WDTV LIVE PLUS 79.99 Free Ship @ Amazon

isekii

Lifer
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http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digita...5677970&sr=8-1

Good deal imo. Supports Netflix Streaming.

File Formats Supported
Video - AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9, FLV (h.264)
Photo - JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Audio - MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle - SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Note:
MPEG2 MP@HL up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
MPEG4.2 ASP@L5 up to 1280x720p30 resolution and no support for global motion compensation.
WMV9/VC-1 MP@HL up to 1280x720p60 or 1920x1080p24 resolution. VC-1 AP@L3 up to 1920x1080i30, 1920x1080p24 or 1280x720p60 resolution.
H.264 BP@L3 up to 720x480p30 or 720x576p25 resolution.
H.264 MP@L4.1 and HP@4.1 up to 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080i30, or 1280x720p60 resolution.
An audio receiver is required for multi-channel surround sound digital output.
Compressed RGB JPEG formats only and progressive JPEG up to 2048x2048.
Single layer TIFF files only.
Uncompressed BMP only.
For details, please refer to the user manual.
 

gigahertz20

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I've owned one for awhile, IMO the WD TV Live series is the easiest/fastest/cheapest way to play back downloaded media through your TV. I was thinking of buying an Acer Revo or something to turn into a HTPC with XBMC, but with players like these out, it's not worth the hassle. My WD TV Live has handled 99% of the movies I've thrown at it which are mostly 4-15GB 720P/1080P h.264 bluray rips.
 

Arik5405

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I actually just bought this from newegg today for the same price. Free 3 day ups ground shipping, if I would have known it was the same price on amazon I would have bought from them to take advantage of prime! oh well, waiting one extra day won't kill me.
 

gigahertz20

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Well since it doesn't look like you post much here, any links you post on Anandtech forums from sites like Amazon or Newegg and several others have that. It's a way for Anandtech to get credit or whatever for sending people there.
 

formulav8

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Sep 18, 2000
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Can't compain about this unit except I paid almost $120 for mine :\

Very well worth it at $80 for sure.
 

iahk

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Is this the normal price of it on newegg? I may or may not get this as a gift for someone in July.
 

sep

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I was thinking of buying an Acer Revo or something to turn into a HTPC with XBMC, but with players like these out, it's not worth the hassle.
I have one for my primary HTPC and it's so worth the hassle because of the interface.

However, I'm going to get this for other area's in the house. ; )
 

hans007

Lifer
Feb 1, 2000
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How does this compare to the Patriot Box Office?
I had a PBO before and just got this from amazon. This is much better. Way better setup and refinement. Not to mention netflix and eventually hulu plus. Not bad at $80 usually is around $100.

The only time the PBO was better was when it was $50 after rebates and the live plus wasn't out yet. I guess if you need an internal drive bay that is the other thing the PBO has going for it

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hdeck

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wow didn't know anything like this existed. i've been using my old 360 (dvd drive failed) to stream stuff over my network and do netflix.
 

Arik5405

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I'm happy with mine so far, but I can't get external .srt (subtitle) files to load. I'm sure there is a solution out there somewhere, I just haven't come across it yet with my 5 minute google search. I'll put a better effort in later when I have a little more time unless someone knows off the top of their head how to do it...
 

CosmosRewind

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I'm happy with mine so far, but I can't get external .srt (subtitle) files to load. I'm sure there is a solution out there somewhere, I just haven't come across it yet with my 5 minute google search. I'll put a better effort in later when I have a little more time unless someone knows off the top of their head how to do it...
The only thing I can think to suggest is to make sure the .srt is named the same as the media file.
 

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