Hello! WD TV Live Hub Community,
This is my first post to this community and I must thank the community for all the tips and tricks that you have provided WD has been listening to the community users over the years and are indeed making progress with new products with new features.
BTW, I got this WD TV Live Hub Media Center player yesterday and tinkering with it, I must say WD has indeed made some good progress in improving the User Interface, User Customizable options and themes are indeed a good sign of progress and I am sure in few months there will be tons of themes that WD and the online community will make available making these series of Media players the best of the breed.
Now after all that praise for the Product and thanks for the community, Let me share with you my feelings and feedback to the community with respect to WD TV Live HUB Media Center player.
The first thing I noticed that the same issue that has been a plague for the other WDTV Live Series is present in WDTV Live Hub too - Sad Very Sad
I have had experiences with WDTV Live, and WDTV Live Plus and now WDTV Live Hub and I can confirm that the HDMI handshake issue is present in the latest official FW version Release 2.02.16 (10/26/10) for the Live Hub
It is very easy to recreate the problem ( I am sure everyone who uses WDTV Live or Live Plus) also has experience the same issues in all the BETA firmwares that were sent out for WDTV Live and Live Plus.
What happens is that when the initial HDMI handshake takes place between the TV ( In my case it is Samsung HPT4254 42-Inch Plasma HDTV ) The WDTV live Hub negotiates 720p (The TV is natively 720P but capable of going up-to 1080i 60Hz) and all is well, I go into Settings and change that to 1080i 60Hz and change the the Color Space to RGB HIGH and WDTV Live Hub gladly accepts that and all is well for that instance, All I have to do to screw up this initial Handshake is to change my TV input to say " DVD" or HDMI PC, does not matter what I select, and once I come back to WDTV Live HUB vi HDMI it sometimes changes the color Space to RGB low and or drops the user settings from 1080I 60hz to 720P60Hz RGB Low, Basically attempting to re-negotiate the HDMI settings again and screws up the picture quality, BTW sometimes it drops the settings to COMPOSITE! even though it still ouputs via HDMI at a lower color space depth (RGB LOW) and lower Resolution (720P 60HZ)
This is exactly the same problem that I was experiencing with WD TV Live, and WDTV LIve Plus. I had to force downgrade the Beta firmware and put official FW 1.02.21 on the WD TV live, I am sorry, with the WDTV Live Plus none of the Official Firmware was able to do proper HDMI handshake so I returned the Live Plus promptly to the store I purchased.
It is very concerning for me that the cutting edge flagship product from WD also has this HDMI Handshake Plague.
WD Please fix this ASAP