Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD TV PLAY (WDBMBA0000NBK)
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13 December 2014
Summary: A low-cost media player. Works OK but not as many selection choices as others such as Roku. Not recommended for SlingBox as it randomly stops streaming and has to be restarted several times per day, plus it is very tedious and slow to change channels. Other than Sling, it is mostly stable.
and worse, during that time all of the remote buttons ...
Drew E. Culver, Amazon
22 November 2014
Summary: Nearly unusable. I would return it but I waited too long to try it out and have missed the window. It is impossibly slow to navigate any menus. Netflix has become so frustrating I can't even use it.
Summary: We bought this for my parents, who have no internet access and needed a solution to play music. They had a 300 CD changer that finally kicked the bucket, and had no way to listen to their music.
Summary: I got two of these for my kids so that they could watch Netflix in their bedrooms. When the devices work, they play everything with no problem. The issue is that both of the devices tend to freeze up, go blank or not come on at all.
Summary: I have a Roku 2011 model, Samsung 2011 model, Chromecast 2013 model and Sony media player 2011 model besides this WD TV 2013 model. I bought this 2013 model WD TV after reading the rave reviews written everywhere about WD TV. It did not live up to my expectations.
Summary: Just be patient doing the install. The instructions, while good, don't anticipate certain choices that can be made regarding the On-Screen input selections. So try several options before you throw in the towel.
Summary: one problem after another, initially lit then after connecting and disconnecting constantly managed to start the player allowed to run frequently and I unplug it working again. I can not go back because I do not live in America. not recommended.
Summary: At first it was great.. but after 2 weeks of use.. We keep loosing connection with the internet and even do the box was turned off, it would be extremely HOT.. I had to unplug the box in order to cool it down.. I was planning on returning it.. but the return time had expired