3 Basic features that any Media Player shoul have and WD TV Live don’t have it:
- Volume control
Why? That’s what the volume on the receiver and/or on the TV is for. Pretty much no VHS player or Beta player or DVD player or BluRay player has had separate volume controls – they just send the audio as-is and let the playback device fiddle with the volume.
If volume in individual files is too high or too low, that’s due to poor encoding.
Totally agree. I have an old DSM-320 media player that has volume control and it caused no end of problems. You could never easily figure out whether the TV was too loud/soft or the DSM. In the end I just set the DSM to max volume and adjusted the listening volume on the TV.
On a more practical note, how would WD do this without giving everyone a new remote. There are no buttons for volume control on the remote. And please don’t tell me an OSD option, I would still set it to max volume and use the TV remote.