I’m convinced. Firmware updates are made to destroy devices to force people to go out and buy new devices.
I had the first WD TV and it worked find except for the fact that it didn’t have built in WiFi. I went out and bought a WiFi adapter that was recommended by WD and no matter what I did, I could never get it to work. So I lived with it. Then came a new firmware. I upgraded and my little friend stopped working altogether.
Because the new ones had build in WiFi, I tought I’d upgrade rather than deal with this old one. So I bought a new one. Worked well enough, though very buggy. Kept installing new firmware releases and it got worse and worse. Now with this latest one, I can’t use the WiFi anymore. Recognizes my computer, but that’s it. Will see my shared forlders but I keep getting “NO VALID MEDIA” yada yada type of message. I’m sick of this **bleep**. I won’t put up with this and go and buy the latest one.
This isn’t just WD. It’s many other manufacturers such as Apple. My cute little first generation iPad worked just fine. As new firmware was released it got slower and slower. I didn’t pack it with **bleep**. I just used it to surf the web and read books and other minial stuff. Eventually it was useless and all you kept hearing was “your device has reached its end of life” **bleep**. It was only 2 years old!
New technology is great, but those that take advantage of consumers are nothing but crooks.