Excerpt: LG is one of my favorite electronics companies, and I was waiting anxiously for my chance at trying out the LG Smart TV Upgrader (ST600) so as soon as one became available I picked it up and gave it a try. In the box are included the Smart TV unit, a power supply with its cord, a CD-ROM with instructions as well as a trial version of Nero MediaHome 4, which I immediately discarded as [...
Conclusion: LG is a direct competitor to Apple’ small TV box called Apple TV. LG ST600 is slightly bigger and has an external power supply but besides that the two boxes look very similar – at least on the outside. LG ST600 offers Netflix (in the US) and other video-on-demand services in Europe. A TV Apps store gives users the option to extend functionality along the way. But some features are not working properly; one example being the Medialink / Plex platform.
Pros: Video rental Apps, Medialink/Plex is elegant, Low power consumption
Cons: Sluggish menus, Medialink not playing video right now, Picture quality in VOD Apps, No keyboard in smartphone App
Conclusion: At the end of this LG ST600 review we can say that the box could be so much more if just the software would be better developed. As it is, it leaves an impression of beta product rushed to market. The lack of Hulu Plus after it was advertised and even present on the product’s website is disappointing, also the browser is behind other implementations from competitors like Boxee Box or Google TV.
Pros: Decent codec support
Cons: Price (at $129 is way to expensive for the features), No HDMI cable included (come on…it is 2011), No Plex support (available on other LG connected products), No Flash 10 support in the browser (yeah, it is 2011 ), iPhone’s LG remote control application is not compatible (shouldn’t be a big deal), no keyboard support, no Hulu Plus, no Amazon VoD (why falsely advertise it?), No reason to buy it!!!
Excerpt: Smart TV is one of the big themes this year, but what if your TV’s a couple of years old and, for want of a better word, a bit dumb? The answer could well be LG ’s ST600, also known as the Smart TV Upgrader. This little box is only a little bigger than the tiny Apple TV, and is therefore more compact and a bit more stylish than its key rival, the Sony SMP-N100 .
Pros: QED Profile HDMI, Apple TV-bashing flexibility and spec, slick and easy to use
Cons: QED Profile HDMI, Needs more free streaming, especially in high definition
Excerpt: The LG ST600 Smart TV upgrader is a little black box that functions as a means of enjoying the multimedia functionality offered by LG's current 'Smart TV' Connected TV platform on any TV with an HDMI.
Pros: Covers most bases, Slick menus, Integrated Wi-Fi
Cons: BBC iPlayer performance sluggish, App store underwhelming, Touchpad control isn't perfect
Summary: 3D is old hat. The latest buzz in TVs is "connected content". In other words, built-in web browsers, on-demand video streaming and smartphone-style apps. But what if you've just bought a new TV without all these tricks? The simple solution is to plug in something like LG's ST600. The box itself is tiny. Like the latest Apple TV, it has a footprint smaller than a CD case and no controls on the unit itself, just a few connections on the back.
Excerpt: Smart TV 600 kallar sig SmartTV Upgrader, vilket är ett ganska kaxigt uttalande, där tanken är att vi som kunder ska kunna ta våra äldre, lite mer korkade, TV-apparater och “uppgradera” dem till en högre nivå. Burken är inte mycket större än en Apple TV 2 och ryms nästan i din handflata då storleken inte är större än 11 x 11 centimeter. Då den inte innehåller några rörliga delar är den helt knäpptyst vilket är trevligt.
Преображение телевизора: обзор медиаплеера LG ST600 SmartTV
2 October 2013
Summary: При цене в интернет-магазинах на уровне 1000-1200 гривен медиаплеер LG ST600 оставляет большое поле для раздумий и размышлений о покупке. С одной стороны — сумма немаленькая, за эти деньги можно купить AppleTV и сотни моделей двух десятков производителей, включая Asus, Acer, Viewsonic, WD, HP, LaCie, Seagate, Hyundai, Dune и так далее. C другой — найти за эту сумму медиаплеер с поддержкой Wi-Fi и SmartTV не удастся в принципе.