very unhappy with product
When opening the box i was very happy. It looks great. First issue i noticed was the rattling speakers as the volume increases. Not good quality there. But much worse is my experience with the software. I only wanted the tv for online viewing, which it fails to do well. YouTube app crashes, sometimes every 10 minutes, sometimes it can last an hour or more. Id not trust it to watch a whole film without a 5 minute reset break in the middle. As you cant really change the play position of a youtube film, you have to start at the begining again!! You can use a mobile phone to control the youtube player but its also very unstable and crashes the tv often.
Next is the bbc iPlayer, while its a bit slow, looks ok... Except that if you watch a program, you have to close down the app before you can watch another! Really. Watch a 30 min documentory, then it recommends some similar programs. But it just sits there buffering for ever. Restart the tv then the program works fine. Its like it stores the current program in memory, then doesnt have room to play the next program
Who tested this junk? Or do they test the software on their £1000 models, before rolling it out to their £500 lower spec models. It advertises as having iPlayer, but dont even check it works. Comes with YouTube installed, yet crashes regularly. SKIP THESE SMART TVs and get a dumb tv and a seperate dedicated box for streaming internet to that tv. Dont go for an all-in-one like i did. You can then swap the box not the whole tv. My LG is off to the land-fill. Only place for it really
22 September 2013
The picture quality is excellent and the design is so good (slim) that, although the picture is bigger at 37", it takes up no more space than the previous 32" TV we had.
31 May 2013
The speakers are not good enough
The speakers do not match the quality of the picture. It should not be necessary to stream sound through a separate amplifier and speakers to get good sound. I am not looking for the same quality as external speakers, but you should fit better speakers with a better housing to get reasonable bass. My speakers rattled at 25% volume, and the settings had to be changed to reduce it.
Also I would like to see TV Catchup for ITV and C4 as well as BBC.
31 May 2013
WIFI could be better
Using Dongle in the TV is very poor, have had to use an external lead with the dongle connected to it. Distance is only approx 5M to the router. Our other TV which is inly 2M away and in a room adjoining the router does not have a problem. Apart from that the TV's are fantastic better than our previous LG TV.
31 May 2013