Summary: I have been searching for a device (blue ray player or digital media receiver) that offered a wide range of movie watching options. My wish list has been Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Streaming, Cinemanow, along with other features like Hulu, DLNA support, 1080P and apps to support future services.
Summary: I bought this upgrade for my LG TV, the TV already has apps but lacks access to the internet. Well if you want to view anything that requires flash, including Amazon video "Don't Waste Your Money" Take the money and applied it to a Smart TV, not a Smart Upgrade.
Summary: I purchased this for the sole purpose of streaming Amazon video over our HDTV (which streams video from NetFlix, Cinema Now, etc. just fine). It set up and installed very easily (once I purchased the separate HDMI cable not included with the unit, but that's my own fault for not reading the specs...
Summary: I bought this paperweight in anticipation of Plex being integrated "later this year". However, in the mean time, it still needs to work. Netflix worked fine. Vudu failed. Amazon failed. The bundled Nero software was impressible useless.
Absolute Junk - Why aren't there "Negative Stars" so I can rate this properly!
Daniel Hoffeld, Amazon
28 May 2011
Summary: I had been using a Roku XD and it was great. Easy to use menus, and great streaming. I saw all the different features that the LG Smart Tv Upgrader was supposed to offer and thought it looked like a step up. So I went ahead and pre-ordered one.
Summary: Pros: - Has built-in Wifi - Has a app store - Has a browser - Compact remote which also works as a mouse in browser mode - Has DLNA and can stream content from NAS Cons: - Wifi performance is poor. Tried to stream MLB.TV live games and the video is in pixelated quality which also stutter/lag a lot.
Summary: The LG Smart TV Upgrader does very few of the things it was advertised to do. Hulu Plus does not work. The web browser is slow and the remote and cursor function is clunky. You can't view video or shows from most websites like Comedy Central, Hulu, NBC, etc.