Originally Posted by sdholden
No one is crying. Its upsetting to be taken advantage of by a company who releases products that are inferior, then releases a new inferior product rather than fixing the one you just paid for.
As for streaming issues, since you've interjected your opinion, I'll assume you're using windows 7 (like I am in my post above) and I'll assume you're using a windows share (like I am in my post above). Now that were on the same page, go find a 1080p blu-ray with a bit rate of 20mbps or more and play it over your network, without studdering. If you do, you will realize the problems inherent to the wdtv live. Realize that these are features said to be working out of the box. I assume you have an external usb plugged directly into the wdtv live and in that case it does work quite well. In the future, please do not attack posts regarding features you know nothing about nor even attempt to use. Do you know the difference btw CIFS or NFS? Do you even know what you're using. Streaming 480i ripped dvd's is no large feat.
I'll assume you mean STUTTERING, not 'studdering' (which is not a word). I like that the rest of your post is a rambling diatribe on how stupid I supposedly am to cover for your own inability to make the product work.
Consider for a moment that if a 20mbps 1:1 rip will play through a usb port and won't through the network, it's a technical limitation or problem with the network components, and nothing else (even if that includes whatever components the wdtv is using for its networking)
I don't recall WD promising you 1:1 bluray rip capability at that bitrate. Perhaps you can show me where it says otherwise?
I'm willing to bet 99.9% of the people here aren't running 1:1 rips of real discs anyway, to be quite frank with you.
A couple of years ago such nice little boxes didn't even exist, and I get tired of seeing people endlessly bitching about them. Accept and enjoy them for what they do.