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Overpriced by third parties, check for compatibility before purchase!
on May 9, 2013
I am an Amazon faithful shopper, and usually if something is for sale directly from Amazon you are getting a good price. When it comes from third party sellers, even if they are fulfilled by Amazon, that's a different story.
For all those that have a 2012 LG SmartTV, do not buy this camera from a third party seller.
If you purchase this from the LG Smart Mall on your SmartTV, you can buy it for $99.99, plus it gives you a complete list of models this camera supports and all the features. I have just ordered mine from LG after ensuring model compatability and will update when it arrives.
Regardless of where you buy, you should be paying under $100.00 for it, especially if it's directly from the manufacturer.
Do not buy this camera from a third party seller for any insane price over $100.00 unless you enjoy getting ripped off. Wait until Amazon sells it directly if you insist on getting it here, in which case you will see the price drop drastically.
UPDATE on functionality,capability, and perfomance: I received my camera from the LG Smart Mall in about a week. I tested it on my LG 3D SmartTV, model LM8600 with a friend in Sweden from the west coast US for 30 minutes, during which I had no dropped calls. Occasionally I would see picture distortion on a small area of the other person's picture, but it would resolve within 10 seconds each time.
This camera does very well-HD presentation, clear picture, clear audio, and cool usage features. I can continue playing video games when someone calls, and then it will just mute my tv and keep the audio going through the camera; same goes for regular tv or other home entertainment connections. Zoom function works well and presents clearly even at full zoom.
The only negative I would say-physical size is very small(not a negative to some) and camera is unable to pan in any direction. You have to manually position the camera on the tv as needed-not a deal breaker considering the functionality with the smart tv, the clarity, and the ability to see people in full screen HD.
Overall a great camera for your LG smartTV 2012, just don't buy from third party sellers for over $100.00!
Make sure your 2012 LG SmartTV is compatible with HD from the list below in addition to the camera itself being compatible.
Here is a list of compatible LG TV's directly from the LG Smart Mall site:
EM9600, LM9600, LM9500, LM8600, LM7600, LM6700, LM6450, LM6400, LM6200, LS5750, LS5700, PM9600, PM6700, PA4700, PM470T
720p HD video calling only available with EM9600,LM9600, LM9500,and LM8600