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Western Digital TV Live Hub 1TB PAL UK Network Media Centre


Released on 29 October 2010

Manufacturer: Western Digital

5.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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Internet media streamer

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.
Watch popular movies and TV episodes instantly
Don't wait for the mailman to deliver your movies and don't settle for streaming to your small computer screen. Choose from over 10,000 titles from Blockbuster On Demand or access your
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.*

Play almost any type of 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.
Automatic play
Select your favorite 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 vacation 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 center 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.
Video camera-ready
Connect your camcorder or digital camera directly to the media center 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 center using the on-screen menus.
Sync new media
The player automatically synchronizes 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 center 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 center allows you to experience your media at its best. It's compact, it's customizable, and it's just plain cool.
Programmable remote
Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus. Customize buttons for quick and easy access to your favorite music, photos, videos or menu choices.
Full-HD 1080p -video playbacks 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. [Click here to view compatible wireles
  • 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 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.
  • File Formats Not Supported Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes Store, Cinema Now, Movielink, Amazon Unbox, and Vongo
  • Physical Specifications
  • Interface Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI, Composite A/V, Component video, Optical audio
  • Physical Dimensions
  • English
  • Height 1.25 Inches
  • Depth 7.80 Inches
  • Metric
  • Height 31.75 mm
  • Depth 198 mm
  • Electrical Specifications
  • Current Requirements
  • Power Dissipation
  • AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • AC Input Frequency 50-60 Hz

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Frees my Movies and Media from my PC

| | See all theleatherjacket's reviews (3)

This WD sits in front of the tv smaller than a paperback novel, silent and unassuming but very stylish with a WD light on the front when on or transferring files(can be turned off in menu). I am beginning to see why there are so many good reviews for this model, if you are like me and are nervous about new gadgets dont be, like a modern tv, you plug it in and it does everything itself. Need to say though, there is no HDMI or ethernet cable in the box, just the mains cord, but plug an ethernet into the router, the hdmi into a tv, plug into the mains and thats it!!!

When you switch on for the first time, you have to wait until it downloads new firmware then its ready to go. The worst thing you can do is worry about the lack of an instruction manual in the box and the stupid 5 pictures without words set up instructions - really thats it, its set up. If you go to your PC click on computer in the start menu, then click network you will see 'wdtvlivehub' start dragging files to the wd, start watching files in another room on another pc from the wd, its that simple - both western digital and reviews make the thought of owning one of these media streamers harder than the actual ownership, they are a dream, especially this with its built in hard drive, no plugging in seperate hard drives for photos, film and music, its always there as if it was on your pc every time you switch on, and better still they are there on your TV when the PC is switched off - Simple!

I think this model is more expensive than an Asus with say a 2tb optional drive, but this WD is seamless, it has their top of the line cobalt blue 1tb drive inside, and I have had no trouble playing files, it plays files my PC doesent have the codec for, MKV's between 5 and 8 gig - no problem, 5.1 sound channelled around the room - no problem (it can handle 8 channels at the time of writing), smaller avi less than 1 gig look fantastic in fact a 180mb 30 minute avi looks better than some freeview channels, I dont know what the upscaler is doing but CNET compare the capabilities of this WD to their reference machine, it plays x264, h264, m2ts, you really would have to try hard to find something you need to convert first.

All in all I am very happy, this really is the next generation of entertainment and it has been freed from my PC and onto my big screen TV, after all thats what I bought my TV for, not so I can watch HD movies huddled over a small computer screen - enjoy!

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