As title says, my trusty little WD HDTV Live is misbehaving (have to turn it on and off a couple of times to get it to recognise the USB HDD). It is and has been a good performer for 2 years, plays everything I need it to and well. The HDD issue has decreased it's WAF quite a bit, so with xmas coming up it will be a good thing for her to buy me (or me to buy me and wrap up saying it's from her...)
What do I replace it with?
I need it to:
* Play HD (most of my content is 720p, I do have some 1080 but not much and on my current TV I cannot see any difference so 720p is fine) - Output over HDMI.
* Output digital audio over either coax or optical (I use the optical on the WDTVLive now and the coax from the MySky into my audio system (Bose Lifestyle).)
* Work with my harmony remote
* Be Wife Friendly
* Connect to network or plug in a USB drive. (WDTV is connected via cable to LAN/Internet)
Would be nice if it had good looking menus, could get metadata for movies.
I could get another WDTV live, or similar, or I could get an AppleTV and Jailbreak and put XBMC on (I like the look of XBMC).
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Has anyone got a jailbroken ATV? I understand that the new ones (with iOS5 (4.4)) currently have to be tethered and that is not ideal, but if they can do an untethered jailbreak is it Harmony (and therefore Wife) friendly?
Is there any other way I can get XBMC running?(I don't want a computer sitting under the TV - The WD or ATV is a good sized unit)