Since the recent firmware update, my WDTV Live needs way over a 1 minute to start. Is this normal?
With starting, I mean powering up and down via the remote control only, but not pulling the power cord. My WDTV Live stays connected to power at all times - all I do is turning it on and off through the remote control. Before the update, the WDTV Live was ready in less than, say, 5 seconds. Now it takes way over a minute before I see anything but the blue segemented waiting circle animation.
Otherwise, the firmware update for my 1st generation WDTV Live went pretty fine, unlike other reports, and I would say overall it is an improvment:
- Videos from my DLNA server plays as they did before, except that fast forward / rewind is much more smooth now. :smileyvery-happy:
- YouTube Leanback took me while before I undestood how to use it, in order to get all the old functionality back. Now that I learned how it works, it is much of an improvement due to high-resolution videos again (I would still prefer the original firmware that did YouTube in HD, since Leanback has a weird navigation and unskippable ads). :smiley:
- My only gripe is that they still didn’t fix the random playback - random still hops around among the same subset of pictures or songs, rather than the entrie playlist, but that is no worse than the previous firmware. :neutral_face:
I did not try a full factory reset yet, which I know fixes all kind of weird problems after firmware updates. I will try that if everyone elses WDTV Live wakes up faster than mine - that’s why I ask here. Thanks!