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Hello all....I'm new here.
...and I couldn't resist registering in order to post this.

I just bought the WD Live from J&R Music World through Buy.com. It is definitely available, but I'll bet that stock is limited:

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=211557987

http://www.jr.com/western-digital/pe/WD_BAAN0000NBK/

Happy buying everyone!

Edit: I think these sites are pulling the ads because their inventory is being bought up.

Strange , neither ad copy makes any mention of the networking feature
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Strange , neither ad copy makes any mention of the networking feature

But the pics of the box clearly show it says "network blah blah blah."

I think you should apologize for calling out "pics or it didn't happen." Ya know, just to not end up looking like a DB.


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But the pics of the box clearly show it says "network blah blah blah."

I think you should apologize for calling out "pics or it didn't happen." Ya know, just to not end up looking like a DB.

I see no need to apologize for anything. Someone comes in here, first post, announces something. I asked for proof , he provided, end of discussion.
And I was talking about the website selling the item. Unless someone actually knew the product code, there's no way you could tell from the site that it's the new one with networking abilities.
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where do you live?

judging by the time stamp on his photos (hopefully he set the proper time on his camera) and his post time, if he is an american he likely lives in the central time zone region. it's a pretty large swath of states, but it at least narrows it down.

i would be very interested in further unboxing images, kevin2. it'd also be great if you could run stress tests to see what that bad boy can do!
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Strange , neither ad copy makes any mention of the networking feature

on jr website is old version
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Did not see the WD but my Best Buy has the new Seagate HD theater unit for $139 on the shelf.

usually which section is that? I was there today but did not check.
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usually which section is that? I was there today but did not check.

can you guys post best buys stock/item number for reference?
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can you guys post best buys stock/item number for reference?

And some actual specifications. What did they add other than a network connection?
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This sure seems like an odd way to launch a new product. Some places had it listed, then pulled it down, while others suddenly have it for sale, but only have the old product specs.
straaange.
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WD TV Live spec sheet.

 

WDTV Live.pdf 204.201171875k . file
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Thanks for the pics and specsheet. Good to see, it's already out. I wonder what chipset there using. Hope to see some reviews soon.
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The store was in Sioux Falls, SD and from the receipt looks like the SKU # is 9539591.
There was only one left after I got one, so not sure how much inventory they have. Also saw the Seagate FreeAgent Theatre on the shelf beside them for the same money($139.99). They were on the shelf beside the hard drives.
Noticed they also had a couple of the Netgear Stora on the shelf too.
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We'll be interested in you impressions once you get it up & running.
Thanks!
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Anyone else pre-order this at Amazon? I have not been notified that it has shipped, and I pre-ordered on October 1st.
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I plan to use this with an Epson projector. Will I be able to run the hdmi to the projector and run a digital audio cable through my audio receiver at the same time? Will the audio and video be in sync?

Any advice anyone could provide in this setup would be appreciated. I am planning on viewing ISO files of dvd movies ripped using dvd shrink.
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What in the world happened at Amazon.com!? Recall the whole hoopla or no hoopla discussion we had on AVS??? Well all of a sudden the product just comes out and NOTHING to inform us about it. Where are our preorders from Amazon and couldn't WD at least give us a little heads up on their website or something? This was a messy way of bringing out a new product. I dont know if I feel slighted or not, but this was the wrong way to go about a release.
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According to the pic the text on the box indicates it now has component connections as well as HDMI and composite.

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And some actual specifications. What did they add other than a network connection?

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And some actual specifications. What did they add other than a network connection?

see post #190
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see post #190

I see that. Looks like still no DVD ISO menu support.

If they were to add Netflix it would kill the Roku, wonder why they did not?
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Provantage also shows it in stock at the moment. A little cheaper than J&R/Buy.com, after shipping is added in...

http://www.provantage.com/western-di...n~7WND904R.htm

Just placed my order there for $127.53 shipped.
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Anyone else pre-order this at Amazon? I have not been notified that it has shipped, and I pre-ordered on October 1st.

yup, no news, just order from jr.com direct!
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anyone has got em in hand, could you do a mini review? cant wait to see it
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anyone has got em in hand, could you do a mini review? cant wait to see it

did some one check their local frys
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I just got one at the local BB. 139.99.
It is 2 or 3x as fast as the first model. Thumbnails build almost instantly.
More to come.
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I purchased WD TV Live this morning at 10:01 EST at Best Buy in Boca Raton. $ 139.99 Plus Tax. I will not be home until about 9:00 pm or so...... Can't wait....
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Local file management, copy, move, delete. I haven't gotten to the network functions yet. It is really impressive so far though.
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Just glancing at the spec sheet (thanks alot for that, btw!), I'm kinda shocked that there's really not a whole lot new and additional, even with the clamoring from the community.

I wonder why that is? Is this relative lack of new and additional functionality why the product launch was such an abortion?


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I purchased WD TV Live this morning at 10:01 EST at Best Buy in Boca Raton. $ 139.99 Plus Tax. I will not be home until about 9:00 pm or so...... Can't wait....

so best buy is asking $140 for it?
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No DVD ISO (menu and chapter) support...
No sale.
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so best buy is asking $140 for it?

$ 139.99 + tax so Yes, $ 140.00 or so.
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