"Good Value For Money. Fast Firmware"4.0 starson by anujchandkapoor
Pros: Good GUI, Fast Firmware, Excellent support for files plays almost every format under the sun.
Cons: No Keyboard support so far. I hope the next firmware comes with a USB keyboard support. Does not plays all the videos on Youtube.
Summary: Does not plays all the videos on Youtube. This is very deceptive as the box says it plays youtube, but the hidden fact is that it plays only those videos which are specifically allowed for TV viewing. This is a licensing issue between google and WD. It would be nice to mention this little information on the box. The player does not have a external keyboard unlike its Segate counterpart, which is very helpful while searching videos on youtube. Another little drawback is that this player does not have a separate volume control of its own and it give a fixed level of output sound, which is generally the max sound of the video being played. Nevertheless this product is an excellent value for money and even with its little drawbacks, this product is highly recommended. Its firmware is lightening fast even with high definition video. I tried playing HD movies of 1080p from my NAS and it felt like watching a Blue Ray movie. The firmware upgrade is fast (in 5 min) and it can auto detect a new firmware if connected to the internet. network settings are very simple and it immediately detects any media server present on the network. It has a feature called network share which allows it to play media directly from your laptops or desktops shared folder (Firstly a shared folder needs to be configured on the laptop or desktop). This player like many others supports the use of the external HDD connected to it to be used as a network drive.
All in all this is an excellent product and I am very happy with it, hence would definitely recommend it.