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Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN 1080p WD TV Live Streaming Media Player with Wi-Fi (Black)

Refurbished newegg

  • Play virtual any file from a USB, Network drive and more
  • Stream premium content like YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and more
  • Full-HD 1080p, HDMI, composite video output
  • Easy to set up
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN




USB 2.0 (2) (input)
HDMI (output)
Composite A/V (output)
Optical audio (output)


Enjoy Internet entertainment on your TV

Play your personal media collection

Built-in Wi-Fi and intuitive interface

Ideal For
- Streaming hit movies, TV shows, sports, games, and popular Internet entertainment such as YouTube, Facebook, and more
- Enjoying your digital media library in Full-HD 1080p on the biggest screen in the house
- Playing a wide variety of file formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV
- Wirelessly streaming videos, music, and photos to your TV
- Playing media from USB drives, network drives, and any PC or Mac computer in your home

Languages Supported:
-User Interface:
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Polish, Czech, Dutch, Swedish, Hungarian
English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Hindi, Malay/Bahasa
-Multi-Lingual Input:
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Hungarian

- HDMI, Full HD (1080p), AAC, MP3, JPEG, H.264, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 2.0,
DLNA, Bonjour, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Adobe FlashLite

Media Formats
- Video: AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, 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)
- Music: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MKA, AIF/AIFF, OGG, Dolby Digital, DTS
- Playlist: PLS, M3U, WPL
- Subtitle: SRT, ASS, SSA, SUB, SMI


4.9" x 3.9" x 1.2"

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

Customer Reviews of the Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

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  • James C.
  • 6/23/2015 1:13:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: refurb works like new

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Unit came with quick shipping, in great shape, and worked as expected.

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  • Mark D.
  • 1/28/2015 12:50:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't Bother

Pros: When it did work, it streamed all formats that were on my external hard drive or laptop.

Cons: Piece of Junk - don't bother buying. Maybe some of the boxes out there actually work, but this was "Refurbished" which I'm starting to think it was returned because it didn't work, so they plug it in and "Tested" it and re-sold as refurbished... Constant lock-ups, could not reliably watch a movie with it.

Other Thoughts: At least Newegg attempts to stand behind their products. Being a refurb, they would not give money back but would exchange it for another refurb. I guess either they were out of them or couldn't find one that worked better so they did refund my money. Unfortunately I have yet to find a device that will stream my personal collection. As soon as I find one I'll buy on Newegg.

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  • Vinh N.
  • 1/19/2015 6:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCutteo

Pros: Excellent in performing multi-format media. It seem to works with many format videos. So far, anything I put to play, it will play without flaws.

Cons: There is a blank moment into playing a media. The sound is there, but the picture is blank. It can happen during at any moment during the video; not sure if the unit is defected. My brother has one and he stated good, not blanks during movie or video.

Other Thoughts: I will contact seller for this issue, whether worth sending it back, such a hassle.

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  • Jason W.
  • 1/19/2015 6:04:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll good!

Pros: Unit arrived on time, unit was packaged well, unit works great thus far.

Cons: None thus far

Other Thoughts: Ordered on Friday, order processed on Monday, had unit on Friday.

I contacted the shipper on Thursday as I noticed on UPS tracker it hadn't seemed to move. I had a response very quickly that the unit had been reallocated to USPS to deliver. Unit arrived the very next day.

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  • Duc C.
  • 12/29/2014 7:31:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Picture look good and sevice is exelent.

Cons: Unit came with the wrong adaptor and seller has ship it SAP over. However sound is very low even when all volume are max out

Other Thoughts: Return and refund is very good

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  • Robert W.
  • 12/13/2014 6:54:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product Would Recommend Again

Pros: Good price, plays just about any media format out there, nice features.

Cons: None at this time,

Other Thoughts: I bought one of these at the local Micro center store as oppose to a new one because for whatever extremely stupid reason WD decided it would be fantastic to drop Netflix capability from the new device! Would love to hear that reasoning (subtracted an egg for that)!

I have a W2K3 x64 Std server housing all my movies and TV shows (3 TBs of files) with several shares setup in a workgroup not a domain. I am running one of these refurb units, a gen1 (best device ever never any problems flawless! Owned for over five years! Take notes WD!), and a new model. All three boxes connect to the shares on the W2K3 box without issue and play fine. Caveat being you have to know about Windows networking and sharing. Just setting up a folder on a Windows PC and connecting the device right out of the box may not work as many other people have stated. My devices are all connected via gigabit LAN with all CAT 6 cabling not WLAN. Wireless media streaming in my opinion is for the birds regardless of your WiFi setup. Hard line will never give you problems like WiFi could and its obviously faster.

Overall, I am very pleased with WD media players and will continue to recommend them to friends. I'm not a fan of no Netflix support, but believe its a bit much to "throw the baby out with the bath water." The devices and more importantly the network if setup properly are great. Feel free to ask questions.

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  • Ian H.
  • 10/21/2014 6:10:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSome startup problems

Pros: Good mix of Streaming services with network support

Cons: Serious troubleshooting to get the unit to work

Other Thoughts: Bought this unit after reading reveiws - I've got a big collection of mkv and avi files, and was looking for Netflix support. I've owned a WDTV (1st generation ) before, and liked it as it was simple and just worked - I liked it so much I gave Gen1s to family. Thought this unit would be the best fit for my requirements.

The objective of the unit was to drive an old LG monitor in my bedroom, combined with external speakers - a quick and dirty TV setup using parts I had lying around. When I fired up the unit when connected to the monitor, it misdiagnosed the monitor, and displayed the incorrect colour space (washed out magenta). Upon playing files, the unit would start to play and successfully play files from both local and network connected sources, but the loading icon and/or the video overlay would stay on the screen and the remote would become non responsive. Only fix was to power cycle, and repeat. Tried resetting, tried downgrading, to no effect. After a day of trouble shooting, finally connected the unit to my TV - and it worked perfectly). After some further troubleshooting, I read an article on WDC tech support, and powered the unit first, then connected the HDMI after the WDTV had booted. This was successful - the colour space was correct, and video playback was fine.

In general, the unit does what I expected, but spending four days to get it operational for what in the end was a simple workaround seems ridiculous.

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  • Zachary W.
  • 10/17/2014 11:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt Works!

Pros: Play's all video files, except MP4...
That being the case... video converting is sometimes needed.

Cons: Updating the Firmware causes it to run slow and not play video files.

Once in a blue moon, it will fail to play some video files all together, and the only solution is to do a device factory reset.

Streaming videos wireless-ly kinda sucks.
I wouldn't recommend doing that...

Other Thoughts: It's great! I've had mine for 3 years and I still use it till this day!
Totally get one! :]

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  • David B.
  • 9/22/2014 7:28:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWD TV Live

Pros: Excellent media player for the price, it has numerous media content for all.

Cons: Do not connect your external hard drive, it will corrupt all the data and force you to format the entire drive. Believe me i know. It is best to have a backup if you still intend to connect your external drive.

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  • Ronald R.
  • 8/11/2014 3:38:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat device with fiddly networking

Pros: Very inexpensive, great video quality, efficient gui, works flawlessly with attached USB storage, really nice (free) virtual remote for mobile devices, most of the same services that are available on Roku

Cons: Network shares are very fiddly but free workarounds are available

Other Thoughts: Refurb is as good as new but comes without batteries for (good sized) remote and any documentation whatsoever (available at I bought this to access a huge collection of videos on my main desktop machine in another room and for the most part it does this well. Media accessed via one of the two USB ports is cataloged quickly and plays flawlessly. Subtitle and DVD handling are excellent.

However, given that the main reason to buy the WDTV Live over Roku, for example, is the potential to stream all kinds of media wirelessly, networking the device is more challenging than it should be. Setting up network shares requires an intermediate knowledge of Windows networking to begin with and the problem for almost everybody is that the shares don't hold.

This is as much a Windows problem as it is the device's. Windows uses what is called a "master browser" to create the WDTV catalog. If you only have one Windows device turned on in the local network the shares work pretty well. But if you turn on a laptop, for instance, before you turn on the machine with the media, there's a good chance the laptop will become the master browser and your shares will be invisible. Even when network shares "worked" some of my shared volumes were never visible to the WDTV. Frankly, it's just too fiddly to be worth bothering with.

Fortunately there is an easy way around this problem: install the free Plex server on the machine with the media and connect it to the WDTV via DLNA. Plex does a great job of organizing movies, tv shows, photos and music and it's a snap to set up. Most importantly, it doesn't matter what else is going on with the network and your USB attached media is still accessible. The only drawback I've found is that when connected via DLNA, the WDTV cannot access external subtitles. Embedded subtitles work fine. Also DLNA does not support DVD menus which the network shares option does. Videos with external subtitles and DVDs can be put on an attached USB drive. Any services such as Netflix or Spotify are still available when remote media is accessed via Plex.

I suppose one could also use XBMC rather than Plex but I am personally not familiar with XBMC.

Perhaps it shouldn't require a third party solution to work as advertised but for the money, I'm completely happy with the WDTV. If you're considering a purchase, do yourself a favor and skip network shares altogether and go right to Plex. Another plus for Plex is that there are inexpensive mobile apps that let you access your media from anywhere (a browser version for remote access is of course free). Despite its quirks the WDTV makes me think more highly of Western Digital.

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