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The network connection includes the ability to take advantage of streaming services from places like Netflix.

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Pros

User interface and control are also improved, menus can be navigated with the included controls and USB keyboards

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Includes a spacious 1TB hard drive, sufficient for most users

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HDMI 1.4 support for 3D content playback

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Increased number of online streaming services support from previous generation product

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Cons

Media content can only be transfered via local network, cannot be done through the USB port

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Lacks advanced features such as HD audio bitstreaming and Blu-Ray ISO support

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Software and firmware bugs still persists from previous generation models

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Gigabit ethernet port's performance is sluggish contrary to expectations

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The Western Digital WD TV Live Hub is a media player that supports a wide variety of file formats, can stream media over a home network, and outputs to standard home theater equipment. The network connection includes the ability to take advantage of streaming services from places like Netflix, YouTube and Pandora, and media can be streamed from networked devices such as Macs, PCs, or any device that is DLNA/UPnP compatible. An automatic play mode enables the media of a user's choice to automatically play as soon as the device is turned on, making it ideal to work as digital signage. Video and video output runs through an HDMI 1.4, Component or Composite connection, with an additional SPDIF digital output for high-definition audio reproduction.

Features
  • Blockbuster On Demand, Netflix unlimited access
  • 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
  • Play almost any type of media file
  • 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.)
  • DLNA/UPnP network streaming
  • Synchronizes new content from any PC, Mac, or USB storage
  • Full-HD 1080p playback
  • Programmable remote
  • Works with USB keyboards
  • WiFi ready (with optional adapter)
  • USB, Ethernet inputs
  • HDMI 1.4, Component, Composite, SPDIF digital outputs
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