Nostalgic Rumblings
The Ramblings of an Old Man




If you appreciate the lists and
websites, please consider
contributing to their maintenance.




Categories


September 2010
S M T W T F S
« Aug   Oct »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  


Search:


Contact Webmaster


Links


Meta

  • RSS 2.0

    The main feed; in a news aggrigator, it's the news items, in a podcast client, it's the media files.

  • iTunes RSS 2.0

    This is the feed for iTunes to load the podcast. Why so difficult and non-standard? Beats me...it's why I use Juice and not iTunes.

  • Comments RSS 2.0

    This is the feed for global comments (any comment made to the board); each entry has a seperate comments feed, too


Twitter / CFSummers


© 2010 L.O.F. Communications;
All Rights Reserved

Times listed are U.S. Eastern

We don't need no much stinkin' CSS...


 
Please Keep These Pages Free; Check Out Our Sponsors by Clicking the Banner!

Your Advertisement Could Be On This Page!

Your Advertisement Could Be On This Page!


 

9/7/2010


I’m Looking for a New Set-Top Media Player…

Filed under: General, Television — Charlie Summers @ 12:09 pm

If anyone has suggestions for a new high-definition media player, I’d really appreciate a post in the comments section. I’ve been using a WDTV player, but after barely two years Western Digital has decided to end-of-life the first-generation player (that means they’ve arbitrarily decided they will not release additional firmware updates). This constitutes a refusal to fix all of the bugs and problems the unit has, and obviously doesn’t bode well for the later versions of the device - I mean, if this company thinks I’m going to spend a hundred or two every two years just to get a more modern bug-riddled device (the current top-of-the-line WDTV Live has pretty severe problems detailed on WD’s “support” forums), they have another think coming.

Indeed, it’s unlikely I’ll ever purchase one of their hard drives either, I am so disgusted with such a short product “retirement…” it might be different if I was expecting additional features, but I’m not; I only want the bugs in the programming fixed so the device finally functions as they promised when I purchased the thing.

Ah, well…if anyone knows another device that can play back HD videos in various formats, and is backed by a company who supports the product longer than literally mere months after discontinuing the product from sales, please let me know.

[Post to Twitter]  [Post to Digg]  [Post to Reddit]  [Post to StumbleUpon]