Hi, I’ve been using this for the past 2 years now and I really love it.
Prefer more than my Apple TV, and I use this almost everyday.
But recently I’ve been facing issues with the freezing.
I was on the latest F/W for quite some time already.
First it was the remote, I had to manually force the power by unplug and plugging to start up the player.
I’ve changed the remote batteries many times but did not help.
At the same time I was also facing my player freezing during playing my media files which was very annoying.
I tried a S/W reset from the setup menu but this did not help.
I searched and searched the web and found this community and found out that I wasn’t the only one facing this issue. I found out that most were solved by F/W downgrade and changing some config on the network settings. This did not help for me.
So I decided to upgrade back to the latest version instead, but again no luck.
It was time I decided to gave up and buy something else, maybe like the Amazon Fire TV.
Then suddenly I came up with some idea and decided to give it a last shot.
The idea was from my routers. I remember when after upgrading the F/W for the routers they would require a H/W resetting with the button from the device. So I did the same to my WDTV.
So far for the past few days, both remote & player freezing is gone!
I will need to monitor longer and hope this works, or else I’m really trying to get something else.