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In our 12th episode of Cord Cutters, Janko spotlights the WD TV Live Plus, a set-top box that also supports for locally-hosted media, Ryan reads out some great Twitter comments we’ve received recently and Liz talks up the popular YouTube series Black Box TV.

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For cord cutters, life isn’t limited to Boxee Boxes and Xboxes — there’s a diverse assortment of devices out there for watching content on your TV continues to increase. In this week’s episode of Cord Cutters, Janko proves just that by experimenting with the WD TV Live Plus.

The set-top box, unlike devices such as the Roku, is optimized for playing locally hosted content, but also has access to a number of streaming services. What’s its only major flaw? Find out by watching below!

In addition, I tell everyone to watch the series Black Box TV, which deserves a lot of respect for its integration of high-quality production values, YouTube-style interactivity and experimental spirit. And Ryan talks about some of the best Twitter comments we’ve received while doing the show — tweets made by viewers like you!

Want to hear Ryan say your words out loud in a future episode? Or want us to feature your cable-dropping story as one of our weekly Cord Cutters Survival Stories? Well, then, you should email us or reach out on Twitter!

Ep. 01: Cord Cutters: NewTeeVee’s First Web Series!

Ep. 02: Is the Xbox 360 a Good Cord-Cutting Device?

Ep. 03: Logitech Revue: Not Cutting It For Cord Cutters

Ep. 04: Wanna Try Cord Cutting? Buy A $12 Antenna

Ep. 05: Cord Cutters: NewTeeVee Live Edition, Cord-Cutting Activism

Ep. 06: Cord Cutters: Is The Boxee Box the Solution for You?

Ep. 07: Cord Cutters: The Gift Guide for Cable-Free Holidays

Ep. 08: Cord Cutters: Is Hulu Plus Enough to Replace Cable?

Ep. 09: Cord Cutters: Turn Your PC Into a Media Center

Ep. 10: Cord Cutters: Can You Entertain Your Kids Sans Cable?

Ep. 11: Cord Cutters Confessions: Why We Canceled Cable

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  1. The WD TV Live and Live Plus can be made wireless with the addition of a (very cheap atm) Buffalo Nfinity WLI-UC-GN-R Wireless-N adapter from NewEgg http://bit.ly/ejXMnI. Works perfectly.

    I use the WD TV Live in two rooms to stream everything from a server including DVD ISOs to AVI, MPG, MP4, MKV all with multi-channel audio supported. Even 1080P full resolution files stream well.

    I use it more than all of my other boxes combined which include Roku, Apple TV, and PS3.

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