Cons: Software and connectivity issues. iPod dock is tight
"I just bought it 4 days ago and I got stuck in not being able to connect to Netflix easily. I used the LAN connection. I use Mac and there was no software for it but Mac has file sharing, and everytime I reach for Home> Movies> I must pass a CFIS sign in. 1) It doesnt remember my user name. Typing text wasnt easy at all and I must type username and password?. 2) It doesnt have a way to respond to activation of Vudu, Netflix 3) 3 times I made software updates (on startup) done today ALL FAILED. Then it turned off "goodbye" after responding OK to failed update. 4) Signing In for the LG App was impossible on TV! Is this a joke!? What then are these Apps for.
It abandoned me. What am I going to do now when every software update FAILED and it does this at power up. I will make another trip back to the store."
"I purchased this home theater system in October. The system literally froze and crashed repeatedly, like a cheap computer, from the first day I started using it. One thing would make it go especially haywire: trying to turn up the volume or otherwise adjust settings whenever the system was processing anything, such as a new disc or a netflix title. The system would just freeze or turn itself off routinely. The other thing that it liked to do was crash randomly during movies and then restart with the sound effects all sounding like someone talking in a long hallway, no matter what version of surround sound you chose. Only a hard reboot would fix this problem.
Now you're probably saying, just return it to the seller! The problem is, like any home theater system, you have to set the puppy up with wires and minispeakers and whatnot. It is a pain in the butt to have to take down all of that work and repackage it and return it. So naturally, I contacted LG's support people to return the receiver under the warranty. It cost me $12 in packaging materials to send it the way that they require you to send it (in a box with 4 inches of clearance and packing material throughout#. I later found out that LG will not replace the defective receiver with a new model no matter if you send it in within 30 days. They fix it and return it to you and if the system still doesn't work, your only option is to send it back, and they'll fix it and return it to you again. Ad infinitum. I was specifically told that they will not replace a defective system with a new receiver unless it is returned numerous times for the same problem and not fixed. And no specific number of times was identified. In other words, LG expects you to take the risk of receiving a lemon even if you expeditiously invoke their warranty. And given their packing requirements, they can wear you down pretty quickly given the price of this system.
Bottom line, unless you want to risk buying a lemon with a warranty that keeps the lemon with you like a bad penny #sorry to mix metaphors), avoid this system like the plague."
"Though I dislike the home screen appearing every time I turn the unit on, I can live with it. I love the fact I can run more than one HDMI to the system as well. I think the picture is actually better on this unit than it was on my older Panasonic blueray players.
Pros: good design, remote works with my LG TV, Apps available for those that like netflix.
Cons: I wish it had a zune dock so I could use my zune with this unit.
Speakers sometimes have a slight tinning to them but over all they sound decent for a budget system."
Best Features: Intuitive user interface; nice radio and Ipod features
Cons: Incompatible software shipped for Internet access. Unable to connect to Internet to stream movies
"My LG system shipped with the CD (MediaHome 4 Essentials) to enable Internet access that was compatible only with Windows XP and Windows Vista. Windows 7 was not supported so I couldn't set up to stream movies. I found this out after 3 calls to LG support and 1 live chat with the third party software vendor (Nero) in Germany. Nero's tech support is customer unfriendly -- after the live chat person (Jack) told me the areas he couldn't answer he sent me a long email listing a number of steps I had to do to provide information for them to analyze. Nero's Web site says MediaHome 4 Essentials does support Windows 7 -- but that version didn't make it in my LG box and Nero web site offers only a trial copy that disables functions after 15 days. Very frustrating with both LG and Nero.
The LHB336 is an adequate low budget system (it's in a small room) if not for the mishap with Internet access -- but that was the key reason I got the unit."
Why head out to the movies when you can get a theater experience and more, right in your living room? With the LHB336 Network Blu-ray Home Theater System, you get Blu-ray technology, surround sound and access to entertainment. Smart TV access lets you directly tap into thousands of movies, customizable apps, instantly stream movies, shows and music.
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