Some false statements I read several times:
DVD ISOs are only available from USB-connected drive. THIS IS NOT TRUE - I can play them from network shares. The part about no menu is true however,
mkv’s do not appear in windows media server because they are not compatible - must be played from Network Shares. Well, THIS IS NOT ABSOLUTELY TRUE. If, on your media server computer, you install the mkv codec pack (ffd show, haali etc), then mkv’s will play in windows media player and will also be playable on the WD TV from media server. If fact high bandwidth mkv’s play much better from the media server than from my network shares. I had major stuttering and dropped sound when played from network shares, but flawless playback from media server. Maybe media server has some QoS settings that account for this, at least on my system.
Buffalo WLI-UC-G300N USB wireless adapter is on the approved list. IT IS NOT COMPATIBLE HOWEVER in my experience with two WD TV Live boxes, and also with these people http://community.wdc.com/t5/Networking/HD-Live-does-not-recognize-Buffalo-wireless-adapter/td-p/10917
Finally, I had no luck seeing any network shares until I set Computer Browser Service to “Automatic” You can check this setting from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). This one change cured the entire networking problem for me.
Hope this helps some people.
My network is two win7 64 computers, one vista 64 (media server - 6 TB RAID 6), four XBOX 360s and two WD TV LIVE boxs. I use hardwire ethernet, powerline ethernet and ethernet over coax adapters