Bought one of these recently as it seemed good value for money and did everything i need. I have all my media on my PC in another room. It is always on. I have set up the WDTV in the lounge, connected on a wired 100Mbit network (SMC router) and to a Sony AV amp via HHDMI.
The WDTV and my PC (XP SP3) can see each other as network shares
When I navigate to the files on my PC from the WDTV it plays them perfectly....for a couple of minutes and then loses the network. If I restart either machine or disconnect and reconnect the cat5 cable, the same again.
I have the PC set to always on, the power saving functions on the NIC are turned off.
Yesterday I copied more than 50Gb of data from the PC thru the WDTV to a connected USB HDD without issue.
I am getting nothing from WDTV support and the WD forums seem full of this problem. Can anyone here help?
I live in Spain and trying to get retailers to take things back is a nightmare over here!