I’ve been trying out a friend’s WDTV Live (both latest production and beta FW) and its been working great with my home theater - HDMI connection to my Denon receiver which drives a Panasonic plasma.
Today I received a new WDTV Live I purchased for myself and swapped out the loaner I was testing.
RIght off the bat, I noticed whenever HDMI Deep Color is set to 12-bits on the new unit, the screen flickers every few seconds and sometimes flashes of odd-colored patterns appear. This happens both in the menu and while playing media. In addition, when the unit is put into standby, intermittent flashes of green appear on the usually black screen. I’ve tried a different HDMI cable and the behavior is the same. Updating the original FW (1.01.17) to the latest production FW did not help. Both my receiver and TV support Deep Color. The other WDTV Live doesn’t have these issues :(
Any ideas? Have I missed something?
I purchased the defective WDTV Live from a popular web-based retailer. Would it be wise to return and purchase from another retailer assuming they got a bad lot? Or is this likely to be just a random defective unit?