I have now purchased 3x WD TV Live Streaming Media Players (WDTVLSMP) for family & friends. Without exception, all express their concern about the current non-standard method of WDTVLSMP switch-off compared to other household consumer devices such as TV’s, DVD’s & BluRay players etc. They cannot get used to the WD remote control requirement to ‘press & hold’ POWER key for five seconds to turn off the WDTVLSMP. More times than not, they forget about ‘press & hold’….
I propose the following solution; add a remote control POWER setting to the Setup > Operation menu where a single short press (current suspend function) of remote control POWER key can be defined as follows:
- Active Standby (Suspends the device into sleep mode & turns off the video output) - Off (Media Player AND connected USB HDD shutdown)
It would be really cool if via the web login you could view the catalogue of media in the media library. Being able to easily see your list of movies, tv seasons/episodes at a glance by logging into the box remotely would be really helpful for tracking what you have.
Would be good if the media library data (meta, xml, backdrops) was all stored centrally in subfolder in the media library share location rather than having all the data mixed up with the video files. this would be much tidier and and also make it easier to view the folder contents without having to sort or filter out the video files from the wdtv data im not interested in.
When navigating a large USB based music or movie collection, it would be nice to use the numbered remote buttons to quickly advance to a alpha location. Pushing the "3" key once would get you to the start of the "D's", while pushing the "3" three times quickly would get you to the start of the "F's". Windows Media Center has this function on their remotes, and it really cuts down on scrolling time.
It would be nice, if we have multiple SMP/HUB setups to set 1 to be able to scrape content/scan media library for new items ect to be able to say Device X is the Media Library manager (can read/write/compile the media library). Device Y is the Media Library Client (can only read the media library.) And ANOTHER shout out for Amazon Prime Instant Videos.
I only watch videos from certain authors on youtube that put out content very frequently and I'd like to be able to access their lists of videos from the youtube app so I can find their latest videos quickly instead of trying to use the search function and HOPE that I can find something from them that I haven't seen.