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post #91 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-09-25, 12:21 PM
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finally am able to get huluplus on my canadian unit with the latest firmware update. (using unblock-us)
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post #92 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-10-07, 06:54 PM
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finally am able to get huluplus on my canadian unit with the latest firmware update. (using unblock-us)
Great. How did you do this?
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post #93 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-10-12, 01:32 PM
 
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Buy us required?

I have a VPN set up
Please Do I have to buy from US & upgrade firmware via the VPN ISP ?

Simple answers please OLD newbie Use planned mainly netflix Canadian account
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post #94 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-10-25, 03:38 PM
 
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I have a VPN set up
Please Do I have to buy from US & upgrade firmware via the VPN ISP ?

Simple answers please OLD newbie Use planned mainly netflix Canadian account
OK Connecting to US netflix I think as I see southpark & 30 Rock episodes
But this is via laptop
I want to deliver via same VPN to WD Live unit

Would do I need in a router set up to wireless deliver with a VPN generated address. Can I use a Netgear wndr3700?
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post #95 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-12-19, 06:38 PM
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Is anyone using the youtube or youtube videos app? I signed in but I cannot browse my subscriptions. The interface is terrible (and slow) as compared to my ATV2.

I also installed the WDTV app on my Nexus. That was marginally better but when I tried to log into youtube I found that the keyboard lacked the @ symbol. Frustrating to say the least.
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post #96 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-12-24, 03:03 PM
 
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I am thinking to get a unit. Can someone confirm if I can play past episodes on tv websites like global tv or ctv etc.
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post #97 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-12-24, 06:08 PM
 
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there's no browser but youtube is supported so you can watch CBC/CTV content if its up on their youtube channels
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post #98 of 132 (permalink) Old 2012-12-24, 06:33 PM
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I find the YouTube app a pain to use. And as I mentioned I have not found a way to browse my subscriptions. It just starts playing them in succession. Searching is painfully slow as well. Even with the app running on my Nexus.

WD Support just confirmed you cannot browse YouTube channels or their videos you subscribe to. It just starts playing them and you have to hit next to get to the next video. That is a terrible design.

You have to hand it to Apple. Their podcasts (another source for CTV and CBC videos) and YouTube app works quite well.
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post #99 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-08-13, 05:44 PM
 
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update--- dont do it yet!

Just updated one of my wd gen 3 players.

Over half of my mp4 collection wouldnt play. Checked the WD forum and its a widespread issue.

I had to roll back the firmware by downloading the older firmware, and editing the version file to a 'newer number' then reinstalling.

All is good now, but wait for WD to fix the issue!

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post #100 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-08-14, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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I haven't updated mine since 2012. Works fine for what i use it for. I had a too rollback also and have avoided all updates since.
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post #101 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-08-14, 09:12 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. Will hold tight for now.
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post #102 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-08-14, 11:44 AM
 
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I rolled back to v1.16 and staying there. v2.xx.xx is a total disaster!
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post #103 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-08-14, 02:28 PM
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Thanks so much for the heads-up. Will delay.
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post #104 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-11-02, 10:10 AM
 
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WD Live box

Wonder why Costco stopped selling these, went to get another yesterday and they don't carry them aanymore, to bad

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post #105 of 132 (permalink) Old 2014-11-02, 03:22 PM
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Not sure. I ended up updating mine. Figured I could roll-back if I needed. It worked well. I am liking the shortcuts. Not sure if it was there before but I like it. Also, having the weather widget on the main screen now.
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