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Old 16-02-2010, 15:29   #1
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WDTV Live - £82.79 delivered

Good price for a nice bit of kit, this is from Dell, £92 minus 10%.

WDTV Live at Dell

"Save an extra 10% on selected electronics and accessories when you use this coupon code at checkout. JH5T0BP6V8374D"
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Old 16-02-2010, 16:35   #2
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Dang. That's a tenner less than I got it from Pixmania.

Recommended piece of kit by the way. Couple of glitches with the menus n stuff, but it's so simple to use that I'm now ripping all 400 of my DVDs to my HD so I have them at a touch of a button.
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Old 16-02-2010, 16:58   #3
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Ace - thats cheaper than the super saver price I nearly bought at the other day at scan.
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Old 16-02-2010, 17:52   #4
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it's so simple to use that I'm now ripping all 400 of my DVDs to my HD so I have them at a touch of a button.
Sorry to sound like a numptie, but how easy is this to do? What process are you following?
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Old 16-02-2010, 18:11   #5
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I don't think we can discuss the how here. There are plenty of tutorials and simple applications on the web though.
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Old 16-02-2010, 18:32   #6
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I don't think we can discuss the how here. There are plenty of tutorials and simple applications on the web though.
Ah gotcha! Thought it was an feature of the unit!
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Old 16-02-2010, 19:23   #7
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The unit has no storage, you either connect it to an external HDD or stream via Ethernet from something with Storage on your network.

Great price, well spotted OP.

I have the first incarnation and would recommend this, especially at this pricepoint.
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Ta muchly - bought this earlier from Amazon @ £94 but was within timescale for returns

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Old 17-02-2010, 10:10   #9
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The unit has no storage, you either connect it to an external HDD or stream via Ethernet from something with Storage on your network.

Great price, well spotted OP.

I have the first incarnation and would recommend this, especially at this pricepoint.
Yea - I have mine sitting under my TV. It has a LAN cable linking it into my router, and a NAS on the router. I had to do no setup, it immediately saw it and I just browse my videos off of it without needing to have my PC on (which is my major objective - I have a SONOS system for the same reason).

It's not obvious until it arrives, but the remote you get with it is RF (I think) - at least not IR. So you don't need line of sight to activate and work the box, meaning you can hide it.
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Old 17-02-2010, 13:50   #10
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Worth an upgrade from the original WDTV?
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Old 17-02-2010, 14:57   #11
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Worth an upgrade from the original WDTV?
I don't have the original WDTV, but the 2 obvious advantages appear to be

a) the ability to connect to a network (via ethernet)
b) the downmixing of DTS to stereo via HDMI so you can watch DTS films through your TV.
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good kit, got two. paid just under £99 for amazon for them.

Only problem is that thumbnails on network devices, but they do seem to play everything and are easy to use.

Not as good as my old popcorn incase of customising it, but this just works and quickly.
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Am I right in thinking that this still won't display menus from DVD .ISO files, it just plays the movie ?

If so, is there any official talk of this being 'fixed' in a future firmware release ?
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I don't have the original WDTV, but the 2 obvious advantages appear to be

a) the ability to connect to a network (via ethernet)
b) the downmixing of DTS to stereo via HDMI so you can watch DTS films through your TV.
DTS is a non issue as I'm using an AV Receiver. Network could be handy, using a couple of USB HDDs at the moment. but they're filling up fast...
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Am I right in thinking that this still won't display menus from DVD .ISO files, it just plays the movie ?

If so, is there any official talk of this being 'fixed' in a future firmware release ?
That is correct and very annoying, as I make my own DVDs and AVCHDs from my HD-Video footage. Can only get it to play Title1!!

Reading the forums last night they do intend to fix it.
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Dell are numpties. My order says "not shipped" and they're sat here.
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Dell are numpties. My order says "not shipped" and they're sat here.
lol. Phone up and demand they ship it. Then sell the 2nd one
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Old 19-02-2010, 11:21   #18
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I ordered two

It still isn't showing as shipped. They really are a dilatory bunch.

PS - it's £92.99 now - haven't checked the postage / discount situation.

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Mm, tempted by this... but is there not one which acts as a recorder too, so I can plug in a television source and record to an external hard drive?
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