1) Add inside the configuration menu an option that enable\disable the "real shutdown" with the standard pressure of the power key(today to force the shutdown we need to keep press for 5+seconds the power key), and not like now that turn in standby mode.
2) Add other power saving option inside the configuration, not the only the shutdown after 3 hours, but for example
10,20,30,40,50,60 minutes or xx minutes
3) When we press the power button the wd TV smp 3°gen goes in standby mode, it is possible to enable a led flashing when the smp is in standby mode? This help the user to acknowledge about the power state of the device (standby or power off)
there is a similar idea about the point 2, the power saving:
The Clock was a nice addition, but what would really make the box more impressive would be a simple little visualization like this scope/spectrum vis below. (ideally for me, this exact visualization would be used)
This one as an example is simple, reacts well to the music being played and should be easy to implement (i am guessing). Playing music sounds fine with the wd smp but looks ugly once the screen saver takes over. This would really fix that imo. At song change or press of a button the song info could pop up at the bottom.
OR, just have the same 'Now Playing' bar that pops up at the top of the main page pop up in the same place on the visualization page so no new graphics/texts need to be made.
I use my 2 boxes for music a lot. I'm guessing there are many others who listen to a lot of music too who would really appreciate this addition.
The example pic i used is one of my favorite simple visualizations because it makes use of most of the screen, reacts well to audio and works well for both music and speech (talk radio). Having a 50" hd tv display a tiny travelling square is kind of a downer.
Thanks for listening. Hope to see this soon. It's at the top of my household's list.
byRadicalM1nd02-26-201405:05 AM - edited 02-26-201410:55 AM
This has already been suggested here and here, but it seems to me, that this is still being ignored.
This market is rapidly growing, and as I already stated, there areweekly tournaments for "League of Legends "that hover around 200-300k each week for the duration of 3 days Friday-Sunday.
Even at any given time more than 100.000 people are watching streams on Twitch.tv and being able to watch big events on my TV would not only make a lot of people very happy, but it would also pose a huge selling point for your device.
With the next generation of video-game consoles now released, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are able to stream directly to this site, so the market is increased even more.
Lastly, I'd like to highlight some posts by user Kaneda  ,  and in response to some concerns .
Please do not let this go under. This is probably your biggest possibility to add a huge target market to your device and there is no reason to let it just get away. Please don't keep ignoring these posts.
My apologies if this has been requested before as I have seen it mentioned in another forum.
A manageable feature to set a file as 'Watched' would certainly be a useful feature. Especially for TV Series. With so many of them available, it is often tough to keep track unless one has an excellant memory or marks it down somewhere. I used to manage the files on a local drive and archive them at my PC. Now I has a NAS system and don't want to delete the ones I've watched. My wife and I now keep a piece of paper by the TV and mark last watched.
The WDTV Live already has a basic feature which in Gallery or Thumbnail View, displays a half circle meaning it's been watched. However, if power is lost to the unit, this info is reset. If one can set favorite rating to a file, it shouldn't be too difficult to set 'Watched' ? I guess another way to manage it would be to put them all into favorites and remove them as they are watched.
It wood be good if text could be accessable so descriptions stored in a folder with media could be browsed. For example if a web page was copied and saved locally or even text cut and pasted into a text file so in future the media synoposis can be browsed.
I think the most wanted feature for the WD TV Live is the device mirroring (PC and phone) and miracast.
Sure it can't be like by apple tv, because this "send to tv" feature must build in in the android device, but today above android 4.2 every device supports miracast and it doesn't need any android app modifications.
Mircacast is just a software side modification to be implemented.
I think also alot more customer would buy the WD TV Live with this feature build in and you would also satisfy the remaining owners of a WD TV Live. Maybe you could also make an appstore for your device, so the user could choose between programms and in Europe I would also welcome the TV service Zattoo to be added. It's a great tv streaming service and also a lot more people in Europe would buy the device, when it would support Zattoo.
Can we please have a forum for Theming. This have been up before as a suggestion, but nothing happened. So I now bump this suggestion. I know there is a forum category for theming the hub, but there is none for the SMP.
So why not create a new forum part for this and maybe have sub categories for each model i.e.. WDTV SMP, WDTV HUB...
Would it be possible to have the SMP output the bitstream to both the optical output and the HDMI output at the same time. This would allow for audio to your HDTV via the HDMI cable and DD/DTS surround to your AVR via the optical (or vice versa). The issue with the current setup is that if you connect directly to your HDTV via the HDMI connection there is no way to get 5.1 audio to an AVR at the same time without going in a changing the settings every time. The only way it currently sends audio to both output connections is when you have the audio setting on Stereo, which eliminates surround sound.
(The WD TV Live Gen2 and Live Plus I have have are able to do this very thing - its sends the bitstream signal to both outputs at the same time)
When displaying Videos in the view which shows the synopsis and fanart, 99% of the time you can not read anything because it displays as White text, directly onto the Fanart. You need to add a black transparent image for the Text to sit on, as displayed via the XBMC image below.
Hope that was clear and sorry if it's a repeat post of something already recommended=)
A complete web interface that allows browsing of the media library as well as controlling the device.
I use my WDTV for steaming music during the day and as such don't want to have a huge TV switched on all day, besides which I'm often not in the same room. The ability to remotely control the unit from a networked computer anywhere in the house would be a massive improvement - I wouldn't need to keep switching the telly on and standing in the front room while I selected the playlists...
At the moment the web control is a lame picture of the physical remote control, but if you can't physically see the connected TV this is pretty useless.
(Would also me nice if a folder with only playlists showed up in the media library or under the music section)
Imagine for a second that you have a harddrive with 10 movies on it - then you let WD TV download the info and media thumbs for every one of those 10 movies. For every item (movie) it creates a folder (.#movietitle), a metathumb file (#movietitle.metathumb) AND an XML file (#movietitle.xml). That is additional 3 items for every movie - so 10 movies on the drive become 40 items (folders and files) on the drive.
Then lets bulk this up to a 3TB NAS drive with a 1000 movies... That becomes 3000 items (folders and files) in addition to the 1000 movies. As long as you're just accessing this through WD TV there is no big problem.
But try and open your NAS in Explorer on Windows - holy mother of.... That is a BIG BIG mess!!
Put all extra files and folders downloaded into one single top-folder - call it WDTVINFO for example... That one folder would cover ALL downloaded media info in any folder/sub-folder on our storage device. (Does it make sence??)
- Back to the future.mkv
- Pirates of silicon valley.mkv
- Trip to Paris()
- Big Bang Theory()
- Season 1()
- Episode 1.mkv
- Episode 2.mkv
- Season 2()
That way you keep a sleek looking overview when accessing the NAS or harddrive from Windows, MAC or Linux...
Hope you (WD) will make this as it will help a lot in overview of folders...