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WDTV LIVE PLUS New Beta FIRMWARE update v1.03.39

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jayallan:


From WD:

Limited Public Beta Release  (updated 9/9/2010)

We're pleased to offer limited public beta release product updates to make your viewing experience better than ever. Updating your media player is simple. Just follow the instructions below, grab your remote and enjoy the show!

This is a limited public beta release version of the firmware. Feel free to install it, but be aware this is beta firmware we are still testing so use it at your own risk. If you are not comfortable with this, please wait for the final version. If after installation you are unhappy with your beta firmware and wish to roll back your device to its previous settings and firmware

It can be downloaded HERE:  http://www.wdc.com/wdtvliveplus_limitedpublicbetarelease/

What's in this update?

Beta v1.03.39

Resolved issues:

    * Resolved Netflix random reboot issue.
    * Resolved Netflix frame rate issue.
    * Resolved MKV AAC on-the-fly mode switching.
    * Resolved MKV playback issues relating to mkvmerge.
    * Resolved MP4 problems with seeking and audio stopping.
    * Resolved MP4 poor frame-rate and audio out of sync.
    * Resolved sub+idx subtitle not working for supported subtitles.
    * Resolved adjusting idx subtitle position which causes video to lock up.
    * Resolved 12 bit color depth has no effect.
    * Resolved no audio for mpeg video when digital audio is enabled.
    * Resolved component user interface color space.
    * Resolved various user interface translation issues.

How to Install the Product Update:

   1. Extract the three files (.BIN, .VER, and .FFF files) to the root (top level) of a portable USB drive.
   2. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Plus Media Player's USB port.
   3. Press HOME, and then select the Settings bar.
   4. Select the firmware upgrade icon, and then press ENTER.
   5. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
   6. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart the system.
   7. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
   8. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player will restart again.
   9. Once the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player restarts, the new firmware is automatically loaded and the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player is ready for use.

How to Roll Back to 1.03.29:

Downgrading back to the previous firmware on your WD TV Live Plus is simple. Just download the firmware file from here, and follow the steps below to update:

   1. Download firmware file >>
   2. Extract the three files (.BIN, .VER, and .FFF files) to the root (top level) of a portable USB drive.
   3. Connect the USB drive to the WD TV Live Plus Media Player's USB port.
   4. Press HOME, and then select the Settings bar.
   5. Select the firmware upgrade icon, and then press ENTER.
   6. You are prompted to perform the firmware upgrade.
   7. Select OK on the firmware update prompt, and then press ENTER. This will restart the system.
   8. After restarting, the system automatically enters firmware upgrade mode.
   9. Once the update process is completed, the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player will restart again.
  10. Once the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player restarts, the new firmware is automatically loaded and the WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player is ready for use.

schnoid:
I know WD doesn't care, but why the heck don't they fix the few issues that were wrong with the WD TV Live beta and make it official already! Seriously, its been like 2 months. How long does it take to fix a few bugs? I'm not even asking for new features anymore, just some basic stuff! If Popbox wasn't such a flop I'd be long gone. Honestly though, with this kind of customer service, they're making me not want to buy WD hard drives in the future.

founderbrn:
we've gone 6 months without an official fw update on the live... I don't know if I can back WD any longer for ANY device they put out if they are going to treat us like this...

schnoid:
true. I was saying its been at least 2 months since even a beta was released. I was giving them a lot of credit for finally communicating with the community here, but every time I see a glimmer of hope, they manage to remove all confidence in WD all over again. It's just getting out of control. I'm so looking forward to the boxee box coming out. Yes it'll be a little more expensive, but I get the feeling it's going to be well worth it not having to hassle with this nonsense anymore. At least we know boxee software is actively being worked on.

Feedhorn:

Hey,

Does this firmware run on the LIVE (not just the LIVE PLUS) ?

I noticed that the version numbering follows on from the LIVE version .35

I could imagine it running just without the PLUS features working.

Anybody tried loading it on a LIVE yet?

FH

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