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video server
#1
i ordered a WD live video server today. i want to be able to have a bunch of movies on a portable usb hdd and play them in hi def on any tv.

so scott did the research for me and i bough this one.

http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=330

i got it refurbished from WD on sale for 48 bucks. i already have a portable usb HDD.

once i get it i will do a review of it for you guys.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#2
Hey Tom, I've got the same thing with almost 1tb of entertainment! It works great.
#3
well, i got the wd live box and i must agree with macgrg, it works great. mine has a small problem and wd is going to replace it, but no big deal.

it is very small, and has 2 usb port, an hdmi, network port, wifi builtin, and another set of video/audio outputs.

it also has CEC (a protocol for device to work together for remote control).

i plugged in a usb stick and a portable usb hdd. i had dts 5.1 movies in 1080p on the drive as well as pictures and mp3 music.

it indexes them the first time you plug the drive in and that takes a little while, but once that is done it is fast.

i watched a movie in full dts surround and in 1080p and it was just like watching a dvd. music is great too.

picture viewing is ok but a little awkward.

it also can view youtube or netflix etc.

my favorite youtube video is Closer to the Heart by Rush.

i ordered another portable hdd to use with it today from newegg... a 1tb one.

the whole setup is easily moved into the coach from the house. or i may buy another one, not sure.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#4
Tom is that Rush who is being inducted into the Rock N Roll hall of fame this year? I did not take you for a "Today's Tom Sawyer" sort of guy.
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#5
actually i have been one of the fans that has thought that they should have been nominated years ago. and they are just nominees, not inductees yet.

yea and i love "tom sawyer" too. i am that kinda guy. old gray haired guy who likes rock and roll.

tom
2002 45'8" Newell Coach 608  Series 60 DDEC4/Allison World 6 Speed HD4000MH

#6
(10-11-2012, 10:33 PM)encantotom Wrote: actually i have been one of the fans that has thought that they should have been nominated years ago. and they are just nominees, not inductees yet.

yea and i love "tom sawyer" too. i am that kinda guy. old gray haired guy who likes rock and roll.

tom

Love that band! I have grew up with thsi music. I saw them live back in New England years ago!
Amazing what 3 guys can do with music!!

Wanted to ask you on the streaming unit you just got, can thsi be used on the road ! we have Direct TV and so far awesome! as long as our Dome is out of three zone! it cost $80 per month since we have some sports etc..we alos have Verizon but using for our part time work, so just wondered what wiuld be the best way to wtach movies etc while on the road , I was thinking way to stream movies to may external drives, I have many of them since I am photographer , at least 15 TB of space!!

Best,
Les
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#7
Curious as to how this works. How are the movies downloaded while on the road and is this a HDMI playback drive?
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#8
Amazon has the best product description: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-St...=wdtv+live

You just hook up an external drive to it, or hook it up to a network and it will discover available network shares. It can play virtually any media type (video, pics, music, etc.)


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