ps3. If thinking about this, get the newer versions.
Summary: This product does what it says. Works great although more directions on how to use would be helpful for technically challenged people. I particular like that it loads fast from a 2T external hard drive where I stored movies. Once I figured out the necessary steps to get them to play I was pleased the movies play and look great. One downfall is to keep the captions turned off unless wanted. They load with each new movie and I have to manually turn that off each time.
Summary: I thought for the money this thing costs that it would play my movies on my harddrive. It played the video part (.mkv) but it didn't support ac3 audio. I had to get a roku xs. Too bad because I really like the ease of use of the menu on this thing, the responsiveness and just the way the onscreen menus look. Not many people have my format problem so I would still HIGHLY recommend this unit.
Summary: I just recently purchased my second one of these and I say that while there was a learning curve (more below), this box performs admirably. I even recommended it to my old boss and he loves it. Why do some people bash it? I am not sure, unless they have the newer live version and use it for streaming. I only use this box for direct viewing of attached videos on USB drives. If that is not you, this review may not apply.