So far I’ve been mostly satisfied with my WD TV HD2 unit (yes, I don’t use mp4 ). But recently I noticed a visual artifact that is absent if I use PC instead of WD unit to watch movies. This artifact looks like a green trail or maybe just color distortion covering a small part of the screen that lasts for a couple of seconds and then corrects itself, i.e. restores original color. This problem usually manifests itself when there is a large panoramic view flying at you or from you in the movie (or, in other words, camera moves smoothly for a prolonged time period). It is not really too irritating as the color distortion happens to a small part of the picture and quickly gets corrected, but it is still noticeable. It also doesn’t seem to happen with all movies, but I couldn’t find the distinguishing feature (after all, PC has no problem to play all of the movies correctly).
It’s curious that I experienced very similar problem before with my PHILIPS Divx enabled DVD player, only then it was worse (greater part of the screen was affected, it took longer to correct colors). I thought it was the insufficient processing power of PHILIPS (2005 model) to blame, but WD’s processor is much more powerful and still has the problem.
Frankly, I believe there is no way to fix the problem, but still I would like to know if anyone else encountered such an artifact with DivX/Xvid encoded movies in AVI container. Just to be sure I am not alone .