If you are going to go by this, at least make it correct.> 1.) WD TV - no internet connection
2.) WD TV LIVE - ethernet connection
3.) WD TV LIVE PLUS - ethernet connection - Enabled to play copy protected content
4.) WD TV LIVE STREAMING - ethernet, wifi
5.) WD LIVE HUB 1TB - ethernet> * * *
You meant to tell me that according to your (no .2) WD TV LIVE can use the ‘ethernet’ to connect to medias such as Netflix or Youtube? If so that’s called ‘internet’ and no sense of the buying the LIVE PLUS model. I know there is an ethernet connection for network sharing, but as far as I know, you CAN’T stream materials from the ‘internet’ such as those provided on later models. Also, your no. 3 suggested ‘Enabled to play copy-protected content’; is this a feature that you can ‘enable’ somewhere in the menu? I can play everything with my: LIVE PLUS, LIVE STREAMING and LIVE HUB – copy-protected or not.
Yes, The WDTV Live (no. 2 in my list) can play youtube videos, it also has access to flickr, mediafly, accuweather, live365, pandora, radiotime and flingo.
It cannot play copy protected (DRM) videos such as Netflix and Blockbuster.
WD released the WDTV Live Plus (no. 3) to do that. In essence, the Live and the Live Plus are very similar units, with the latter having access to netflix/blockbuster (DRM Content).
There is no “setting” on the Plus to enable/disable DRM as its simply a function of the chip.