dealswestern digital wd tv live plus hd media player…

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These are great! The WDTV line currently consists of the Live HD, Live Plus HD, and Live Hub. The Plus is the same as the Live HD, but with Netflix support, the Hub is the same as the plus, but with 1TB of local storage attached. These are excellent streamers for the price, slightly less capable than a boxee box, but can still play just about any format you throw at it, and capably stream from any SMB or uPNP media share.

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@jimbosims: Yeah, Boxee is awesome, especially since they give the software away for free.

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Well worth it, I paid 40 bucks more for this thing a while back and it was worth every cent. Simple enough for grandma, plays every format I've given it (even mkv's and such) and seems to be a very low-power little guy. It's missing some features but you can't complain about its ease-of-use.

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I have two. I convinced my brother-in-law to buy one, and I bought one for my father-in-law.

Great machines.

Works with PlayOn to, so you can add support for Comedy Central and Hulu.

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Why is is these deals are always $10 more in my zip code?
Tired of that, it's frustrating.

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@galaxip: You have to enter the promo code in the topic genius.

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Love this thing. Bought it a few weeks ago at Best Buy for $99. Its been able to play all the formats I've thrown at it so far.

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Awesome! I've been looking for a great deal on one of these.

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I have 2 of these... LOVE them. Well worth the money, especially if you have an extra HDD laying around.

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galaxip: It's $10 more, even with the code.

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Meritline has refurbs for $59 today with coupon code MLC170492032820NL1. I've ordered several things from them in the past & never had any issues.

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Meritline is selling the Non-Plus version for that price. Not the same.

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LOL. I just bought one of these at Fry's yesterday for $99. It was discretely repackaged and appeared new, although when I opened it it was all torn apart. Seemed to work OK though. Typical Fry's behavior. I really hate that place, and am filled with self-loathing whenever I break down and shop there.

I think I'll order this and pack up and return the Fry's unit. I'll feel so much cleaner :)

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Bought one of these for ~$100 last year and use it in tandem with a portable hard drive for a mobile media station. Just throw the two in a backpack with a few cables and you can play your media on basically any home theater. Don't have to wait for my friends/family to upgrade to Blu-ray to be able to play my HD content. Not the most feature-rich or flexible in-home player, but will work for non-techies and comes with niceties like NetFlix and Youtube.

Between this and a Popcorn Hour C200, I've been digital-only since last November, and I couldn't be happier. Good basic box for media playback.

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I've been thinking about buying a Roku box for the past few weeks. It seems like this might be a better route. In for 1!

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Same model available through Grassroots Computers for $78.99 with .01 cent shipping, no code required. http://www.grassrootscomputers.com/ . They list them under "Western Digital External Hard Drives", toward the bottom of the list.

Every once in a while, they will have a combo deal on these media players with a potable HD. I bought 2 media players from them, one combo deal with a 320GB HD for $59.99 (WD TV Mini USB HD Media Player, non-network version), and one of these models (WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player USB HDMI w/ Netflix) with a 500gb HD for $99.99. Both awesome deals, but you have to look out for them, they don't always offer them on the website. They still have REALLY good prices on just about everything, though.

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@odie1344: That is a refurbished one. At least the one I found for $78.99 is refurbished. Unless there is a different one?

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@hackman2007: I didn't even think about the fact these were refurbished - BOTH of my media players I bought from this company came sealed in the original packaging, wrapped and packaged like they would be from the manufacturer. I wouldn't have been able to tell they were refurbished unless someone told me, and I still wouldn't have believed it. The 2 I got were new, unblemished units, ordered separately several weeks apart. They must be refurbished directly from Western Digital...

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Anyone know which USB wireless adapters will work with this unit?

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@kc311man: WD is supposed to be delivering Hulu Plus integration later this year. I have a Roku myself, and I think they're pretty comparable, at least as far as major online content providers are concerned. There are lots of extra channels available for Roku, but this unit does an excellent job playing media on networked drives. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this.

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@andrewbundy: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3805

The cheapest one is probably the SMC one (which Woot offered a little while ago, but you can get it new/used on Amazon for a little over $10).

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@hackman2007, there are 2 SMC wireless sticks, V1 and V2, only one of the two is compatible, and it wasn't the one Woot bundled with the SMC barricade router. A compatible wireless stick can be found for about $20 or so on Amazon.

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I have two of these as well. I can't say much more than others have. I stream x264 MKVs to it from an IOMega Home Media Network Drive (a NAS w/media server). It doesn't miss a beat.

I also just finished ripping all my CDs (200+!) to the drive, and the WDTV does a great job with those as well.

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FYI....

I just tried my WD TV Live Plus along with the Wireless N adapter Woot had a few weeks ago (http://www.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=4363088).

As expected, they work GREAT together. I quickly set it up in the settings of the WDTV, and promptly started streaming 1080P stuff and HD Netflix via the wireless.

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My external drive is great, but the power cord for the media player is not made for an American outlet and I can't remove the European prongs. Did anyone else have this problem?

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@saravalentine: No. I ordered the exact model. Did you get the one from Newegg or somewhere else?