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WD TV Live - £66.09 @ Amazon

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mehul252y, 7m agoFound 2 years, 7 months ago
Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features

Built-in hard drive: N
Connectivity technology: Wired
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out: 1
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 1
HDMI ports quantity: 1

Enjoy Internet entertainment on your TV, including movies, TV catch-up, YouTube and Facebook
Play your personal media collection in Full HD 1080p
Built-in Wi-Fi and intuitive interface
Play a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV
Play media from USB drives, network drives, and any PC or Mac computer in your home

Technical Details

Compatibility
HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, H.264, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 2.0, DLNA, Bonjour, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Adobe FlashLite
Note: Compatibility may vary, depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
Product Specifications
Interfaces: Ethernet
USB 2.0: (2) (input)
HDMI: (output)
Composite A/V: (output)
Optical audio: (output)
RoHS compliant: Yes
Limited warranty: Varies by region

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mehul252y, 7m agoFound 2 years, 7 months ago
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hero2zer0 12 Likes
Come on guys you should know by now an apple fan will never give up. Just agree with them and they will go back to their mac threads.
nascent 11 Likes
I've been using raspbmc on my raspberrypi and I have to say, absolutely nothing compares to it.

http://i.imgur.com/XDJjml.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HHW7ll.jpg

£30 for a full media centre (HTPC)
iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, official TVCatchup support with a full EPG ,and perfect local network streaming

Edited By: nascent on Jul 11, 2012 00:43: .

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cigbunt 2 Likes #1
these are great much better than atv...
joetipper 1 Like #2
Excellent little boxes for streaming media. Plenty of youtube and other reviews to explain what they can do. Just be wary that later Western Digital firmware versions have changed how it works and what it can do (Cinavia, etc), but this can be sorted by changing firmware to a homebrew version - search b-rad.
OldEnglish 3 Likes #3
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv
canada16#4
joetipper
Excellent little boxes for streaming media. Plenty of youtube and other reviews to explain what they can do. Just be wary that later Western Digital firmware versions have changed how it works and what it can do (Cinavia, etc), but this can be sorted by changing firmware to a homebrew version - search b-rad.
B-rad doesnt have firmware for this new version does he?
I know he did in the older versions.
I have the latest firmware, and have had no issues with Cinavia, if that was activated, why would people buy a media player? it would stop you from watching movies wouldnt it?
canada16#5
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

How do you make that out? you cant get Full HD on the ATV, even if it jail broken. So this is better.
If you want a media player with netflix that has played every file I have, then get this.
Mark300ZX#6
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

Please excuse my noobie question, I have an xbox and a conventional tv, what are the advantages of converting it to a xbmc??
KM4353 1 Like #7
canada16
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

How do you make that out? you cant get Full HD on the ATV, even if it jail broken. So this is better.
If you want a media player with netflix that has played every file I have, then get this.

Apple tv 3rd gen is 1080p, if it gets jailbroken it'll be the bestestt.
mattsmith29#8
These things are brilliant. I have a 2tb external hard drive hooked up to it and so far it's played everything I've thrown at it
Sykos 3 Likes #9
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

I jailbroke an apple tv gen 2 for my friend and threw xbmc on it and it was slow as ****. I wasn't expecting it to be on par with my dedicated system but it was really not that great at all, sluggish menus just made the whole experience very lackluster, the actual playback was fine though.
rizel23#10
I have this networked up, wireless is pants, hard wire it and it's pretty good!
tfish 1 Like #11
mattsmith29
and so far it's played everything I've thrown at it

*cringe*
steviecross#12
joetipper
Excellent little boxes for streaming media. Plenty of youtube and other reviews to explain what they can do. Just be wary that later Western Digital firmware versions have changed how it works and what it can do (Cinavia, etc), but this can be sorted by changing firmware to a homebrew version - search b-rad.
have you a link to this firmware, I thought the firmware was only for the earlier models.
ptdborth#13
Mark300ZX
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

Please excuse my noobie question, I have an xbox and a conventional tv, what are the advantages of converting it to a xbmc??

You need an Apple TV not an Xbox..XBMC originated (well..mainly anyway) on the old Xbox 1's (the big black thing :-p) hence the name. If you've got an old (not 360) xbox then it might be worth converting that to run XBMC as its still brilliant to this day, though it doesn't play HD films.

Paul
nascent 11 Likes #14
I've been using raspbmc on my raspberrypi and I have to say, absolutely nothing compares to it.

http://i.imgur.com/XDJjml.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HHW7ll.jpg

£30 for a full media centre (HTPC)
iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD, official TVCatchup support with a full EPG ,and perfect local network streaming

Edited By: nascent on Jul 11, 2012 00:43: .
OldEnglish#15
canada16
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

How do you make that out? you cant get Full HD on the ATV, even if it jail broken. So this is better.
If you want a media player with netflix that has played every file I have, then get this.
xbmc is much better stick it on a revo then if you want 1080p
cigbunt 2 Likes #16
OldEnglish
cigbunt
these are great much better than atv...
Not better than xbmc running on a jailbroken apple tv

have you owned a atv???
yes they do run xbmc but the experience is slow and it take a lot of effort setting it up

i like this box because its a no fuss solution just plug it in and connect to your network well worth the money

EDIT plus on atv you cant use a usb hard disk... and without jail breaking atv is useless


Edited By: cigbunt on Jul 08, 2012 13:35
cala#17
what's the hdd size on this one?
cigbunt#18
cala
what's the hdd size on this one?

no hd on this.. you can plug them in
cigbunt#19
also you can airplay to wdtv now with an app called "zappotv" i'll be honest as im not a fan boy,,, its not as good as other airplay apps ive used its a bit slow but it does work.... (hopefully it'll improve with updates??)

so basically if you want to play videos off you iphone/ipad on your tv you can do this with wdtv

@nascent i agree with you pi is very capable system.. BUT 1, there's a waiting list! 2, not everyone will have the know how or time to set it up!!

Edited By: cigbunt on Jul 08, 2012 13:43
nascent#20
cigbunt
there's a waiting list! 2, not everyone will have the know how or time to set it up!!

You'd amazed how easy it is, there's a GUI installer on the site
http://i.imgur.com/WaUEDs.png
it's literally a job of attaching an hdmi cable, plugging in the power and clicking next a couple of times on the installer. I was up and running in about 5 mins tops. Just make sure you have an SD adaptor for £2.

As for the waiting list. I have managed to apply for and receive 2 of them in separate instances I haven't had to wait long at all. Supposedly they've got a handle on production and are getting rid of the waiting list soon anyway.






Edited By: nascent on Jul 08, 2012 13:58

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