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WDTV LIVE £83.70 from Dell Online + 6% Quidco
WDTV LIVE £83.70  from Dell Online + 6% Quidco

WDTV LIVE £83.70 from Dell Online + 6% Quidco

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The Western Digital WDTV LIVE, now with the Ethernet port to allow network streaming and the built in DTS Decoder, removing the need for a dedicated AV-Amp. This is the cheapest price I can remember for this latest generation WDTV device.

Use this coupon to bring the delivered price down from £91.99 to £82.79 :
(due to demand the've pumped the price up a quid to £83.70)

"Save an extra 10% on selected electronics and accessories when you use this coupon code at checkout. JH5T0BP6V8374D"

Direct Link to WDTV Live Dell Deal :

search.euro.dell.com/res…y=0

Direct Link to the Western Digital Webite for dull description here :

westerndigital.com/en/…735


Thanks to SIMATE AND F99 for noticing this Deal, which was at the bottom of the Amazon thread, I thought it deserved a thread of its own.

p.s. I ordered one too, hope we all get them!

have the MK1 of this and love it, but they did cut a few corners that were partially addressed by the MKII and fully addressed by this.

WDTV MK1 - Stream movies from a FAT32/NTFS formatted external HDD.
WDTV MKII - As above but decodes the DTS soundtrack and puts it out over HDMI (Alleviates the necessity for an AV-AMP). *A Lot* of the MKV stuff on the net is DTS soundtrack!
WDTV LIVE - As Above but provides an Ethernet Port to allow streaming of movies from a PC or Network Mounted Drive (NAS drive)

You connect it to your TV via HDMI, your external HDD drive via USB and/or your network via 10/100M Ethernet cable and it has an external Power supply. You can also connect it to an AV-AMP via a Digital Optical cable.

Uses a lot less electricity than any PS3 or XBOX360!!

Changed Quidco to 6%, was sure it was 3% but defo 6% now.

Features & Benefits

* Digital Player (Recorder) : Digital player
* Audio : Stereo
* Remote Control : Remote control
* Dimensions (WxDxH) / Weight : 12.6 cm x 10 cm x 4 cm / 303 g
* Manufacturer Warranty : 2 years warranty

- kekesala

260 Comments

Was looking at this last night, with that voucher code can i really resist this?

bought, Thanks

thanks

Great price!

Bought!

Super hot

Great price, I paid about £90 last week from Amazon. Really pleased with it and high def stuff is great. I have put a 1Tb USB drive onto it so I can copy stuff to it from any computer (all hard wired network) instead of streaming it so you don't need to leave a computer running whilst you are watching something.

dosnt the ps3 do the same kinda stuff?

sorry to be a muppet - does this then plug into your PC and yoou telly so you can watch things from the net on your telly? if so, does it mean you would need your base unit by the telly?

kinda lost...

no, it uses the network to stream the files

Armsey;7855692

dosnt the ps3 do the same kinda stuff?


It sure does, but not everyone wants a ps3! Also it cannot handle x264 encoded HD stuff naively. It needs to be decoded on the fly by your computer which streams to the PS3 over your network, (decent dual core and no wifi connection recommended), PS3Mediaserver does this and is free, pretty amazing piece of software. Anyway item is hot if you are not technically minded and want to just plug and play. Not for me though!

Cha-ching..... now I don't have to keep running back and forth with a USB stick full of programs for my WDTV Gen 1.

No mention of FF99 who put you on the trail of it (excluding the code) or myself cos you couldn't find the product on Dells site!

hotukdeals.com/ite…310

I thought of posting this myself last night but didn't have time, I would have at least thanked FF99 for pointing it out.

gramcknight;7855710

sorry to be a muppet - does this then plug into your PC and yoou telly so … sorry to be a muppet - does this then plug into your PC and yoou telly so you can watch things from the net on your telly? if so, does it mean you would need your base unit by the telly?kinda lost...



You can use any hard drive or memory stick plugged into it with all your media on OR stream from a computer if you prefer.

looking good....now do i need it....lol...heat added

scorching price as is still pretty new...anyone know what format the hard drive has to be in to stream e.g NTFS of FAT32? and does it handle FLAC audio files?

ashwinc;7855762

It sure does, but not everyone wants a ps3! Also it cannot handle x264 … It sure does, but not everyone wants a ps3! Also it cannot handle x264 encoded HD stuff naively. It needs to be decoded on the fly by your computer which streams to the PS3 over your network, (decent dual core and no wifi connection recommended), PS3Mediaserver does this and is free, pretty amazing piece of software. Anyway item is hot if you are not technically minded and want to just plug and play. Not for me though!



Not getting back into the whole "PS3 can do this" thing (as it can, just requires more effort), but you can always just dump your HD content on a USB drive as well, although there's a couple of extra steps involved as it, as you kind of said but stated incorrectly, it doesn't handle mkv files, it DOES handle HD content natively though, that's an incorrect statement.

This does downmix DTS like the version 2 WD TV doesn't it ?

Yes, it's basically the same [with the updated chipset] but adds networking

Can this take an internal hard drive?

no it can't.

Can you plug a NAS straight into the ethernet connection on this ?

harny;7856023

scorching price as is still pretty new...anyone know what format the hard … scorching price as is still pretty new...anyone know what format the hard drive has to be in to stream e.g NTFS of FAT32? and does it handle FLAC audio files?



Yes it handles FLAC. I have a hard drive attached to mine which is NTFS and I have also plugged in FAT32 sticks so I think it is pretty flexible.

This is the best media gadget I have ever had, I love it, do yer big hidef telly a favour and get one of these, great value at £100 but a steal at this price :-D

Ive got 3 of these guys... as they are awsome...1 in livvy and 1 each in mine and my kids bedroom. upstairs I have a NAS drive with all the films I need on it.

Mykids watch full DVD iso rips and bluray iso's all play no problems over the 10/100 NIC card.

Plays every movie format ive put through it.. although some audio prolems with some WMA files no great loss there..

As for music plays FLAC and OGG files flawlessly and also can watch youyube vids aswell.

Firmware support is excellent and full DVD / Bluray Menu support is on the cards. and to top that this little guy is totally silent (passive cooling).

Firmware updates here..]http//ww…735

Would totally recommend..

Great price for this machine. Was tempted by this machine or the Xtreamer when they came out but so glad paid the extra for this network blu ray player (granted a £110 obviously depends on your budget and needs) but the LG BD390 is just a brilliant piece of kit. A sony blu ray player would cost a £100 on top of the wdtv live making it roughly the same price anyway

Couple of reviews ]here and ]here

If you want to game as well then the ps3 is the best choice, if you want a sub £100 streamer this or the xtreamer is a good choice, but if you have no interest in gaming and are in the market for a blu-ray player as well as a streaming device this is the machine to get, no converting or downmixing needed, 7.1 analog sound (great if you have and older av amp) streaming via 802.11n, all this straight out of the box. Even if you don't want to stream you can just plug a portable hdd into it and all the content is displayed in thumbnail view and from switching onto playing takes less than 30 secs.

CHR0M£D0M£ - can you explain how you've got your NAS connected ? Do you just plug it straight in, or have you got a switch in operation ?

axum;7856038

Not getting back into the whole "PS3 can do this" thing (as it can, just … Not getting back into the whole "PS3 can do this" thing (as it can, just requires more effort), but you can always just dump your HD content on a USB drive as well, although there's a couple of extra steps involved as it, as you kind of said but stated incorrectly, it doesn't handle mkv files, it DOES handle HD content natively though, that's an incorrect statement.



I still cannot see the practicality of the PS3 or 360 over this. If you want to watch anything over 480p, you cannot stream wirelessly, jerk-free. So you end up with messy cables around the house. I see the WDTV as a piece of compact kit to make life easier ... not do something that most of us cannot already do. After all, anyone with a half decent pc can play HD content over our TV if we connect the PC directly to the TV via its VGA in and audio in sockets.

As long as your NAS is attached to your home network.. the WD HDTV Live picks it up straight away, you can also pick up shared directories also... you can shared everyones home networked music and films no problems..

The WD HDLIVE get assigned an local ip, you can even have it join a local workgroup..

So the WDTV is connected to the router, as is the NAS etc...

machofairy;7856497

I still cannot see the practicality of the PS3 or 360 over this. If you … I still cannot see the practicality of the PS3 or 360 over this. If you want to watch anything over 480p, you cannot stream wirelessly, jerk-free. So you end up with messy cables around the house. I see the WDTV as a piece of compact kit to make life easier ... not do something that most of us cannot already do. After all, anyone with a half decent pc can play HD content over our TV if we connect the PC directly to the TV via its VGA in and audio in sockets.



The PS3 isn't a replacement over this. I didn't say that. If you have a PS3 you can do what this does, just with a bit more effort. You don't need anything wired/wireless, you can play via USB if you want. I can stream 720p content wirelessly without any issue. You could also use Homeplugs :thumbsup:

axum;7856491

CHR0M£D0M£ - can you explain how you've got your NAS connected ? Do you j … CHR0M£D0M£ - can you explain how you've got your NAS connected ? Do you just plug it straight in, or have you got a switch in operation ?



Plugging a NAS straight in would be a waste of a NAS. Either connect the WDTV to your home network with an ethernet cable or else plug in a hard drive via USB. Both work just fine.

If your TV/WDTV cannot reach your PC with an ethernet cable, you'll need to invest £50 in some Homeplugs (I would heartily recommend those too :thumbsup:)

Also for the Greens and Money savers.
A note about power consumption - I was pretty chuffed at the fact of the WD TV Live using a lot less electricity than my PS3 and Xbox360 for wathing movie etc. And WOW it does, while in use. It uses 6 watts while streaming full 1080p video with surround sound from the network. When sitting idle in one of its menus (or when the screensaver kicks in) it uses 5 watts. This is fantastic! However, when you power down the unit, it does not turn off. The front power LED turns off and it does not send signals to the outputs, but it's still on and using 4 watts. Considering how much time I'll use the device vs. how much time it will sit idle in standby mode, I'm was not so chuffed about that constant 4 watt drain. so I purchased some bye bye standbys and turn the sucker off when I don't need it.. now I can hug trees and fart in empty plastic bottles

CHR0M£D0M£;7856698

Also for the Greens and Money savers.A note about power consumption - I … Also for the Greens and Money savers.A note about power consumption - I was pretty chuffed at the fact of the WD TV Live using a lot less electricity than my PS3 and Xbox360 for wathing movie etc. And WOW it does, while in use. It uses 6 watts while streaming full 1080p video with surround sound from the network. When sitting idle in one of its menus (or when the screensaver kicks in) it uses 5 watts. This is fantastic! However, when you power down the unit, it does not turn off. The front power LED turns off and it does not send signals to the outputs, but it's still on and using 4 watts. Considering how much time I'll use the device vs. how much time it will sit idle in standby mode, I'm was not so chuffed about that constant 4 watt drain. so I purchased some bye bye standbys and turn the sucker off when I don't need it.. now I can hug trees and fart in empty plastic bottles



I noticed that too. What's more, I have a Seagate hard drive attached directly to the WDTV which powers down when the device it is connected to is powered down. However it never powers down when attached to the WDTV, since the WDTV is never really off, so I'm burning still more power! The socket at the wall is the way to go.

Bought one. Heat added. :thumbsup:

axum;7856660

The PS3 isn't a replacement over this. I didn't say that. If you have a … The PS3 isn't a replacement over this. I didn't say that. If you have a PS3 you can do what this does, just with a bit more effort. You don't need anything wired/wireless, you can play via USB if you want. I can stream 720p content wirelessly without any issue. You could also use Homeplugs :thumbsup:



Hi mate...

You know I was very tempted to buy one of these today at this price. A bit of light searching however and i've discovered Boxart for movies doesn't work from network storage (locally attached disk only) and it only has a 10/100 NIC (Not gigabit)

Ah well I'll stick with the PS3's for a while until WD fix the firmware on this...

Why hello there matey

Yeah, i'm actually enquiring for a few, not quite as technical, friends...

They are good bits of kit, never denied that....

The 10/100 nic card in the WD HDTV Live is more than adequate to play Bluray isos over then LAN..
No play back problems at all even the DTS audio play fine... don't let that put you off...

The Bluray iso,s play @1080p 24fps... size range from 35Gig to 50Gig...

Can this play Blu-ray ISO's then? Been looking for a device that can.

Is there anyway to get Cover Art or anything fancy that shows what the film/TV series is and a brief synopsis (YAMJ sort of thing) on this unit please?

Never owned one and looking to see what it the right sort of thing for me.

Cheers.

Yep you can add DVD, MP3 art to the files aswell... bit like YAMJ..
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