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necco
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Registered: ‎01-24-2011
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WDTV Live - web browser

Is it possible to implement into the future firmware a primitive web browser?

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George19855
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Registered: ‎01-01-2011
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Re: WDTV Live - web browser

As in the 1.04.17 the wd live support facebook and keyboard why not an internet browser in the future?

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PixelPower
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Registered: ‎01-01-2010
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Re: WDTV Live - web browser

Web browser is officially "UNPLANNED".

 

See this post in the Ideas forum:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Live-Live-Plus-Ideas/Web-Browser/idi-p/83267

 

The reason is:

The processor in the WD TV Live/Live Plus is not powerful enough to make for a good web browsing experience.

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Warren
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Registered: ‎10-11-2010
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Re: WDTV Live - web browser

"The processor in the WD TV Live/Live Plus is not powerful enough to make for a good web browsing experience."

 

True. We're getting into an area where the users want a fully-blown computer in their living rooms, instead of the small, inexpensive media streamer that WD make.

 

The OP's going to have to spend more than 95 bux. I wouldn't use a Mac Mini (more expensive than it's worth) but that's not a bad place to start researching. He can have a wireless keyboard, and Firefox, and VLC, and YouTube-in-HD, and Netflix-in-Canada, and all the other neat stuff he wants incorporated into the cute l'il WD Live. But the price tag starts at (minimally) $400.

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whattheheck
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Registered: ‎12-01-2009
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Re: WDTV Live - web browser

 


PixelPower wrote:

Web browser is officially "UNPLANNED".

 

See this post in the Ideas forum:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Live-Live-Plus-Ideas/Web-Browser/idi-p/83267

 

The reason is:

The processor in the WD TV Live/Live Plus is not powerful enough to make for a good web browsing experience.


 

Still a stupid comment, the reason most of us want a browser is to access online video content to stream.


But that is why I bought a Boxee Box instead. Great browser

 

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WDTV Live needs: Better in-file navigation. Arrow keys to skip back and forth 10/30 secs in AVIs/MKVs/Mp4s/Mp3s.
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VEN007
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Registered: ‎02-02-2011
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