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  1. Hi
    My WDTV has finally bit the dust. I'm looking for a replacement, one that i can connect a USB HDD to and acess that hdd across my windows network. The WDTVdid all of this, and I'm searching for a replacement.
    I do not wish to stream videos direct from my pc. It is a laptop and not always switched on. Just a straight replacment for the WDTV Live.

    Many thanks

    El Terry
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  2. Android TV box + Plex Server
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  3. Look for NAS Boxes with USB ports


    Western digital abandoned their WDTV line in favor of their NAS solutions like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC0tgC-0APE&t=1213s
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  4. Hi
    I'm no further forward. Nvida shield, Im told, doesnt have DIRECT hdd access, you have to transfer to the internal drive first. As for an NAS Box with USB, I have no idea what youmean. Could you point me to a particualr model, any model, that does what I want it to do. I would be very , very grateful
    El Terry
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  5. Hi
    These replies are no helpful. Does anybody actually know of a device that will do what the WDTV did? An actual device, not a list of links. Does anybody know of one and use it themsevles? I'm beginning to wonder if such a thing exists.
    Thank
    El Terry
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  6. Right now... HARDWARE PLAYERS LIKE WDTV LIVE are pretty much out of style... It was an one off product that never got any traction over time..
    It was a box that could play only a limited number of media files... Limited memory .. An outdated chipset and a limited storage options 1 TB max on the live HUB + connection two USB 2 ...

    Right now people would get a decent MINIPC with an intel processor and Windows 10.. and do pretty much what the WDTV did plus more...

    Powerful BEELINK Gemini X45 Mini Windows 10 PC - 6GB + 128GB

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o141uZQB1eg

    Buy from Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MTuCzR
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    Last edited by teodz1984; 14th Mar 2019 at 09:53.
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  7. Ok, thanks. So I guess the answer is no. But I appreicate your help.

    Regards

    El Terry
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  8. If you don't need 4K and h.265/HEVC support a Raspberry Pi running KODI will do what you want. Getting the external drive set up as a network share is a little tricky.
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  9. forget helping the . he is hopeless.. doesn't want help..

    He should just buy a refurbished wdtv live.. and get on with his life..
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    Originally Posted by elterry View Post
    Hi
    My WDTV has finally bit the dust. I'm looking for a replacement, one that i can connect a USB HDD to and acess that hdd across my windows network. The WDTVdid all of this, and I'm searching for a replacement.
    I do not wish to stream videos direct from my pc. It is a laptop and not always switched on. Just a straight replacment for the WDTV Live.

    Many thanks

    El Terry
    what about the dvdfab movie server - https://www.dvdfab.cn/movie-server.htm?trackID=navmenu2
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