I’m looking for a Netflix device now and although I’ve sworn off WD several times before, I’m trying to be as unbiased as possible. I’ve looked at the manual ( http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/UM/ENG/4779-705043.pdf) to determine if I can search all Netflix streamable content or if I can only access stuff that’s already in my streaming queue. There’s a section title “Netflix Navigation” in the manual which consists of a single sentence followed by one note.
Once you have accessed your Netflix, navigate using the remote control to choose
from a variety of categories of movies and TV shows.
Note: To deactivate Netflix on the media player, reset the device to factory defaults. See “Reset to Factory
Defaults” on page 160. To deactivate the media player from your Netflix account, log in to your Netflix account.
Navigate to “Your Account & Help.” Under “Manage Netflix ready devices and computers” locate the WD TV
device and select “Deactivate.”
I’d like to assume that based on the first sentence, it means I can access all categories and movies and TV shows but I’ve burned by making assumptions about these devices before. (For example, that vob and iso support also meant DVD menu support, or that mp4 support mean that audio/video would be in sync. A naive assumption based on the Gen2 as it turns out.)
I seriously have to do a factory reset to deactivate Netflix on this device? Who came up with this??
This doesn’t bode well in my mind and all I can think is that WD really hasn’t learned from all of the mistakes they’ve made in their first 4 devices. Has anyone put this thing through it’s paces and can vouch for the quality, both firmware and hardware, both Netflix and otherwise? If it’s being sold on the assumption that future firmware will fix any issues it has, I’m not even going there. But if anyone who has had issues with their past devices and can tell me they’ve got it right this time, I may consider it.