Western Digital TV Live Hub Review

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For most people their TV is the center of entertainment in the living room.  You watch cable television on it, you play your video game consoles on it and you watch DVD and Blu-ray movies on it.  We all know there are devices for that, but what about all of the media you have on your PC?  All the videos you have taken, shows you have downloaded and even the photos you have.  No one wants to sit around a small computer screen and watch these.  This is where the Western Digital TV Live Hub comes in.  It is a HD media player that supports pretty much any file type and has a 1TB hard drive for all of your media.  Let’s take a look an see what Western Digital has brought to the table in the HD media player market!

The WD TV Live Hub comes in a nice retail package.  On the front there is a photo of the unit and one of the interface, which looks much more refined than other HD media players that we have looked at.  On the back there is some information about the unit itself.  On the side there is a list of supported formats, which we do have listed above.


Opening up the box everything is nicely packed inside.  Getting it all out you have the WD TV Live Hub, remote, power adapter, batteries and a user’s guide.  On thing that was missing was any sort of video cables.

The WD TV Live Hub is very small.  I thought is was going to be larger, but there really is not that much to it at all.  The official dimensions are 1.25” (H) x 7.80” (D) x 6.10” (W) and it only weighs 1.22 pounds!  Being that it is so small there really is not much to it at all.  The top of it has a nice brushed aluminum finish, which looks sleek, yet stylish.  The front of the device is pretty much plain except for a small power button on the left and a USB port on the right.  The USB port is great for easy file transfers.