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PixelPower
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

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tm9ZL34UhIf68B2 wrote:

Not really surprising for me if WD releases Firmwares primarly to lock Services or Features for certain Users instead of Bugfixing, its logicaly they don't want Users to downgrade, because downgrading then means circumvent the Locks... I'm pretty sure WD will soon prevent downgrades because of this, if that happens i trow the Hub out of the Window for sure!

 

What about first fixing Bugs first instead of removing Services and introduce new Bugs?


Which services or features have been removed?

 

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Nevermind, found the answer earlier in the thread.  

 

The majority of users outside the US do not use VPNs to access services outside of their region.  The presence of unavailable services in the GUI makes NO sense for those users.  Making it optionally may have been nice but perhaps WD aren't pandering to users who like breaking the Service providers' ToS.  

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sk1dmark
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

Is this firmware the same as the beta ? because I was going to rollback to the older firmware as the beta seemed miles more laggy and buggy, without fixing ANY of the issues that I had.

 

 

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Psiber
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

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I have to addmit that new release included lots of new functions, but it made Wd more slower and unstable. Also what bothers me most is audio channel --- sound level is extremely low... I will roll back and I hope that bug fix will come soon to fix this audio problem.

 

Very odd that when I listen audio from web-sources, audio seems to work. But if I play external storaged music or video, audio level is that level from crash dept of sea (extremely low ).

 

(2 hours later) Sound is back ... I don´t really know what I did, but now sound levels are all ok. I have now test with DVD ISO, MKV, MPG, MP3 and all seem to play with normal sound level. Lets see tomorrow when I start WD agaiand test with same files..

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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

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frfa1 wrote:

After sucessfully update I discovered that:

-  It freezes erratically. No action with the remote is possible. Disconnect power is the only solution to reboot.

- Very low audio levels over HDMI for some Mediafly  Channel  and videos . After reboot  it seems to be OK. Will this issue return?

- No more DTS or 5.1 sound over HDMI  for all videos. Only 2.1. Reboot has not solved the problem.

- Netflix, Bockbuster and Pandora still present for me in Brazil. Netflix will be operating here this year so I hope the apps will continue.

 

A new firmware is necessary to correct this. I would like to downgrade the firmware but I was surprised to read this in the FAQ:

 

Important: Downgrading your firmware is not recommended by WD. Please only downgrade if you experienced an issue that prevents you from otherwise upgrading or using your WD TV product.

 

 


 

I would not take too much of that statement after all WD do give you all the instructions to downgrade

 

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5860

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AlexSSS
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

>- No more DTS or 5.1 sound over HDMI  for all videos. Only 2.1. Reboot has not solved the problem.

after flashing  audio output  switched to the stereo.

switch him to hdmi pass through manualy

 

I have the same thing happened

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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

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Immediately apologize for the bad English, it is not my native language 

 

I have a slightly different problem - after updating to 2.04.13 is no sound when playing MP3 and any video files containing audio in MPEG 
In this case, flac and ogg - play normally, mkv c 5.1 audio (like DTS), also without problems. 


Manual adjustment of audio output formats (choose Dolby and DTS over HDMI) has not solved the problem.

If you select stereo mode, the sound is played through all the files, but it is not the solution.  

 

Rollback to previous firmware version (2.03.24) eliminated the problem 

 

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Mike9916
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

CRASH. FREEZE. REBOOT. This is what keeps constantly keeps happening to my WD Live Hub! I'm so angry and astonished that WD would put out an update like this and not correct the bugs or stop their customers from downloading it. Clearly everybody else is having a problem with it! DO SOMETHING! You're pissing off your customers! So turned off by WD! Hello Seagate!

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lemonkid
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

 


Mike9916 wrote:

CRASH. FREEZE. REBOOT. This is what keeps constantly keeps happening to my WD Live Hub! I'm so angry and astonished that WD would put out an update like this and not correct the bugs or stop their customers from downloading it. Clearly everybody else is having a problem with it! DO SOMETHING! You're pissing off your customers! So turned off by WD! Hello Seagate!


 

Try to switch it off and unpower it. Then wait a little and reboot. I had many problems untill I got so mad I switched the thing off to downgrade. The next day I looked at it again before the downgrade and it is working 'normal'.... So try this first! I now like the update very much! Even though it did not update at first and got stuck in the middle of the update proces.

 

But it has some new features that now do not work slow anymore.

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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

 


lemonkid wrote:

 


Mike9916 wrote:

CRASH. FREEZE. REBOOT. This is what keeps constantly keeps happening to my WD Live Hub! I'm so angry and astonished that WD would put out an update like this and not correct the bugs or stop their customers from downloading it. Clearly everybody else is having a problem with it! DO SOMETHING! You're pissing off your customers! So turned off by WD! Hello Seagate!


 

Try to switch it off and unpower it. Then wait a little and reboot. I had many problems untill I got so mad I switched the thing off to downgrade. The next day I looked at it again before the downgrade and it is working 'normal'.... So try this first! I now like the update very much! Even though it did not update at first and got stuck in the middle of the update proces.

 

But it has some new features that now do not work slow anymore.


After I manualy corrected the audio output to have back DTS 5.1 I have no more seen  any of the problems I have reported. I suspect the reboot after I unpowered it may have had a role.

 

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HomerJ
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Re: New Release - Firmware Version 2.04.13 for WD TV Live Hub (3/8/11)

so I take it this update should be avoided?

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