Based on the Realtek 1185 chipset, the NxTV is a full HD media player that supports most of the popular video codecs, such as AVI, MKV, TS, MPG, FLV, and RMVB. OGG and FLAC are supported too for music playback. The NxTV also seeks to turn a normal TV into a Smart TV. You can use it to surf the Web on your TV and access a host of widget-based TV apps via their portal.
The WD TV Live streams the latest movies, hit TV shows, Internet entertainment and your media library (be it on a USB drive, network drive, or computer) to your HDTV using its built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. For a wired network, there's an Ethernet port. The WD TV Live supports a wide variety of files formats including MKV, MP4, XVID, AVI, WMV, and MOV. For text entry, you can use the on-screen keyboard or connect a wired or wireless USB keyboard.