WD TV Live media streamer

The WD TV Live supports the streaming of many different video and audio formats, is easy to use and it performs well

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.00 / 5 (of 6 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 179.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Derek

1.0

1

Pros
Light enough to throw a fair distance
Cons
Will play files from USB, but that's about it
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Can't fast forward or review properly - jumps all over the place: FF to 8:30 and it jumps to 10:40, can't then review back to 8:30. Some files do not even FF or review.
Cannot do the network stuff when connected to the router by a 1 m cable, so wireless wont even be worth trying. So annoyed I wasted my money on this.

Alan

0.5

2

Pros
Plays Internet media easily (Youtube)
Cons
Windows share support is horrid
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When people release Youtube videos on setting up the Windows network, and have comments like "It took me 3 days to figure this out" you know you've got problems. Sure enough, the WDTV Live Streaming Media Player flat out refused to see my shared folders. Folders readily accessed by laptops, Raspberry Pis, etc...
By the time I reached the User Forums talking about Browser contention, and editing my REGISTRY settings (and even that didn't fix it!) I knew it was time to return the item for a full refund.
If you have Linux NFS shares, or all your movies are on external USB drives, or you ONLY want to watch Internet based media like Youtube, this product might be "good enough".
For anyone else - enter at your own risk. Here there be dragons.

Timmy

4.5

3

Pros
Works well, clear picture, great streaming
Cons
None
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Works great and does what its supposed to. Recommended to anyone who need a media player/streamer.

Jude

1.0

4

Pros
We bought the media streamer and it freezes all the time, the reset does do anything, and it just plain does not turn on so we have to keep switching it off and on then suddenly it decides to work, any info would be much appreciated
Cons
WDTV media streamer
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We bought the WD Media streamer and it freezes all the time,when we don't use it for a few days it just does not switch on, we have to keep switching the power on and off then suddenly it decides to work, we have no confidence in this device any help would be appreciated

James

0.0

5

Pros
Tons of great features!
Cons
Those great features don't do me much good without it being able to connect to the networks.. :*(
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It does not connect to any network. It doesn't even SEE any wireless networks. ANY. Useless... Completely useless.

Ricky

0.0

6

Pros
IF IT WORKS great media player BUT DOES NOT WORK
Cons
Hangs! Freezes! Compiles medial library for ever! Too slow when u select anything !
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IF THIS PRODUCT WORKED LIKE IT IS MEANT TO IT WOULD BE A GREAT PLAYER! But it simply did not work for me after one week! Freezes all the time for no apparent cause! I have reset it several times. Not a chance! I have given it time to read files BUT no! Maybe I got a lemon!
I am taking it back - had my hopes high!

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