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Western Digital TV Live

Western Digital TV Live
alaScore 90

167 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 reviews of Western Digital TV Live. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Western Digital TV Live is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Western Digital TV Live

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Western Digital TV Live from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Rob Kerr (theinquirer.net)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Plays every video format except the most common ones

Can play nearly every music and video file known to man, relatively inexpensive

No onboard WiFi

Two main things bother us about the WD TV Live, storage space and playing HD video. It's curious why a hard drive manufacture wouldn't include a hard drive in a media playback device, but not even one of them can be found in the series of media devices...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (soundandvision.com)

Western Digital WD TV Live Streaming Media Player

 

The WD TV Live is the Hub stripped of its memory, with built-in Wi-Fi and a price tag slashed by $100. Still, the newer WD TV Live is a bit more quirky and not as reliable as the Live Hub. I do love the WD TV LS, and it's the media player I suggest to...

Jul, 2012

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Expert review by : Barb Gonzalez (hometheater.com)

Western Digital WD TV Live Streaming Media Player

 

The WD TV Live streaming media player has much in common with its predecessor, the WD TV Live Hub. When the WD TV Live Hub came out, I thought it was the best network media player and streamer on the market. It has a clean menu system; can play movies,...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Nimish Sawant (digit.in)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Western Digital TV Live

Wi-Fi support ; Compact size ; Variety of video formats supported

Remote requires hard press and not suitable while using Facebook ; YouTube buffering issue

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Swertfeger (techwarelabs.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

A while ago we reviewed the WDTV , this is the next evolution of that product. Western Digital has crammed more features into this tiny device than I thought possible. The Western Digital TV Live sports the same UI as the WD TV Live Hub as well as...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Internet connection

Takes a while to load on start up

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Plays every file i have tried so far. also my usb 3 1 TB hdd works fine with it in ntfs.

stays warm even on stand by (no problems so far though). if you plug a keyboard in its got certain keys in different places its in USA keyboard layout not UK layout.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Plug in & use.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

robust and easy to set up. Does the work and plays all files so far

biggest paint point: sometimes does not log in to my pc and have to input the same username and password over and over again! a bit clunky on user experience sometimes subtitles do not play

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Western Digital TV Live

 

Really versatile product- can handle loads if different file formats and most brilliantly can access media files off a hard drive plugged into my airport time capsule for Mac.

I don't recommend you ever switch off (just put it on standby) as it does take about 5 minutes to switch on and connect to the internet which is way too slow

Mar, 2014