I have been getting lots of questions about streaming devices and which one to get. While I haven’t played with most, because there are hundreds, there are a few that stand out. Since I first read about the WD TV Live HD media player I was impressed with it’s supported formats and small size. The WD TV was nice but with no network it was pretty useless for most. The WD TV Live adds wired networking and the ability to add a wireless usb adapter. There are a lot of formats which are highlighted below. I wish they would integrate Netflix streaming but is possible through the PlayOn software I have talked about before. I have two Roku boxes but at only $119 the WD TV Live is a better buy. Crunch Gear has a really nice review of the WD TV Live. If your thinking about buying one, like I am, I would read over their review. It will probably persuade you into getting one.
File Types supported:
* 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
Amazon for only $119.