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

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  • 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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  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
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Learn more about the Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

Model

Brand
WD
Model
WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

General

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

Features

Features
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
-Subtitles:
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

Compatibility:
- 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)
- Image: JPEG, GIF, TIF/TIFF, BMP, PNG
- 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

Specifications

Specifications
4.9" x 3.9" x 1.2"
0.42lb
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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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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  • Anonymous
  • 11/9/2014 5:33:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWD TV Live

Pros: Simply awesome! Works like a charm! The wd tv live looks like brand new. It connected to my NAS and im streaming my movies over my wifi without any hesitation.

Cons: Wasn't free

Other Thoughts: The vendor, grassroots is very good. They shipped it out next day via usps priority mail and i got it in like 3 days from California to New York! Go Grassroots!

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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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