Sorry for venting. I really just cannot believe my eyes.
Have three (3) WD TV Live (older model) players. Very smooth and really the best device out there. Used them for years now with samba and windows, USB sticks, drives and NASes. No problems, just a crash once a month or so.
Today, went out and got a new gen3 device, plugged it in. Same IP address, same cables. Did a firmware update on first boot.
While trying to browse for windows shares, device freezes “Select content source: windows shares”. Not responding to anything but removing the power cable. Some kind of watchdog boots the device automatically after several minutes of frozen state.
Wired LAN connection, fixed IP. Several samba and one windows share.
Previous devices worked flawlessly.
Please some friendly soul tell me can i be doing something wrong or is the new device really just this crappy?