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JScall - can you please tell me if the new WD player having audio chipsets that provide a protected audio path (PAP) so that we finally plat DTS-HD Master 7.1 audi withou the downmixing
 

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@Itworf13: No, I can't tell you, but I rather doubt it. The WDTV Play is a VERY low-end model, in the same league as the Roku and the D-Link Movie Night.
 

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I can't seem to find a definite answer but somewhere else I saw that this might not be in the realm of possibilities - is there a "watched program indicator" anywhere? I love the player but miss recently watched list and symbol beside watched programs like the Boxee on my other tv.

Thanks all.
 

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Longer I have the SMP less impressed I'm getting. Latest issue for me is streaming from off the HD connected to the SMP to other WDTV's (2nd gen), basically can't because of the freezing and pauses.

All devices are hardwired, stream okay from the NAS to the 2nd gens, and the SMP plays the files okay locally but won't stream out.

Realize I could transfer everything off the local drive to the NAS but would prefer to get the SMP streaming correctly, any ideas?
 

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@das75

Do you have an external drive hanging off the WD? Then you're trying to stream to another WD? If that is the case, you might be running into USB 2.0 speed issues.
 

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das75 I have the same two devices and both have a drive hanging off them and shared. My problem is similar but in reverse. The share on the SMP pointing to the gen2 does not reestablish itself it I turn off the gen2 temporarily off overnight. When the SMP does freeze I have to do a power cycle. I suspected the network implementation/buffering/media library DB is flawed which leads to these issues and not much I can do. The WDC forums are full of these type of posts I might add.

I know the SMP has a buffer and it seems once it is emptied you have to back out (if it will let you) and try again. It is not very graceful at recovery.

The SMP "power off" does not really do anything (other than stop the video outputs) whereas the WDTV Live actually goes offline and powers down its shares.
 

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the SMP has the local drive. What gets me is this was working first got the SMP and set things up. Nothing has changed other than maybe FW upgrades on the SMP. Since rarely viewing the local drive not sure when the problem started (what FW should I roll back to, if that's even the problem).

Had been thinking about placing the lcl drive on one of the 2nd gens but great, as seems issues there.

Was excited getting the SMP since the my library function to be able to search off the NAS, but considering the problems, not really a step up over the previous generations.
 

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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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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? :confused:
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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