First of all, I’d like to say that I’m really satisfied with my WD TV Live overall.
I went back about 10 forum pages (approx. 2 months but couldn’t find anything quite similar)
However, I’ve been experiencing some problems.
When playing certain 1080p-files and there’s a lot of stuff going on (action scenes, horrid use of that noise/grain filter or rain scenes for example), the audio turns off and the video goes into a jerky slow-motion mode, it seems. All I need to do when this happens is to rewind a sec or two and hit play and it’ll go for about 10 seconds again under the same circumstances, (of the scene) in which case the scenes usually end and I can go on with my day and what not. No big deal. At first I thought this was some bitrate-related issue and that my network, external HDD and USB-stick couldn’t handle the pressure. The overall bitrates were often between 8Mbps and 12-13Mbps (live action). However, I’m currently experiencing this on fairly low bitrate files as well, ranging between 3-4Mbps (anime), during similar scenes. I have yet to experience this on resolutions like 720p or lower.
The firmware on the device is 1.02.21.
The USB flash drive I tested with was a Kingston Datatraveler G2 16GB.
The external HDD was an Iomega Prestige 500 GB.
Regular ethernet speeds. No wi-fi.
If someone could shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it. If you feel I posted this in the wrong thread or in vain, I’m sorry.