I recently got a current gen WD TV. It is hard wired to my Netgear router which has an attached USB 3.0 WD Passport drive for media. The router uses SMB to provide the media to the WD TV. THe WD TV uses HDMI and is set to output 1080P, 60hz.I am not using the Media Library at present.
Frequently,after about 1 1/2 hours of playing video files, the WD TV frreezes and becomes completely unresponsive. Unplugging and replugging is needed to unfreeze it.
It does not seem particularly hot, and I put 1/4" spacers under it for better airflow.
Any ideas? In general are there fewer issues like this with locally attached disks vs SMB mounts?