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mike27oct
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

Ho, if these sell at asking prices, once again it proves:  Barnum was RIGHT!

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rachel.ray
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

I've been watching the price progression on Amazon in astonishment.  I got mine for ~$165 back in April and it wasn't a new product then.  For months now they've been around $250(!) on Amazon, and now are out of stock.  

 

What the heck is going on?  

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mike27oct
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

It happens often with good products that are out of production.  My guess is that the higher price is dangled out there (not by Amazon, but by other sellers either at Amazon, or eBay) to the person who wanted one, but never got one originally as a last chance situation; or to the person who had one once, but it died, got stolen, or lost in the divorce and they just gotta have another exact one!  

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foldbak
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

Hi I'm new here and just discovered the Hub. Question, are they discontinued? I'm looking for a 2tb.

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Frank2012
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

Not sure if it has been officially discontinued, but since the last firmware update was in July and it's not it stock in most stores, including the official WD store, one might conclude it's near end of life.
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foldbak
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

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So what are my options? My TV isn't DNLA compliant so I can't use a NAS. I need a device with HDMI..

 

I found this QNAP TS-119P II....thoughts?

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pearl
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub


foldbak wrote:

So what are my options? My TV isn't DNLA compliant so I can't use a NAS. I need a device with HDMI..

 

I found this QNAP TS-119P II....thoughts?


Your option is to buy the Streaming Media Player (SMP), and attach a two TB external drive to one of the USB ports.

 

-P

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mike27oct
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foldbak wrote:

Hi I'm new here and just discovered the Hub. Question, are they discontinued? I'm looking for a 2tb.


The original Hub, 1TB model, was replaced a few months back by two other models; a 500GB and a 2TB model.  If the newer models are not available anymore, I have no idea why.

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pearl
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mike27oct wrote:

foldbak wrote:

Hi I'm new here and just discovered the Hub. Question, are they discontinued? I'm looking for a 2tb.


The original Hub, 1TB model, was replaced a few months back by two other models; a 500GB and a 2TB model.  If the newer models are not available anymore, I have no idea why.


They seem to be out of stock at all the usual suspects including the WD website. When you do find them online from random unknown resellers (any of the models), the pricing has gone through the roof. Something is going on, but not sure what it it either.

 

-P

 

 

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fender62
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Re: Availability of WD TV Live Hub

have a look on ebay

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