First, this forum has been extremely helpful, and I thank everyone for the effort they make to help others here, most of whom are desperate for answers. I, in particular would like to thank “roofing guy” and Tony, both of whom have been very responsive to my queries. Kudos to both of you.
Now for the WD TV Live Media Player. Although it hasn’t reached perfection, it’s the best media player I have found. I was looking a long time for a “small form” factor that wouldn’t inundate my living room and WD filled the bill perfectly. I had trouble streaming my blu-ray rips from another location on a Windows PC, but he problem seems to lie within the OS and not WD. I am content, for he moment to use two USB external drives connected to the WD.
I also had a problem with the latest firmware (I was seeing a green screen). I was, however, able to correct It by simply choosing 8-bit, instead of 12-bit: it didn’t affect my viewing experience either.
I also learned to be careful anytime I am around the HDMI connector. The slightest movement seems to disconnect the player from my A/V receiver.
I learned that I can use Handbrake to diminish the size of my blu-ray rips, but I lose subtitles.
So, all in all, I’ve learned some things through trial and error, much more with the help of forum participants, and I don’t think my education is quite over just yet.
Thanks to all.