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WD TV Live Hub Media Player (2TB)

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB Hard Drive for Media Storage
  • Wired Ethernet Network Connectivity
  • Optional Wi-Fi Adapter Available
  • 1080p Resolution via HDMI
  • Composite & Component Output
  • Optical S/PDIF Audio Output
  • Plays Movies, Music, & Photos
  • Netflix & Blockbuster On Demand Support
  • Browse YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, & More
  • Mac & Windows Streaming Compatibility

The 2TB WD TV Live Hub Media Player is a network device that connects to your HDTV. You'll be able to use it to stream movies, music, and photos that are stored on your home computer over your network and display them on your TV. It features a wired Ethernet port, and an optional Wi-Fi adapter is available. A 2TB hard drive is installed in the unit, allowing you to store files locally. You'll be able to view locally stored files even if your computer is powered down.

The WD TV Live can play all standard file types, ensuring that you'll be able to play your favorite music, photos, and videos with ease. Netflix subscribers will be able to stream movies and TV shows from their Instant Queue, and you also have the option of renting movies from Blockbuster On Demand. The impressive feature set is rounded out by the ability to access many popular websites - including Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. Dedicated web channels allow you to watch videos from CNN, NBC, MTV, ESPN, and other networks.

Bring Your Digital Life to Your Big Screen

Watch the Things You Love on the Screen You Love
Get your family and friends together, sit back, and enjoy! Whether it's your own videos, music, and photos or Internet entertainment, you can play it all in the comfort of your living room.
Watch Popular Movies and TV Episodes Instantly
Don't wait for the mailman to deliver your movies and don't settle for streaming to your small computer screen. Choose from over 10,000 titles from Blockbuster On Demand or access your Netflix unlimited membership and watch TV episodes and movies on your big screen.
Access Popular Internet Content from the Comfort of Your Living Room
Play YouTube videos, access Facebook, see your photos on Flickr, play music on Pandora, and watch daily video podcasts from CNN, NBC, MTV, ESPN, and other online content.
Play Almost Any Type of Media File
WD TV Live Hub supports a wide variety of the most popular file formats including HD camcorder video formats. No need to spend time transcoding.
Automatic Play
Select your favorite song, movie or photo slideshow to automatically play when the device is turned on. Perfect for living art on your HDTV or for digital signage.

Collect Your Media in One Place, Stream It Anywhere in the House

Play All Your Personal Media the Easy Way
Load up the high-capacity drive with all your media to create your own media jukebox. In a few clicks, you can play your home movies, share vacation slideshows, and play your music on the big screen and sound system in your living room.
Access Media Anywhere on Your Home Network
The Ethernet port lets you connect this media player to your home network so you can access and stream video, view photos, and play music from any Mac, PC, and network drive in your house.
It's a Multi-Room Media Server Streaming to Any TV in Your House
You can stream any file on the WD TV Live Hub media center to a WD TV Live media player or any DLNA/UPnP compatible TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or game console. The system is powerful enough to handle multiple streams so you can stream a movie to your Blu-ray Disc player, while viewing photos on your TV upstairs.
Video Camera-Ready
Connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media center and instantly view or archive HD video and photos without a PC.
Sync New Media
The player automatically synchronizes with watched folders so new content from any PC, Mac, or USB storage will be added to the WD TV Live Hub.
Transfer Files Easily
Copy, move or delete files stored on a USB drive, a network drive, your camcorder, or a camera attached to the media center using the on-screen menus.
Take Your Entertainment Center to a Whole New Level of Cool
The perfect partner for your HDTV. With Full HD 1080p playback, animated menus, and a programmable remote, the WD TV Live Hub media center allows you to experience your media at its best. It's compact, it's customizable, and it's just plain cool.
Full HD 1080p Video Playback
This is the real thing -- Full HD 1080p playback. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular picture quality of brilliant high definition video and the crystal-clear sound of digital audio.
Programmable Remote
Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus. Customize buttons for quick and easy access to your favorite music, photos, videos or menu choices.
Works with USB Keyboards
Use the on-screen keyboard, an alphanumeric keypad, or attach your wired or wireless USB keyboard for easy text input. Perfect for searching videos on YouTube or updating your status on Facebook.
Optional Wi-Fi Adapter
Supports a wireless network connection to your home network with an optional USB wireless adapter. Or, get the speed you need to stream HD with a WD Livewire powerline AV network kit -- it extends your Internet to any room in your home using your electrical outlets.
HDMI 1.4, Composite Video, and Component Video Output
The HDMI port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. Additional composite (RCA), and component outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.
S/PDIF digital output.
The optical audio output sends digital signals to your AV receiver for the best surround sound experience.
Capacity 2 TB
Ports 1x HDMI (1.4)
1x Optical S/PDIF
1x RCA Component Video
1x RCA Composite Video
1x RCA Stereo Audio
1x USB 2.0 (A)
1x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Supported File Formats Video: AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG-1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (H.264, x264, AVC, MPEG-1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG-1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG-4, H.264), M2TS, WMV9
Photo: JPG/JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Audio: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS

Playlist: PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle: SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Notes
MPEG-2 MP@HL up to 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080i30 or 1280 x 720p60 resolution
MPEG-4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280 x 720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation
WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280 x 720p60 or 1920 x 1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920 x 1080i30, 1920 x 1080p24 or 1280 x 720p60 resolution
H.264 BP@L3 up to 720 x 480p30 or 720 x 576p25 resolution
H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080i30, or 1280 x 720p60 resolution
An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output
Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048 x 2048
Single layer TIFF files only
Uncompressed BMP only
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 41-95°F (5-35°C)
Storage Temperature: -40-149°F (-40-65°C)
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions 6.1 x 1.25 x 7.8" (15.4 x 3.2 x 19.8cm)
Weight 1.2 lb (0.55kg)
WD TV Live Hub Media Player (2TB)
  • AC Adapter
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    WDTV Live Hub Media Player (2TB)
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Great features but spotty performance`

    By Anatoliy

    from Saint Louis, MO

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    Pros

    • All the connections options I could ever need
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about WD TV Live Hub Media Player (2TB):

      It has all the features one could possibly want for entertainment center hub (except DVD). The harddrive is visible through home network and supports standard Windows directory structure (unlike PS3), which makes it a simple matter of sppying and pasting all your music/video collection from a network storage. When it works - I am happy with it. Unfortunately, every now and then a completely different problem pops up. Sometimes it doesn't boot up and gets stuck trying to load the start-up script. Sometimes there is no video signal. Soemtimes Netflix plays without sound. Sometimes it just hangs and behaves slow or funny in some other way. You get the picture... The best way to resolve is to restart. So far restarting (sometimes hard reset) helped resolve all issues.But it gets annoying. Every time I turn this device on I wonder if it is going to be "one of those times" when I will have to monkey around rebooting it over and over until the issue goes away.

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