My daughter just bought this WD TV Live Plus for me and there seems to be many problems with it. Hard to believe a manufacturer would put out a product with so many problems! Especially at this cost!
First, tried to upgrade it’s firmware, already shows that it has 1.03.39B out of the box. When I loaded the upadate onto the drive it recognizes it, but says it is update 2.03.39B, did the update anyway, did not fix the Network share problem, so after reading many things, I tried to roll back to 1.03.29. It was recognized as the same 2.03.39b. Those “2”'s are not a mistake on my part, that is what it said. Did the rollback anyway thinking that they purposely made it that way so it could be rolled back, but the system would think it was an upgrade. But very strange that none of the documentation says this.
My biggest question is, why did this indicate it had the beta formware out of the box? Is it really doing the upgrades or am I having some problem and should take it back to the store before it’s too late.
Just a note on other problems I’ve noticed that I hope are to be fixed:
Will not recognize new files without rebooting (files transfered to usb drive while active)
Brings up some WMV music files as Videos when connected with laptop as a media server.
The network share cannot get past the password, tried every combination of sharing I could imagine, called support and they told me to use the Media server and I should turn my firewall off too(should’nt they have settings to go through local firewall, BTW, Media server worked fine through firewall, that wasn’t a problem), that it wasn’t meant to share files on another computer, yet the icon for it is a picture of a laptop ? That’s got to be BS! Had my system a files so open and shared that I was worried about it and it’s a home system not internet connected although I was hoping to do a VPN to the internet.
Anyway, should I return it because of the firmware thing? If I can upgrade it later, I can deal with the other problems untill they get them fixed, but not if it’s having a problem upgrading the firmware.