WD TV Live Hub Media Center 1TB
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- A high-capacity hard drive and network HD media player in one
- Play media from USB drives, home network, and the Internet on your TV
- Beautifully simple user interface for everyone in the family to use
- Access Internet favorites and stream movies
- Play your personal media on your HDTV
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Watch the Things You Love on the Screen You Love
Get your family and friends together, sit back, and enjoy! Whether it's your own videos, music, and photos or Internet entertainment, you can play it all in the comfort of your living room.
Access Popular Internet Content from the Comfort of Your Living Room
Play YouTube videos, access Facebook, see your photos on Flickr, and watch daily video podcasts from CNN, NBC, MTV, ESPN, and other online content.*
*Availability varies by country. These streaming services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time.
Play Almost Any Media File
WD TV Live Hub supports a wide variety of the most popular file formats including HD camcorder video formats. No need to spend time transcoding.
Select your favourite song, movie or photo slideshow to automatically play when the device is turned on. Perfect for living art on your HDTV or for digital signage.
Collect Your Media in One Place. Stream It Anywhere in the House.
Play All Your Personal Media the Easy Way
Load up the high-capacity drive with all your media to create your own media jukebox. In a few clicks, you can play your home movies, share holiday slideshows, and play your music on the big screen and sound system in your living room.
Access Media Anywhere on Your Home Network
The Ethernet port lets you connect this media player to your home network so you can access and stream video, view photos, and play music from any Mac, PC, and network drive in your house.
It's a Multi-Room Media Server Streaming to Any TV in Your House
You can stream any file on the WD TV Live Hub media centre to a WD TV Live media player or any DLNA/UPnP compatible TV, Blu-ray Disc player, or game console. The system is powerful enough to handle multiple streams so you can stream a movie to your Blu-ray Disc player, while viewing photos on your TV upstairs.
Connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media centre and instantly view or archive HD video and photos without a PC.
Transfer Files Easily
Copy, move or delete files stored on a USB drive, a network drive, your camcorder, or a camera attached to the media centre using the on-screen menus.
Sync New Media
The player automatically synchronises with watched folders so new content from any PC, Mac, or USB storage will be added to the WD TV Live Hub.
Take Your Entertainment Centre to a Whole New Level of Cool
The perfect partner for your HDTV. With Full-HD 1080p playback, animated menus, and a programmable remote, the WD TV Live Hub media centre allows you to experience your media at its best. It's compact, it's customisable, and it's just plain cool.
Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus. Customise buttons for quick and easy access to your favourite music, photos, videos or menu choices.
Full-HD 1080p Video Playback
This is the real thing; Full-HD 1080p playback. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular picture quality of brilliant high definition video and the crystal-clear sound of digital audio.
Works with USB Keyboards
Use the on-screen keyboard, an alphanumeric keypad, or attach your wired or wireless USB keyboard for easy text input. Perfect for searching videos on YouTube or updating your status on Facebook.
Supports a wireless network connection to your home network with an optional USB wireless adapter. Or, get the speed you need to stream HD with a WD Livewire powerline AV network kit - it extends your Internet to any room in your home using your electrical plug sockets.
HDMI 1.4, Composite Video and Component Video Output
The HDMI port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theatre. Additional composite (RCA), and component outputs ensure compatibility with virtually all television sets.
SPDIF Digital Output
The optical audio output sends digital signals to your AV receiver for the best surround sound experience.
- Storing personal videos, music, and photos for playback on your TV
- Accessing popular Internet sites such as Facebook and YouTube
- Playing media stored on computers and USB drives connected to your home network
- Centralising your digital media collection on your wired or wireless network
- Playing virtually any media file without transcoding
Show Off Your Photos with Your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android Smartphone
Get quick access to all the photos stored on your WD TV Live Hub media center using your iPad, iPhone, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android smartphone. Your photos are private, safe and secure on your home network drive. No need to spend time and money on an online photo service.
Shoot it & Share it
Entertainment is happening all around you. Now you can capture every moment of it and send it to your HDTV. Take a photo or video clip with your smartphone or tablet and upload it directly to the built-in hard drive on your WD TV Live Hub media center. When you get home, you have new files waiting for you so you can enjoy them on your HDTV.
The WD TV Live Hub media center can provide access for up to 32 phones or tablets. So you can send photos and videos to a friend through their WD TV Live Hub for immediate enjoyment in the comfort of their own living room while you're out and about.
Your Smartphone Just Become Brilliant
Show off your entire photo collection, up to 285,000 photos, without taking up tons of space on your smartphone. Download the free app from the Android Market or the Apple iTunes store and make your phone the centre of attention.
WD Photos is compatible with leading Apple mobile devices and the most popular Android smartphones including, but not limited to, the DROID by Motorola, DROID Incredible by HTC, Nexus One, and the HTC EVO 4G. Photos are automatically optimised for perfect viewing on your mobile device.
Turn Your iPad into the Ultimate Photo Album
Show off every detail of your favourite memories without compromise. When viewing your photos with your iPad, you have access to the highest available resolution - 1024 x 768. WD Photos allows for a large cache size on your iPad, so you can access more of your viewed photos even when you're offline. Display your photos vertically or view them horizontally and turn your iPad into the ultimate photo album.
All Your Photos at Your Fingertips
WD Photos offers a variety of features, including:
- Instantly post photos to Facebook
- Create a slideshow with transitions to create digital art
- Access previously viewed photos even when you are offline
- View your photos all at once or filter them by folder or album
- Search by file name, folder name, or date using the built-in search options
- E-mail a photo to friend
- Assign a photo to a contact
- Add a photo to the Camera Roll
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It is very easy to operate and very user friendly too. It plays every format I can throw at it. eg MKV's etc.
The software operates quickly and smoothly as well.
I could have done with more storage, but dont let that worry you as you can very easily just plug in another external harddrive using a USB cable. So based on this, this player is like a media centre.
What makes it a killer for me, is that you can link into anything on your home network. If you have a say a desktop sitting in another room, you can access the harddrive of that PC and play the music that is sitting on it.
That also means that it will play the movies stored on that PC too. So you don't even need the internal storage, but for somebody that is not tech savvy might have a problem finding the other computers on the network, therefore having the files stored on this media is a lot easier.
This player can also plug straight into my laptop using the network cable ie by-passing the router.
basically like a cross-over network cable (which you don't need) facility built into the player.
I do find that this transfers data much quicker when doing this - I just have an old router which doesn't transfer too quickly.
We need More apps or even just an internet browser pls. Good service by Amazon
to try and explain to others who or not familiar with setting up a media player, i will briefly tell you how i set up mine.
1st position the box near tv
2nd attatch the HDMI lead into back of tv and media player,i have mine going into a seperate av amp
3rd you then need to fit an ethernet cable from the back of the media player into your router (unless you want to go wireless )
4th switch on the unit and update the firmware, basically thats it.
i have tried u tube, face book, and the other stations all with no problems.
next is how do you get your media files from your p.c onto the media player,this is what i did which works fine,
1st when you set up ypur details on tv screen via m/player you will get a link via e-mail from WD, go to this link as you need to download a media network tool as this is the software that is needed to pick up your M/P drive on your pc, also there is a pdf manual on this web site as well so well worth a look.
when the tool has been installed,place one end of your ethernet cable into your p.c the other end is still is still in the M/Player your router is not needed for this part.
Now when you go on the p.c the M/P network drive will now be showing in my computer,choose which files you want to add,i.e music,video,photos etc and just drag and drop them on the WD drive,you will now see your files been added,this can take time depending on the size of the files, i have tried avi,mvk,divx with no problems at all, also to rip a dvd from your own collection, just place a dvd movie in your pc drive,open up the disc,dont play it, you will see audio files and TS-files,just drag the TS files and drop them onto the WD drive these will now start to be added to the WDM /Player.
when done,unplug the ethernet cable from your p.c and place back in your router as this is only for live tv etc.
go to sevices on your media player and you will now see them added, select what movie you want to watch,press play and sit back and watch...simple,in all this a brilliant piece of kit, very quiet, plenty of options for hooking up to any t.v,pictures are crisp and also in full hd and dolby,better still through a stand alone amp, i had mine deliverd after about 4 days from ordering from amazon.
hope this bit of information helps anyone who is after a media player, the WD live hub 1 tb, i would definately recommend, good viewing ...
When the product arrived I unboxed it, plugged it into my TV and connected to my wired network. I opened my network on Windows 7 PC and up popped the WDLiveHub on the network. Transferring files is as easy as copy and paste into the network share. The raw data throughput was about 10.5MBytes which equates to the speed of my home network 100Mbps Wired LAN. If only my home network supported Gigabit throughput then I could test the Gig Ethernet adaptor on the device fully.
The product can double up as network storage with DNLA and ITunes server that runs in the background even when the product is turned off. You can access the share whether you are using it or not and handles playing content while streaming to another device perfectly.
I have had this just under a week now however it has handled every file format I have thrown at this so far. The on-line content could be much better however a lot of this is due to UK v US licensing laws. Hopefully when these restrictions are lifted the on-line content will get much better.
The lack of wireless may concern many people as it requires you to have an Ethernet cable to the device. I have looked at a lot of similar products and not many support wireless. There are wireless adaptors that can be bought, however have no experience so can't comment on support or throughput. Making the device wired is well worth the effort though as it will increase data transfer speeds and allows the streaming of full 1080p video.
There are a few little things which I would like improved. I am surprised at some of the negative feedback it has received so far. As media centres and network storage combined goes it is as good as I hoped it would be and am very pleased it.
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