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 thoroughly).
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. I should have known better then to ever buy the first run of any electronic device right away. This thing totally sucks.
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. - Apps in the app store are like a joke. It has Horoscope, Fitness Training, and Color Blind Test?! - Browser performance is very poor.
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. because it doen't support newer versions of Flash.
Summary: Eady to install but lack of apps make it of little use. Overall I am disappointed with LG ST600 for the same or similar cost I should have purchased APPLE TV. LG ST600 not compatible with Netflix although there is a Lovefilm app.
Summary: This isn't a very good smart TV box. It doesn't support Netflix. It does support Lovefilm. Customer services told me that they intended to add Netflix in a future update. So far no joy. There is no ITV Player or 4 on Demand. The interface is very slow. I have just bought the cheaper Roku box. It is much quicker and supports Netflix but not lovefilm. All in all this is a very disappointing product. Smart TV could be so much better.
Summary: This is one of those products that's best admired for its physical attributes.... A very well designed black box with an intriguing blue light that flashes when you wave its remote at it, Infact I spent most of the time staring at this black box waiting for it to do something. Setup was easy, wireless network detected and password eventually typed in with the remote button, then wait a good 2 mins and bingo your connected.
Summary: I usually like LG products, they're affordable and reasonable quality. This however is just awful. It froze constantly necessitating unplugging as literally nothing would work, on the rare occasions I got past the frozen home screen it would then switch off altogether when various menu items were chosen, I've had it all of 5 hours and had to reboot it more times than I have anything else I own in a year.