Hey everyone Got the WDTV Live this week, and was initially really pleased with it. It did everything I wanted it to do.
Yet, last night, I found a weird problem. I´ll start with the setup: WDTV connected to PC monitor (All I have atm) through HDMI, sound on DIGITAL in settings. I have some shared on my PC, and some on my Sonology NAS. I was playing a file from my NAS (and have been playing other files just fine from it)
So when I started this movie, I heard no initial sound, and when swapping to the other soundtrack (which should be a commentary track), all I heard was crackling and white noise BUT also, I could hear some of the soundtrack. I figured it was a soundstream the WDTV couldnt play, so I decided to watch another movie. But when playing that, I had the same problem with the sound. Seems like the crackling and noise had “followed” to the new movie.
I figured it also had a bad soundtrack, and played a movie I had seen before on the WDTV without a problem. Same thing happened. I also played a normal mp3 with the same result. I tried to turn off the WD and turn it on again, same result. I reset to factory defaults through the menu, same result. I used another HDMI port on the monitor, same result. I used another HDMI cable, same result.
But after trying a lot of things, I unplugged the WD completely, and hit the small reset button on the side - plugged it back in, and the noise was gone. Doing troubleshooting for a living, I wanted to recreate the situation, and I tried the same movie again, and ofc got the bad noise back, but got it back to normal again by fiddling with the cables (not 100% sure what the right way to “reset” the situation is yet), but could also recreate the bad noise with yet another movie.
So my questions are:
Is a “bad” soundtrack supposed to temporarily “break” the WDTV ? Shouldnt it just not play the sound ? I have tried with both the digital and stereo settings. I know that DTS sound should be downconverted to stereo if not connected to an amp, but I had the same results with both stereo and digital. Anyone else have this problem ?
Bad unit perhaps ? Thanks in advance for the help.
At the moment, my WDTV works as it should, but I kinda dont wanna use it now if it can break on any old movie I play