STILL UNSOLVED since 2011-2012:
WD TV Live Hub gets stuck (showing “spinning orange arrow”) when accessing a NAS (Seagate Blackarmor NAS220).
Now re-opening the case incase someone out there would have found a solution. Updating the firmware has not solved this behaviour. ( EDIT: Confirmed that it has the currently latest firmware 3.12.13 )
My WD TV Live Hub is connected to a home network through a router. In the same network there are several PC’s which it can access and play the content just as it should. So just a normal home entertainment setup. No DLNA or Twonky, just pure shared folders.
There are no IP address conflicts, the units have fixed IP addresses within the same network. A PC in the network can access both the Seagate Blackarmor NAS220 and the WD TV Live Hub just fine.
Everything works fine until I try to access any file using my WD TV Live Hub from a Seagate Blackarmor NAS220 in the same network.
The problem appears when I have my Seagate NAS 220 connected to my home network and access it using my WD TV Live Hub. Initially, I can connect to the Seagate NAS220 and browse its content normally, even start or open a file, movie etc, but the WD TV Live Hub will be soon stuck on that file, it starts to play it but soon becomes non-responsive. During this, trying to stop playback and accessing any other file from the same NAS 220 or any content from any other PC in the network, or even the WD TV Live Hubs internal hard drive, that normally plays, is impossible. The WD TV Live Hub just displays a “spinning wheel” while still stuck on the file it first accessed from the Seagate NAS220.
The WD TV Live Hub plays that same file perfectly fine when it’s located somewhere else in the same network than NAS220. The NAS220 consists of 2x3GB disks, configured as 6 TB JBOD (“Just a Bunch Of Drives”).
The WD TV Live Hub needs a restart to respond normally and while restarting the Seagate NAS 220 must be disconnected from the network or the problem reappears immediately.
Note that I have disabled the "UPnP Port Forwarding" from the Seagate NAS 220 as any other mediaserver functions etc, even the ftp, since I read somewhere that it would solve the problem, but it does not. There must be some incompatibility between WD TV Live Hub and the Seagate NAS 220. Everything works well until they are in the same network and The WD TV live tries to access any file from the Seagate NAS220.
Could there be a way to somehow “firewall” those packets the Seagate NAS seems to send to home network and WD TV Live Hub making it to be stuck?