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Testseek.com have collected 87 expert reviews of the Western Digital WD TV HD Live Media Player WDBAAN / WDBAAP / WDBGXT and the average rating is 83%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Western Digital WD TV HD Live Media Player WDBAAN / WDBAAP / WDBGXT .
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The editors liked

  • Attractive UI
  • Extensive video formats supported
  • 1080p support
  • Silent
  • Incredibly Easy Setup
  • Compact enough to fit into any A/V rig
  • Up to 1080p output
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Copy
  • Move or delete files from the couch
  • Plays back media in tons of common formats. Use your existing network to move media to and from the device. 1080p output. Access to online streaming content.
  • Rocksolid performance
  • Best user experience in the business
  • And Bluray quality downloads
  • Network digital media streamer
  • Pandora Radio built-in
  • Live365 channel
  • YouTube channel
  • HDMI out
  • Two USB ports
  • Digital optical audio out
  • Quick
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Includes composite and component wires.
  • Network support
  • Support for every important media file and container format
  • HDMI output
  • Small and quiet
  • File playback over a network
  • Component video output
  • Improved file compatibility over the first WD TV.

The editors didn't like

  • Can't attach USB hub
  • Flickr Issues
  • Internet content playable is a bit thin
  • No WiFi out of the box
  • No HDMI cable included
  • A lot of missed opportunity with services
  • No search features for audio/video services
  • Navigation can be inconsistent. Onscreen keyboard is confusing and cumbersome. Media library doesn't consolidate all media.
  • You need the disc vault to store your Blurays
  • The system is expensive
  • And the Kscape doesn't support HD music files (yet)
  • No Wi-Fi.
  • Can’t stream Netflix movies
  • Wireless networking costs extra
  • Currently supports only a limited number of online media services
  • No DRMencrypted file support
  • Timeconsuming directory navigation
  • Not ideal for music playback.

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  Published: 2012-08-03, Author: Adrienne , review by: hometheaterreview.com

  • Rocksolid performance, best user experience in the business, and Bluray quality downloads
  • You need the disc vault to store your Blurays, the system is expensive, and the Kscape doesn't support HD music files (yet)
  • The WD TV Live sells for about $100, pitting it directly against the Apple TV and top-of-the-line Roku 2 XS. The WD TV Live has more functionality than either of those boxes, in its combination of Web services and outstanding file support. Its features co...

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  Published: 2010-06-01, review by: Hometheatersound.com

  • At a street price of just over $100, Western Digital’s WD TV Live offers plenty of versatility in the number of audio and video file formats it can play, in addition to its network streaming capabilities. It does have some limitations when playing aud...

 
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  Published: 2010-05-01, review by: avrev.com

  • Abstract:  In the current age of media consumption, movies and television are being utilized in vastly different methods than five years ago. Nothing is more of a testament to the changes in how consumers are viewing their media than Western Digital’s TV Live H...

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  Published: 2010-02-09, review by: smallnetbuilder.com

  • Attractive UI, Extensive video formats supported, 1080p support, Silent
  • Can't attach USB hub, Flickr Issues, Internet content playable is a bit thin
  • Inexpensive and surprisingly flexible media player...

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  Published: 2010-02-01, review by: maximumpc.com

  • File playback over a network; component video output; improved file compatibility over the first WD TV.
  • No DRMencrypted file support; timeconsuming directory navigation; not ideal for music playback.

 
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  Published: 2010-01-12, review by: insidehw.com

  • Abstract:  WD TV Live brings probably the most important fix comparing to WD TV - support for wired network connection. The packaging of both devices is identical, with the exception of component and composite cables that are here non-standard because of unified ...

 
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  Published: 2009-12-23, review by: tomsguide.com

  • Abstract:  These new devices help you bring tunes and video files to your TV from your PCs and drives around your house. Which one is best? The year is almost at an end. While the year was chock full of praise-worthy trends in technology and consumer electronics...

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  Published: 2009-12-22, review by: futurelooks.com

  • The Western Digital WD TV Live has made substantial improvements over the version that was released earlier this year. The file support is a lot better, easily handling just about any video file that I threw at it. The video quality is just as good as...

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  Published: 2009-12-08, review by: Geek.com

  • Abstract:  Earlier this year I reviewed the WD TV HD Media Player. At the time I appreciated the fact that it could handle just about any video format I threw at it, but wished that it would also connect to my home network and other services. In addition, the int...

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  Published: 2009-12-08, review by: maclife.com

  • Plays back media in tons of common formats. Use your existing network to move media to and from the device. 1080p output. Access to online streaming content.
  • Navigation can be inconsistent. Onscreen keyboard is confusing and cumbersome. Media library doesn't consolidate all media.
  • Network capability adds a tremendous amount of flexibility to WD TV Live. Easy transfers to and from the device meake it perfect for media freaks who want to take a break from staring at their Macs for a while.WD TV Live...

 
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