12-12-2008 06:32 PM
It wasn't obvious to me what device type to choose for this unit. Finally found it here:
Device: Media Center PC
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Model: WD TV HD Media Player
Hope this is helpful to others.
11-05-2009 06:35 AM - edited 11-05-2009 06:37 AM
Which Activity Type do you use for the WD TV?
"Watch TV" - MediaCenter seems to ask a lot of weird questions, and "Watch Video" does not allow the WD TV.
I do not have unwrapped my "WD TV Live" yet, but my wife told me that it has arrived by mail already, while I am currently away on a business trip. Anticipations builds up and having some spare time at hand, I tried to set it up via the Web-Interface and got confused.
11-06-2009 02:01 AM
Well, there are many "Watch TV" subcategories, such as "Watch TV (PVR)" and I did not want to check them all out, since "Cancel" still leaves an Acitvity to be manually deleted. Really awkward.
Anyway, here are things that are unclear to me:
- To Watch TV, which device do you use to change channels? - There are no "channels" for watching a movie via the WD TV (MediaCenter), but I guess the best answer is still the "WD TV", right?
- To Watch TV, which device do you use to display video? - Here, I initially also answered the default "WD TV", but now I realize that my TV is right choice, since the keyword here is "display". I initially understood this was "which device to play video", so the result made no sense, since the WD TV is just a set-top box which has no screen of its own.
After I got those two right, the rest seemed sensible then.
11-10-2009 01:58 AM
Ok, there is still one confusing thing: Input Sources?
According to the Harmony Database, the WD TV Live has the following input sources, namely:
Of course, this corresponds to the four actions in the WD TV's main menu.
However, I fail to see what the Harmony achieves with this knowledge: There is no IR-command that allows it to directly jump into one of the above four (which would be quite nice). The advanced settings show that the sequence for changing channels would be "home"+"down"+"enter", which is right, but I wonder how to trigger this, apart from setting up different activities for each of these, which seems to be a bit excessive, just to send that single sequence.
02-09-2010 07:10 PM
I've been using my Harmony 510 for almost a year and it generally works well. I added the WD TV HD Media player and ran into a problem. For some reason I can't control the volume on the AV receiver when trying to control the WD TV HD Media player. Everything turns on, and everything is set to the correct inputs (TV, Receiver), but there is no controlling the volume. I also can't seem to control the WD TV HD Media player either. I tried trashing the device and re-adding it but this did not help. Has anyone run into this problem?
02-09-2010 08:21 PM
For the first problem at
Activities>Your Activity>Customize Button>Ensure the correct device is allocated to the correct command.
For the 2nd Have you run the Trouble Shooter for the device?
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