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The Western Digital WD TV Live Hub can pump content to any DLNA/UPnP-compatible TV or multimedia device. I/O includes HDMI 1.4, composite/component video, optical audio, two USB 2.0 ports, and gigabit Ethernet.
Small compact design.
1TB hard drive included.
Beautiful user interface.
Easy to use.
Plays pretty much any type of media.
Included online services.
Analog and digital video outputs.
Broad file format support.
Can play back media from any networked device.
No AV cables included.
Weird online service issue on our unit.
Remote control could be better.
Cannot be placed vertically.
Limited number of content providers.
More complex to set up and use than some digital media players.
No built-in WiFi.
No HDMI cable included.
By APC Magazine on November 26, 2012
Although it shares a name with the WD TV Live, the Live Hub takes things to a whole different level. This really is a consumer media player done right. It's easy to use in spite of its broad feature set, it has a beautiful interface, library...
By Macworld UK on February 02, 2012
Bringing your digital life to the big screen is how Western Digital describes its WD TV Live Hub, and we’d be hard pushed to disagree. The drive is well specified with HDMI, composite and component video out. It has two USB ports, one on the front...
By Macworld UK on September 15, 2011
The WD TV Live Hub is one of the few media players that can rival the Apple TV for ease of use. It has a 1TB hard drive built into it for storing your music, photos and video files and automatically showed up as a network drive on our office iMac, so...
By ThinkComputers on July 13, 2011
From all of the media players I have seen in the past year the Western Digital TV Live Hub is one of the best. The first thing that stands out is the user interface. Every other media player we have looked at has some crap basic interface. They are...
By itreviews.com on June 17, 2011
A good value, compact media hub, whose small size belies its...
By TechwareLabs on June 14, 2011
In the beginning Western Digital gave us the WD TV which was a great little media player but required the user to bring their own media and also didn’t support any sort of networking. Western Digital did release several other versions with variety...
By Photography Bay on May 24, 2011
The WD TV Live Hub was my first exposure to a network set top box for my living room – and it has left an overall positive impression on me. Of course, the Live Hub does a lot of other things with media streaming and online services, but there are...
By Tech2 on April 21, 2011
Priced at Rs. 11,990, it does come across a pretty expensive media player to own. The Xtreamer range of devices are priced at roughly this price range but they have a few more features in place. An inbuilt 1 TB drive is a nice thing to have. The web...
By Whathifi.com on March 31, 2011
Getting a streamer that plays your computer media on your TV is great, but leaving your computer on so the content is always accessible is far less palatable.Adding network storage is a great way to go, but buying a NAS and streamer at the same time...
By TechSmart.co.za on March 31, 2011
The WD TV Live Hub is an excellent solution if you want to centralise the tons of media content available today. It supports a massive amount of file types, meaning playback is almost always assured. As with any TV box though, video quality itself...
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