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.
Please add a volume control on the remote and the device should be able to keep the last volume level (even when it is restarted nor unplugged from the main socket). My WDTV live is still hot at stand by mode. So i prefer switch it off completely when i plan not to use it. Make it cooler at stand by if possible.
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.
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=)
Over Christmas, I created a folder on my WD External hard drive (the hard drive that I connect to WD TV) containing all the Christmas movies and TV episodes. All the movies and episodes were already saved on the hard drive in folders named, for example, "Film," and "TV > Family Guy" etc. Instead of copying the movies into the new folder, and taking up all that extra space, I tried merely copying shortcuts. Unfortunately, WDTV did not recognise the shortcuts in the new folder.
Having WDTV recognise shortcuts would enable us to organise files (movies, tv episodes etc) into genres, or other categorical folders, while still keeping them in the 'mother', or 'general' folder.
(Note also, I love the idea below about enabling us to mark a file as 'watched'. Maybe we could just hit options on any particular file and mark as watched, and a blue dot, or something to that effect, would appear next to the file).
I recently purchased a TV Live SMP and after having spent some time with it, for me it comes close to being a great unit, but still falls short. I also have a My Book Live 2TB NAS that I'm using to host my content (photos, music, and video served via upnp/Twonky or directly via network share). Both devices are wired going over a 100BASE-T line. These are a few things I've noticed with the TV Live that are lacking:
When using Twonky as my content source for music, I much prefer the category selections that are provided (artist/album, genre/album, etc.) versus using the filters (when using network share as the content source) which only allows for one level of category selection (artist or album or genre) and when dealing with a large library, still makes selection too difficult. All in all, the filter UI is very basic and could be more robust.
It doesn't allow you to specify a particular path (either using upnp or network share) for content types. For instance, if I want to view personal photos only in the Photo library, it picks up ALL images (in my photo library as well as images in Music and Video).
Accessing the music library (using network share) is slow. I have +10,000 files in my audio library and loading the initial library takes almost 5 seconds (a lifetime).
Unable to queue content when using media server (upnp). For instance, when playing music, you can't add another album/artist/genre to the queue. You could setup playlists, but I don't have that much time on my hands. I'd rather queue up a list of artists or albums and let it play.
Visualizations when playing music are non-existent. The best you can hope for, is to use the screensaver function or to setup a photo slideshow (but having to setup a slideshow everytime you want to play music is a pain).
The screensaver function is again very basic. Between choices of the WD logo, clock, facebook photos, or photos from a local drive, this functionality seems to be an afterthought. Adding the ability to serve images from other content sources, or newsfeed content would be a great improvement.
Although the slideshow features some nice transitions, this could be a little sexier. Having something like a wall of photo tiles or a photo slider (similar to, ahem, other SMPs) would definitely add some "Wow".
When using a network share, it prefers to have write access to the share (for indexing content). However I noticed that when looking at content, it allows you to delete them (from the options menu). Probably not something I would want enabled when I have laypersons using the UI ("oops I accidently deleted last seasons episodes"). Maybe a setting in the setup page to toggle this menu selection from appearing?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing the product, just pointing out items I think would improve it. I do really like the support for all the different content types, which is one of the reasons I bought the product. Interface is nice and clean with the ability to create your own themes is a nice feature (although the selection is minimal... maybe a theme builder app needed here?).
Sick and tired of WD neglecting Australians. Why are they to lazzy to add SBS on demand? its a free service!
yes a free licence. they are neglecting Australian customers as our population isnt as intense as europe and the US.
When will you bother to allow sbs on demand to be accesd from this device and why on earth would you not plan to do so. I would like some detail as to why you dont intend to bother doing such a simple task that would bring joy to many.
aslo please add google play as we are geo blocked from using all of the other movie chanels.
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)
First of all I am one of those people who had multiple streaming boxes such as Apple TV, Roku and Boxee and let me say that the WD Live player to me is the best of them. Especially with its AV File support and DNLA capabilities all without special applications that need to be downloaded. Perfect network player hands down.
Now lets talk about services. It needs a major overhaul. I mean only a niche crowds watches Yupp TV and Red Bull. The You Tube channel is the sorriest in network box stream history, because the only thing you can watch on it is some cat calendar because 80% is blocked. What's the purpose of having it? Open it up or get rid of it!
Now here are some great suggestions. The main services that you need to have in this over haul is this...
Movies / TV: Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Vevo, Crackle and a REAL YOU TUBE CHANNEL!! That is a great set right there.
Music: Vevo (as mentioned above), Pandora, Spotify, Shoutcast, iRadio, Tune In and BBC
Network Services: XBMC, Plex and Play On
Now this format and I am sure if you were to put this up on an public forum I say over 80% would agree to this. The services above are must have services. The AOL HD and other niche services which are good services, but they are not primary material.
Now one of your compeditor streamer like Rolu boast there hundreds of chanels and services, but you don't need all of the channels just the best ones and a awsome example as before the mentiend above.
Thank you for taking the time to read and I do hope this is something your company will take under serious consideration. Because I truly believe this overhaul will attract a lot more users to the WD Live player.
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...