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WD TV Live Hub 500GB Media Center WDBABZ5000ABK-NESN

  • Store and play your media on the built-in drive
  • Stream premium content like YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and more
  • Play virtually any media file format in Full-HD 1080p
  • Full-HD 1080p, HDMI composite vi
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBABZ5000ABK-NESN


Western Digital


Digital Media Streamer


Centralize and play your media on the built-in drive

Play media from USB drives, home network and the Internet on your TV.

Enjoy media from any source.Stream videos, music, and photos from your USB drive, network drive, and PC or Mac computers in your home

Play virtually any media file format in Full-HD 1080p

Upload movies and video clips with the WD Photos app

Stay updated with RSS feeds

HDMI and composite video output.

SPDIF digital output

Ultra-compact design


Video Format
AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, FLV (h.264), MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1),TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC-1) MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, FLV (H.264), WMV9
Image Format
HDD capacity: 500GB

AC input voltage: 100~240 V
AC input frequency: 50~60 Hz

Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2.0 (2) (input)
HDMI (output)
Composite A/V (output)
Component video (output)
Optical audio (output)

RoHS compliant1 Yes
Dimension: 7.8" x 6.1" x 1.3"
Weight: 1.22 lbs.

Playlist: PLS, M3U, WPL
Subtitle: SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI


Package Contents
Media player plus built-in hard drive
Composite AV cable
Remote control with batteries
AC adapter
Quick Install Guide

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Jacob C.
  • 11/12/2013 9:15:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for what I need it to

Pros: Good for what I use it for. I have an external HDD that I have movies and tv shows on. My wife can control the remote and watch the shows that we have downloaded.

Cons: The worst Netflix box ever. Once I got it I found that there was no sound when playing. I backed out and played a movie that we had on the HDD and the sound was fine. We went back to Netflix and the sound started working again. I started looking online and this is a bigger deal that I had thought. It has been a known issue for some time now but even with a new firmware update it does not fix it.

When logging into Netflix, Facebook or anything for that matter, you will have to use the downloadable tool on your computer or device. trying to navigate through the buttons to get the text to start working is a pain.

Other Thoughts: I will more than likely be returning this and trying another version.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 11/5/2013 6:05:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good.

Pros: I think this one seems faster than the previous 1 TB version they discontinued. Plays pretty much everything i can throw at it. Wife loves listening to pandora on it. I plug in a USB wireless module i had sitting around and worked.

Cons: Missing the extra 500 GB on it. Transferring over the wireless usually crashes it. I recommend going hard wired or transferring from a USB to the device. I have not tried streaming.

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