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Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player £71.12 @Amazon
Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player £71.12 @Amazon

Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player £71.12 @Amazon

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Now down to £70.98!!!! cheapest I have seen it.

Turn your USB drive into an HD media player - Play content from most popular USB drives and devices.
Play videos, music, and photos from the Internet - Connect to Internet sites like YouTube, Flickr, Live365, and Pandora. (Availability varies by country).
Full-HD 1080p video playback - Experience spectacular Full-HD video picture quality and crystal-clear digital audio.
Collect without limits - There’s no limit to the size of your media collection; just add more USB drives for more space.

its Just gone up by a staggering 10p so I have ammended the price.
Access files anywhere on your home network - The Ethernet port lets you connect this player to your home network

69 Comments

Great bit of kit.

Not really, AC RYAN is better, that can bit stream HD audio, this only does dolby digital.

I love my AC RYAN

So this is basically a player to just play files from your network/USB?

Original Poster

PenguinsForAll

So this is basically a player to just play files from your network/USB?



Yeah but its a great bit of kit plays all file formats I have tried , and plays better than my £200 Popcorn hour media player , which wont allow me to rewind or fast forward 1080p high def stuff

yes, its a good box, nice GUI interface

PenguinsForAll

So this is basically a player to just play files from your network/USB?



wow .. nothing gets past you.

was it "Turn your USB drive into an HD media player - Play content from most popular USB drives and devices " in the description that gave it away? oO

Heat added - good price
Edited by: "toonarmani" 21st Feb 2011

Cancelled my sumvision cyclone micro 2 from ebuyer and gone for this.At this price it is just too attractive.
Edited by: "Lanse" 21st Feb 2011

canada16

Not really, AC RYAN is better, that can bit stream HD audio, this only … Not really, AC RYAN is better, that can bit stream HD audio, this only does dolby digital.I love my AC RYAN



Absolute rubbish ....LOL

Get the WDTV ....it'll play everything you throw at it and more ....plus full WD support with regular updates !!

Excellent price too !!

Edited by: "Mecoconuts" 21st Feb 2011

This is an amazing piece of kit, its played everything that ive tried. I've had it since before it was out in the UK (Hunted around New York for it) its amazing, playback quality is better than ANYTHING else ive tried, some MKV's look better that my Blue rays ( i have no idea y but its true )

Mecoconuts

Absolute rubbish ....LOLGet the WDTV ....it'll play everything you throw … Absolute rubbish ....LOLGet the WDTV ....it'll play everything you throw at it and more ....plus full WD support with regular updates !! Excellent price too !!



So you are saying it can play HD audio? I think not.
And what can this play that the AC RYAN cant?
To me seems the AC RYAN can do more

So if a 1080p MKV had standard DTS or DTS Master audio normally FraMeSToR stuff are you saying this cant play it?

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GQ Man

So if a 1080p MKV had standard DTS or DTS Master audio are you saying … So if a 1080p MKV had standard DTS or DTS Master audio are you saying this cant play it?



Mine plays DTS audio , but it is plugged into my Onkyo 507 amp

This cannot play HD audio the AC RYAN can.
This will downsample to dolby, were as my AMP lights up Master audio, this will not, it will show Dolby or DTS thats it.

a1

Mine plays DTS audio , but it is plugged into my Onkyo 507 amp



Yes but it wont play HD AUDIO, DTS is not HD audio,
Trust me get a Ac Ryan it does more and better support

So what ! This is a post for the WD Live .I cannot find it cheaper,that is the essence of the deal.
Edited by: "Lanse" 21st Feb 2011

Original Poster

canada16

Yes but it wont play HD AUDIO, DTS is not HD audio, Trust me get a Ac … Yes but it wont play HD AUDIO, DTS is not HD audio, Trust me get a Ac Ryan it does more and better support



I cant really comment on the AC Ryan , I was just tryin to post the best price I could find on the WD player which I am very happy with.

True, but I am saying there is better.

Just like when tv's and laptops are posted, people will say there is better.

Is it better in any other ways? Genuine question.

How many people can take advantage of HD audio? How many people get the most out of DTS?

I've got a pretty expensive sound system and I'm not convinced I could tell the difference between HD audio and DTS (or even DD and DTS).

Original Poster

SaltyCDogg

Is it better in any other ways? Genuine question.How many people can take … Is it better in any other ways? Genuine question.How many people can take advantage of HD audio? How many people get the most out of DTS?I've got a pretty expensive sound system and I'm not convinced I could tell the difference between HD audio and DTS (or even DD and DTS).



Yeah I think you need a pretty good ear to discerne any difference

canada16

Yes but it wont play HD AUDIO, DTS is not HD audio, Trust me get a Ac … Yes but it wont play HD AUDIO, DTS is not HD audio, Trust me get a Ac Ryan it does more and better support





Fanboy alert X)


...anyway nice find OP....as others have said the WD is a great bit of kit

I have one of these and playing a mkv with dta-ma and my amp shows it up as dts-ma. Same goes with TrueHD as well...I have an Onkyo 578....

NX3

yes, its a good box, nice GUI interface



I'll get cash out the ATM machine to buy it.

I've had this box for a while now and I used to think that the WD TV box was awesome, until I got the new AC Ryan HD2 box a week ago, WOW!

This is good for the price, but for another £15, you can get the AC Ryan HD2 Mini, it's the newest tech and does more, better.

Plus there is a reason why the price of the WD TV box is coming down so quickly......competition!

jnalepa

I've had this box for a while now and I used to think that the WD TV box … I've had this box for a while now and I used to think that the WD TV box was awesome, until I got the new AC Ryan HD2 box a week ago, WOW!This is good for the price, but for another £15, you can get the AC Ryan HD2 Mini, it's the newest tech and does more, better.



Where ? i didnt think it was out yet

Great price for the WDTV HD
Edited by: "jonhoggy" 21st Feb 2011

Nice price. Get B-Rad firmware installed and embrace the joy.

canada16

Not really, AC RYAN is better, that can bit stream HD audio, this only … Not really, AC RYAN is better, that can bit stream HD audio, this only does dolby digital.I love my AC RYAN



Agreed am just about to have the new one with gb network, The ryan is better than this in many ways and i know as i use to own one of these and i got rid to have a ryan.

Mine bitstreams dolby true hd to my amp.

a1

Yeah but its a great bit of kit plays all file formats I have tried , and … Yeah but its a great bit of kit plays all file formats I have tried , and plays better than my £200 Popcorn hour media player , which wont allow me to rewind or fast forward 1080p high def stuff



Same here the FF/RW is useless on the PopcornHour and I had mine when they where the only media player to have and they where nearly £300 I have the A100 and considering how much it was my AcRyan runs rings round it, it boots up 10x faster its prettier FF/RW is much better and it doesn't loose the workgroup for no reason which lasts for months with no reason and it just reappears out of no where and you cant find the reason NWT forums don't have a answer either.

been checking out AC Ryan boxes - never heard of them before. The bluray iso support is cool.
Edited by: "profet" 21st Feb 2011

Serious question peeps. I am considering WD v AC Ryan v Acer Revo. I have pretty much ruled out a hacked Apple TV I think.

My setup is this. I have a NAS ( the cheapy Dlink 323 gigabit one) linked to a gigabit switch which is then linked via homeplugs to an upstairs adsl router. I want to stream movies etc from the nas to the main tv and also to a bedroom tv connected to a ps3 (I plan on buying another homeplug to better connect rather than ps3 wifi).

I want true HD sound (I plan on buying av amp etc), proper streaming around the house from te NAS, as everything is wired through the switch, and a good GUI.

I've heard the AC Ryan struggles with streaming when not directly hard wired to a USB HDD source. Can anyone confirm if this is true?

I was set on getting a Revo to run XBMC, but have started to explore other options like these. Any advice or thoughts.

Ta muchly

Original Poster

Thanks for the links bridgetbodgit

Mecoconuts

Absolute rubbish ....LOLGet the WDTV ....it'll play everything you throw … Absolute rubbish ....LOLGet the WDTV ....it'll play everything you throw at it and more ....plus full WD support with regular updates !! Excellent price too !!



WDTV use sigma chip and will never support rmvb
For this reason, I'm out

Original Poster

ciro

WDTV use sigma chip and will never support rmvbFor this reason, I'm out



Horses for courses I suppose , plays everything I need it to and more

Actually the seagate goflex TV worth a consideration.

At similar price level it support more formats. Downside is they charge a premium for the wifi dongle, and the sata slot only support certain seagate goflex hdds. Comes with a cheap and crap remote but there is an iOS app to use the remote function over wifi (though you have to download from US app store)

I am intended to use a pricey NAS+powerline adapter so no issue

Got one of this really good media player voted hot

Price shot up now to £71.08.

Also, don't forget to go via nectar.com to collect your Nectar points at Amazon - it's double points until March the 3rd!

Anyway thanks to the OP - I've been watching the price recently, and checked the price yesterday, when it was still up at £76.00!

Just shows you the power of lots of people looking at lots of stuff.

X)

Looked at these just after xmas but got a blu ray player with usb functionality for the same price so didnt get one of these.

Reviews make it sound like a nice bit of kit though.

Original Poster

I have just ammended the price added the extra 10p thanks Monkey Butler
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