Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
capabilities of Blu-ray and
instant streaming entertainment
with the BD690 Blu-ray Disc Player from LG.
You're not just getting a great way to enjoy Full HD 1080p with Blu-ray or the amazing entertainment options of being hooked up to LG Smart TV* access.
This is fully loaded with a 250GB Media Library that lets you store your music, personal photos and HD movies you purchase from Vudu. This is something better than Blu-ray.
UNLIMITED ENTERTAINMENT WITH LG SMART TV ACCESS.
What good is all the entertainment in the world if you can't find what you want quickly and easily? With LG Smart TV enabled Blu-ray Disc Players you get a customizable Home Dashboard so you can find exactly what you want.
Upgrade Your Home
With Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D you can enjoy all the latest movies in full 1080p picture resolution.
Better yet, our line of Blu-ray Disc Players upscales existing DVDs to near HD quality.
Access to videos, photos and music from your home network through this DLNA certified media player. This feature brings digital entertainment libraries within easy reach to the big screen.
Making old just like new.
No need to go out and replace your old DVD collection. Even they look better on Blu-ray. Standard DVD Up-Scaling delivers exceptional image quality from standard DVDs with 1080p upscaling via HDMI output.
Gracenote's MusicID and VideoID.
Users can quickly and easily build a digital library and navigate their music and video content as MusicID, and VideoID automatically identifies the CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc and provides all the needed information and cover art.
Express Reaction Startup.
A quick-opening tray-ready to play before you hit the couch.
Dolby TrueHD Digital Plus.
Dolby Digital Plus lets you experience all of the enveloping surround sound that Blu-ray Disc, high-definition (HD) broadcast, and streamed and downloaded media make possible. With up to 7.1 channels of premium-quality surround sound, you'll follow the action with your eyes and your ears.
DTS-HD Master Audio.
DTS-HD transforms your entertainment experience bringing movies, music, and gaming to life. It is the ultimate digital audio complement to high definition video and can deliver a surround audio experience that the artist intended.
Memories on the big screen.
Want to view a highlight reel of the family vacation in the comfort of your living room? USB Media Host lets you view family photos, watch videos and listen to music from USB storage devices.
Are your remote controls taking over your living room?
Now, with SimpLink you can easily set up and control all of your HDMI connected LG devices with just one remote.
* Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. The Magic Motion Remote does not come equipped with all LG Smart TV enabled TVs and a separate purchase may be required. The Hulu Plus service is projected to be available via a firmware update in June 2011. The LG web browser does not support Flash 10 or HTML 5, therefore, access to certain web content may be limited or unavailable.