WD Launches Versatile Network Media Player with 1TB HDD

Pulkit Chandna

Several days after details about the WD TV Live Hub surfaced on the internet, Western Digital today launched the set-top-box that boasts a few additional features over previous WD TV devices.  It is a network media streamer, DLNA-compliant media extender and 1TB hard drive all rolled into a single $200 package.

You can not only use this networked media player to view media content, whether it be locally stored or Internet based, on your TV,  but also stream local content to any DLNA/UPnP compatible device, including game consoles, Blu-ray Disc players and other WD TV Live media players.

Despite its versatility, the WD TV Live Hub is missing something very basic -- Wi-Fi. Perhaps Western Digital was hoping that the Hub’s other features would offset its lack of Wi-Fi.

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