I have a WDTV Live


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Metspitzer

It does what it says it does. It plays most movie formats. It is a
little quirky but it works.

Anyone using something they like better?
 
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Flasherly

It does what it says it does. It plays most movie formats. It is a
little quirky but it works.

Anyone using something they like better?
The unit's advertised $325 new on Amazon, but with a high count on
positive reviews, so it's hard to imagine anything but something
quirky, besides, about that entry price. Much of what suffices for
TeeVee, commercials every 5 or 10 minutes, truly, somebody would have
to pay me $325 to watch it much longer than that. Too many commitment
games and contracts, proprietary protocols, system requirements, if
not equipment for anything less than a dedicated streaming feed, were
I interested. What I've missed by intent in programming entirety,
forgoing concessions to jump through a few hoops for the subscription
rate, whilst downloading AVI file with a little patience and decent
Chinese software decoder is something apparently most any moron might
accomplish. Still, I pulled the plug on the cableco networks decades
ago. Been eagerly awaiting since to acclimatize televised viewing
once more, I think, when the internet catches up to them for anything
particularly worthwhile in viable alternatives to books.
 
G

GMAN

The unit's advertised $325 new on Amazon, but with a high count on
positive reviews, so it's hard to imagine anything but something
quirky, besides, about that entry price. Much of what suffices for
TeeVee, commercials every 5 or 10 minutes, truly, somebody would have
to pay me $325 to watch it much longer than that. Too many commitment
games and contracts, proprietary protocols, system requirements, if
not equipment for anything less than a dedicated streaming feed, were
I interested. What I've missed by intent in programming entirety,
forgoing concessions to jump through a few hoops for the subscription
rate, whilst downloading AVI file with a little patience and decent
Chinese software decoder is something apparently most any moron might
accomplish. Still, I pulled the plug on the cableco networks decades
ago. Been eagerly awaiting since to acclimatize televised viewing
once more, I think, when the internet catches up to them for anything
particularly worthwhile in viable alternatives to books.

Thats crazy, it sells new at Best Buy for $99 . Its a nice little player. I
would buy one myself if i didnt already have a LG Smart 3D TV with DLNA and a
LG 3D bluray player with DLNA
 
L

Loren Pechtel

It does what it says it does. It plays most movie formats. It is a
little quirky but it works.

Anyone using something they like better?
Anyone have any experience with how it behaves with PAL format movies?
And with subtitles not in our alphabet?
 
F

Flasherly

Thats crazy, it sells new at Best Buy for $99 . Its a nice little player. I
would buy one myself if i didnt already have a LG Smart 3D TV with DLNA and a
LG 3D bluray player with DLNA
Not crazy, Amazon. Along with 500 reviews, were someone interested in
combing them for info and angles. Like everything. Only any TeeVee
watching these days is anticlimatic, personally, trying not to fall
asleep at a coffee table with dishes that need to be put in the sink.
Sigh. Just might, someday, work up to a Ooma phone box and save
having to return, caller-ID back to people through my microphone and
soundboard. Dunno. These tablets on shared-only WWW3 resources are
looking more and more menacing.
 
G

GMAN

Not crazy, Amazon. Along with 500 reviews, were someone interested in
combing them for info and angles. Like everything. Only any TeeVee
watching these days is anticlimatic, personally, trying not to fall
asleep at a coffee table with dishes that need to be put in the sink.
Sigh. Just might, someday, work up to a Ooma phone box and save
having to return, caller-ID back to people through my microphone and
soundboard. Dunno. These tablets on shared-only WWW3 resources are
looking more and more menacing.

Yes, crazy that you think this item retails for $300


Why do you talk like Yoda?????

Are you a native english speaker? Or are you using a translator?
 
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Loren Pechtel

I haven't played any PAL formatted movies as I just leave them in
whatever form at I get them and don't bother with any converting any more.
My problem is that's how they come. Most DVD players claim region
lock even when there is no region lock on the disk.
 
M

Metspitzer

The unit's advertised $325 new on Amazon, but with a high count on
positive reviews, so it's hard to imagine anything but something
quirky, besides, about that entry price. Much of what suffices for
TeeVee, commercials every 5 or 10 minutes, truly, somebody would have
to pay me $325 to watch it much longer than that. Too many commitment
games and contracts, proprietary protocols, system requirements, if
not equipment for anything less than a dedicated streaming feed, were
I interested. What I've missed by intent in programming entirety,
forgoing concessions to jump through a few hoops for the subscription
rate, whilst downloading AVI file with a little patience and decent
Chinese software decoder is something apparently most any moron might
accomplish. Still, I pulled the plug on the cableco networks decades
ago. Been eagerly awaiting since to acclimatize televised viewing
once more, I think, when the internet catches up to them for anything
particularly worthwhile in viable alternatives to books.
http://store.westerndigital.com/sto...d.13092400/catid.13742300/categoryID.57123700

I have a coupon for 20 bucks off at Best Buy but it has expired. I
think I am going to just get another one. I can put up with the
quirks. I did signup at WD for coupon offers. I will see if I can
get another one for Best Buy

http://archives.subscribermail.com/msg/d7766f20c0264e70a51ceb6f30de375e.htm

BTW this newest model has built in WiFi. You can play .avi
seamlessly. Files over about 800K are a little choppy. I have
installed a cat 5 for mine.
 
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F

Flasherly

http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.30153100/...

I have a coupon for 20 bucks off at Best Buy but it has expired. I
think I am going to just get another one. I can put up with the
quirks. I did signup at WD for coupon offers. I will see if I can
get another one for Best Buy

http://archives.subscribermail.com/msg/d7766f20c0264e70a51ceb6f30de37...

BTW this newest model has built in WiFi. You can play .avi
seamlessly. Files over about 800K are a little choppy. I have
installed a cat 5 for mine.
Cat5 - Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) you need at least cat5 cables with 2
twisted pairs (4 wires) as well as a Fast Ethernet adapter in your
computer and on the router. (To use gigabit ethernet, you need cat5e
or better cables with all 8 wires connected (4 pair) as well as
gigabit Ethernet adapters at both ends.)

Guess that's what I have. Sign up and get what they give you. Paid
the same for the speeds over copper wires through a 3rd party ISP,
(before rules/laws were changed to where the telco wanted more for
basic local copper-wire services than the VOIP ISP coming through that
charged), as I get now via a dedicated Cat5 cable feed.

I'm not used to these terms. I got 5K with dial up and 128K with
cable now. I'm going 25x faster maybe six times what I paid for 5K
dialup, (once upon a time, long ago, before the conglomerates of
copper lines died under a heavy knoll of cell phones). At least until
"they" decide to up my rates again.

Just to presume, purely in a conjecture sense, you're pulling through
800K -- imaginatively for me to presume 6x faster thruput than what
I'm getting. I therefor think, were such the case, then, you're
really hauling ass?

Ridiculous, actually, if viewing is simply planned, buffered,
downloaded, i.e. scheduled programming. ...But, no, it's virtuality
in realtime for I Want It Now over 600 prepackaged channel lineup.
Never mind the bare minimum of 30, 40, 50 channels for the low, low
price... If I were only to want two or three out of it (been so long
and I'm so used to other routines, I'd actually have to apprehensively
consider giving up my time, now, even if they offered it to me for
nothing.)
 

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