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Western Digital WD-TV Live - HD Media Player

During the past one year there were a few additions and major upgrades for the top end media players. Once you have invested in a good large screen TV, acquiring a media player should be the next in your agenda. If you are fond of movies there is no need to think twice, hardware based media player is a must.

Fortunately there are plenty of media players available in the market to suit your pocket and needs. This article will introduce you to one of the top of the heap media players - Western Digital WD-TV Live.

3rd generation WD TV Live is the most recent media player from Western Digital. Unlike WD TV Live Hub, this does not have a built-in Hard disk but is equipped with 2 USB 2.0 ports, one in the front and another in the back. It does not have an eSATA port like Xtreamer.

It has a built in Wi-Fi support and offers YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook support which is very relevant to Indian users. Besides this it supports a vast number of online services, around 30, Netflix, Pandora, Hulu etc.

What makes this player very popular is its reliability and excellent video quality. It plays 1080P very smooth. Generally the firmware updates are very stable unlike the competitors. It plays any video you throw at it, supports all popular formats.

It supports external HDDs of 2TB size each and has enough memory to store the directory, no need to compile the directory each time you power on. You can connect your camera directly to the USB port for transferring photos. It supports USB keyboards so that typing very easy, no need to key in your remote while using online services.

WD TV Live can be controlled using an iPhone if you wish. Both iPhone and WD TV Live should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that you can control it from anywhere in the house.