Whats difficult about instructing users to hold down the power off button for a few seconds? There is no harm down if you don’t put it in a deeper standby.
Again name another device that needs you to do that… keep in mind your already teaching people who haven’t been exposed to media players. Meaning on top of explaining to them how to browse, Select files etc you have to teach them a new trick how to turn them off.
The one reason for the WD TV’s dominance in the past is on how easy it is to use expanding it’s market to people not normally accustomed to using these devices, which in turn takes it from the geek’s bedroom to the front room.
If it becomes too hard it won’t be used or be bought.
1. Um, isn’t that the same way a computer works? What happens if you quickly press the power buton on a computer? It could be a variety of things, but rarely does the computer turn off unless you hold the power button.
2. Holding a button for 3 seconds is hardly what I would call a trick. I think even the most technology illiterate people can figure that one out. think if you can master syncing everything and tranferring files to and from the device, you can figure out holding a button down for a few seconds.
3. the microscopic fan that runs makes zero noise and will run for years if you keep dust out of it so it’s not a big deal. it was designed to be runing all the time.