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Western Digital TV HD Live Media Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Western Digital TV HD Live Media Player. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Western Digital TV HD Live Media Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Taimoor Hafeez (

WD TV Live Review


All your entertainment needs in one tiny box.

Small size, Passive cooling, Easy setup, Can play virtually any file format video and audio

Navigating menus isn't instantaneous, Browsing through radio stations and YouTube videos is laggy

Included in the box is the power cable, manual, the remote control plus batteries. The remote control itself is identical to the WD TV Live Hub, which means it has the same irritatingly long rubber buttons. The layout, however, is nice and simple to use.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Rahul Sethi (

WD TV Live Review


WD TV Live is a streaming media player which has the ability to run media from a variety of sources including your set-top box. It is available in the market for Rs 6800.

• Wireless streaming ; • Multi-device support ; • Easy setup ; • Supports wide range of file formats

• Slow UI ; • Limited internet access/ No browser ; • Weak WI-FI signal reception

WD TV Live media player has great potential to bring all the multimedia content from across devices and, not to forget the internet, to the big screen. It fully utilizes the network to achieve this task. But it needs to get more simple and flexible in...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Frazier Barretto (

WD TV Live [Review]


If you are a movie buff, this is for you!

Small and compact, HDMI output, 1080p Full HD, network storage media/device, format support, slick interface

Sluggish (Network or broken files issue), no RMVB support, no hardware buttons, price

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: abhilashca (

WD TV Live


I have this WD TV Live HD Media Player, took for around Rs.7000. The device does not have any controls on it, and has a cheap remote. The remote went faulty and when I called up customer service center 1800-200-5789, one Mr. Prakash answered the call...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Gary (

WD TV Live


Great quality picture

not that easy to setup if you want to secure your network correctly

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (

WD TV Live


Works perfectly. Good value. Good handset.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Alexandru (

WD TV Live


supports most of the video formats

- very slow and laggy, specially when you watch hd videos - crashed when trying to play mp4 files

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (

WD TV Live


Works perfectly ; Good value ; Good handset


Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Benoit (

WD TV Live


Very little, perfectly silent, easy to connect to TV and WiFi.

Operating Software a bit limited. Android Apps difficult to use.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: suhail (

WD TV Live


media player is best

did't impressed from streaming

Dec, 2012