Thanks. I am confused that should I buy this unit or not, as this forum is full of users complaints about this product. My main purpose is to watch movies (mostly in .avi, .mkv and mp4 format) downloaded from torrents (file size from 700MB to max. 4GB) on latest Sony Bravia full HD EX-400 LCD. Any guidance / views will help me a lot as one of my friend will bring it for me from Germany (product not avialble in my residing country and threfore I cannot avail any Guarantee afterwards).
If you go to any forum about any product all you will find are people with problems – it’s kind of like visiting a hospital (if you did, you’d think there were no healthy people in the entire world). People don’t come to a forum to tell you how wonderful things are (which they are, for me and many others).
Unfortunately, the media player category isn’t perfect (then again, what is?). Trying to play a wide variety of file formats on a hardware device that can’t get easily updated (unlike a computer) means that there will be compromises. As long as the files you are attempting to play are well authored and conform to normal standards there shouldn’t be problems, but since you are downloading from the web almost anything can be out there and you may have files that won’t play properly on nearly any device you buy.
The only thing I can tell you for sure – there aren’t better devices out there in this price range (there are probably some that are equal in both quality and abilities, but have their own issues just as the WD Live has issues). Ultimately the only thing you can do with anything like this is pays your money and takes your chances.