Top positive review
Very Good media file streamer!!
11 July 2016
I bought this back in Jan 2014, and recently reintroduced this into my home cinema set up. Why? Simply because it is the best product for accessing my media files on my NAS and on my HDD and USB stick, period. I also have an Amazon TV box which I use with Kodi, but my wdtv has a specific purpose and does this very well, it plays a plethora of media files and is so unobtrusive.
I have read on forums that Netflix is no longer supported on this device, to this I say there are countless alternatives you can use. I personally can still access Netflix even though I updated the firmware!!
The other major issue owners have complained about is dodgy firmware, i have had issues in the past but currently with new firmware update this is not an issue (fingers crossed). The lag from the remote control can be overcome by using the wdtv app available on Android and this is much more responsive.
This little device streams 8gb movie files wirelessly over my home network without any issues whatsoever, its truely amazing. You will find other media streamers that are able to download Kodi etc. but this media streamer is in a class of its own in terms of playing a wise variety of media files from a NAS, HDD flawlessly over a WiFi home network!
I bought mine back in Jan 2014, second hand for £46.99 from Amazon and for that price it has been and continues to be, a fantastic purchase!
I can only comment on my personal experience of the device and overall it has been very positive!
After not having used this for some considerable time due to purchasing a whole host of other gay gets/tv boxes and they occupying my attention, I have recently changed my set up in my bedroom and due to the flaky wifi reception in my bedroom and the lack of availability of Ethernet I decided to blow the dust off this little box and set it up connected to a 2tb we hard drive with media files on it. This little box although old in terms of technology is still a useful addition to any av set up. The picture and sound quality continue to be excellent, I have not yet had time to see if it will connect to my network as I have said earlier the wifi in the room it is in has been very unreliable of late! But this enables me to play files from a USB and my portable hard drive when the wifi is not working. To me this has proved that even though this is old technology there is still a place in today's sat moving hi tech world for a good, well made box. It is by no means the fastest box but it does do the job extremely well and most importantly it is reliable! This is not something that can be said about the numerous android boxes I have used over the years. I have adjusted my star rating to 5 stars to reflect what all boxes and indeed gadgets should do which is exactly what they say on the box! This is one of the few that I have come across that actually does just that.