I have a WDTV Live Plus Box with the latest firmware 1.06.16, have been using it hardwired to a 7 Mbps service for a few months now and overall it works well except that if I use the medium or fastest FF (FAST FORWARD) button to let it scroll ahead in a tv show/movie, after I’ve gone ahead maybe 5 mintues the preview thumbs become black… it seems the stream showing the thumbs can’t keep up. If I play the movie, and then go back to the FF or RW (say, using the manual step by step forward/rewind funciton using the arrow keys), after about a minute the thumbs catch up and fill in.
Today I went to a 32 Mbps (again hardwired) service, I get a constant 32 Mbps at all times (confirmed on my PC), but I still have the same issue with Netflix. Also, I notice the movies and shows load in about the same amount of time as with the 7 Mbps, around 10 seconds.
Is this maybe more of an issue with the WDTV Live Plus buffer? Or maybe Netflix itself? I am in Canada and have my quality setting set to highest in my account (but the thumbs fail to keep up even on non HD content).