Bought this 5hrs ago.
Plugged in. Auto Updated firmare as advised by WDTVLive immediatly.
Pkugged in a 2TB Seagate USB 2/3 HD with 2200+ movies and waited, and waited, and waited, and waited, 10mins later the first directory began to appear. I ended up selecting folder view somehow and began watching a 2hour movie while I heard the drive working in background, I figgured it was indexing or doing something while I watched the movie.
To make a long story short I shut off the WDTVLive made supper and came back to watch a nother movie but NO.
When I turned it on I had to wait all over again. 10minits before the remote unfroze and I could navigate to another video to watch.
From the ABOUT screen I see “DEVICE Info 1.12.14"” I guess thats the firmware revision.
The reset switch will not return to factory default 1.10 or whatever it was. I think from some reading I have done that this new firmaware is broken but I can’t confirm since I let the machine auto update on it’s initial startup, nor can I find or figure out how to install previous reviosion.
PS I am a linux user, dont ask me to buy lame-o windows to fix this piece of **bleep**. I have a 10 year old Pioneer DV-410 dvd player that reads any of my hard drives in 5 seconds flat. All are FAT32 and <=2TB. This WD was supposed to allow me to read more video formats other than divX or Xvid because MP4 and MKV are more common now than the old days. I can’t be bothered to recode to xvid. but I’m not interested in this toy if it is this slow on boot with a single USB drive connected. I tried to restart it with 2 identical 2TB drives connected but gave up after 60 minits of waiting for the WDTVLive to boot. I guess life is simpler and faster to recode my downloads and use the decade old DVD/DivX player to watch 'em.
I will check here tomorrow after work for a fix otherwise I will return it 10 minits later while I can still get my money back. There’s plenty more manufacturers to choose from.
Bu BYE WD.