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WD TV Live (2011)

WD TV Live (2011)
alaScore 78

17 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of WD TV Live (2011). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the WD TV Live (2011) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: r!cklaj (

"Does it all."


I have multiple streaming players Roku Soundbridge, Roku 1 and the WD Live. The Soundbridge plays my music files. The soundbridge has a good DAC. The WDLive is my video player and is connected to my home theatre. The Roku 1 is in my bedroom and was...

DLNA, Netflix, music, video.

remote could be better.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: txaggie01 (

"Slow and unresponsive. locks up in apps. Wife HATES it!"


Slow and unresponsive (Seriously). Poor build quality of the remote. Buggy. Locks up on most apps. Poor channel options. Wife HATES it compared to our Roku2 XD and PS3.

Streams? Eventually

Slow and unresponsive. Poor build quality of the remote. Buggy. Locks up on most apps. Wife HATES it compared to our Roku and PS3.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Todd Templeton (

"Firmware updates have destroyed these things!"


With the first couple of firmware updates after buying two WDTV Live Plus units, we got increased functionality and smoother media playback. However, the latest firmware updates have been disastrous. Refusing to play files that were never a problem...

Just one decent firmware update away from be a top notch little box.

Same as "Pros"

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: dclarkchem (

"Hands down, the Roku is better."


No, I've spent 20-25 minutes waiting for the WD media player to find stuff on my Wi-Fi, thinking that it would be a one-time deal. I've had it for a week and have gone through the process 3 times. It loses the connection and then has to go through the...

Nice looking.

Take it from someone who has had the WD for a week, and the Roku for about 6 months, there is no comparison. I thought "well, they make decent HDD's, so I'll try one. It cost more, but it probably is better."

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: pjpassa (

"Does its main job well."


Great device if you have lots of media stored on your computer, but want to play it on your TV. If you want to buy this only for Hulu or Netflix or anything like that, buy something else. If you have exclusively Apple products, sell them. If you won't,...

Reads many file types

Loses my youtube account information

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: madmonk00 (

"Great product"


Definitely worth the $80, but the apps need a boost and the Roku's performance needs to be better.

Easy navigation, good support with regard to file formats

Limited applications...pails in comparison to Roku

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: sportbikerr1 (

"Riddled with lockups and unresponsiveness."


I have mixed oppionions about this. Yes it has some awesome features. I don't know if its worth all the lockups and unresponsiveness.

Plays MKV's and handles subtitles well.

Constantly locks up while auto content info is enabled. Also frequently lockup with network shares. The worst is the unresponsiveness. Video freee, hit stop.. nothing. power. nothing. 1 minute later, the frozen video stops and your device powers off.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: yulizky2012 (

"i like my 1st WD playe (without wi-fi) better..."


not the right one!

installed apps, HD, play any movie formats

SOOO SLOOOW performance after the firmware update and also it freezes most of the time so i have to unplug it...which causes more SLOW when booting up just to update the media library. DARN!! i'm so dissapointed!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: kculp (

"Nice Integration With Home Media CENTER"


Had some trouble connecting to WiFi out of the box. Disappointed a bit with blank screens between tasks. Can't play *.mov files from older cameras (QuickTime). I also have an ATV2, apple does Netflix a bit more smoothly. Interface is nice, but I prefer...

FILE support and Hulu Plus/Netflix access

Long blank screens between tasks. No volume button.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: thp1972 (

"Works really well for what I use it for..."


I spent a lot of time ripping my DVDs to the computer. I've ripped some in formats from xvid to mkv. I've tried a jailbroken Apple TV running plex and the Roku 2 XS. The Apple TV works alright but I'd prefer to plug a hard drive into the device for...

Plays a wide variety of video file formats

Will not pull TV show info

Apr, 2012