WD TV Live Demo & Unboxing
So Santa brought me a new HD TV this year that was destined to be used in the bedroom. Very exciting time indeed as up until this point watching t.v. has been a bit of an issue with the existing projection HD television that is on the floor. Kinked necks and not being able to see the bottom of the screen fueled the request to the jolly man in the red suit for a new t.v. that could be mounted on the wall. Well, that’s exactly what I did. I hung a 40 inch LCD on a full motion tilt mount that makes watching shows and movies a more enjoyable experience.
Up until I just purchased the Western Digital WD TV Live Streaming Media Player – WDBHG70000NBK-HESN I have been using an actual laptop to play movies, Netflix, Pandora and other types of media on the television. I didn’t really want to continue using the laptop, so I was looking into DLNA solutions for streaming movies and other types of network content.
I considered the ROKU system, and liked it but I liked that the WD TV Live had USB built in which allows me to slap a thumb drive in the system with movies on it and play them directly. It also has DLNA support so it will stream from my Boxee Media server along with any other DLNA compliant system.
Check out my unboxing, setup walk-through and demonstration of the WD TV Live box, and let me know what you use and why!