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WD TV Live HD set-top box getting Windows 7 treatment

Western Digital has decided to spruce up its WD TV Live HD set-top box by announcing that this little silver box of entertainment will soon start shipping with Windows 7 support.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Western Digital has decided to spruce up its WD TV Live HD set-top box by announcing that this little silver box of entertainment will soon start shipping with Windows 7 support.

The significance of adding Windows 7 compliance is the "Play To" feature, which allows users to stream video and other compatible multimedia files to this WD set-top box from any Windows 7-based computer on the same network.

For the sake of review, other features available with this WD entertainment device include full HD 1080p video playback, streaming content from Pandora and Live365 Internet radio stations, and being able to display videos and photos directly from a connected digital camera. Connectivity options are USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, composite video and component video output.

If current owners of the WD TV Live HD want this spiffy upgrade, it's possible to download the firmware from Western Digital's site. The WD TV Live HD media player is available now, starting at $149.99 with a one-year limited warranty. Be on the look-out for that little Windows 7 sticker on these boxes from now on.

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