Top positive review
2 people found this helpful
on 12 February 2012
Purchased this after my previous media player went in the bin as was useless, this one is fantastic and a thousand times better, after connecting and sorting out the wi-fi, I then ran through I think two or three automatic firmware updates, the final update seems a lot bigger and got me worried as it sat there for what seemed like ages but eventually finished, and the BBC iPlayer was now available, now we just need players for some other channels here in the UK.
The only real problem I seemed to have was when running through wi-fi.... it could see my computer's and I could download films and stream from the PC, but the reverse way from my computer to the WD TV I could not connect, although it was shown on my network but just would not connect, the idea being (and easier) would be to drag and drop films onto the drive I have connected to the WD TV unit using the computer, the only way I could get this to work was using a network cable and it works perfectly now.
So impressed I will at a later stage buy another one for the TV upstairs and going to invest in a network hardrive (no doubt supplied by Western Digital, also see my review on that) so it will just be the WD TV that is left connected to the TV.
You can also use an app for the iPhone which acts as a remote, well clever but unfortunately for me I cannot get it to work, as have a few other users looking at their reviews in the app store this suddenly started to work ok.
There is also no instruction manual supplied with it, you have to download it from WD's website, another way to save money no doubt... and to print it yourself in colour and over 229 pages would cost a bit of your money!!