I take the WDTV out of the box, fire it up and connect it to my wireless network…into problems.
A new firmware is available! Done.
I plug my USB harddrive directly into it and It compiles for about 2 HOURS!!! Annoying…
I begin watching a movie and about an hour into it, it freezes…It won’t even turn off! So I switch it off at the wall.
I turn it back on and this time it doesn’t even see my hard drive. After much stuffing around, I eventually get it going again. Oh awesome lets take another couple of hours to compile the library!
So I think about streaming the movies from my PC.
I share my media folder on my Windows 7 machine, disable homegroups, give permissions to everybody, enable guest account, file sharing. Then I go into the WDTV–>Network shares --> Windows shares…Nothing. I’ve disabled the firewall, gone inton my router and disabled its firewall too…nothing.
I can ping the WDTV, access it from my browser but it won’t see my shares. I’d love to see a refresh button or functionality.
I’ve see other post with registry hacks and i don’t want to do that, why should I, this thing should be able to be used by anybody…
Can someone please, give me a hand to help make this thing work as it was intended. WD staff, please offer some helpful advice.