This media streamer from WD looked like it would tick all the boxes for my media streaming requirements: access to my extensive media library on my NAS, access all the TV on-demand services from the internet, and enable me to attach external drives for my archives of media. First the positives:
1. Great resolution, images are HD sharp,
2. The organisation of my movies is very good: may be grouped by Genre, by Actor, etc. (but only when the individual TMDB media data is downloaded).
3. Initial access to BBC iPlayer is clean and seamless, and providing the programme is played from the start is streamed faultlessly.
Now the negatives:
1. Setting up the media library takes ages, and if the power is switched off or the network interrupted, begins all over again.
2. Downloading the artwork and info files for movies has to be done individually, not in one go.
3. Seagate external drives do not work.
4. BBC iPlayer cannot Pause then Play. If Paused, when Play is resumed programme is lost.
Ease of use
Value for money