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WD TV Live Plus

WD TV Live Plus
alaScore 81

44 reviews

Sep, 2014

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WD TV Live Plus (summer 2010)

 

Editors' Note: As of an August 2, 2011 firmware update , the WD TV Live Plus reviewed here can now also access Hulu Plus (subscription required) and Shoutcast Internet radio (free).

Network digital media streamer; Netflix, MediaFly, Flickr, MediaFly, and Pandora Radio built-in; Live365 channel; YouTube channel; HDMI out; two USB ports; digital optical audio out; quick, easy-to-use interface; includes composite and component wires.

No Wi-Fi--separate accessory required.

If you don't already own an Xbox 360, PS3, or Blu-ray player and you're serious about networked streaming, the WD TV Live is one of your best choices for getting content to your TV.

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Review: WD TV Live Plus

 

The WDTV Live Plus is a good choice for anyone looking for a single device capable of streaming Netflix as well as content on a local network or thumb drive.

Once connected to your home network, WD TV Live can stream media from any other network-connected drive you have permissions to access, as well as any plugged-in USB drives, and supported Web-based media services (Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, Pandora...

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WD TV Live Plus

 

The WD TV Live Plus offers many advantages that you'd expect from home media servers, and the Netflix playback option is a fantastic feature. Since it doesn't have a built-in hard drive, it needs computers on the home network for content, and a USB...

The WD TV Live Plus is easy to use and affordable with access to Netflix and popular internet sites such as YouTube

There is no built-in hard drive for storage and you can't buy content without a third-party add-on

This is a good choice for an affordable home media server, though the lack of a hard drive hampers it slightly.

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WD TV Live Plus review

 

The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus HD media player picks up where its predecessors, the WD TV and the WD TV Live, left off, adding integrated Netflix support to the previous versions' ability to play HD media from USB drives and (in the case of WD TV...

If you've been looking for a way to add Netflix's streaming service to your HD home entertainment system, the WD TV Live Plus shapes up as an affordable and attractive option, especially for those who also want to stream media from networked PCs and...

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Great Wired Network Media Player!

 

This is the network media player to buy if you are OK with going wired (you'll need to plug in to your Network switch or Router). It's big brother is the way to go for wireless and a nicer user interface. I prefer wired over wireless, but sometimes...

Interface is good - easy to navigate. Because Western Digital makes this unit (referring to their computer background), it can read just about anything stored on your computer. It has many codecs allowing for playback of most video formats. I have well ov

None. It took a little guessing, but in Media Share mode (following that menu string) allows for Digital Copy movie playback or most content stored in your VIDEOS folder. I have to take the Network Share menu path to access MY MOVIES folder and play VOB a

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"Great Wired Network Media Player!"

 

This is the network media player to buy if you are OK with going wired (you'll need to plug in to your Network switch or Router). It's big brother is the way to go for wireless and a nicer user interface. I prefer wired over wireless, but sometimes...

Interface is good - easy to navigate. Because Western Digital makes this unit (referring to their computer background), it can read just about anything stored on your computer. It has many codecs allowing for playback of most video formats. I have well ov

None. It took a little guessing, but in Media Share mode (following that menu string) allows for Digital Copy movie playback or most content stored in your VIDEOS folder. I have to take the Network Share menu path to access MY MOVIES folder and play VOB a

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Unstable DLNA player

 

I own this player for half a year now and must say I am not very happy about this purchase. I am using this device as a DLNA player in combination with an Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 and a Netgear N600 router that is placed within 5 meters. I am streaming...

compact ; nice design ; reasonably priced

unstable DLNA player ; slow boot and poor responsiveness

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"Unstable DLNA player"

 

I own this player for half a year now and must say I am not very happy about this purchase. I am using this device as a DLNA player in combination with an Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 2 and a Netgear N600 router that is placed within 5 meters. I am streaming...

compact

unstable DLNA player

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Great for playing back user content but ....

 

First thing you do when you get this home is to download and install the excellent (and free) XBMC media center software. It wasn't until I added this to my PC's and Mac's that the WDTV Live plus really became the full featured network device I wanted....

Plays everything I've thrown at it so far

Internet apps and GUI not as user friendly as Roku

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"Great for playing back user content but ...."

 

First thing you do when you get this home is to download and install the excellent (and free) XBMC media center software. It wasn't until I added this to my PC's and Mac's that the WDTV Live plus really became the full featured network device I wanted.

Plays everything I've thrown at it so far.

Internet apps and GUI not as user friendly as Roku.

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