Man, I would pay to see the honest results of this survey. But I doubt we ever will, especially if the results indicate that 'You don’t need another player for Netflix" is really the complete misread of consumer desires that I suspect it is. (seriously, fire that guy…) It would be especially amusing if the results mirror what has been repeated ad nauseum here in their very own forums for several years now, (ie. faster CPU, stable firmware, etc. Certainly not less steaming capability…) but disregarded with the latest WDTV Media Player
Cheerleaders support of the device notwithstanding.
I myself believed that with the advent of the streaming sticks and smart TVs WD wished to exit the media player market, a decision I would consider an error given the otherwise unexploited niche their devices fill. I believed that the latest WDTV device was merely a last grab at brand faithful dollars before said exit. But this survey gives me a glimmer of hope. It will be telling to see what, if anything, WD does with the info. Unfortunately, my own understanding of the development of such devices (design, procurement, manufacturing/marketing) means that we wouldn’t see the result of any device actually developed with this survey in mind in under 18 months at the minimum (complete amateur estimate)
But I’ll be very interested to see what, if anything comes of this.