Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Player unquestionably awesome. I'm going to really tell you right away that I really like this system. I came in the vicinity of giving it 4 stars, mainly because it has its own imperfections, then again firmware updates on the earlier model have ultimately fixed most elements I've had with it, and with this PLUS version, things are going well. I have been very pleased with the pace of feature additions in the upgrades. I bought a WDTV Live (non-plus) about 12 months ago for my home theater. As the plus version were released, I quickly lamented the fact that my older unit didn't support Netflix. I just purchased a this new Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Player, since I have two TVs. I'm happy I did. They've now both turn out to be not merely integral in my home theater/home sound system experience but additionally integral in my home network.
I truly do suggest that if , perhaps you do get yourself Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Player, first of all you do is download and install the latest firmware update. The latest firmware update takes care of any problem and also offers connectivity to Facebook, Blockbuster OnDemand, Flickr, & various other online sites. Updating the firmware is so simple as downloading the file and inserting it into the device, you will be prompted that an update is available and it will begin its install.
I discovered the interface of the Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Player to be efficient and simple to fully grasp. It's a "twist" form, as if on a lot of media centers or Sony's PSP. Navigation is super quick and incredibly uncomplicated, though typing is a chore. Luckily, a recent firmware update will let you plug in an USB keyboard.
Now on the reason I bought a Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Player initially: Movies. What can I say with regards to this package that has not already been said? This digital media devices player plays basically every type of file I can throw at it. Most impressively raw m2ts (BluRay) files. 1080p video is razor-sharp and liquid-smooth, DTSMA audio is stunning in the home theater system. I continues to find it hard to believe it is really all caused by that petite unit.
Earlier versions of Western Digital WD TV Live Media Player happens to be a lttle bit buggy. And yet with latest one installed, the few errors vanished. Keep in mind that the firmware was a methodical process for me. If your digital media devices is old, you might have to update it 2-3 times by the internet to bring your device up to the latest firware.
This wd tv live plus digital media devices does exactly what it says. After I hooked it up, it straight away connected with the internet. A few simple clicks and all the content from three windows computers (XP, Vista, Win7 OS) were accessable. Any portable hard drive that I connected was accessable. Mp4, Mpeg, Jpeg, Avi, Mkv, Mp3 files all worked fine.
The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus 1080P HD Media Playermenu / user interface is not complicated - it's functional. But it's FAST. Reviewing it next to each other with the Viewsonic, it streamed music and videos considerably quicker (no delay.) It was easier to use. The WD is very intuitive. Netflix browsing in near instantaneous.