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The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus is a digital media player designed for streaming Pandora, Live365, YouTube.

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Pros

compact and lightweight

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now supports a variety of online streaming such as Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, etc...

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supports a large number of popular media file formats

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dual USB ports for connecting media filled storage devices

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WiFi capable (requires using a usb port with compatible usb wireless adapter)

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Ethernet port - network ready

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capable of full 1080p playback

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component or HDMI connectivity

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DLNA, uPNP and media share compatible

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HDMI Deep Color support

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Intuitive menu system

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Cons

most expensive model yet - not worth it over the existing WD TV Live for those uninterested in streaming media, those outside of the States (who cannot get Netflix or Pandora access anyway)

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single additional feature didn't warrant an entirely new product - couldn't have just been a firmware update to existing models?

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no built-in WiFi

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The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus is a digital media player designed for streaming Pandora, Live365, YouTube, and Netflix video content directly to a compatible TV from a home network. Featuring a compact & sandwich-like design, the WD TV Live Plus streamer can plug into a television via component/HDMI cables; and unlike Roku, it’s limited to standard Ethernet, although Wifi is optional. More importantly, unlike other Netflix-compatible devices, the streamer lets users browse their entire collection, manage their Instant Queue and, of course, stream videos. Included are dual USB ports for accessing thumb drives, UPnP/DLNA compatibility, and access to the menus on ripped DVDs. Additional features include Windows 7 Play To feature for initiating/controlling streaming content, full-HD 1080p video resolution, and advanced navigation options including thumbnail and list views.

Features
  • Digital Media Player
  • Windows 7 Compatibility
  • Movie Streaming
  • Photo Viewing
  • Music Playback
  • 1080p Video Resolution
  • Content Browsing/Management
  • Windows 7 Play To
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Ethernet Connectivity
  • Optional WiFi
  • UPnP/DLNA Compatibility
  • File Transfers
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
Interface
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI v1.3
  • Composite A/V
  • Component video
  • USB 2.0
  • SPDIF Digital Output
Streaming Services
  • Pandora
  • Live 365
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Mediafly (Podcasts)
Supported File Formats
  • 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 
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