Western Digital Live 1080p WDBAAP0000NBK-EESN Internet Media Streamer Television - £99.99 @ Amazon ! - HotUKDeals
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Found this on Amazon i have the older version and am tempted to buy this.

The WD TV Live HD Media Player from Western Digital has everything you need to play your HD media collection and the fun stuff you find on the web in brilliant HD 1080p on your big screen HDTV.

Because it supports a wide variety of file types, you can instantly enjoy all your home digital media, regardless of the file format. Plus you get direct access to a huge selection of video, photos, and music from popular internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live 365, and Pandora (U.S. only) right from the beautifully easy WDTV navigation screen.

The WD TV Live HD media player is exceptionally easy to use so anyone in the family can do it and, because it's networked, you can easily access media from any PC in the home.

Features
Play Full HD 1080p video, music and photos on your HD TV
DTS Downmix - Convert your DTS Audio to play as normal stereo
Supports widest variety of file formats and devices
Network capable for easy access to the newest content from PCs, network drives, internet favorites

In the Box
Media Player
Compact remote with batteries
Composite AV cable
Component AV cable
AC adapter
CD with sample media
Quick Install Guide

Compatibility
HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, USB 2.0, H.264, SimplayHD, Energy Star®, Dolby Digital, DTS, DLNA, Bonjour, AVCHD, Windows Vista
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1 Like #1
Damn, only bought the old version recently..... and this has DTS downmix..... which I REALLY miss on the older version as most x264 has DTS I have to convert.
#2
Finnboy
Damn, only bought the old version recently..... and this has DTS downmix..... which I REALLY miss on the older version as most x264 has DTS I have to convert.


I don't know if you have a dts amp under the telly but you can connect it with an optical toslink cable and away you go.
#3
Unfortunately not.... so have to use Popcorn converter, which works great.... but takes time to convert.

Will wait till the first few firmware updates have come out and upgrade to this new version I think.
#4
bobon - pls try to include price & retailers name in the title, thanks :)
#5
edi
bobon - pls try to include price & retailers name in the title, thanks :)


Will do in future.:oops: Thanks for the edit.:thumbsup:
#6
i am directly connecting my laptop which has a HDMI output to my HD TV so this is not much use to me.
1 Like #7
rock2007
i am directly connecting my laptop which has a HDMI output to my HD TV so this is not much use to me.


Thanks for that........Don't buy one then!!
#8
This similar to the popcorn one ?
#9
Uridium
Thanks for that........Don't buy one then!!


Thats awesome, really made me laugh.

"Erm....yeah....don't have a computer.....voted cold!" :roll:
#10
rock2007
i am directly connecting my laptop which has a HDMI output to my HD TV so this is not much use to me.


Your comment is about as useful as a condom machine in a convent :roll:
#11
except the link takes you to:
now £111.69 incl delivery
Western Digital Live 1080p Internet Media Streamer Television
Dispatched from and sold by extremepcsuk.

so are the Amazon models now expired?
#12
torby
except the link takes you to:
now £111.69 incl delivery
Western Digital Live 1080p Internet Media Streamer Television
Dispatched from and sold by extremepcsuk.

so are the Amazon models now expired?


No this is not expired - click on the more buying choices tab.

Please un-expire

though note the despatch times!!
#13
plenty more retailers scan.co.uk digitalera.co.uk etc
i just got a playonhd and noticed it has a fair few updates to come http://www.digitalera.co.uk/news/?p=339
this wdtv looks pretty good but i read it had some network issues..but most players have issues on release.
#14
Voted hot from me, I have the older model and its excellent.Been using the older model everyday since its release and apart from the few updates needed had absolutly no probs with it .Very happy so hot from me. release
#15
Lets just hope its not as bad as the old one.
#16
copystuff;6591688
Lets just hope its not as bad as the old one.


What's so bad with the old one??
#17
Good price, was almost going to buy from scan at a few more pounds the other day. Thanks OP.
#18
rock2007
i am directly connecting my laptop which has a HDMI output to my HD TV so this is not much use to me.


Good for you. Now go away.
#19
I'm probably in the minority, but I still don't see the point in these. Built myself a proper media center for barely £50 more which can everything this can and so much more.
banned#20
I'm SO tempted by one of these now they have network connectivity. I stream everything through my 360 at the moment but no MKV support etc is annoying me!

Will have to look whether its worth flogging my NAS, and getting one of these and a USB drive to plug into it...
banned#21
jaydeeuk1
I'm probably in the minority, but I still don't see the point in these. Built myself a proper media center for barely £50 more which can everything this can and so much more.


Yes, I'm sure you are in the minority.

£50 is £50, if this does everything people want it to (IE play/stream videos). plus I doubt your £150 'media center' (sic) can play/stream 1080p h.264 etc properly, will use more power, is very unlikely to be silent, will take up much more space/not look as tidy, will take much longer to power on/power off, is more likely to fail/have operating issues, and so on.
#22
This hasn't got wireless built in so you need a USB wireless adaptor which will set you back another £35 or so for N draft. Pity.

Access media files on your home network - WD TV Live supports a direct Ethernet connection or a USB attached wireless connection to your home network. Click here to view compatible wireless-ready USB adaptors.
banned#23
blahblah
This hasn't got wireless built in so you need a USB wireless adaptor which will set you back another £35 or so for N draft. Pity.

Access media files on your home network - WD TV Live supports a direct Ethernet connection or a USB attached wireless connection to your home network. Click here to view compatible wireless-ready USB adaptors.


Rubbish. You dont NEED a USB wireless adapter. Wireless is a poor choice for steaming (especially HD) video and anybody bothered about doing this properly will cable it up.
#24
Unfortunately, I'm not a geek when it comes to Hi-Fi....I just want to watch what I can as flexibly as possible.
What is rubbish about stating that it hasn't got wireless built in, when it hasn't?

If i want carry it around the house i don't want to be stuck in the dark ages with a trailing cable...do i?
I can get 300Mbps throughput on internal wireless, but this is no better than HD laptop for streaming.
It is a good deal, but i'm stating the bleeding obvious because nobody's mentioned it.
#25
mattress
What's so bad with the old one??


Nothing, it plays everything I throw at it. Sure, I have to watch for the odd MKV with DTS sound, but converting that takes under 5 mins, big deal.

Bill.
#26
Why is this expired? It's still available for £99.99 from AMAZON - not a third party.

Yes, it might say 1-3 months, but in my experience, you can take that with a pince of salt.

This is a new piece of kit just released this week and gthey will definitely be getting more stock in for the runup to Xmas.

I've seen stuff before stating a few months and being sent the next week!

H&R for the OP :thumbsup:
#27
jaydeeuk1
I'm probably in the minority, but I still don't see the point in these. Built myself a proper media center for barely £50 more which can everything this can and so much more.

More expensive and this is silent and plays all HD video with no issue? Or pay less and get the original one?
#28
Sod it, bought one and the wireless addon :-)
#29
Where are the XBMC fanboys....???
#30
Faythur;6592794
Why is this expired? It's still available for £99.99 from AMAZON - not a third party.

Yes, it might say 1-3 months, but in my experience, you can take that with a pince of salt.

This is a new piece of kit just released this week and gthey will definitely be getting more stock in for the runup to Xmas.

I've seen stuff before stating a few months and being sent the next week!

H&R for the OP :thumbsup:

perhaps then the OP should change the link, all I get is:

Price: £105.70
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by extremepcsuk. and you have to add delivery as well.
banned#31
blahblah
Unfortunately, I'm not a geek when it comes to Hi-Fi....I just want to watch what I can as flexibly as possible.
What is rubbish about stating that it hasn't got wireless built in, when it hasn't?

If i want carry it around the house i don't want to be stuck in the dark ages with a trailing cable...do i?
I can get 300Mbps throughput on internal wireless, but this is no better than HD laptop for streaming.
It is a good deal, but i'm stating the bleeding obvious because nobody's mentioned it. Now **** off.


If you would like me to quote you again, you said you NEED a wireless adapter. Which is, as I said, rubbish. You do NOT need one. Alternatives include existing structured cabling, powerlines, etc.

Why would you be carrying it around the house!? It's designed to just sit underneath the TV in your living room to stream stuff around the house to it. You're not going to be carrying your 40" LCD TV around the house, are you!?

And how on earth is having a 'trailing cable' being in the dark ages? A lot of modern houses are being built with cat5 already installed around the houses. Then there are also powerlines etc.

And no, there is no way on this earth that you or anybody else, will ever see anything like 300mbps throughput on wireless. that is completely nonsense.

Finally, nobody has mentioned it because it IS the bleeding obvious that it doesn't have wireless and you're just telling people how to suck eggs. But you telling everybody they NEED wireless is just nonsense when there are alternatives.

Ah, and telling other users to '**** off', I would consider highly offensive, and your post has been reported.

Have a nice day.
#32
Anarchist, use PS3 Media Server which will also work with the XBox to stream your MKV's...
banned#33
Thanks Axum, thats kind of what I'm doing at the moment but I just want it to be kept simple - to not have to run upstairs, boot the PC up, sort that out then come back downstairs and get everything down there fired up etc.

Call me lazy/idealistic, I just want simple/quick/easy!
#34
XBox + mkv-playback != simple and easy......unfortunately...

I guess, if you're an XBox owner, then that's where these things come in handy, although not this version really, as you'll still obviously need the PC on to utilize the streaming aspect of it...
#35
axum
XBox + mkv-playback != simple and easy......unfortunately...

I guess, if you're an XBox owner, then that's where these things come in handy, although not this version really, as you'll still obviously need the PC on to utilize the streaming aspect of it...


Whats wrong with this version? You can stream from a usb drive, usb flash drive, a network share, a media server on a NAS or you can use home plugs.

Just wondering what you mean by not this version, what version would be better?
banned#36
Dunno, I have a NAS drive with Twonky installed on that I use at the moment. One of these would be fine for just streaming direct from NAS and scrapping the box off.

Simple, easy solution!
#37
Broadsword
Whats wrong with this version? You can stream from a usb drive, usb flash drive, a network share, a media server on a NAS or you can use home plugs.

Just wondering what you mean by not this version, what version would be better?


I mean if he doesn't want to continually go to his PC and turn it on, wouldn't he better with the older version, as apart from DTS, that's all this version adds, oh, and the NAS bit, which seems to suit him, but didn't know he had that before...
#38
mattress
What's so bad with the old one??


Well the films often freeze before the end so it spoils your enyoment as you have to mess abou getting it working again and it dont downsample DTS so having to convert sound before putting film on to hard drive. need i go on.
#39
torby
perhaps then the OP should change the link, all I get is:

Price: £105.70
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by extremepcsuk. and you have to add delivery as well.


Look down the right side of the page where other retailers are listed.
#40
copystuff
Well the films often freeze before the end so it spoils your enyoment as you have to mess abou getting it working again and it dont downsample DTS so having to convert sound before putting film on to hard drive. need i go on.


Never had that happen once in over a year of using the old one. Use it 2 or 3 times a week too.

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