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WD TV Live Media Player WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

  • Play virtual any file from a USB, Network drive and more
  • Stream premium content like YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and more
  • Full-HD 1080p, HDMI, composite video output
  • Easy to set up, easy to use wit
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

Model

Brand
Western Digital
Model
WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

General

Type
Digital Media Streamer
TV Standards
NTSC
Remote Control
Remote Included
Interface
Wireless
Mac Compatible
Yes

Features

Features
Enjoy Internet entertainment on your TV

Play your personal media collection

Built-in Wi-Fi and intuitive interface

Ideal For
Streaming hit movies, TV shows, sports, games, and popular Internet entertainment such as YouTube, Facebook, and more
Enjoying your digital media library in Full-HD 1080p on the biggest screen in the house
Playing a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV
Wirelessly streaming videos, music, and photos to your TV
Playing media from USB drives, network drives, and any PC or Mac computer in your home

Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitle - SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI

Specifications

Video Format
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
MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
Image Format
JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
Ports In
USB 2.0, Ethernet
Ports Out
HDMI, Composite A/V, Wi-Fi, Optical audio

Packaging

Package Contents
Streaming media player
Remote control with batteries
Composite AV cable
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

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  • phaack
  • 7/11/2014 10:34:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing Rocks!

Pros: It works amazing. Luckily I am very tech savvy and have played around with the different firmwares, but it plays my 1080p AVI files I throw at it flawlessly from just a network shared folder. My family watches Netflix and listens to Pandora on it routinely without any issues. If you are having issues, try a different firmware, and try using it wired vs. wireless as a test. It is possible your wireless network/router has issues. Try 2.4Ghz if you have a problem with the 5Ghz band. 5Ghz has a much smaller range than 2.4Ghz.

Cons: I did not find it sooner.

Other Thoughts: Buy it and read up on it on the web and do some research, it is well worth it. Many features and apps I don't even care to use.

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  • Eregawn
  • 6/19/2014 12:26:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWD TV Live

Pros: Plays many video formats

Cons: Quite Finicky

Other Thoughts: The box does everything that I need it to do. If you dont have patience this is not for you.

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  • Kaydon
  • 6/13/2014 9:08:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAnd I buy WD for all my storage needs.

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: It had a dead power brick on arrival. Some cheap piece of garbage 12V that was all written in Chinese. Only reason I know it's 12V is because of the 12V that you can pick out among all the Chinese writing. I've bought WD for any and all of my storage needs on 8 or 9 PC builds and they've never disappointed me like this. Hopefully they take the initiative and get it solved. The unit itself works, but I had to dig up a laptop 12V. I think for $90 a piece you should send me a out just a 12V plug, thats all I need and this thing will be golden.

Other Thoughts: If WD can fix this in a timely fashion I'll gladly change my review to a 5 Egg, I've dealt with WD many times before and this is the first time they've sent me dead hardware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kaydon D, your feedback on the WD TV Media Player is appreciated. Please be so kind and contact us at (800) 275-4932, or through our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs
If sending an email, please make sure to include the following information to expedite your replacement: WD device serial number, and your full contact information. We will be more than glad to provide you a replacement adaptor with expedited shipping.

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  • felowes
  • 6/11/2014 3:40:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: This device has not failed me yet. I love it. I converted all the movies I own to ISO format and it plays it instantly. All 479 movies on a 3TB external HD. Did the firmware update as soon as I received it in and perfect no errors or anything else.

Cons: None

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  • N/A
  • 5/23/2014 7:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks better than expected

Pros: I have 3 of these and can say they are great. Two are wired one is wireless. The wired units play everything I throw at them, the wireless unit does have issues, but that's due to network problems. I have a media server and use these mainly to watch movies an TV shows so I am very happy. I will be getting 2 more shortly

Cons: No buttons to use if the remote stops working.

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  • Det
  • 5/21/2014 12:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswd

Pros: When it works its greeat

Cons: Quits working no reason. Have to reset all the time

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Det, we want to extend our apologies for the issue you have experienced. We will gladly replace your device for you under warranty. Please be so kind to contact us and reference this Newegg review at (800) 275-4932, or through our support website: http://support.wdc.com/rs

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  • mr bigg
  • 4/6/2014 12:03:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsthese are not worth the trouble

Pros: usb port

Cons: these units are a real pain to use

Other Thoughts: i thought i could by pass a htpc with one of these but now that i have had it for some time it's slow & painful to use i mainly watch utube so if you like pain buy one .

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mr. Bigg, we apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend ensuring that your device is up to date with the latest firmware, as this may easily resolve the problems you are experiencing. Information regarding the procedures of how to update the firmware for your device manually or automatically can be located at the following link.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5749

Please feel free to contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs for any questions you may have.

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  • N/A
  • 4/4/2014 9:08:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWDTV

Pros: Very small, low foot print, low power consumption, zero noise and next to zero heat. Easy to configure and connect to network shares for media playback. Also has a massive amount of built in codecs for video playback off many types including direct from .ISO files.

Cons: Claims to work with PlexMeidaServer as a PlexPlayer by connecting to DLNA servers. It does not.

Other Thoughts: For the money I spent on this little device, this is fantastic. I do recomend this to anyone who has a file server on their network (Linux, Apple, MS, NAS, etc...) and wants a simple, easy to use HD media player for their family to enjoy.

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  • Jeremy V
  • 3/22/2014 2:13:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: -Has an awesome remote app available for download
-Does everything I need for it to do, but see cons

Cons: -Loads external drive files REALLY slow and slows down the entire unit while doing it.
-Makes USB connectors get pretty warm.

-1 egg for these two things.

Other Thoughts: It's a bit cheaper than the Roku 3 and does the same things. My family and I decided to stop paying for cable last month and needed something to allow us to keep watching some of our favorite shows and movies. This thing did just the trick.

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  • aaron8699
  • 3/14/2014 11:03:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWD Live Junk

Pros: Plays many formats

Cons: 1. No button to switch from full to wide screen. You need to do this in the menu for each movie
2. Automatically, randomly deleted moves off my HD when connected through network and directly plugged into the WD tv live box.
3. USB ports died after a couple uses
Called WD. They said they have heard of this happening and will send me a new one. They said they will need my cc incase I don't return the old one they will charge me for it. Next day I see over $100 taken out by them, this is not what they said would happen. Called and explained how they never said they were going to take the funds out, "Sorry it's our policy". I asked to speak to a supervisor. They said they would check on it and call me back in 24 hours to tell me if they could refund me sooner. I have small bank charges from over drawing in my checking now. I still haven't received a call back from them. They assume you are going to steal the broken product so they automatically charge you

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Aaron8699, we apologize for the continued inconvenience you have experienced with your device. We would appreciate the opportunity to resolve this particular issue for you with a positive resolution. You may contact us at (800) 275-4932, or via our support website at: http://support.wdc.com/rs
Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review and reference your previous RMA number, so we route you and your information to the correct team member.

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