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The Net in the Family Room: WD TV Live Hub

Techstination feature for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Adding Internet content to your family room TV. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. The number of devices you can hook up to your TV to stream movies, TV shows, watch YouTube and more continues to grow. Gadgets like the Boxee Box and Logitech Revue with Google TV have unique features. So do some others including the WD TV Live Hub from Western Digital. Marketing VP Dale Pistilli...

"We've actually added a hard drive, a one terabyte hard drive. And it's actually amazingly small. We've actually taken a laptop drive, so that the overall box is very small and fits nicely into an AV rack."

The WD TV Live Hub, priced at about 200 dollars at Best Buy, also acts as a media server for PCs and Macs and game consoles. To ensure high quality high def video, you will need a wired Internet connection. The company sells a Livewire HomePlug adaptor kit to help with that. You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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