|WD TV Live Digital MultiMedia Player|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 09 July 2012|
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WD TV Live Media Player Review
Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by WD.
NOTICE: Since the WD TV Live Media Player was first introduced on October 2011, it has been marketed under the same product name despite design changes and hardware revisions. This article pertains to part number WDBHG70000NBK-01 with model number WDBHG70000NBK-HESN, using firmware version 1.09.10 (released 6/5/2012).
Ours is a modern world where physical products have been replaced with digital clones, allowing personal entertainment to reach a new level of convenience. Music, photos, movies... they're all just a small part of the multimedia library that we save and collect. Most of us have been downloading files onto our computer for as long as we've had Internet access, and purchased discs promptly get converted into stored backup copies.
Until recently digital multimedia could only be enjoyed on the computer, and with some extra effort it could be shared onto a portable electronic device. But high-definition movies and music are really best enjoyed on a home theater system, with larger screen and powerful speakers. Now that HDTVs and wireless networking are commonplace an era of attached digital media players has begun, and the WD TV Live helps make the transition easy.
The WD TV Live Media Player is compatible with every modern file format used to play back multimedia items saved onto local storage devices or connected networks. Watching broadcast television and DVD/Blu-ray movies is old-school, and have been replaced with streaming web content and downloaded multimedia files. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the WD TV Live high-definition digital media player, and we evaluate how well it entertains us.
WD TV Live Specifications
Source: Western Digital Corporation
File Formats Supported
File Formats Not Supported
Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes Store, Movielink, Amazon Unbox, and Vongo