|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4.3 x 4.3 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||SP520|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
LG SP520 Smart TV Upgrader Built-In WiFi - Black (2012 Model)
- Smart TV (Premium Content)
- Wi-Fi Built-In
- Smart Share
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I tried to submit a review on the lg website more than one week ago and lg apparently has declined to publish as there are still 0 reviews of the product over there.
So I took it home and used the automated method to connect to my wireless router. No problem at all. After entering my Netflix login info I was able to browse my (streaming) queue and select a movie. I've watched several movies with no issues and perfectly acceptable video quality. By the way, I have not had any wi-fi issues that others have mentioned...it connects to my network each time I turn it on.
The device can also connect to Vudu and Hulu plus. However, I have not used those features and probably won't. Youtube works great but it's a pain to search with the non-alphanumeric remote. There are some other premium channels available but not a lot. There is no web browser or way to add or delete things from the premium menu (boo).
I haven't used any of the other features like "smart share" or anything, either. I bought it for Netflix, it does that fine, and I'm satisfied, for the price I paid. If you have to pay more than $30, or want other features, I would look elsewhere.
UPDATE: 7/15/2013 I decided to replace this with the new Roku 3 just because it's so darn slow to start up, load the interface, and connect to Netflix. It worked fine but it gets a little old waiting so long for it to load everything.
I ordered it two days got it here today Oct 10. Imagine my surprise when I hooked it up and the Amazon App for Amazon Instant Videos is not on this with the other ones. I contacted LG customer service again and after a long hold, the rep comes back on the line and states that Amazon didn't renew there contract with LG so the app is no longer available to be viewed through this item. I was upset to say the least as even when I went to there website where they had directed me to find the item. There was a button that said you can purchase this from Amazon! On this product page it also had the logo's for the apps that come on it and Amazon Instant video was listed with the picture in product descriptions. That was two days ago. Now I come back to this Product page and it just has basic info about the item and no listing now about what apps come on it. So total waste of money for the Amazon Instant video. It makes me wonder then If this LG up grader doesn't have the apps does the LG TV, and if they still do why wouldn't the contract be for all LG products, TV's, Blueray Players, and this Upgrader box! FYI would have gave it zero stars but wont let you go further unless you chose at least one star.
It seems to play files fine from external USB hard-drive. I tried it with MKV files - picture is stunning. The only issue I have with it - it would not play VOB files (from DVDs stored on the hard-drive). I have USB powered 1TB disc - it powers it fine. No issues here.
Overall seems like solid unit.
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I have had this for last two years which I bought for $30 Fry's on black Friday. I use it to watch Movies / shows in Netflix and works just fine. Read morePublished 21 months ago by dhananjay Mudbhary