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Western Digital WD TV Live Plus

alaScore 79

3 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Western Digital manufactures three similarly named media streamers, but this is the only one that supports Netflix. The WD TV Live Plus comes a very close second to ViewSonic’s VMP75, by virtue of supporting the widest array of media file formats and...

Best file and container format support; DLNA compliant; broad Wi-Fi adapter support

File browser doesn’t provide enough information; no love for Hulu, LastFM, or Slacker

If you have a PC running Windows 7, you can use Microsoft’s Play To feature to “send†media from your PC to the WD TV Live Plus. Simply add songs or videos to the Windows Media Player 12 playlist, click the Play To button, and choose the WD TV...


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When a $150 box that could fit in your back pocket now does much of what a hulking $1,200 home theater PC used to do – without making so much of a whisper – it should come as little surprise that set-top boxes for digital media have taken off. Western...

Supports Netflix, Pandora, Live365, Flickr, MediaFly ; Extremely small, silent ; Excellent file support, including VOB ; Windows 7 “Play To” capability ; Plentiful outputs for any TV ; Included component and composite cables ; Relatively inexpensive

Crippled clients for some services ; No built-in Wi-Fi ; No support for copy protection ; Occasionally befuddling interface ; Some bugs with Windows 7 “Play To ; No included HDMI cable

Western Digital’s amped up WD TV Live Plus goes beyond Netflix with Flickr, Pandora, DVD menu support, control through Windows, and more.

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The Western Digital WDTV Live Plus ($149.99 direct) is a downloader's best friend. If you have a large library of high-def video files in various formats, this box will easily play them on your HDTV. It'll stream Netflix and Pandora too. But the WDTV's...

Plays many video formats. Streams Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube. Accepts many USB drive types

Unattractive interface. Some bugs in PC streaming. Hard drive is an added expense

The Western Digital WDTV Live Plus plays Netflix video, Pandora music, and a wide variety of video files in full 1080p on your HDTV with no fuss, but streaming from network-connected PCs can be fussy.