Summary: I have it hook up to a Sharp 52inch 1080p LCD using DVI to HDMI cable. The image is a whole lot clearer than the standard player. In order to play DVD-R, only use Verbatim Brand. Anything else is junk. I originally bought for my older Sony HDTV w/o the digital tuner.
Summary: I have had my unit for about 1 1/2 years and the dvd playback is a joke. I am able to clean the heads and get maybe two dvd's to play without hanging. Since I bought this primarily for the dvd upconversion I am sad that the performance is no better than it is. I can not in good conscience recommend this item to anyone. This is my first LG product and looks like it might be my last.
Great product - A lot to be desired for the users guide.
Grand-Ma "Dee", Amazon
18 December 2006
Summary: This is a great product and it is very easy to use...however the users guide is not very easy to understand for the not so technical user. I gave this to my son along with the hdtv for his birthday and he was able to understand the guide with no problem. I like simple instructions, though I was able to get the basics which, for me was enough to set it up using an additional antenna.
Summary: I own 3 of these receivers. They are HDTV receivers, not DVD players. I know there is a DVD player bolted into it, but don't rely upon that. If you have the proper firmware and and if you have the proper inputs, and if you have the proper display device, the DVD output can be outstanding, but that is a few too many ifs. I have one hooked up to a Syntax 26" LCD TV over DHCP enabled DVI, and it looks great, but maybe you don't have all your ducks in a row for DVD playback.
Summary: For any HDTV enthusiast this is the easiest way to get OTA HDTV broadcasts. I used a simple antenna I bought for $15 from walmart and the clairity is outstanding. The UpConversion DVD player is a nice feature that most HDTV tuners do NOT have. This is for you if you just want something simple to get HDTV now just in time for FOOTBALL.
Summary: This tuner is absolutely fantastic. It does exactly what its supposed to do when you need it to. I have it hooked up to a 30" CRT HDTV and the TERK HDTVa Indoor Antenna. They are a perfect pair and work great. As for me, unlike the previous reviewer, mine did in fact play burnt DVD's and burnt VCD's. A great product for a great price.