Work round for WD TV Live Streaming Media Player not remembering the HDMI settings:
WD support has suggested that I enter this on the Forums.
If one powers up and goes into setup / audio-video, and sets the HDMI say to
1920 - 1080P 50Hz, follow through and confirm the change, maybe then watches
a video (not necessary for it memorise).
Now for the important bit —If one does not put the unit into standby and
down powers it, it will come up correctly on the next power up boot.
I did a number of tests including going into standby and out of standby
(without powering down), Powering up without the tv connected etc and the
important point is never power down with the unit in Standby and it then
remembers the HDMI settings!!!
So it looks as if “Power down” in standby mode somehow it erases the HDMI
setting memory in the nvram on power down, so it will come up on 1280 x 720P 60hz or 1920 x 1920i 60hz on the next power up.
As well as this the USB drive is not powered down in Standby. It looks as if this area needs some
I reinstated V1.16.13 and repeated the above to confirm that I get the same
As I spent many hours doing the above I did not get round to working back
through the software to find the point where setting the HDMI to “Auto” got
the definition right.
I am using with a Sharp LC-39LE351K Tv in the UK.
I have some 3 HD Satellite receivers / pvrs, one DTT T2 HD receiver / pvr,
and a Blu Ray player, with these one goes into their “Setup” menus and set
the HDMI definition as required and that is it, they always power up / come
out of standby as set in their menus I really would expect your unit to do
the same too.
I have 3 friends with these units and we all are moaning about the above.
A suggestion for additions to software: In the UK, the unit now has the BBC i Player it would be nice to have the ITV player and the ones for Channel 4 and 5 here in the UK–our Public Service
Broadcasters channels please. Hint Hint.