04-12-2012 01:23 AM
I have recently downgraded to 1.05 because of a certain amount of judder when watching HD movies and because of the longer startup time for HDD on 1.06. There are also problems with auto framerate on 1.06. Having said that, I don't think there's a definitive answer to your question. it may be just a case of trying several out and deciding on the best for you. By which time the final FW update may be available which we all hope we be the definitive answer! 1.05 for me, but try 1.06 as well.
04-12-2012 07:26 AM
I agree. There is no 'best' firmware because everyone's situation is different and what might work for some people will not work for others. I would start with the latest firmware. If you have a problem you can try reverting back to an earlier firmware. All of the firmware versions have issues, so use the latest version that you can live with. In my case, I am using the latest firmware, which does not work any worse than earlier versions did for me.
04-18-2012 04:40 AM - edited 04-18-2012 04:53 AM
Do you know if it's possible to configure audio output, simultaneously, from stereo and optical?
The problem is that we must change settings everytime as we use, alternatively, a decoder or just TV for audio. Any workaround?
04-27-2012 02:25 PM
I have a sony bravia tv with dolby digital and dolby digital plus decoder buit-in but wdtv live doesn't recognize dolby digital plus and neither downmix it to stereo and no sound is heard through the tv speakers, I tested setting the audio output to digital pass through via hdmi only and stereo with the same results.
Dolby truehd and dts-ma is working normal with the audio downmixed to stereo.
05-01-2012 08:18 AM
I'm experiencing this same issues reported by grandamoca since the last fw upgrade. Even after the suggested rollback/downgrade, they still remain...
I totally subscribe grandamoca's opinion and it's simply sad that a product that was great ended up rubbish after a fw upgrade...
05-01-2012 11:57 PM
Like others here my 3TB external drive (WD Cavier Green in an Astone 481U3 enclosure - ASM1051 bridge chip) is not recognised using the 1.06 firmware and I've had to downgrade to the 1.05 drivers. Bring on 1.07!
05-06-2012 12:40 PM
I have rollback to 1.05.04
The only issue i have is with the subtitle default
Factory settings it's OFF
When i turned to ON a few day's later it's back on OFF automatic
It doesn't happend all the time
Everytime i wanna watch a movie i have to check that first if it's ON
So my question is there a tool out there so i can edit the firmware by myself and put it to ON (factory settings) fefore i flash it
Maybe then he won't forget it
05-10-2012 12:29 PM - edited 05-10-2012 12:38 PM
Well guys, in my guess there will not be another or final firmware update gonna happen.
As I can see the newer model has already firmware version 1.08.17 (5/7/2012) so it's very clear that WD is putting the full focus on the newer model and leave us in the shadow of it with the older model as our last update was in August 2011.
As for me I'm using the somewhat "working and stable" firmware version 1.04.22 but I'm very disappointed how WD treats their customers on firmware level !
So thats why I'm never ever gonna buy a WD mediaplayer again and I advise everyone NOT to buy this brand when their looking around to buy a mediaplayer.
This mediaplayer was not cheap and I had expected quality stuff and support of a big brand like WD but I got that seriously wrong!
05-12-2012 07:06 AM
Where is a new updating??? I think android smart tv boxes are better...