October 26th 2010 1:51 pm

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CNET says:

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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. quote


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Critic reviews

8.1
5 reviews
  • Media support
    9.4
  • Video quality
    8.1
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    7.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.1

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User reviews

8.6
8 reviews
8.0
AnandTech Oct 26, 2010

Though it might not satisfy the large set of people clamouring on AVSForums or the WD forums, requesting new features and demanding fixes, it does appear to make for an ideal gift for the non-tech savvy friends and relatives in the upcoming holiday season.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 18, 2010

With its 1TB hard drive and ability to play nearly any audio or video file, the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub is a great set-top box for organizing and browsing local and online media.

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8.0
CNET Dec 13, 2010

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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9.0
About Dec 20, 2011

If you are looking for a network media player and/or a network media server, this should be at the top of your list. The WD TV Live Hub does a great job of both accessing your network media and acting as a central storage location from which you can stream media to other computers or media players...

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8.0
USA Today Nov 17, 2010

WD has a great device here--now it needs to fix the installation problems. This should be a wireless unit, like Apple and Roku, and not require folks to go out and buy WiFi dongles.

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6.0
dalhectar dalhectar

Wide but not universal codec/container support combined with a 1TB hard drive makes this device hard to beat as a media streamer if user requires local storage of media. Cloud streaming from Netflix, Blockbuster, Mediafly (RSS & other online providers), Pandora, Live365, Flicker Can host...

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10
michaelsamson michaelsamson

It's a great unit. I am particularly happy with how I can stream my video podcasts to it from Windows Explorer. It is also excellent for watching downloads from my desktop via a network connection. Lastly, the new update has vastly improved the refresh rate of the files. I use this a lot when...

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9.0
rodrigoleme rodrigoleme

Tired of hooking my notebook to the HDMI port on my TV (and tired from all the video setup necessary to translate one into another), I went looking for a solution that: Supported the widest range of formats Brought video services like YouTube into the screen Presented high quality for video /...

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9.0
ruffyen ruffyen

Media: This thing has literally played every file format that I personally have thrown at it. Additionally I run PlayOn through it and play all my internet media as well. Not sure what you would discount this on media for. Video: Only reason I gave this a 4 is that I don't really play that...

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