Summary: The rest of the features compared to ROKU 2 XS; ROKU will not play avi files, but it will play mp4 and mkv. This unit plays avi movies, almost kept it but the other issues were not as strong as ROKU the content is out dates even with the update. It has a touchy control, it keeps passing the item you want to play. It is difficult to navigate through to find something to watch. The stations are limited.
Summary: Set up out of the box is a snap. Register on your TV or online, confirm you email address, and your account is live. That's where the ease ends. You have to submit a credit card to access Premium Apps. Hulu Plus is nowhere to be found tho its logo is splashed all over LG's marketing for the device. Their Forum responders keep telling people it's there; it's not. The response time is VERY sluggish.
Summary: This is a good start, but it needs a lot of work. When I received my Smart TV Upgrader, and I immediately had to upgrade the software. If, when you upgrade your software, you receive the "Upgrade Fail" message, just know that repeating the exercise several times will eventually yield success. This product boasts having many apps, but most of them are obscure Korean-specific apps.
Summary: ........after trying for hours, and having been in contact with LG techs, I've not been able to make this product work -- LG ST600 Smart TV Upgrader with Digital Streaming and Internet Services.
Summary: I bought it only for browser-based entertainment; so if you are planning to use it for the sources that come through Apps (Neflix, Hulu, etc.) - ignore this review First, the good part. Easy to set up, including wireless connectivity. Small, and looks really nice in the living room. I was hoping to really please my wife. Everything else was very disappointing. First website wanted to open a video player.
Summary: As others have stated, I too feel this device was released a little too soon. I bought it mainly for MLB.TV and Hulu Plus. So needless to say I was disappointed when Hulu Plus was not in fact available for the ST600. After speaking with a couple of customer service agents at LG, I was given a date of "June '11" for a rollout of Hulu Plus. There is also no support for Amazon VOD yet (unsure of a rollout date for that).
Summary: I like the product don't get me wrong. I have internet connection of 17 down and 2 up. Netflix is great on it. Setup was easy. I think the only real usuable apps are the weather and Netflix. All the other services are other movie channels that are pay per view and radio services. I bought this box thinking that we would watch Hulu Plus and Netflix, but once out of the box, we realized the Hulu Plus was not an option.
Summary: I cannot review the units operational capability because I never got as far as setting it up. It appears you need the unit in the same room as your router and TV, something I could not do, I may have got this incorrect but the set up of this device is not for 'normal' knowledge levels like mine. Regrettably I had to return the item, perhaps a re-write of the set up instructions may result in more sales?
Summary: ** UPDATE** My previous review was based on a number of things...ideally the latest firmware update to fix some of the issues. I have returned my item, simply because the product doesn't do what its supposed to, the item (in my view) has been shipped out way before it was ready, the medialink consistently failed on each and every firmware update, I had been a massive LG fan, but this product is nowhere near what it should be.