Western Digital WD TV Live

81
Global
Score
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

With access to many of the most popular streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Spotify and Vudu, the WD TV Live offers a solid range of audio and video choices (a notable omission is Amazon's on-demand service). It also provides easy access to your own audio and video files, with support for most file formats; and makes it easy to access those files, with both a USB port and access to your home network over Ethernet and WiFi.

from $344.46+

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.0
Audio quality
8.0
Video quality
9.0
Design and form factor
7.0
Media support
8.0
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Specs

WD TV

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
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Specs

WD TV

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video outputs
HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
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Video

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Chromecast Audio

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Apple TV

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$119.88
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Shield Android TV

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84
 

Critic

7.6
 

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