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Good, But Not Perfect
on January 21, 2010
I like the unit and find it generally works well for playing video from either an attached hard drive or through my home wifi network. Setup was easy and playback quality has been very good. I updated the firmware through my wireless network and had no problems. Either WD has fixed the problem some earlier customers had with flashing the firmware or I was just lucky.
There are a few things I'd like to see improved. I have a variety of windows media video files (.wmv extension) and some play, others give a "format not supported" message. It's such a common file type the unit really should play all of the varieties. I also find that when playing files streaming over my wireless network the Media Player loses the whole network connection if the streaming fails. I don't blame WD for my not getting reliable wifi streaming, it may be a limitation in my network stability. What they should be able to fix is the need to reboot my player when a given video file stream is interrupted. The player still can be seen on the network and I can use a computer to move files onto or off an attached hard drive, it just doesn't seem to recognize it's still networked until I cycle its power. If a video stream is interrupted the player should be able to pick up playing without needing a reboot to remind it the network is still there.
Overall I'd say I'm 90% satisfied and 10% disappointed with the performance. Maybe WD will correct the 10% part with firmware updates, although I'm not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.