I don’t know why I assumed the WD TV Play, at a price point $40 less than the Live, might be a unit equal to if not more advanced than the Live and thus a unit worth replacing my Live with entirely. I suppose it’s my own fault.
No DTS apparently, so half my files are unwatchable. I tells me to “setup digital passthrough” to a DTS capable receiver if I want to hear the sound, which I do, and still no sound, same message appears.
Annoying, albeit less deal-breaking, is that I noticed if I shut the unit down it doesn’t pick up files I’ve watched from where I left off–it begins from the start. Silly.
I’m sure there are more idiotic differences I’d discover over a continued course of use, but I figure I’ll just return it, pretend like it doesn’t exist, and press on with my Live.