Western Digital has launched Western Digital TV Live Hub. The device integrates 1 terabyte hard drive and supports playback of full-HD 1080p media.
Western Digital Live Hub features the latest HDMI 1.4 standard for compatibility with media to your portable devices, DLNA/UPnP- compatibile TVs, PS3, Xbox 360 etc. Western Digital also says that the content can be streamed to the iPad, iPhone , and Android-based smartphones with the help of third-party applications.
Western Digital TV Live Hub supports HD cancorder video formats, AVT, TS/TP/M2T, M2TS, WMV9 and many other file formats. It supports MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC,FLAC, MIKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital and DTS formats for video. Files from internal device can be ported to folders on your camera, external HDD.
The Western Digital TV Live Hub is integrated with the social networking site FACEBOOK. Thus photos and videos can be uploaded and shared between friends. Status mesages is shared, wall posts can be viewed and collect latest news from friends. This live Hub features USB ports for storage expansion and file transfers. It also consists of an Ethernet port to connect to internet.
The WD TV Live Hub is a definite step up over the WD TV Live Plus, which lacks the 1TB hard drive and the ability to stream content throughout the home. But like the WD TV Live Plus, the WD TV Live Hub lacks Wi-Fi.
WD TV Live Hub owners will be forced to connect to the Web via Ethernet or buy an accessory to connect to a Wi-Fi network. It’s a omission in a field with several devices, including the Apple TV and Logitech Revue, that comes with Wi-Fi built in.
WD Live Hub comes with great features and decent price. It comes with 2 years warranty too. So, all who have been waiting to buy a media centre can look out for this one.