After reading the 1.05.04_V thread for the past week I was very hesitant to try this firmware, but now that I have installed it, I am glad that I did. This release works really well for me! :smileyvery-happy:
The brightness problem is gone.
My photos look good again.
Netflix interface sensitivity to arrow presses is fixed, and my learning remote now works properly with Netflix (with the previous firmware, one press on the arrow keys sometimes advanced by two positions instead of one, and my learning remote always advanced by two positions with one press).
All my files play properly.
Thanks a lot WD for this firmware release!
I should mention that I have been having hdmi power up problems for a long time (powers up at wrong resolution and color space, and does not remember video settings when manually set). I have not used this new firmware long enough to know if those problems still exist. I will report back on those issues later.
Edit: I forgot to mention that I do see the issue posted in the “V” thread regarding the left justified and intermittently showing Options menu text. It is hard to understand how this obvious bug was not caught in testing. WD should have a software validation test procedure in place that not only tests the new changes, but also tests to make sure that the box works as it did before. This is just normal good software practice.