Summary: Beware of the "Smart TV" Today's DHS daily email referred me to this article which states that LG Smart TV's are collecting personal info and sending it back to LG servers… From the article: "However, even if the feature is disabled, information from the LG Smart TV is still sent back to LG's servers." LG's response: " the retailer who sold the TV should have made customers aware of the Terms and Conditions associated with the use of the device.
Summary: I don't have cable and recently purchased a new LG TV so that I could attach my computer to watch programs via WiFi. Then, I learned from LG that this box was available. I bought one here on Amazon. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE CONCEPT OF THE BOX. I just wish it would work longer than a few days. Hurry Bargains, the Amazon company that sold the box, were great to work with. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! They worked with me to replace the box and sent me a new one.
Summary: I bought this to do Amazon playback, but already figured it would fail since it had been marked down so much. But LG, at least update the device to do dvd-ISO menu/playback. That would put me above where I was with the WD device I replaced. Please?
Summary: I picked this product up at fry's for $30, and I can say that it definitely has it's drawbacks. I already have a ps3 which I use for netflix, Hulu, etc, so I wasn't all that interested in that. What I was interested in was the CIFS and DLNA support for streaming media over my home network from my computer. The ps3 has this capability, however the codec support for things is either wonky or just plain not there, so I was looking for something to expand on this a bit.
Summary: I thought I'd save about 60% on this item instead of buying another Roku 2 XDS for the last TV. When I brought it home I found it easy to setup, the menu's were straightforward to get it on my wifi network and the apps were almost immediately updated, I don't recall if it removed Amazon, but some folks here have said it has. From there, things went from lacking to worse. The unit boasts a DLNA client to connect to any DLNA server.
Key Codecs Missing Render It Practically Worthless
Jerome T. Abar, Amazon
2 December 2012
Summary: I purchased this item hoping to combine the features of my Patriot Box Office media player and my Roku streaming media player. Setup was easy enough, even the wireless part that so many users have complained about. Interface looks fine, picture looks fine. The problem is that the LG doesn't support the free lossless audio codec for audio files and DTS for video files.
Summary: Performs well for the streams that are supported. Only supports one of the 2 major movie streamers. Unfortunately, the one that it does not support is the one that I bought it for. Hope they upgrade the device to support more movie streams. This product would be 5-star if it had both movie streams.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Quality
Summary: At least, not yet. Like most people, I suppose, I picked this up for a lowbie price at Fry's. Unlike many here, I actually have a fantastic wireless access point (SonicPoint Ne on the latest firmware which resolves a lot of issues), and even though I run it at 2.4Ghz instead of 5Ghz for other devices (I don't believe this device can do 5), And even though my neighbors are crowded in, have leaky microwaves and all use 2.4, I experience few hiccoughs, relatively speaking.