I have some concerns about foramts this device can play.
from what i read in this and other forums it does seem to play every format ppls throw at it,.
i have many .mkv movies (720p) .DD5.1.and DTS…xvid …I tried this videos via xbox 360 media center but i never got a full moives to play without freequent frezzing.
also, My TV is only a 40 inch tub tv ont a lcd or plasma flatscreen. will i have any problem playing 720p on this tv?
TIA to everyone
Most of my movies are 720p h264 with AC-3 5.1 audio. I also have some SD XviD movies and TV shows. They all play from start to finish without issue.
Before I forget, storing your media on the Hub’s internal storage helps a lot with smoothness and reliability. 1080p media that stutters and fails over wifi plays great from the HDD.
I don’t have a Live Hub, but what I can tell you is that I have both an original WDTV HD (Gen1) and a WDTV Live, and just old-schoold CRT TVs, and I’ve never had any issues playing back 720 or 1080 material. The WD devices do a nice job of downconverting to 480i composite. I’d expect the LiveHub to be the same.
One day I’ll spring for an HD set.
Run and buy it. I had the same issue using PS3 Media server. MKV movies would freeze…audio would be jumbled. This thing plays them all without a hitch, including 3D content (SBS). Best 200 bucks I’ve ever spent.
This thing plays them all without a hitch, including 3D content (SBS).
Hahah… Don’t confuse people! :) SBS means “Side by Side,” which ANY media player in the world can do. There’s no magic in SBS material. :smileyvery-happy:
LOL…sorry…I’m overly excited. Was so tired of my PS3 crapping out on streaming.
If you use the Xbox for streaming the wired port is olny 10/100 and a single antenna wireless “A” adapter good for SD only. The Xbox is only an extension of your computers media center so play back is limited to Microsoft capabilities.