Thanks for the quick reply Recliq.
It is a shame, I suspected this may be the answer, but was hoping that perhaps somewhere along the firmware update line there may be a way to shoehorn some new codecs into the beastie, but if not.... booooo.
Bit of a random one here and im sure it has already been thought of and is not doable, cus otherwise im sure it would have been done, but...
do the newer WDTV lives or latest versions have newer codecs on them ?? and assuming so, could one of the big WDlxTV brains find out a way of grabbing them off the eprom (or whatever the codecs live upon inside the device) and doing a firmware update or similar/pushing them out to overwrite the older devices ??
Like I say, I dont know the specifics of how the WDTV's work, but cant help but think that WD cannot be the only ones with the power to update codecs giving some of the incredible homebrew hacks people have come up with for these devices.
Sorry recliq if this seems like im thanking you with one hand for your answer, and slapping you in the face with the other by completely refuting the fact that it cannot be done... just seems a little restrictive considering some of the amazing tweaks that have been able to happen for the WDTV Gen2. But like I say, if it was doable, then I'm sure you guys would have already done it by now.