Why should I check my private messages. I don’t care. Because of my poor vision, I have a hard enough time getting past the color-blind unfriendly security junk to sign in, let alone taking a course in PM hunting.
Don’t get me wrong. I know you are a dedicated bunch of fine helpful folks and your help and suggestions have been gladly received. My WDTV box must be one of the rare lemons. I have nothing less than admiration for your good work.
Ban me if you like. You come and explain to my partner why it takes half an hour rooting around before she can watch anything on the WDTV. What follows is my last word on what I think of the product and I won’t show my face again in this forum. It’s gone beyond getting angry, so I hope you enjoy my last instalment of the sad and sorry saga.
When is the WDTV Live use-by date? Two days after the warranty expires? It started not being able to find all the shares on the main PC on the wireless network. I fixed this for a while by getting up and switching the modem/router off, waiting 10 seconds then back on. That worked fine for about a week until that also stopped working. I then discovered by turning off the modem for 20 seconds and that also worked for about a week.
So, then I tried to copy all the media to the laptop which the WDTV saw most often. Having disabled the Homegroup on both Windows 7 machines a long time ago, things also worked well like this for a week until the WDTV worked out what I was up to and decided it didn’t like that either.
I factory reset the box and painstakingly set it all up again from scratch, making sure it had the latest firmware. It then complained that the username or password were wrong. That was interesting because none of those have been changed.
Can someone tell me where I can change the version of English that WDTV Live likes so it can understand the username and passwords we use? I have an army of monkeys on the WDTV remote controls trying all possible historical versions of the 4 letter user name and password we must have set back in the olden days of yore, about a year ago before the English language version used by WDTV must have morphed.
I ran the network troubleshooter on both the PC and Laptop to find what the problem was with our network, but it couldn’t find any problem. Microsoft software must be broken so I sent them a sternly worded bug report telling them to call the WDTV software people so they can tell Microsoft how to rewrite there entire OS to suit the WDTV’s correct way of doing things. Strangely, they haven’t replied yet. They must be busy sacking there entire network team as I see lots of ‘Network Engineer’ want ads on MySpace.
One victory I had one night was that I stood on one leg, faced north while whistling Dixie, the WDTV found my network shares without rebooting the whole network! I’m concerned though. Next time I tried that, it didn’t work. I failed to take into account that the world had since shifted in space and time. I think the WDTV’s flux capacitor knows what I am up to and won’t have a bar of it. The audacity of some users to expect a fix to work for more than a week must be dealt with severely.
I had a horse once that misbehaved just like the WDTV does. I took it out the back and shot it. Most of this can’t be taken seriously, it’s just like the WDTV in our house. A big joke.
Permission to give this to the engineering team for a laugh - Granted.
Thank you and goodbye.