WD TV Live Hub (1TB) comparison

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Roku 2 XS

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Netgear NeoTV (NTV300)

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Sonos Connect

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Price $264 to $368 at 2 stores $39 to $109 at 4 stores $49 to $111 at 3 stores $36 to $137 at 8 stores $329 to $349 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 25 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 90 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date October 26, 2010 February 12, 2013 July 19, 2011 September 26, 2012 July 29, 2008
The Bottom Line While it lacks integrated Wi-Fi and is more expensive than the Roku or Apple TV , the WD TV Live Hub's combination of snazzy interface and built-in 1TB hard drive will appeal to advanced users who have a lot of existing files they want to view on an HDTV or stream to other PCs on a network. The WD TV Play is the best alternative to Roku and Apple TV for viewers looking to access their personal media collection. The Roku 2 XS is an excellent Internet media box, but most users will find the cheaper Roku LT or Roku HD models to be a better deal. The Netgear Neo TV NTV300 is one of the cheapest streaming boxes on the market, but it doesn't offer any compelling distinguishing features compared with the Roku. The Sonos Connect brings effortless wireless media streaming to existing hi-fi owners, but it's not the first Sonos system we'd recommend.

Basic specs

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Connections type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Audio line-in
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Network
SPDIF output
Audio standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WMA
WAV
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Localization Info unavailable United States
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Network Player Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Network audio player - WMA
WAV
FLAC
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
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Product Type Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Digital multimedia receiver
Network audio player
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ethernet
Playback capabilities Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Digital audio playback
Internet radio playback
Weight 1.2 lbs
0.32 lbs
3 oz
0.21 lbs
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Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
2 years warranty
90 days warranty
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Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Info unavailable Stereo
Product Description WD TV Live Hub Digital multimedia receiver
WD TV Play Digital multimedia receiver
Roku 2 XS - Digital multimedia receiver
NETGEAR NeoTV NTV300 - Digital multimedia receiver
Sonos ZonePlayer ZP90 - Network audio player
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Remote control
Standard remote control
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 6.1 in x 7.8 in x 1.2 in
4.17 in x 4.13 in x 1.07 in
3.3 in x 3.3 in x 0.9 in
3.62 in x 3.62 in x 0.98 in
5.4 in x 5.5 in x 2.9 in
Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Network audio player
Headphones Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable - Stereo
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