I would like to hear opinions and hopefully get WD moving on tihs since to me is a very sad and embarrasing situation.
I was a proud owner of both previous version, wd tv and wd live tv, both solid, and I even bragged about them.
Yes, they had their limitations but what they were supposed to do, they did it solidly.
Unfortunately, I have to say we are definitely using a BETA product and as such we are the guinea pigs.
Let’s start with the features and functionality that use to work and that now is no longer the same.
Boot-Up : much longer( this might be normal depending on what they are loading - dunno how much more it could be)
Moving in and out of diff files : example : if I am listening to music, start browsing to a movie while song is still playing the circle just sits there. I have to unplug and plug again in order for any movies to play.
DTS : I have movies (DTS) which play fine on my WD LIVE TV and will not play audio on my + version.
Playing movies : it seems it takes a little longer to just play the movie - not a big deal just dont understand why.
NEW THINGS NOT WORKING :
NETFLIX : my queue is shot - it has happened twice. I hit netflix and I get a instant queue not available.
I can play it fine on my laptop _ very sad since this is the only reason I got the new version.
As far as I know, this was the whole reason the + came out and a firmware couldn’t update the LIVE version.
Copyright protection had to be implemented and the new Sigma processor is doing this.
Sad part is that it is a diff processor and a couple of diff features and the device is well below the
performance of its predecessor.
Below are the things that considering the spike in price and difference between the LIVE andn the LIVE + i think should be in place.
Search network shares : dunno if this would be possible but I would like to hear why it cant
Options : should have a quick way of hitting repeat, shuffle, etc.
Overall, I would like to hear what anyone else has to say about the WD LIVE TV + . This is not a **bleep** fest, the more information we have and the more voices are expressed I hope WD takes it into consideration and start supporting their latest product.
Last but not least, how could their latest product not have its own forum. We are left with searching through a forum tagged as WD LIVE TV MEDIA PLAYER, yet this is a completely different product. It would consolidate all information regarding our product, I think it would speed up development, reporting and also just common courtesy.
It is a completely different product and it should have its own audience.
Best regards and hope to hear from all!!