Hi … I’m new and I’ve never used a Media Player before. After reading about the differences between the WD TV Live (WCBHG70000NBK) and the newer version WD Media Player (WDBYMN0000NBK) and I’m still not sure which one to buy.
The main reason I want the player is to play numerous movie/video file formats from a WD My Passport backup direct to TV without having to burn onto discs to play on a blu ray.
2nd reason is to access internet or live stream TV at home, but especially when travelling in our trailer across Canada/US.
3rd reason is to play music files (can that be done via the TV (without a receiver) e.g. with a good quality speaker connected to it?
Here’s what I know about the new version
the newer version does not support neflix
the newer version has miracast
firmware updates are availabe
Here’s what I know about the older version
- the older version has netflix (how do you sign up for it ?) My current tv provider at home is via a Bell Satalite dish - no netflix available. Is it possible to sign up to it by connecting the media player through my wifi internet connection?
2. can the older version still connect to an android smart phone ? we have a travel trailer - so if on the road it might be handy to connect via my phone.
- firmware updates are available on the older version, right?
Sorry I have so many questions - perhaps you can recommend a tech expert that I can call - but has to be in Canada if possible.
Thanks for your help!!!