Western Digital WD TV Live Hub 1 TB Media Center review by Steve Taylor
|My Overall Review:|
|3.7 out of 5|
Western Digital WD TV Live Hub 1 TB Media Center
This Western Digital Media centre is just what I was looking for, I wanted a way to store all of my music and movies so that I could watch them in any room, rather than having to copy a movie from my computer onto a DVD, or onto a memory stick to put on my laptop which I would then have to connect via cable to the back of my TV. This WD Hub and Media Centre does everything that I want it to. As well as being able to access my movies, music and photos from anywhere in the house I can also play YouTube videos and play music from Spotify or Pandora through the media centre and again then access this in any room in my house.
The quality of the video playback is brilliant so long as the files you have downloaded to the hub are good quality. The Media Centre will play back your movies at full HD 1080p quality. The centre plays pretty much any type of file you can throw at it, including HD camcorder video formats. You can also connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media centre to upload files without using a PC.
The hub is fairly easy to use and is a versatile media player. It’s hard drive is 1 TB in size, so it will store the equivalent of around 200 DVD quality movies and the hard drive is expandable. You can connect a PC, XBOX, PS3 or Network Attached Storage (NAS) to the hub via a USB drive, so you will never run out of space. The hub can by synced with any content that it finds on your home network, so literally all of your audio visual files will be accessible through the media centre.
A high capacity 1 terabyte 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 your Netflix unlimited membership or Blockbuster On Demand and watch movies and TV episodes instantly.
Collect your media in one place and stream it anywhere in the house.
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Here is what current buyers think of the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub 1 TB Media Center:
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manage your audio and video library from your phone. TVs and smartphones will be the only survivors. This is just the first step. Read Original Review
I have used this device for more than 8 months, I haven’t found any problems with it. Great reception when watching internet content, and keeps all my digital media available right when I need it. Read Original Review
Steve is a professional technology reviewer and writer. He has been reviewing console accessories since 2004 and has reviewed over 100 products.