As people’s personal media collections grow, everyone’s wanting to know hey how do I get all of my content over to my televisions. Do I go with the Roku, do I go with the D-Link Boxxee, do I go with theNetGear Neo TV, or do I get a DVD player or a Blu-ray player that has Wi-Fi capabilities? Decisions decisions decisions.
Here at Two Guys and a Mouse, we just recieved the Western Digital live TV media streaming box and hands-down’s, if you’re looking for media streaming box, this is the unit to get.
Setup was extremely easy. Right out-of-the-box, made the nessessary hook-ups and enter the setup utility. It found my wireless network where I entered in my username and password and was connected to my wireless network. When LiveTV asked for what kind of storage was I going to be using, I went to the NAS storage page.
I have a Seagate 1 TB NAS storage drive on my network and the live TV found it immediately it displayed my folder tree perfectly. And sitting there was all of my media content all of my movies, all of the TV shows, all of the photos, and all of the music folders were all there.
But the very best part of the Western Digital live TV is the simple fact that the matter what video format you throw at it it plays it whether it’s an AVI, MPEG 4, divx, or the new MKV video format, the LiveTV handled them all flawlessly.
There’s also a USB port on the front and on the back of the box for yet another USB storage device or you can plug in a wireless keyboard adapter.
Under the services folder you have all of your usual media sources, Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu+, Live 365, Facebook etc. etc.
All in all with the retail price of $99.99, you simply cannot go wrong with the Western Digital live TV.
To pick one up, use the Amazon link on our homepage, type in Live TV into the search box.