Like everyone else here, a couple of months ago I turned on my normally working WD tV live network device and saw the message to update the firmware to 1.03.49_V. After doing so the thing was a POS (operate very slowly or would lock up, would not turn off unless I physically unplugged the AC cable, would not access my video and music shares on my file server, lost my username and password, etc.). Reading on the forums here it was suggested to downgrade the firmware back to the previous version 1.02.21 . After doing so the thing still doesn’t work like it used to. It rarely connects to my file server, or it takes an eternity to do so. It still reacts sluggisly, also when it does connect to my file share and I watch a HD movie (720p or 1080p mkv file) the audio is not in sync. I have looked for a resolution and I haven’t found one. Has this company came out with a fix for any of this? I am really fed up and about ready to contact WD to see if I can get this replaced or returned. My info is listed below.
Device: WDTV live
Current Firmware: 1.02.21
Connection: WIred connection with Cat 5 to Netgear 8 port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch which connects to ATT Uverse Gateway and HDMI connection to Plasma TV.
Media location: Windows 7 PC with shared folders for music and movies (Media streamed through WDTV Live via media shares option across LAN)