Western Digital WD TV Live Hub

81
Global
Score
81

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

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CNET says:

While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network.
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Scores

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
7.3
Ease of use
7.6
Video quality
8.4
Audio quality
8.0
Media support
9.6
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Specs

WD TV

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video services
Netflix, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Pandora, Other
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
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Specs

WD TV

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Video services
Netflix, YouTube, Other
Audio services
Pandora, Other
Video outputs
Component, HDMI, RCA / composite
Audio outputs
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
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Chromecast Audio

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8.4
 

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Apple TV

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8.1
 

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8.6
 

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Shield Android TV

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Critic

7.6
 

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