Was curious what everyone wishes for the next WD TV model?
First, I hope they keep the same remote for the next model. It’s one of the most comfortable remotes I’ve held. Feels solid and not one of those dinky remotes with buttons that click. I think it pretty much has all the buttons you need in a media player. The only improvement I can think for it would be to be bluetooth, so line of sight wouldn’t be needed.
Also hoping for more internal storage. 4-8gb I think should be plenty. Enough to where the WD can keep the metadata on itself, and not on the media drive.
I know hundreds of android based players are out there, but usually they are either just a phone interface, or they are totally locked down and don’t do local media playback well, or just poor quality. I don’t think WD could go wrong putting their own GUI over android. Also being android, people could sideload apps (netflix, ect) if needed. Or their preference of media center software. It would still be a WD player with all the benifits of one, but just with android underneath to give more options.
Small external antenna, just to increase range.
As far as specs, I think dual core arm or whatever should be enough (bare minimum) with about 1gb ram. Nothing too exotic to keep price down, but functional.
What do you hope for? What do you think it will end up being? Do you think they’ll even stay in the media player market?