This is an off-shoot of one of my earlier threads ( http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-TV-Live-Streaming-Discussions/Always-on-or-always-turn-off/m-p/324055)) that brings up a separate, yet related issue and I am wondering if anyone else has any advice.
After listening to some of the input from my earlier thread and turning off the device after use, I now remember the actual reason why I never turned the device off in the first place – once I turn it back on, while it re-compiles my library and displays all my files, it actually doesn’t play those files anymore. All I get is the spinning arrow, nothing else. So, in the past, as I now recall it, I kept it always on to not have to go through with having to reset my device to access my files. However, as I also mentioned in my other thread, the device turns off by itself after a week or so of being on 24/7 (overheating?) and I end up having to reset the device anyway.
Anyone else coming across this problem? What could I possibly have done wrong (if anything) to create this problem? Just to clarify as to my set-up: I have a 1 TB NAS connected to the home network; I connected to it through the “Windows Shares” option on initial media library set-up; my SMP is connected to the network via wi-fi and the signal is pretty strong (3 bars). I have also tried completely restoring/reseting the device and rebuilding the media library, but I am still only able to access my files initially and have no access after I turn it off and then back on minutes/hours later.
Do I just have a buggy device or is this something others experience/have experienced too and have a workaround for it? If it is something unique to my device I will just do a simple exchange, but if not, I will, with great regret, just end up returning it.
Hoping it is option 1…