Western Digital recently intro*duced its latest HD media player - the WD TV Live Hub Media Centre in Mumbai. The Live Hub media player will be available in the Indian market by the end.
The Live Hub media centre is a full-HD 1080p media player which houses a 1 TB network hard drive within it. It has features like integrated media server, inte*grated iTunes media server;video feeds via the internet, social net*working integration in the form of Facebook and Flickr apps among other features.
Live Hub TV allows you to connect devices such as DSLR, compact cameras, external drives, camcorders via the USB port. "With the WD TV Live Hub media centre, consumers can take their home entertain*ment experience to the next level, streaming personal content to multiple rooms at the same time," said Khwaja Saifuddin,
senior director sales (Middle East, Africa and South Asia), Western Digital. Facebook integration was quite unique which allows users to update status, upload photos, view their wall, get the latest newsfeed, in-short do every*thing that you normally can on a Facebook app. You might need a wireless keyboard if you will use Facebook on the Live Hub as the remote will not do justice. You can also view photos remotely on your iPhones via a WD
Photo app - which is presently only available for the iPhone - provided the Live Hub is pow*eredon. Daniel Mauerhofer, senior public relations manager, WD said, "We are working on that technology, but our research showed that there wasn't a great demand for such drives. As of now it is not a volumes market."