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Whenever I read about a device supporting access to iPlayer, I always wonder whether that means that it's also possible to access 4oD and the ITVplayer. Also, is it always full iPlayer access, including radio programmes? If not, could you report this in future reviews please?
I'd also be interested in a review that put devices together to cope with playing Blue-ray discs, recording TV programmes and accessing online catch-up services, such as the ones I've listed above. Maybe you could look at budget, mid-level and premium choices? It seems to me that, currently, we are back to having loads of separate devices, each with its own remote. Is this likely to change?
Generally when a device lists support for iPlayer it will be specifically iPlayer, and generally radio is included too.
We'll see what we can do about taking an overarching look at 'media players' as you suggest.
I brought this player on a whim for also £129 and for the money it's surprisingly good and I do definitely agree it is very slow and laggy when accessing online content specially autocar and stuff which are barely usable.
I am looking at purchasing a LG 55LM8600 LED TV. I am looking for a 3D Player. Do I need the functionally like Wi-Fi on the BlueRay? What is LGs best 3D player that doesn't duplicate the functioanly of the LG 8600?
Not a bad piece of kit for £80, especially with the added WiFi, the player works nicely with both MiniDLNA and MediaTomb on a Linux server though it would be nice if FLAC files actually showed up when you set the server to transcode files to something it actually WILL play via the DLNA browser.
Interstingly, if you install a DLNA browser such as MediaHouse on an Android tablet and use it to stream the FLAC file from the Linux box to the player, it will actually play the file! It seems the only reason why it won't play FLAC from DLNA servers is purely because the browser hides FLAC files.
Can you get Blinkbox on it. thanks.
hey can it play flv files too?
Great article. For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your LG Smart TV by using UnoTelly or similar tools.
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