Download Software And Firmware Western Digital WD TV Live Hub. Although Western Digital is today a benchmark for the purchase of hard drives, the company also stands out for the marketing of other products for home and professional use. Previously we had the opportunity to test the PLC Western Digital WD Livewire, very complete devices and allowing up to 8 computers to 200Mbps speed engrossed in the grid. However, the company has gone through betting on media players such as the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub. They allow users to enjoy multimedia content and have become the best way even accessing the internet or social networks.
Before starting the external analysis, we will begin by quoting some of the most notable technical specifications of this media player.
Definition video: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese
Video formats supported: 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, FLV (H.264)
Audio formats supported: MP3, WAV / PCM / LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF / AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Formats playlists: PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle formats supported: SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI
Photo formats supported: JPEG, GIF, TIF / TIFF, BMP, PNG
Capacity: 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 400GB, 500GB, 640GB, 750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Starting with the box containing the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub, said that on the face of it you can find the first image of media player that we get the idea of what the appearance of the player. This player known for having a very small size, which will make it very easy to locate anywhere in the home you have a TV. In the box we can find reference to the standards it uses, as well as some technical specifications that owns the player. Once we opened the box, the first thing to what we find is with the product documentation, ie, the manual detailed usage and other languages as well as a brief outline of installation and a sheet where indicated to do in if the machine from breakdown.
Leaving the documentation aside what we later found is the Western Digital WD TV Live Hub sealed and in a kind of shell semi-rigid plastic, something to consider as this will prevent the computer may suffer damage while being transported or in store. We break the seal and remove the plastic structure and we can see that the player is protected in front by an adhesive in order to protect the part where the control infrared receiver is located.
In the back is where are grouped and all connectors are concentrated player. The connectors on the rear, from left to right are:
Optical Digital Out connector
Video-Audio Connectors compounds
The design of the player Western Digital WD TV Live Hub is "fine" and aesthetically has a very formal look, partly due to the black color. As indicated above, the size of the player is very small and the thickness of it is also very remarkable, with only 2 few inches.
Turning to other contents of the box, saying that a command with their corresponding batteries and a power cable long enough to bridge the gap that may exist between the player and the plug is included. We are talking about almost two meters in length. Referring to the control, indicating that although its form may appear strange, is a very comfortable ensación have it in hand. This, together with the keys of medium size, make use of the knob is very nice for the user. After an external analysis of the player and accessories, which has left a good impression, we will continue checking the operation of the player.
Interface analysis and performance. To try to let you know the impressions of the player interface, we will first use photographs and then employ a video for a tour of the interface and see a firmware update, so you can see as far as actually takes to do . The Media Player Western Digital WD TV Live Hub has been tested with Western Digital Livewire PLC, which already tested previously and whose operation and performance left us quite satisfied. Nothing more start the media player (the first time usually takes a bit longer than usual) we quite big and clean desktop. At the bottom we can find a bar to scroll, thanks to which we can access the different options and services offered by the media player. Is simple to use and anyone would be able to use it without having some great computer skills, as even the network if you have enabled DHCP is plug and play, and do not need to do any additional configuration. For you to see a bit more about the interface, we leave you with a video in which you can also see the actual time it takes to update the device to a new version of firmware.
It is a very compact and versatile media player, besides having a very simple operation with a clear and intuitive interface. As only negative I can put this player is that keyboard input is very "rough" and you need to use a virtual keyboard implemented in the software of the player. Having put the letters on the keys of control believe that would have been nice to have allowed the entry of text using the command of the player. For others, it's a good media player which suggest buying if you are thinking about buying one or replace the one you have.
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