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Western Digital WD TV

Western Digital WD TV
alaScore 92

474 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 474 reviews of Western Digital WD TV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Western Digital WD TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Western Digital WDTV review


An intuitive, if slightly flawed, way to access your digital media

Easy to use ; attractive user interface ; good file support ; wide range of services

Lacks mainstream movie content ; confuses some file types ; lacklustre sound

The WDTV offers an intuitive, if slightly flawed, way to access your digital media

May, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Western Digital WDTV Live review


Pedestrian audio aside, this sleek device offers a great way to store and stream your content

Good picture performance ; versatile design ; hard disk included

Sounds a little soft ; no easy streaming built-in

It might not be quite the complete package, but the WD TV Live Hub is a good combination of storer and streamer

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Western Digital WD TV


The rise of HD content, be it from your camcorder, digital camera or downloaded from the Internet, has lead to a rise in options for storing and conveying this media to your television for optimal viewing. Some of these solutions have fallen far short...

Wide file support, intuitive and slick interface, potentially a convenient media "bridge" for some users

No Ethernet connection, shame about no memory card support, no HDMI cable

Our initial reaction to the WD TV was disappointment at the lack of Ethernet support, meaning you can’t just pick-up files from a network drive. However, the set-up that WD has chosen makes this much more convenient than other non-network media drives....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jenkins (

Western Digital WD TV Mini review


We check out the latest and dinkiest media player

Excellent file support ; Easy to set-up ; Small form factor

No HDMI ; Cannot play protected content

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Western Digital WD TV Live review


Does a modern media playback device need Wi-Fi to make it? WD's Ethernet-only effort suggests not

Good media support ; Fast interface ; 1080p playback

Only has ethernet port

Apart from the obvious problem of connecting it to your router, the WD TV Live is a great media streamer and sets a new precedent of how they should be done

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Western Digital WDTV review


This device makes watching your collection of digital files as painless as it should be

HDMI output ; 1080i support

No in-built storage

A simple and effective way of viewing your collection of digital files on your TV without having to go through complicated network setups

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Iyaz Akhtar (

Western Digital WD TV Media Player (2014) review


Although it looks like the Roku, Apple TV and many other set-top "pucks," the WD TV Media Player is something different.

The WD TV plays back pretty much any file format you can throw at it, including MKV, AVI, and MP4 video. Huge HD video files played smoothly without any hiccups. Its native app selection includes 80 choices, such as YouTube, Hulu Plus, Spotify, and...

Its streaming video support is subpar, lacking Netflix, Amazon Instant Video HBO Go and others. Many apps, especially YouTube, suffered from sluggish load times.

While not for everyone, the WD TV's adroit playback of video and music files makes it the perfect living room box for people with large digital media collections.

Nov, 2014


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Western Digital WD TV Live review


We reviewed Western Digital's first media player, the WD TV, almost a year ago.

Adding streaming to this already excellent media player makes it better than ever. If you don't need wireless, buy this.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Western Digital WD TV Live review


It is extremely easy to use, but the WD TV Live lacks wireless connectivity, so it may not suit all home theatre setups.

Western Digital's WD TV range has always offered extensive format support and the WD TV Live media player doesn't disappoint. This tiny box can play most popular audio, video and photo formats, with Real Video and DRM-protected content being the only...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ashley Raines (

Western Digital WD TV - In Brief


The Western Digital WD TV marks the hard-drive maker's first foray into the field of media players

Mar, 2009

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