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WD Announces TV Live Plus HD Media Player

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I own the WD TV Live HD which cost $100 and i find it stupid to pay $50 for just netflick feature when these things were made for pirates in mind.

Can't tell when last i saw an optical disc btw.
 

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Extra!!!

What's Extra...only Netflix...come on....at least WD could throw a USB 3.0/eSATA port.
 
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I wonder if Hulu could get in on the action.

I love catching up on shows there.
 
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I own the WD TV Live HD which cost $100 and i find it stupid to pay $50 for just netflick feature when these things were made for pirates in mind.
Agree!

i have WD TV Live HD and i would like to can access to "all" YouTube videos... no the restriction of "only PC" ¬_¬

Edit

in the web can see the diferences between them:

+ Supports DVD navigation
+ Instantly streams Netflix and other premium content (US only)

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/index.asp?cat=30

i hope that "DVD Navigation" can run after a update of the firmware
 
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I'm willing to pay the $50 extra for the Netflix feature. I was thinking about buying a XBox 360 for the bedroom for Netflix/streaming (with no need for gaming). The extra $50 is cheaper than a couple of years of XBox Live which is required. I've been wanting to get one of these type of devices but the lack of Netflix kept me waiting, until now.
 

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I'm holding out hope that this box will, finally, have proper SSA/ASS "soft" subtitle support since SSA/ASS support is called out in the manual and website. Failing that, it's back to trying to figure out a clean way to create a NMT that does not require a keyboard/mouse to use. :cry:
 
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Then they would still be ugly.
Lol, nice!

I may get something like this to compliment my network server project later this year. I'll keep an eye on it for sure.
 
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My step dad went to a guy that put all of our old home videos onto an external, and coupled it with a WD TV Live. The interface is pretty nice, but it's quite sluggish looking through things. IMO, for people that browse this forum, something like this would be better with a faster interface.

Not to bring down WD, Seagate is coming out with a GoFlex TV that works with their new GoFlex UltraPortable drives, so you can literally plug the external into it using its SATA interface. I have seen nothing of the interface, but with faster transfer speeds, I imagine the sluggishness would diminish.
 
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the lag from the TV interface is not cause by it's data interface it comes more from the low power processor used and the way how it is constructed, most nmt's use html/browser style interface which is not resource hungry in any way but tends to lag on nearly all media tanks as it is not build for extreme fast switching/browsing, at least it provides a good interface :)

adding sata or usb 3.0 just bumps the cost nothing more as it is way to fast for these small devices, it might be that gigabit lan improves the transfer speed a small bit but that's just too less

i do own some popcorn's that are standing their ground just by an extreme firmware support and community that accompany them.

does this one use the same chip as before? realtek right, or sigma design?
 
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My step dad went to a guy that put all of our old home videos onto an external, and coupled it with a WD TV Live. The interface is pretty nice, but it's quite sluggish looking through things. IMO, for people that browse this forum, something like this would be better with a faster interface.

Not to bring down WD, Seagate is coming out with a GoFlex TV that works with their new GoFlex UltraPortable drives, so you can literally plug the external into it using its SATA interface. I have seen nothing of the interface, but with faster transfer speeds, I imagine the sluggishness would diminish.
ESATA? :confused:
 
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Nope. SATA.



The HDD plugs directly into it. No high-speed unless you use their GoFlex drives, but it's still doable at least.
 
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Gotcha, thanks!
 
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I'll do a mini-review of the GoFlex 1TB UltraPortable that's waiting for me at home. Keep an eye out in the Storage section this weekend.
 

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WD or Seagate, we need remove MKB V17, AACS and BD+ encryptions from Blu-ray Discs first.
 
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