Pros Plays a wide range of file formats, supports subtitles, works great with consumer grade NAS devices.
Cons Doesn't read files from Win7 machines. Only has wired network connection.
Summary This is a fantastic device, perfect for anyone with a large video collection. There doesn't seem to be anything that it doesn't play. I've been using this for a year and a half now and it works great. I've also got a D-Link DNS-323 and it reads files off of that without any difficulty.
It's an efficient little device that certainly has a lower power footprint than a media server.
Pros Price, reliability, plays all video formats, size, ethernet, too many to mention!
Cons None None None
Summary CNET does not review products from companies who do not advertise on CNET's site. If they review a product from such a company, it's far and inbetween and usually not favorable. Anyway, for those you need a media player, get this one! I own the WD media player (first generation) and the Popcorn Hour A110. Both are good, but this one is much better and cheaper! I recently bought the WD TV Live. I returned it because it wouldnt work. It was not compatible with my Segate Freeagent Go. Its funny, cause my first generation WD media player did accept it! Anyway, forgot all the hype the new WD is getting. This is what you need to get. Don't take my word for it. Read the reviews on other websites before you buy. Gizmodo has an excellent review. By the way, do not CNET's "professional" reviews, They are biased.