Get your family and friends together, sit back, and enjoy! Whether it’s your own videos, music, and photos or Internet entertainment, with the WD TV Live Hub media center you can enjoy it all in the comfort of your living room in brilliant high-definition. Put your personal media on the high-capacity built-in hard drive and stream it to any screen in the house.
Watch the things you love on the screen you love.
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. Access Blockbuster On Demand® or your Netflix® unlimited membership and watch TV episodes and movies on your big screen.*
* Blockbuster online membership or Netflix unlimited membership required. US only.
Play all your personal media the easy way – Load upthe 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 popular Internet content from the comfort of your living room – Play YouTube videos, access Facebook, see your photos on Flickr, play music on Pandora, and watch daily video podcasts from CNN, NBC, MTV, ESPN, and other online content.*
*Availability varies by country. Pandora available in US only. These streaming services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time.
Full-HD 1080p video playback; the perfect partner for your HDTV – 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. Use the included programmable remote control to make your entertainment choices using our crisp, animated navigation menus.
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.
Collect your media in one place. Stream it anywhere in the house.
Centralize your media collection -- You can store all your media in one place on the high-capacity drive in this system. The WD TV Live Hub media center finds and categorizes all the media on the built-in drive and any connected USB drives and displays it in one easy-to-view menu system. It’s a breeze to access and enjoy your media when it’s all in one place.
Build your movie collection, without DVD clutter – Choose from over 10,000 titles from Blockbuster On Demand including the latest just-released hits. Download and watch them as many times as you want. Or stream instantly from Netflix by accessing your unlimited membership. No more scratched DVDs or box clutter.
Access media anywhere on your home network – The Ethernetport 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.
Transfer files easily - Copy, move or delete files stored on a USB drive, a network drive, your camcorder, or a camera to the Live Hub built-in drive using the on-screen menus.
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 Plus or 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 in one room, while viewing photos on your TV upstairs.
Take your entertainment center to a whole new level of cool.
Ultra-compact design – Cool and quiet, this compact system fits easily into your entertainment center. Included with the system is a remote control.
WiFi ready – Supports a wireless network connection to your home network with an optional USB wireless adapter. [Click here to view compatible wireless-ready USB adapters.] 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 outlets.
HDMI 1.4, composite video and component video output - The HDMI port lets you connect to the highest quality HDTV or home theater. 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.
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.
Quick Install Guide
edia center: media player with built-in hard drive
Remote control with batteries
HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, USB 2.0, H.264, SimplayHD™, Energy Star®, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DLNA, Bonjour, AVCHD, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Adobe FlashLite
- by David_W @Jan 11, 2011
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
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The feature-packed WD TV Live Hub is the clear all-around winner, even without its 2.5-inch, 1TB drive. But it’s not perfect. The WD TV Live Hub supports all the important media containers and codecs, it supports the most important online media services, and it includes a 1TB hard drive at a price
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Very easy to use, hooked up and was easy to have my whole network see it and use it and a media hub.
File type support is a little disappointing. Certain movies I have even though should technically work just seem to not want to. there the right file and codec types but still give me an unsupported message.
Its a great media player and it read all of the video format that i use even the bluray iso. I recommend using theme that u can download on western digital forum cause the deffault theme isnt very sexy.
Very nice player when working properly. Numerous firmware upgrade issues. Also, a documented power switch issue which I'm experiencing after just 2 weeks. http://www.thewebernets.com/2011/08/05/wd-tv-live-hub-boot-failure-auto-shut-down-power-button-problem/
this is way better than the patriot media player it replaced, i like it alot better the gui is awsome and it is faster for some reason as well, i really like this and i will definitely get another in the future. and as always ncix is the best e-tailer in the world.
Love the Hub. Upgraded from the WDTV Gen2. Network shares with a large number on files almost lockups teh Hub because it build the library. Play nearly everything I throw at it. One MKV that the first WDTV couldn't play correctly, played without a peep.
I am very pleased with this product. Had it installed and running in no time, although it took me a while to figure out that files are copied easier from the PC as a shared drive and not from the WD Hub.
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